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Is This the Future of Dance Lighting?

March 27, 2015 by

In his latest work, Shadow, Japanese choreographer Mikiko collaborated with artist/designer/programmer Daito Manabe to create something pretty futuristic: lighting design by drones. Yep, you read that correctly. Three aerial drones follow a solo dancer (from … Continue reading

Your #WhyNotWednesday: Best Movie Dance Scene Supercut EVER

March 25, 2015 by

Welcome to DT’s version of #WhyNotWednesday, where we’ll share with you something fun/silly/really cool/viral from the dance sphere. Today, we’ve got a mash-up of dance scenes from movies, created by YouTube user MsTabularasa, who I can only … Continue reading

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Announces It Will Close

March 23, 2015 by

The dance world got some particularly sad news this past weekend: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is closing unexpectedly and abruptly. The company has released few details, saying only that it will fulfill two upcoming performances … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: José Manuel Carreño

March 20, 2015 by

As a teenager at the Cuban National Ballet School, Ballet San Jose artistic director José Manuel Carreño needed the firm but reassuring guidance of his favorite teacher, Loipa Araújo. Carreño, who remains close with Arajúo, … Continue reading

Watch the First Lady Get Down with SYTYCD Stars on “Ellen”

March 19, 2015 by

Well, this is ridiculously sweet. Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on “The Ellen Show” to promote her Let’s Move! campaign (to combat childhood obesity). And she got some help from a few familiar … Continue reading

Need Choreographic Inspiration? Try Your…Treadmill!

March 17, 2015 by

If you’re not “Uptown Funk”-ed out yet, you need to see this video of Carson Dean dancing on a treadmill (his YouTube video description reads, “The best cardio workout! Don’t believe me just watch”—nudge-nudge wink-wink, … Continue reading