Ache, Throb, Hurt

New York City Ballet principal Abi Stafford opens up about the frustrating, but unavoidable role of pain in a dance career. My lower back went into spasm during a three-week tour to Paris with New York City Ballet this summer. I was dancing Sanguinic in The Four Temperaments, a role that requires the hips to be pushed forward in an exaggerated manner. Because of theMore »

Even More Electric

As Victor Quijada celebrates 15 years of RUBBERBANDance Group, his company turns a new corner. The dancers of RUBBERBANDance Group are only marking their movements before a run-through, but you can sense their explosive potential. Their bodies channel dynamic, liquid grace one moment, then hit a sharp elbow punch the next. Similarly, artistic director VictorMore »

The Arc of Artistry

How three ballerinas have deepened their approach to a career-defining role Some ballerinas seem destined to embody certain roles. At her debut, there’s a palpable buzz. Over a career, however, her interpretation begins to reflect her maturity and worldliness. A deepening occurs that doesn’t lessen her former renditions, but that instead gives an audience—especially those lucky enoughMore »

He’s Back

After four decades in Germany, choreographer William Forsythe returns to the U.S.—and to his ballet roots. William Forsythe is a man of mystery. Just when you feel like you start to “get” what he’s doing, he surprises everyone by going in a completely different direction. After revolutionizing ballet as we knew it in the ’80s,More »

Resolutions Nutritionists Wish You’d Make

Every New Year’s Eve, we make promises to ourselves about our health. But are you choosing the right goals? Nutrition experts share the resolutions you should be making. 1. Set smaller goals. “We all focus on the finish line, and there’s nothing wrong with that,” says Joy Bauer, official nutritionist for the New York CityMore »

Working Out With Elena d’Amario

For this Parsons Dance phenom, slow, careful work gives her the power to explode onstage. Elena d’Amario approaches every chance to perform as though a judge on a TV show were urging her to “dance for your life.” Her movement explodes past the expanse of her skin, her face alive and passionate with every fearlessMore »