Making It Happen: Generations Reunite in NYC

The Florida State University School of Dance’s home in Tallahassee, Florida, is 1,100 miles from New York City, but its student dancers and choreographers are just one small leap away thanks to FSU’s School of Dance in Concert, a performance held every few years in New York. The concert began as an informal showing ofMore »

Centerwork: Alive and Kickin’ Once Again

Two jazz-loving institutions join forces.     Masashi Mishiro teaches at the 2009 Jazz Dance World Congress. Photo by Pedro Brenner, Courtesy Giordano. “Jazz was always a melting pot,” says Nan Giordano, artistic director of the Jazz Dance World Congress. “It incorporates the roots and rhythms of African dance, the strong core of ballet, theMore »

Making It Happen: Postcards from the Ballets Russes

Seven years ago, a private screening of the popular documentary Ballets Russes sparked a project at the University of Oklahoma: a specialty archive that will preserve historic Ballets Russes treasures and make them available to students and researchers. In a discussion after that screening, Yvonne Chouteau, a native Oklahoman and former Ballet Russe ballerina whoMore »