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Rachel Rizzuto graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance and a BA in English. New York is a far cry from her upbringing in Chalmette, Louisiana, but she is currently a very happy dancer with Mari Meade Dance Collective and takes class at Mark Morris Dance Center. Rachel edits DT Notes, Face to Face, Business, History, Higher Ed and the bi-weekly e-newsletter. Contact her at: rrizzuto@dancemedia.com

How Beyoncé Won the Super Bowl

February 8, 2016 by

I think it’s safe to say that the past two days have been “The Weekend of Beyoncé.” The day before her Super Bowl halftime appearance, she dropped a new single-cum-video, “Formation,” with choreography by none … Continue reading

Justin Peck’s New Ballet Has Some of the Most Extravagant Costumes Ever

February 4, 2016 by

On Tuesday night, New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck premiered his first evening-length ballet for the company—a narrative work called The Most Incredible Thing, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. And while I haven’t seen much of the … Continue reading

Choreographer Murray Louis Dies at 89

February 2, 2016 by

Choreographer Murray Louis passed away early yesterday, February 1. He was 89.
After enrolling in one of Hanya Holm’s summer dance sessions at Colorado College, Louis met choreographer Alwin Nikolais. Louis eventually became a soloist with Alwin Nikolais’ … Continue reading

An Indian Dance Matriarchy in Minneapolis

February 1, 2016 by

By Rachel Rizzuto

Michael Blake: How I Teach Contemporary Jazz

February 1, 2016 by

By Rachel Rizzuto

Face to Face: Joe Goode

February 1, 2016 by

By Rachel Rizzuto