September 2016


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  • Get Inspired

    Painting a face on the top of your bald head to personify the character of your dead father sounds ... More »

  • Performances Onstage This Fall

    Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival Packed with cutting-edge choreography, the Next Wave Festival is bursting at the seams this fall. Five ... More »

  • Dances at a Gallery

    Dana Tai Soon Burgess is the National Portrait Gallery’s first choreographer in residence. If you visited the “Eye Pop: The Celebrity ...

  • A Space of Her Own

    Jessica Lang Dance Center opens in Queens. New York City is home to choreographic nomads, with most artists hopping ...

  • 10 Minutes With Jirí Kylián

    The legendary choreographer takes on a new role. At 69, Jirí Kylián is back in a leadership role in ...

  • Waiting in the Wings

    Many things start in September, and the theater season used to be one of them. But once air-conditioning arrived, ...

  • On the Rise: Nadezhda Batoeva

    Bursting out of a group of corps men at the start of Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, Nadezhda Batoeva embodies ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Can Dancers Find Their Romeos Online?

    Dating tips for busy performers, plus how to keep your energy up while eating vegan What’s your opinion about ...

  • The Storyteller

    Akram Khan is everywhere. Known for his invigorating fusion (he prefers the term “confusion”) of kathak and contemporary dance, ...

  • When Experts Cringe

    Dancers today are smarter about their bodies than ever before. The field of dance medicine, led by organizations such ...

  • More Than a Novelty

    Tap artist Brenda Bufalino argues it’s time to rethink the way we write about tap. Critics are always forecasting ... More »

  • Get More Turnout

    Your turnout is unique—no two dancers’ are exactly alike. That can make it hard to know whether you’re forcing ...

  • The Cafeteria Challenge

    Smart strategies to navigate your school’s dining hall. My first year of college, I subsisted mostly on cereal. Tired ...

  • Working Out With Anaïs Chalendard

    This Boston Ballet principal doesn’t let scoliosis hold her back. Ballet and scoliosis might seem incompatible. But Boston Ballet ...

  • Time Your Carbs Right

    You’ve heard it before: Don’t avoid carbs. They’re the primary source of energy in our muscles, and without enough, ...

  • What Your Partner Wishes You Knew

    Six common mistakes he may not be telling you about Partnering training is one of the most nuanced parts of dance ... More »

  • Take a (Productive) Break

    College dancers juggle demanding schedules, so it can feel like when semester breaks come along, they need just that—a break. ...

  • On Their Own Terms

    Dancers take control by commissioning their own choreography. As a prominent New York City Ballet dancer, Wendy Whelan worked ...

  • Giving Back, Reaching Forward

    Houston Ballet dancers raise funds for their community through a self-produced performance project. One day during spring break of ...

  • Why I Choreograph: Andrea Miller

    Founder and artistic director of Gallim Dance I didn’t know what I was getting into when, at the ripe ...