Teaching

Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno

December 29, 2014 by

The creators of butoh
Butoh, or the “dance of utter darkness,” was created in the 1950s by Japanese artists Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Marked by white body makeup, shaved heads, distorted body shapes and taboo … Continue reading

Technology: GoPro Camera

December 29, 2014 by

Starting at $129.99
Have rehearsal videos totally taken over your smartphone? Free up phone space by making a GoPro your designated studio camera to record high-quality clips of rehearsal and class. It’s a pricey option, but … Continue reading

Recommended: That’s Entertainment! Trilogy Gift Set on Blu-ray

December 29, 2014 by

Warner Home Video; three discs; $32.49
Available for digital download via WBULTRA; $9.99 each

In 1974, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. celebrated its 50th birthday with the release of That’s Entertainment!, a compilation of MGM’s best musical numbers—hosted by … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Recommend Community College

December 29, 2014 by

Why a two-year program can be a good option
Sometimes you know early on that a student isn’t cut out for a four-year college or conservatory experience. Maybe she struggles to balance dance class with academics, … Continue reading

Honoring King

December 29, 2014 by

Dance Theatre of Harlem headlines NJPAC’s annual MLK Celebration.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. every year for the past 18 with an inspirational program … Continue reading

Thinking on Your Feet

December 29, 2014 by

Improvisation exercises for beginning, intermediate and advanced tap dancers
Improvisation. There’s no better word to send tap students into a panic. They can memorize choreography, perform in front of huge crowds and pull off crystal clear … Continue reading