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Happy 70th Birthday to the Limón Dance Company

October 6, 2015 by

The José Limón Dance Foundation celebrates 70 years with an international dance festival at The Joyce Theater in New York, October 13–25. The company, now led by Carla Maxwell, will perform along with guest artists, … Continue reading

NYCB’s Gonzalo Garcia joins BAE Faculty

October 5, 2015 by

Manhattan’s Ballet Academy East announces its newest faculty appointment in the pre-professional division: Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet principal. The school’s pre-professional division, where Garcia will teach partnering, technique and men’s classes, is directed … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Jessica Lang

October 1, 2015 by

After dancing with Twyla Tharp for only two years, post-college, Jessica Lang knew she no longer wanted to perform. “I realized, ‘I have to keep repeating the same piece and touring, and I’m tired,’” she … Continue reading

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie

October 1, 2015 by

Music for street dance
Ephrat Asherie is a break-dancer with an academic bent. Known in street-dance circles as Bounce, the Israel native is earning her MFA in part by researching the roots of street dance in … Continue reading

Strong Foundations

October 1, 2015 by

It’s official. Ballet is big on the competition circuit. Our trend watchers report that pointe shoes and tutus made an impressive showing at Nationals this year. Of course, as educators, we know that a strong … Continue reading

Let Go of Stress to Dance Your Best

October 1, 2015 by

Active relaxation exercises release tension and speed muscle recovery.

Strange as it may seem, the missing ingredient of a dancer’s optimal performance is often rest. According to Kathleen Weber, consulting sports medicine physician at Hubbard … Continue reading