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The Innovators

May 1, 2015 by

I’m always fascinated when people step outside their comfort zones. That’s at least part of the reason I was so taken with choreographer Jody Sperling’s adventure to the Arctic Ocean. Talk about plunging into the … Continue reading

Marcelo Gomes

April 29, 2015 by

Music for classical and contemporary ballet
In his piece Paganini, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes duels onstage with violinist Charles Yang. The artists challenge each other to keep up with the familiar melody, taking turns … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Warren Carlyle

April 29, 2015 by

Warren Carlyle may be from England originally, but his dance resumé places him firmly on American soil. Plucked from the chorus of a Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! by none other than Susan Stroman … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late

April 1, 2015 by

I think we’re all painfully aware that the number of talented dance students exceeds the professional opportunities that will be open to them as adults. But as many dance teachers point out, a professional career … Continue reading

A Conversation with Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance

April 1, 2015 by

For nearly 30 years, modern troupe Shapiro & Smith Dance has skillfully skirted the line between pathos and humor, coupling fiercely athletic movement with powerful storytelling. Whether the dancers are sliding across a set of … Continue reading

Trae Turner

April 1, 2015 by

Music for hip hop/urban contemporary
There are certain old-school devotees who argue that today’s hip-hop dance is so far removed from its original b-boying context that it shouldn’t be called hip hop. Trae Turner categorizes his … Continue reading