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

Performance Planner: From Screen to Stage

September 1, 2007 by

The Golden Age 
Movie musicals reached a zenith in the first half of the 20th century with the rise of Hollywood icons like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly. Discuss with your dancers … Continue reading

A Force of Nature

May 6, 2007 by

It’s a brilliantly clear morning on a Sunday in early March, and Anna Halprin is seated at the kitchen table across from her husband, Lawrence, in the glass-walled dining room of the weekend home he … Continue reading

How-To: Lights, Camera, Action

April 6, 2007 by

As a choreographer, you are uniquely adept at discussing your work, but when it comes to applying for fellowships, festivals or showcases, your choreography does the talking. Unless you have limitless resources, you won’t have … Continue reading

Stress-Free Globetrotting

April 1, 2007 by

Successful studios are providing students with broader travel opportunities—not only to competitions, but also to master workshops, festivals and intensives. Here are eight tips that can help turn a potentially maddening experience into an enjoyable … Continue reading