Why I Dance

A one-time principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alicia Graf attracted attention the minute she joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2005. With her extra long gorgeous legs, vulnerable face, and mass of curls, she is a presence onstage you don’t easily forget (see cover story, Dec. 06). Plus, she infuses each ofMore »

He Said/ She Said: Dancers and Choreographers Talk about the Role of Gender in their Lives and Work

Interviewed by Joseph Carman, Steven Sucato, and Wendy Perron. Growing up in Korea, being a male dancer was looked down upon. For six years, my mother kept the fact that I was taking dance classes a secret from my father, because of traditional views Koreans have on gender roles and that men don’t dance. In myMore »