Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn

October 1, 2007 by

Like Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller and Mary Wigman, Ruth St. Denis (1879–1968) is considered one of the matriarchs of modern dance. Moving seamlessly between popular entertainment and theatrical dance, Eastern and Western influences and the … Continue reading

Playing Favorites

September 29, 2007 by

It happens to every teacher: When Eliza Panzella began teaching at Westview High School in San Diego, California, she found herself singling out star pupils and suggesting that others imitate them. “I often called on … Continue reading

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