Article Archive for May 2011

Editor’s Note

May 31, 2011 by

Laurieann Gibson arrived for the Dance Teacher photo shoot the morning after Lady Gaga’s awe-inspiring show at Madison Square Garden. Though Gibson said she was tired, you’d never know it had been a late night. … Continue reading

Ann Miller

May 29, 2011 by

The dancer with million dollar legs
In the 1953 MGM movie Kiss Me Kate, Ann Miller (1923–2004) bursts into a production meeting between her actor boyfriend and composer Cole Porter, dazzling them with the number “Too … Continue reading

Dancin’ in the Streets

May 26, 2011 by

Saturday was a gorgeous day to be in New York City, and an even better day to be a dancer. The 5th Annual New York Dance Parade brought together 9,000 movers to celebrate our favorite … Continue reading

News: Links to Jacob’s Pillow’s Past

May 24, 2011 by

Rare footage of Ted Shawn in front of the Jacob’s Pillow barn on 16mm film? The exquisite Judith Jamison in a 1988 studio showing? A recent performance of Kyle Abraham’s smooth moves set to Dizzie … Continue reading

Face to Face: Charles Reinhart

May 24, 2011 by

Remembering four decades at ADF
Since its founding in 1934 as the Bennington School of the Dance, the American Dance Festival has grown from 10 students and four choreographers into an international institution. Now held at … Continue reading

Technique: Laurieann Gibson

May 23, 2011 by

How I teach hip hop
There’s something different about Laurieann Gibson’s take on hip hop. Despite hard-hitting and sexy moves, her center is pulled up, and when she contracts, she lets out a long exhale. The … Continue reading