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What My Teacher Taught Me: Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Martin

May 20, 2015 by

As a teen, Scottish Ballet principal Sophie Martin trained at the Paris Conservatory. The unorthodox methods of her teacher, Noëlla Auguste, intrigued Martin and left a lasting impression.
“She tried to push boundaries: With her, we … Continue reading

How to Binge-Watch Dance History

May 20, 2015 by

Dance history nerds, get excited: Jacob’s Pillow just launched its all-new, completely redesigned digital resource website, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. If you—like me—enjoy browsing archival dance footage and testing your dance history knowledge by taking … Continue reading

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Is at Danspace This Weekend!

May 15, 2015 by

Here at DT, we love to hear what people we’ve covered in the past are up to right now—and we’re pleased to report that Cherylyn Lavagnino is currently enjoying a weekend run at Danspace in … Continue reading

4 Children’s Books About Dance Your Kids Will Love

May 14, 2015 by

For the animal lover: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae with illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees; 32 pages; Cartwheel Books Before he can confidently make his way to the dance floor of the Jungle Dance, Gerald … Continue reading

Don’t Be a Victim of Text Neck!

May 5, 2015 by

If you’re one of the millions of people who spend two to four hours each day hunched over their smartphones, you’re at risk for what researchers call “text neck”—poor posture that puts intense weight on … Continue reading

Alwin Nikolais 1910–1993

May 1, 2015 by

Multimedia pioneer
Alwin Nikolais is best known for his multimedia approach to dance, using electronic scores, special-effects lighting and elaborate costumes and props in his pieces. But he also paved the way for abstract modern dance. … Continue reading