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Articles by Rachel Berman

Shimmy in Hawaii

October 1, 2014 by

The Hawaii Belly Dance Convention attracts dancers and teachers from around the globe.
Briefly clad dancers with hips swaying under the palms are iconic images entwined in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. While hula may … Continue reading

Making It in New York

January 1, 2014 by

Three former dancers take the pulse of arts education.
As dancers, Seán Curran, Yvette L. Campbell and John-Mario Sevilla had illustrious performing careers with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance and Pilobolus, respectively. … Continue reading

Teachers Behind the “So You Think You Can Dance” Stars

December 1, 2012 by

Dancer talk about the training that got them to the show.

On the air for nine seasons, FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” is collectively controversial, educational and entertaining. The show is a springboard for … Continue reading

News: Evolving Hula

October 1, 2010 by

Like most Hawaiians growing up in the islands, Patrick Makuak-ane was introduced to hula at a young age. In high school he realized it would be part of his life forever. “This is what I … Continue reading