Article Archive for June 2010

Performance Planner: Sugar-Coated Chassés

June 30, 2010 by

Take your next audience to the Land of Sweets; but skip the marzipan and tea! Transform the stage into a 1950’s soda shop and choreograph to songs like the 1958 Chordettes’ hit, “Lollipop.” Or mix … Continue reading

History Quiz: Busby Berkeley

June 30, 2010 by

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1. Busby Berkeley famously turned hundreds of dancing showgirls with whimsical props into _____ _____ _____, making cinematic history during the Great Depression.
2. Berkeley was more concerned … Continue reading

Music for Class: Beyond Ballet Basics

June 28, 2010 by

Kat Wildish knows ballet. After performing with New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, she became certified to teach the ABT National Training Curriculum (Primary–Level 7). Currently on faculty at The Ailey Extension, she … Continue reading

Performance Planner: Silver Screen Showstoppers

June 24, 2010 by

Take your next recital to Hollywood! Tinseltown provides endless choreographic inspiration, and recognizable music helps audience members remain attentive and engaged. In addition to using soundtrack music or movie-themed costumes during the show, create the … Continue reading

Performance Planner: Losing, Shmoosing: Not winning is OK, too

June 24, 2010 by

It’s hard to see your students upset after not placing at a competition. They worked so hard, and feel let down when their scores aren’t reflective of their preparation. And although students often struggle to … Continue reading

E-News: New Choreographer Brings Europe to Juilliard

June 15, 2010 by

One of four choreographers commissioned to create original works for Juilliard’s New Dances 2009 (December 9-13 in New York City), French choreographer Fabien Prioville worked with the second year dance students to construct a moving … Continue reading