Face to Face: Pina Bausch

June 24, 2008 by

Former New Yorker scribe Arlene Croce once famously accused choreographer Pina Bausch of perpetrating a “pornography of pain.” If that’s true, legions of adoring fans haven’t minded—nor have a generation of artists (Bill T. Jones, … Continue reading

Arthur Murray

June 15, 2008 by

Elizabeth McPherson, PhD, is a freelance writer and faculty member of Long Island University–Brooklyn.
Ballroom dance expert Arthur Murray (1895–1991) was a businessman at heart. With his acute sense of marketing via direct mailings, magazine ads, … Continue reading

Dynamic Duo

June 1, 2008 by

Fiona Kirk is a freelance writer based in New York City.
For many ballroom fans, they are simply known as “Tony and Melanie.” From the very start of their award-winning 18-year competitive career, Tony Meredith and … Continue reading

Risky Business

May 15, 2008 by

Colleen Leonard is a freelance writer based in Rye Brook, NY.
Every year, competition teams face a difficult task: creating and performing numbers that have that extra something to wow the judges and propel them to … Continue reading

Feature: Passing the Torch

May 1, 2008 by

Jason Samuels Smith went from tap phenom to master teacher and ambassador for the art. DT caught up with the jet-setter to get his candid thoughts on his evolution—and where he’d like to see tap … Continue reading

In Good Company

April 16, 2008 by

Abigail Agresta-Stratton, BFA, MA, RDE, is the founder and director of West Islip High School Dance Company. A full-time dance educator at WIHS, she also designed and wrote its dance curriculum.  
Trying to form a … Continue reading