Dance & Fashion at FIT

posted Friday, Sep 12

 

Dancing fashionistas, take note: The Museum at FIT has a new exhibition, Dance &am… Read More >

 

These are Two of My Favorite Things

posted Thursday, Sep 11

Full disclosure: I am a huge fan of This American Life. So when I heard last year that host Ira Glass was collaborating with Monica Bill Barnes on a touring production called Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, I w… Read More >

 

Score 5 Essential Nutrients with Pumpkin Seeds

posted Wednesday, Sep 10

Fall is nearly here, and while it seems like everyone may be buzzing about pumpkin-scented soaps and candles, dancers in particular have a reason to celebrate the season. It's time to roast pumpkin seeds, the perfectly portable, dance-bag-totable, extremely nutritious snack. Here's why:… Read More >

 

World Ballet Day Is Too Good to Be True

posted Tuesday, Sep 09

ROH

 

The Royal Ballet's Marianela Nunez and Federico Bonelli, who will be feat… Read More >

 

Inside Look at Sara Mearns' Life

posted Friday, Sep 05

Sara Mearns' career is the stuff dreams are made of: She's a principal at New York City Ballet, working on a piece with Broadway's Joshua Bergasse, doing fashion films with Ryan Heffington and now is featured in a short film by Ezra Hurwitz. "In a Day's Work" opens with a shot of a pretty balle… Read More >

 

Jennifer Homans: Traitor to Savior?

posted Thursday, Sep 04

When Jennifer Homans argued that ballet was dying in her epic 2010 ballet history book Apollo's Angels, she drew the ire of many in the dance world. But it looks like those pages weren't meant to be an obituary—they were a call to arms.

 

It's just been announc… Read More >

 

Are Trans Fats Really Gone for Good?

posted Wednesday, Sep 03

Back in late 2013 the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to phase out partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all foods. Nearly one year later, it may seem like these trans fats have … Read More >

 

The Joffrey is Training Marriott Employees

posted Tuesday, Sep 02

Can ballet basics boost a hotel chain's bottom line? The Marriott is hoping so. According to the Chicago Tribune, the company hired the Joffrey Ballet to shoot four short videos about the … Read More >

 

Fashion Friday: Dancewear by Dancers

posted Friday, Aug 29

Dancewear made by dancers for dancers seems to be everywhere right now. The latest two ballerinas to get in on the trend? Tiler Peck, who's created a leotard line for Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio and Ashley Bouder who's just debuted Read More >

 

More Turnover PA Ballet

posted Thursday, Aug 28

There's been a lot of news pouring out of Pennsylvania Ballet for the past few months—and it just keeps on coming. In April, Roy Kaiser, who directed the company for 19 years, announced that he was stepping down. Two weeks later, executive director Michael Scolamiero said… Read More >
 

Dancer-Friendly Ingredient Swaps

posted Wednesday, Aug 27

Looking for a way to take your favorite recipes to the next level? Here are three easy ingredient swaps that can do your body a whole lot of good with just a small bit of effort. 

 

1. Swap out soy sauce for liquid aminos.
Why: Liquid aminos contain 16 o… Read More >

 

"SYTYCD" Wins Two Emmys

posted Tuesday, Aug 26

Every year since 2007, "So You Think You Can Dance" has taken home at least one Emmy Award—that is until 2013. Last year was the first season that the show didn't win for choreography, costuming or lighting design. As of last night though, "SYTYCD" is back on the Emmy train. Not only d… Read More >
 

Windy City Weekend of Dance

posted Friday, Aug 22


Attention, Chicago dancers! It's been a week of fabulous dancing: First the 23rd annual Dance For Life gala (which raised nearly $175,000 in funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, … Read More >

 

ABT Dancers Create Silent Film

posted Thursday, Aug 21

It’s a big leap from the stage of the grand Metropolitan Opera House to a film festival in New York’s trendy Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. But a group of American Ballet Theatre dancers recently made the jump—with intriguing results.

 

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Watch Joffrey Rehearse with Wheeldon

posted Wednesday, Aug 20

Head's up, bunheads: You might not be very productive tomorrow if you're spending the afternoon anywhere near a computer. The Joffrey Ballet is inviting the world to watch its Swan Lake rehearsals with Christopher Wheeldon though a live stream on its Read More >

 

Taylor Swift Makes Bad Dancing Cool

posted Tuesday, Aug 19

Taylor Swift is a terrible dancer—and she wants the world to know it. The wonderfully kooky music video for her new single "Shake It Off," from her upcoming album 1989, has her clumsily dancing with a corps de ballet of swans, awkwardly twerking with hip hoppers and over-emotin… Read More >
 

Misty's Taking Over

posted Friday, Aug 15

Photo by Nathan Sayers

 

In case Misty's Under Armour campaign reveal a few weeks ago wasn… Read More >

 

What Does it Take to Be in Fuerza Bruta WAYRA?

posted Thursday, Aug 14

Some of the most coveted dance jobs these days ask for a lot more than dancing. Take a show like Fuerza Bruta, which recently relaunched a new edition subtitled WAYRA this summer. The dancers are asked to run up walls, fly over the audience on a harness, swim in a see-through po… Read More >

 

Kyle Abraham Choreographs for Rag & Bone

posted Wednesday, Aug 13

Kyle Abraham's creative touch strikes again. This time, he's entered the world of fashion, choreographing and dancing in a short film highlighting Rag & Bone's fall/winter 2014 collection. Take a look at the video below, which was debuted online by Read More >

 

The Mariinsky At the Barre

posted Tuesday, Aug 12

Seeing my favorite dancers in performance is always a treat. But there's something so compelling about watching them take class. What is their unadorned technique like? What kind of demeanor do they approach daily class with? What do they wear?

The Mariinsky Ballet has given Read More >