In the Magazine

Takehiro Ueyama

November 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary

Takehiro Ueyama’s path to becoming a choreographer is a perfect example of how sometimes the art chooses you. Growing up in Japan, he originally wanted to become a professional baseball player. After an … Continue reading

Netta Yerushalmy

November 1, 2014 by

Giving the younger generation a try

 
Netta Yerushalmy likes to keep things fresh. Despite a busy choreographic schedule, with a commission for the American Dance Festival last summer and a premiere this month at Danspace Project … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

November 1, 2014 by
There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

You know what I mean—the odor of exertion, the sound of Chopin on the piano, the quiet determination of dancers at the barre. It was a special treat when Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov opened … Continue reading

Brooke Lipton

October 1, 2014 by

Music for lyrical 

For many dancers, conventions are places to see and be seen. Aspiring pros press to the front of the crowd in hotel ballrooms, hoping to get noticed, or even hired, by their favorite … Continue reading

A Conversation with Jodi Melnick

October 1, 2014 by

Jodi Melnick has trouble sitting still. At the end of this interview, she confessed that she’d been moving around in the studio while talking. “I’m holding the phone and sort of moving to find the … Continue reading

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the Dance Teacher Summit)

October 1, 2014 by
“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit)

It’s always fun to work on the Competition and Convention issue because it happens right after Nationals and our Dance Teacher Summit. In the past month we’ve seen the top competition studios perform, and the … Continue reading