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5 Scary Facts About Sleep Deprivation

February 27, 2015 by

National Geographic’s new documentary, Sleepless in America, is clearly designed to scare you into getting more sleep. According to the film (created with National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects), Americans today sleep … Continue reading

Watch These Four Dance Videos and Your Wednesday Will Get Exponentially Better

February 25, 2015 by

Because it’s Wednesday. Because it’s cold outside (for most of us). Because the next federally mandated holiday won’t happen until Memorial Day. There are plenty of reasons we need the following dance videos in our … Continue reading

Presidential Medal of Freedom Goes to Alvin Ailey

February 23, 2015 by

The White House named Alvin Ailey a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that a U.S. civilian can receive. Ailey, who started his company in 1958 with seven African-American dancers, … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Graham Dancer Tadej Brdnik

February 20, 2015 by

When Martha Graham dancer Tadej Brdnik first began receiving soloist and principal roles in the company repertoire, he struggled not to compare himself to other dancers. Famed Graham dancer Yuriko became his coach and taught … Continue reading

Watch the Little Girl From Missy Elliott’s Videos Prove She Can Still Work It

February 17, 2015 by

Remember Alyson Stoner? You might know her as the mischievous ringleader in the Cheaper By the Dozen 2003 remake—or maybe you recall her showing off her formidable hip-hop dance skills in rapper Missy Elliott’s videos for “Work … Continue reading

Six New Faculty Join USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

February 12, 2015 by

The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance announces six new faculty members for the program’s first freshman class this fall. Former Paul Taylor Dance Company member Patrick Corbin and Rennie Harris Puremovement … Continue reading