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Articles by Valerie Gladstone

Taking a Mid-Career Leap

September 1, 2014 by

Cherylyn Lavagnino talks about her decision to leave university administration and pursue her own artistic career. 

The large, airy studio in lower Manhattan fills with the plaintive sounds of Franz Schubert’s Trio in E-flat Major as … Continue reading

See the Music, Hear the Dance

October 1, 2013 by

Choreographers and their music
Music turns choreographers on. They listen all the time, looking for inspiration. From Bach to rap, there are more than enough choices to satisfy even the most particular. But it’s not simply … Continue reading

Face to Face: Robert Battle

January 8, 2010 by

Robert Battle leapt into the spotlight as a member of the Parsons Dance Company in 1994. Already a budding choreographer, he soon began setting works on the sparkling troupe, alerting audiences to his multitude of … Continue reading

Face to Face: Carmen deLavallade

April 15, 2008 by

Valerie Gladstone, who has been writing about the arts for more than 20 years, is the co-author of Balanchine’s Mozartiana and A Young Ailey Dancer, with photographer Jose Ivey, which will be published in the … Continue reading