Just what, exactly, IS the faculty looking for?
Serious high school dancers are all too familiar with the drive to nail that extra pirouette, to thwack their legs just a little bit higher. But when it’s … Continue reading
Staging app for iPad;
$199 in the iTunes store
Plugging new students into set roles in large-scale, annual productions (like The Nutcracker) can be tedious. The StageWrite app—popular with Broadway directors and choreographers, like Susan Stroman and … Continue reading
Written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Clarion Books; 48 pages; $16.99
Even those unfamiliar with the Tallulah series (Tallulah’s Tutu, Tallulah’s Nutcracker) will identify with the plucky, ballet-loving protagonist. At summer camp, Tallulah takes … Continue reading
Help students find the right approach to storytelling.
Since the 18th century, choreographers have used pantomime to help tell stories. Ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide and The Sleeping Beauty have iconic pantomime scenes, where rather than … Continue reading