Ballet in Iraq

posted Wednesday, Apr 16

In American and European cultures, ballet is typically viewed as a respectable art form, and you wouldn’t think twice about teenage girls taking lessons. But that’s not the case worldwide. The next episode of “Unreported World,” a series broadcast on the B… Read More >

 

Listen to SJP Chat with Ballet Icons

posted Tuesday, Apr 15

Sarah Jessica Parker is taking over the radio—and bringing a few ballet icons with her. The New York City Ballet super-fan (and city.ballet. executive producer) is guest hosting WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" today … Read More >

 

Before you crack open an energy drink...

posted Wednesday, Apr 09

If you need a quick boost before stepping onstage, energy drinks are one thing you should definitely avoid. Why? Though tempting, the caffeine rush can be too much of a good (and sometimes dangerous) thing, since many drinks can have up to 500 mg of caffeine. That’s equival… Read More >

 

One more reason to shop the farmers’ market

posted Wednesday, Apr 02

With spring in full swing—well, at least in some parts of the country—farmers’ markets are also back in session. And new research from University College London ju… Read More >

 

Virgina Woolf—the Ballet?

posted Tuesday, Apr 01

When I read this morning that Wayne McGregor was planning to create a full-length ballet based on not just one Virgina Woolf novel, but three Virginia Woolf novels, my first thought was: That's insane. My second was: That's so insane, it just might be brilliant.

 

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Who says CEOs can't dance?

posted Wednesday, Mar 26

These days, dancing isn’t just for the dancers. It’s taken over TV shows and exercise crazes, entered into the curriculums of public schools and has been used as movement therapy for the elderly. But the one place you wouldn’t expect to see dance is in corporate… Read More >

 

Rockettes' New Show Gets Delayed

posted Tuesday, Mar 25

After two years of work, $25 million in investment and endless anticipation, the Rockettes' new Heart and Lights production, set to open at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, has been postponed until 2015. To explain the high… Read More >

 

A Sweeter Start

posted Wednesday, Mar 19

Dancers know the importance of a healthy breakfast to jumpstart their day, so chocolate probably doesn’t come to mind as a go-to ingredient. But recent research suggests that you may want to consider sprinkling cocoa powder on your morning oatmeal or yogurt. Food scie… Read More >

 

Will the NYLA Experiment Live On?

posted Tuesday, Mar 18

When Dance Theater Workshop and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company merged in 2011 to become New York Live Arts, many dancers scratched their heads. How does that work? What does it mean when a performa… Read More >

 

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!

posted Wednesday, Mar 12

Coffee’s many health benefits have been touted for years, and now science is suggesting that you can still reap its rewards even after your caffeine crash. Research recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience found that coffee offers memory-enha… Read More >

 

Dance: There’s an App for That

posted Tuesday, Mar 11

Is there anything that our iPhones can’t do? Apparently, no. In the past four years, several dance apps have been added to the iPhone and iPad repertoire of business, food, health, finance, social media, sports, games and education apps. Just when we thought that dance was one of the last fa… Read More >

 

Dancers' Sixth Sense?

posted Wednesday, Mar 05

During an improv jam, it’s not uncommon for a fellow dancer to throw in an unexpected turn, suddenly transitioning to the ground with fluidity or darting in a completely opposite direction. The uncertainty and spontaneity—and how participants respond to the rapidly ch… Read More >

 

Dance Magazine Just Got Bigger

posted Tuesday, Mar 04

If you've gotten your copy of Dance Magazine's March issue, you might have noticed that something feels a bit...different. Nope, it's not just in your head—our pages have gotten wider.

 

Everyone from Nashville Ballet director Paul Vasterling to a dance store ow… Read More >

 

Misty Copeland: Coming to a Town Near You?

posted Friday, Feb 28

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland has long been one of our favorite people to watch onstage, thanks to her radiant presence and laser-sharp technique. But she's also made a name for herself … Read More >

 

JR, NYCB Choreographer

posted Thursday, Feb 27

We've spent much of New York City Ballet's winter season oohing and ahhing over French artist JR's mind-bending installation for the Koch Theater. The most striking aspect of the project, part of NYCB's Art Series,… Read More >

 

Choreographer to Watch: Silas Farley

posted Thursday, Feb 27

The ranks of New York City Ballet are a veritable breeding ground for great choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck all launched their choreography careers while dancers in Balanchine's company. The latest talent to keep an eye on is Silas Farley. He just joined th… Read More >

 

Is Texting Bad for Your Technique?

posted Wednesday, Feb 26

Are you slumped over your phone as you read this post? Or perhaps you’re slouching on your couch with your laptop. Either way, handheld technology is increasingly prevalent in our lives. Though it’s great to pull up your class schedule on the run or check out the late… Read More >

 

L.A.'s Latest Dance Project

posted Tuesday, Feb 25

L.A. is becoming a powerhouse center for dance training. Of course, there have long been mainstays like the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Center, hotspots for commercial dancers. But now, smaller studios like The Sweat Spot and Pieter are drawing L.A… Read More >

 

Dancing at the Other Met

posted Friday, Feb 21

Does dance belong inside a museum? Fine art institutions have recently become the venue of choice for today's trendiest choreographers (see: Benjamin Millepied, Jonah Bokaer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). Writer Elaine Stuart even wrote Read More >

 

Should you ditch skim milk for whole?

posted Wednesday, Feb 19

As a health-conscious dancer, your weekly grocery list likely includes go-to foods like low-fat yogurt and skim milk. But two new studies suggest that you may want to think twice before putting those items in your cart. Instead, consider reaching for full-fat versions of da… Read More >