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Alberto Del Saz Teaches a Nikolais/Louis Standing Series

Alberto Del Saz was a member of the Nikolais/Louis company until it closed in 1999. Now, he co-directs the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance and collaborates with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. He's also a professor of dance at Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College. Here, Del Saz teaches a standing series that helps dancers develop precision and send energy out into space.

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#WhyNotWednesday: The Twittersphere on National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2015 by

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, when the spotlight shines on the work of educators both in academics and the arts. And what better timing than as the end of the school year approaches? Students have their … Continue reading

Don’t Be a Victim of Text Neck!

May 5, 2015 by

If you’re one of the millions of people who spend two to four hours each day hunched over their smartphones, you’re at risk for what researchers call “text neck”—poor posture that puts intense weight on … Continue reading

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The Innovators

May 1, 2015 by

I’m always fascinated when people step outside their comfort zones. That’s at least part of the reason I was so taken with choreographer Jody Sperling’s adventure to the Arctic Ocean. Talk about plunging into the … Continue reading

Marcelo Gomes

April 29, 2015 by

Music for classical and contemporary ballet
In his piece Paganini, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes duels onstage with violinist Charles Yang. The artists challenge each other to keep up with the familiar melody, taking turns … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Warren Carlyle

April 29, 2015 by

Warren Carlyle may be from England originally, but his dance resumé places him firmly on American soil. Plucked from the chorus of a Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! by none other than Susan Stroman … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late

April 1, 2015 by

I think we’re all painfully aware that the number of talented dance students exceeds the professional opportunities that will be open to them as adults. But as many dance teachers point out, a professional career … Continue reading