Larry Keigwin

November 1, 2013 by

Driving music for modern and contemporary dance

In Larry Keigwin’s Megalopolis, dancers in shiny biketards repeat isolated arm patterns as they enter and exit from the wings. At first, the music is Steve Reich’s looping marimba … Continue reading

Justin Peck

November 1, 2013 by

Juggling it all at New York City Ballet
Forget Year of the Rabbit. 2013 has been the year of Justin Peck. After receiving great praise for his collaboration with indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens a year ago, … Continue reading

Jodi Moccia

November 1, 2013 by

How I teach Zena Rommett Floor-Barre

Jodi Moccia’s 8:30 am floor-barre class is filled with a mishmash of early risers—young and old, varying physiques, dancers and nondancers alike. We’re sitting on the floor with legs stretched … Continue reading

Technology: TutuTix.com

November 1, 2013 by

Performance ticketing site

Used by American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and Fred Astaire Dance Studios, TutuTix streamlines ordering, selling and distributing tickets for dance performances. Enter basic recital information, including pricing tiers and seating … Continue reading

Recommended: The Bennington School of the Dance

November 1, 2013 by

The Bennington
School of the Dance
compiled and edited by Elizabeth McPherson
McFarland, 2013
$45, 340 pages
The Bennington School of the Dance’s first summer session in 1934 paved the way for radical choreographers, including inaugural teachers-in-residence Martha Graham, Hanya … Continue reading

Agrippina Vaganova

October 4, 2013 by

The queen of codified ballet technique

Agrippina Vaganova (1879­­–1951) transformed ballet training, melding French Romanticism and Italian strength and athleticism with Russian expressivity. The publication of her book, Basic Principles of Classical Ballet, systemized her technique … Continue reading