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Dance Magazine is a monthly performing arts magazine featuring all forms of dance with profiles, news, photos, reviews of performances and information on books, videos, films, schools, health and technique. It has been published since 1927 by Dance Magazine Inc.Dance Magazine subjects include the performing arts. Hanna Rubin is the executive managing editor. Wendy Perron, Jennifer Stahl and Khara Hanlon are contributing editors.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 11, November

Advice for Dancers
AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, LINDA HAMILTON, PH.D., IS ALSO A LECTURER, A PSYCHOLOGIST, A FORMER DANCER WITH NEW YORK CITY BALLET, AND AUTHOR OF ADVICE FOR DANCERS (JOSSEY-BASS). I saw you on a recent television program called "Dying...
Answers 4 Dancers
TONY AWARD-WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER GROVER DALE IS EDITOR OF DANCE & FITNESS MAGAZINE. FOR THIS COLUMN, HE DRAWS ON HIS EXPERIENCES AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH 16 BROADWAY SHOWS, 8 FEATURE FILMS, AND OVER 100 TELEVISION SPECIALS. HOW IMPORTANT IS MY...
Any Body Can Dance: Four Artists Who Break the Mold. (Cover Story)
Nobody's body is perfect. There may be a "perfect" Balanchine body or a "perfect" Ailey body, but these are only concepts, not real bodies. They refer to a sense of proportion that seems to fit with a certain style of choreography. Perfection is relative....
A Texas Arts Commission Feels the Heat. (News)
Don't mess with modern dance. Especially in Texas. Earlier this year, the Austin Arts Commission attempted to disqualify Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks, a respected modern troupe, from City of Austin subsidy. Instead, the commissioners brought down...
Butoh Rides a New Wave. (News)
In her quest to showcase what's on butoh's frontier, Brechin Flournoy, founder and curator of the San Francisco Butoh Festival, often seeks out groups that don't fall within the art form's traditional boundaries. The seventh annual festival, which...
Chamber Dance Project. (New York: Chamber Debut Shows Tantalizing Promise)
CHAMBER DEBUT SHOWS TANTALIZING PROMISE CHAMBER DANCE PROJECT MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN THEATER NEW YORK, NEW YORK JUNE 27-JULY 1, 2001 Every aspect of this company debut glistened with taste and thoughtful planning. From the design and photography of...
Chautauqua Ballet Company. (National: CBC Dances with Imagination)
CHAUTAUQUA BALLET COMPANY CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTE AMPHITHEATER CHAUTAUQUA, NEW YORK JULY 10, 2001 Jean Pierre Bonnefoux's Chautauqua Ballet--a nineteen-member ensemble featuring dancers from such companies as American Ballet Theatre, North Carolina...
Confessions of a Boy Dancer: Running a Gantlet of Bullying and Name-Calling. (Cover Story)
Earlier this year, I was helping a dance-teacher friend prepare a few of her dancers for a title competition. The dancers were to be scored on a talent presentation as well as a judge's interview. My job was to prepare each of the kids for the dreaded...
daCi Connects Best Practices. (the Teach-Learn Connection)
Dance and the Child International (daCi) USA's "Connecting--Collaborating--Creating: Best Practices in Dance Education!" was held June 27 through July 1 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Just over 100 people ages 6 to 90-something from...
DanceGalaxy. (New York: Not Yet out of This World)
NOT YET OUT OF THIS WORLD DANCEGALAXY JOYCE THEATER NEW YORK, NEW YORK JULY 30-AUGUST 4, 2001 The universally worst part about DanceGalaxy has always been its name: two words crushed into one, conjuring images of aliens or the expectation that audiences...
Dancer Files Complaint against ABT Assistant Artistic Director. (News)
A sexual-harassment complaint against then-Assistant Artistic Director David Richardson was filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights in March by a dancer who was let go the same month. By the end of July, the Equal Employment Opportunity...
Dribbling Dance Moves Spark a Suit. (News)
Inner-city dance moves are the focus of a lawsuit filed against Nike by Game Over, a small, New York-based basketball-apparel company. The suit examines a popular Nike television commercial called "Freestyle," wherein basketball players, one by one,...
Facing the Retirement Demon. (Readers' Forum)
Having been a subscriber to Dance Magazine for many years, I know that you have been concerned with a problem that at some time confronts every dancer--namely, retirement. I was a principal dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet for many years and I thought...
First Round Goes to Graham Center and School. (News)
Round one of the legal battle between Martha Graham estate heir Ron Protas and the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance has ended in a victory for the center. In a partial ruling handed down on August 7, U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum denied...
Full Radius Dance. (National: A Jubilant Salute to a Decade of Dance)
FULL RADIUS DANCE 7 STAGES THEATRE ATLANTA, GEORGIA JUNE 22 AND 23, 2001 Douglas Scott's Full Radius Dance offered a well-balanced compilation of repertoire favorites and three premieres in the tenth anniversary program, "Dancing the Dream: 10 &...
La Scala Ballet. (National: Guillem's `Giselle' A Mixed Blessing)
LA SCALA BALLET ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA JULY 10-15, 2001 Modernism didn't exactly gallop across the footlights in Sylvie Guillem's Giselle for La Scala Ballet--not the way it does for a Mats Ek or Angelin Preljocaj....
