Teaching

Erick Hawkins

September 29, 2007 by

Erick Hawkins (1909–1994), the first of several major choreographers in what is sometimes called the third generation of modern dance, created a radical body of work known for its free-flowing vocabulary and an  effortlessness that … Continue reading

Face to Face: Christopher d’Amboise

September 29, 2007 by

In the dance world, you can’t get much closer to royalty than Christopher d’Amboise. Yet even with a father like Jacques (the former New York City Ballet superstar) and a sister like Charlotte (most recently, … Continue reading

Rocky Bornstein: Physical Therapist

September 17, 2007 by

When Rocky Bornstein got accepted into the two-year, full-time, PT program at Hunter College, she thought her life was over. “Initially, the transition was hard in terms of identity,” she says.
So during her first year, … Continue reading

Spotlight: Growing Dancers

September 3, 2007 by

 
The young hopefuls who study with Ellen Robbins, the resident dance educator at New York City’s Dance Theater Workshop, learn more sophisticated facets of the artform than many dance majors do in college. Robbins not … Continue reading

My View: A Different Kind of Dance

September 2, 2007 by

 
The most exhilarating thing about dance is that it offers the freedom to explore movement and, for a moment, hold the world in the palm of your hand. I love to dance. I love the … Continue reading

Taking the Initiative

September 1, 2007 by

 

Jennifer Lesniak and her office mates had been following news of the Detroit Public Schools’ financial woes for several years. This spring, when the district announced plans to close dozens of schools, they decided they’d … Continue reading