What They Wish They Knew

During the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, Dance Magazine had a monthly series called “Brief Biography: Dancers You Should Know,” which introduced our readers to dancers we predicted were rising stars. It turns out we were right on the money with many of our picks. We’d featured a young, wide-eyed Gelsey Kirkland, a focused Paul Taylor,More »

Other Voices on Race

When I began studying dance in the 1970s I had never seen any Asian dancers and I didn’t know if I would have a future in dance. That began to change when I saw the Ailey company and their Asian dancers. When I joined the Martha Graham Company, Martha had a fascination with Asian people.More »