Teaching

12 Months of Fundraising

December 3, 2008 by

A dance competition here, recital costumes there—all the extras add up. Fundraisers are a great way to defray costs, but coming up with fresh ideas (not another car wash!) can be a daunting task. So … Continue reading

Face Value

December 1, 2008 by

A performer’s facial expressions often play a large role in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Along with boosting entertainment value, they can enable the audience to relate to a piece. “The dancer is usually … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Hot Dancing Duo, Tabitha and Napoleon D’Umo

November 15, 2008 by

An old Phil Collins song poses the idea of “two hearts, living in just one mind.” For Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, this idea is very much reality. The solidarity they share translates not only to … Continue reading

Seeing Double

November 13, 2008 by

An old Phil Collins song poses the idea of “two hearts, living in just one mind.” For Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, this idea is very much reality. The solidarity they share translates not only to … Continue reading

Going For Ballet Gold

November 13, 2008 by

The handful of elite ballet competitions in this country and abroad are very different from their more mainstream counterparts. While some are geared toward professionals, others are primarily for students, for whom a win can … Continue reading

Barbara Karinska: Costume Couturier

November 9, 2008 by

The costumes created by Barbara Karinska (1886–1983) go hand in hand with the history of 20th-century ballet. Starting with her work for the Ballets Russes companies, through her longtime affiliation with George Balanchine and New … Continue reading