Lights in the Northern Landscape: Alaska's Tiny Bethel Hosts a Wondrous Indigenous Dance Festival
NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE FROZEN TUNDRA OF WESTERN ALASKA NEARLY SHUT DOWN THE YUP'IK ESKIMO DANCE FESTIVAL, CAMAI, APRIL 6 THROUGH 8, 2001. THE DAY BEFORE, WIND GUSTS OF FIFTY MILES PER HOUR AND HEAVY, WET SNOW DELAYED FLIGHTS into Bethel,...
Long-Term Marriage of Mind and Body: Serenity and Edginess Join Hands in Kei Takei's Challenging Work
The enigmatic Kei Takei unites body and mind in a unique way. When she first started showing her work in New York in the early 1970s, Robb Baker wrote in Dance Magazine (see "New Dance," December 1972, page 85), "Here is a talent of incredible proportions,...
Never Stop Dancing: I'll Stop When I Turn [Begin Strikethrough]30, 40, 50,[end Strikethrough] 60
How old do you have to be before they take away your tutu, before you tuck away your taps? Philadelphia's most dapper tapper, LaVaughn Robinson, is still trading eights at 80, and just last year Anna Halprin performed some of her repertoire at her...
New Classics for Old. (Attitudes)
ONE OF THE BEAUTIES OF DANCE IS ITS STRANGE IMPERMANENCE--IT MOVES LIKE THE WIND, LEAVING RESULTS BUT NO LASTING TRACES OF ITSELF. YOU GO TO A CONCERT AND HEAR A SYMPHONY. ON YOUR RETURN HOME you can, if musically adept, read a score, and certainly...
November Calendar
Note: We list only professional performances. When a theater is listed more than once, see first listing for address and box-office number. PERFORMANCES UNITED STATES ALABAMA Montgomery Alabama Dance Theatre, Nov. 10-11, Davis Theatre for the...
Pacific Northwest Ballet. (National: Mercurial Departures in Seattle)
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SEATTLE CENTER OPERA HOUSE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON MAY 31-JUNE 9, 2001 Pacific Northwest Ballet closed its season with an inviting blend of contemporary and classical ballets. Notably, this program marked the last PNB performances...
`Riverdance' Gives Its Regards as Flatley Says Farewell. (News)
Fans of Irish dance received a double blow recently. After presenting 618 shows to more than 1,170,000 people, Riverdance--On Broadway gave its final performance at the Gershwin Theater on Sunday, August 26--just a month after famed Irish dancer Michael...
San Francisco Butoh Festival. (National: `Dance of Darkness' Finds Lightness of Touch)
SAN FRANCISCO BUTOH FESTIVAL THEATER ARTAUD SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 1-5, 2001 If it is the purpose--or even the mandate -- of a dance festival to alter preconceptions and extend visions, then the seventh annual edition of Brechin Flournoy's...
Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and Company. (New York: Under the Rainbow)
UNDER THE RAINBOW SARA PEARSON/PATRIK WIDRIG AND COMPANY DANCES FOR WAVE HILL BRONX, NEW YORK JULY 8, 11, AND 15, 2001 Water, sunlight, and dancing bodies created glorious effects--including an actual rainbow--in A Curious Invasion, Sara Pearson...
Speaking Out: More Male Dancers Tell It like It Is. (Cover Story)
CRAIG NORTH U.S.--Dancer, teacher, adjudicator; director of the James C. Penny Downtown Cabaret Theatre The pain of every young male dancer trying to claim his identity resonates within me. I could tell you all about the verbal, emotional, political,...
Stepping out of the Spotlight: Boston Ballet Soloist Lyn Tally Takes Time off to Plan Her Future. (Young Dancer[R])
EARLIER THIS YEAR, 22-YEAR-OLD LYN Tally was living many a dancer's dream. In 1996 she won a Princess Grace Award. In 1997 she was awarded a prize at the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland and she joined the Boston Ballet, quickly climbing...
Summerfest Dance/2001. (National: A Modern-Minded Summer Sampler)
SUMMERFEST DANCE/2001 COWELL THEATER, FORT MASON SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA JULY 11-22, 2001 The moral of the enterprise emerged long before the final curtain descended: When you throw yourself a party, scrutinize the guest list as carefully as you...
The Impolitic Body. (Starting Here)
It all began about a year ago when the production of a docudrama, Dying to Dance, was announced, a work which was to carefully parallel the worst media speculation on the death of a young ballerina at Boston Ballet. (The courts later found BB harmless,...
The Return of Jennifer Ringer: Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet Takes Back Center Stage. (Cover Story)
JENIFER RINGER HAD JUST FINISHED A DRESS rehearsal of Fancy Free and was heading back to her dressing room in stocking feet and robe when she heard the loudspeaker in the New York State Theater blare, "Jenifer Ringer, please come to the stage." "Okaayee,"...
The Seven Deadly Sins. (National: Dancemakers Put New Spin on `Sins')
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS TED SHAWN THEATRE JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS JULY 10-15, 2001 The new conglomerate version of George Balanchine's The Seven Deadly Sins, masterminded by New York City Ballet principal Robert La Fosse...
Transitions
Barton Mumaw, who began his professional career with Denishawn and went on to become the leading soloist with Ted Shawn's Men Dancers and a leading light of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, died at his home in Clearwater, Florida, on June 18, 2001....
Twisted Broadway. (Dance Theater)
IF WE CAN ALL AGREE--AND I THINK we can--that there is a form called "The Broadway Musical," then we probably have to agree that there is also something called "The Off-Broadway Musical,"and that the two differ substantially. In some ways, the off-Broadway...