Sky-High Skills

May 1, 2015 by

Tips for training your students to dance in heels
In the commercial world, anything goes when it comes to dancing in heels. From simple strutting and posing to leaps, turns, floor work and tilts, dancers are … Continue reading

Alberto Del Saz Teaches a Nikolais/Louis Standing Series

May 1, 2015 by

Alberto Del Saz was a member of the Nikolais/Louis company until it closed in 1999. Now, he co-directs the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance and collaborates with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. He’s also a professor of … Continue reading

Alwin Nikolais 1910–1993

May 1, 2015 by

Multimedia pioneer
Alwin Nikolais is best known for his multimedia approach to dance, using electronic scores, special-effects lighting and elaborate costumes and props in his pieces. But he also paved the way for abstract modern dance. … Continue reading

The Heart of Texas Tap

April 29, 2015 by

Third Coast Rhythm Project celebrates National Tap Dance Day and fosters the Texas tap community.
San Antonians can get their fill of tap this month when an intergenerational lineup of dancers convenes onstage for the National … Continue reading

Technology: Dance Formations Plus!

April 29, 2015 by

app for iPhone, iPad and Android; $1.99 in the iTunes store and on Google Play
Think you’ve exhausted every possible dance formation? Give your brain a break and let this app do the thinking for you. … Continue reading

Recommended: Sacred Garment: Percussion and Piano Music for the Martha Graham Technique

April 29, 2015 by
Recommended: <em>Sacred Garment: Percussion and Piano Music for the Martha Graham Technique</em>

By Kevin Sport; 33 tracks, 74 minutes
Finding music to match the meters, tempos and accents of Martha Graham’s detailed technique exercises can be its own Errand Into the Maze. For this CD, percussionist Kevin Sport … Continue reading