Teaching

Jerome Robbins

April 1, 2015 by

Ballet and Broadway genius (1918–1998)
Unlike most great choreographers, who are known as masters in one genre, Jerome Robbins had equal success and influence in two very different worlds: ballet and Broadway. To both he brought … Continue reading

Blossom Leilani Crawford Teaches Pilates for Dancers

March 2, 2015 by

Blossom Leilani Crawford is a Pilates historian and disciple of first-generation Pilates student Kathleen Stanford Grant. Here, she demonstrates some of Kathy Grant’s “Cat” exercises, a series of quadruped exercises aimed at helping hypermobile dancers … Continue reading

Ripple Effect

March 1, 2015 by

Andanza’s impact is felt throughout Puerto Rico.

Last November, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx welcomed Andanza, a Puerto Rico–based contemporary dance company. The performance marked the group’s New York debut … Continue reading

Technology: Mini Speakers

March 1, 2015 by

Three gadgets for music on the go
Any place is a potential rehearsal space, right? But makeshift studios don’t always come equipped with sound systems. With mini speakers, your music becomes portable. Here are three options … Continue reading

Recommended: Dances for an iPhone, Volume 4: Dancing Sondheim

March 1, 2015 by

App for iPhone and iPad; free
The idea behind all four volumes of choreographer Richard Daniels’ iPhone app is simple: short videos of mature modern dancers, clad in rehearsal clothes, dancing in a studio filled with … Continue reading

John Bubbles

March 1, 2015 by

The father of rhythm tap
John Bubbles revolutionized tap dance as the first tapper to drop his heels. By using his entire foot (heel and toe), he created rhythmically complex and syncopated footwork while maintaining a … Continue reading