What is a good plié? That’s the million-dollar question I often ask students at ballet companies and academies throughout the world. But even though the plié is one of the most common movements in dance, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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