Teaching

Banish Burnout

October 6, 2007 by

Being able to recognize the first signs of burnout and then act swiftly can prevent a small-scale concern from developing into a full-blown disaster. “I’ve treated people who’ve quit dancing because they’re exhausted, they’ve lost … Continue reading

Feature: Past, Present and Future

October 2, 2007 by

Q: How have you seen competitions evolve in the last few decades?
“I’ve been competing since I was 7, and I’ve spent more than 40 years being a part of it. When I first danced, we … Continue reading

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