People & Places

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

Keeping the Past Alive

January 30, 2015 by

Preserving ancient Sri Lankan dance in a traditional Western studio
Young dancers file into the CityDance studio in Bethesda, Maryland, and raise their palms to their foreheads, lower them to their chests, gesture out to their … 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

Holiday Transition

December 1, 2014 by

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker takes a bow.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in the Seattle area for more than 30 years. But this season is the last for the ballet, designed by … Continue reading

NDEO Takes Chicago

November 1, 2014 by

Collaboration is the name of the game at this year’s national conference.

 
This year at its annual conference held in Chicago, the National Dance Education Organization preaches collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
“The world of dance … Continue reading

Shimmy in Hawaii

October 1, 2014 by

The Hawaii Belly Dance Convention attracts dancers and teachers from around the globe.
Briefly clad dancers with hips swaying under the palms are iconic images entwined in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. While hula may … Continue reading