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Alejandro Cerrudo

April 1, 2014 by

Evolving from dancer’s dancer to dancer’s choreographer

Alejandro Cerrudo scares himself on nearly a daily basis—and he has no intention of stopping. As the resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (where he also dances), and … Continue reading

What’s a College-Bound Tapper to Do?

March 1, 2014 by

Tips for making the most of limited opportunities, plus Davis & Elkins College’s new percussive dance program
 

Emily Oleson (right) heads Davis & Elkins College’s new program in American vernacular dance.

 
With more than 600 college dance programs … Continue reading

Camille A. Brown

March 1, 2014 by

Music for modern dance

Despite her gift for creating narrative-driven and relatable dance work, Camille A. Brown started out as a reluctant choreographer. She didn’t have the ideal dancer’s body in college, and her stage time … Continue reading

David Dorfman

March 1, 2014 by

Finding the balance between life and dance
Take a look at David Dorfman’s agenda and you might start to feel inadequate. When he’s not chairing Connecticut College’s dance department or rehearsing with his own company, you … Continue reading

Gene Kelly

March 1, 2014 by

Changed the face of dance on film
 

Kelly and Leslie Caron (whom he discovered) in An American in Paris

Gene Kelly was one of the original song-and-dance men from the movie-musical golden age, credited with introducing ballet … Continue reading

Fine-Tune Your Teaching Language

March 1, 2014 by

Why small adjustments make a big difference

TaraMarie Perri is founder and director of Mind Body Dancer, a community of teachers and students dedicated to mind/body practices, education and research. One of Perri’s projects examines how … Continue reading