November 2016


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  • The Talent Question

    Can audiences tell the difference between dancers whose talent comes naturally and those who have to struggle for it? ... More »

  • Performances Onstage this Month

    Trans-Atlantic Treat LONDON Wayne McGregor’s Chroma is widely considered a modern masterpiece, showcasing the sumptuous hyper-physicality and athletic partnering ... More »

  • Dancers as Activists

    Gibney Dance Company empowers its members to create their own social-impact initiatives. What if your full-time dance job required ...

  • The More Things Change…

    Five years after Liz Lerman’s departure, Dance Exchange continues to forge new initiatives. Who gets to dance? Where is the dance ... More »

  • 10 Minutes With…Diana Vishneva

    The ballerina turned impresario expands her CONTEXT festival. Ballet superstar Diana Vishneva keeps topping herself. While still a principal ...

  • Reimagining a Classic

    Holiday Inn pairs tap shoes with jump ropes and firecrackers. It didn’t take much to put Denis Jones in ...

  • On the Rise: Rachel Richardson

    The luminous Rachel Richardson has it all: long legs, articulate feet and a sparkling smile that makes her prodigious ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Stage Mom Trauma

    What are the aftereffects of a pushy parent? Plus, how big-name dancers’ endorsements could help you. Is dance selling ...

  • Unstoppable

    For Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga, reaching the top is just the start. Misa Kuranaga had just arrived in ...

  • Becoming an Artist

    What did George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins want out of the dancers who performed their choreography? Former New York ...

  • Make ‘Em Laugh

    Get a serious lesson in creating humorous work. At one performance of David Parker’s Nut/Cracked in 2005, three-quarters of ...

  • Making His Own Rules

    For Jonah Bokaer’s latest groundbreaking work, pop musician Pharrell Williams joins the choreographer’s list of high-profile collaborators. “The distance ...

  • Tackling Depression

    Although dancers may be predisposed, few wellness programs address it. As a teenager, I had a coveted place in the ...

  • Comfort Food Swaps

    Healthy twists on your favorite winter treats As the days get colder and your schedule gets more stressful, it’s ...

  • Learning From the Past

    Students can take their dancing to the next level with an appreciation of its history. Before writing off your ...

  • On the Circuit

    Maurya Kerr’s company tinypistol might not exist were it not for dance festivals. In 2011, the former Alonzo King ...

  • Lonely at the Top

    Prodigies face unique challenges during training years and beyond. In most classic stories, we root for the underdog. Ballet is no ...

  • Defying Tradition

    Rocío Molina has forged a style of flamenco that can’t be defined. Ten years ago, dancer and choreographer Rocío ...

  • Why I Dance: James Whiteside

    American Ballet Theatre principal My mother passed away during this past ABT Met Season. It spurred changes in me ...