Reimagining ballet for the 20th century
In 1909, Sergei Diaghilev organized the first Ballets Russes performance at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. A Russian impresario, Diaghilev had been producing opera and orchestral concerts for Western … Continue reading
Help students find, maximize and maintain their rotation.
Whether a dancer has too much or too little, turnout can be one of the most frustrating aspects of technique. Students often feel they must achieve 180-degree rotation … Continue reading
How I teach anatomy through movmement
Irene Dowd’s third-year students at The Juilliard School sound more like they’re in medical school than a dance class, citing complex kinesiology terms and muscle names, like multifidus and iliocostalis. … Continue reading
A conversation with choreographer Alonzo King
Alonzo King recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a force in the San Francisco dance community and beyond. Since founding Alonzo King LINES Ballet in 1982, his undulating and often … Continue reading
Under visionary artistic director Jodi Maxfield, the Brigham Young University dance team opens doors for career-minded dancers.
When Jodi Maxfield first took the field alongside her fellow Brigham Young University Cougarettes in the late 1970s, their … Continue reading