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It’s Never Too Late

March 31, 2015 by
It’s Never Too Late

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

Trae Turner

March 30, 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

A Conversation with Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance

March 29, 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

Robyn Mineko Williams

March 1, 2015 by

Music to inspire choreography
On one side of Robin Mineko Williams’ performance career with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is a child with a dream who papered her bedroom walls with pictures of the company; on … Continue reading

A New Breed

February 28, 2015 by

 I distinctly remember having a lively intermission conversation at a Youth America Grand Prix gala performance several years ago. We had just had our minds blown by a tiny dancer who performed with a technical … Continue reading

A Conversation with Dance Writer Claudia La Rocco

February 28, 2015 by

Claudia La Rocco had only a cursory knowledge of dance when her editor at The Associated Press first asked her to review a performance. “I told her, ‘Give me a few months, and I’ll study … Continue reading