Dance Magazine

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. 73, No. 3, March

Abt Studio Company Performs Picasso-Inspired Medrano
NEW YORK CITY--When British choreographer Graham Lustig served as Washington Ballet's choreographer in residence in 1993, a Picasso painting hanging in the National Gallery of Art enchanted him. The atmosphere and hints of relationships between the...
Advice for Dancers
Q The director of my daughter's dance school believes that students should train without relying on a marley floor. She uses a sprung wooden floor. Yet I know other dance schools that use marleys. Doesn't this floor covering keep dancers from slipping?...
An American Original
Martha Graham, in her work and by her example and through her influence, was a dominant force in modern dance for decades. Martha Graham was fascinating to talk with and to read about because she said things about her dances that were un-like anything...
Artists' Value Pack Offers the Benefit of Experience
NEW YORK CITY--Navigating the dance capital of the world as a struggling artist can be a challenge. Most learn the tricks of the trade though the school of hard knocks. But, according to choreographer Valerie Green, it doesn't have to be that way....
Back with the Avant-Garde
I often recall an old Foreign Legion movie which I think was satirically inclined, although by now I'm not quite sure, in which a sweaty and despairing officer turns to his equally sweaty and despairing Legionnaires, surveys the limitless sands around...
Ballet British Columbia
BALLET BRITISH COLUMBIA QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA NOVEMBER 5-7, 1998 There's too much talk in John Alleyne's new The Goldberg, threatening the credibility of this otherwise attractively staged work about the mysteries of the universe....
Ballet Florida Presents All-Premiere Program
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida--Considering the way choreographers talk about Ballet Florida, the thirteen-year-old company comes off as an artistic playground. "Every time I go there," chirps Sean Lavery, "I have a good time." Val Caniparoli seconds the...
Ballet Hispanico
BALLET HISPANICO JOYCE THEATER DECEMBER 1-13, 1998 Ballet Hispanico's most recent season at the Joyce Theater presented a variety of choreographic styles and different takes on issues of identity. Some pieces were more successful than others. In...
Ballet Pacifica
BALLET PACIFICA IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 23-24, 1998 Taut pacing, emotive movement, and clear, cohesive performances kept the energy flowing throughout Ballet Pacifica's concert at the Barclay, which opened the company's...
Choreographer on the Move
Australian choreographer Stanton Welch has premieres scheduled this month in Houston and next month in San Francisco. Stanton Welch, the affable Australian choreographer, has a hard time living down the descriptive young. Not that he considers himself...
Countdown to Crisis?
The Royal Opera House is a national British organization responsible for running the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera, and the building that houses them in Covent Garden, London. The ROH is subsidized by the Arts Council of England, which is funded by...
Cunningham and Morris World Premieres in Berkeley
BERKELEY, California--"They commissioned August Pace in 1989, and co-commissioned the new work this spring," Merce Cunningham said over the phone in his soft, elfin voice one afternoon, speaking about his upcoming April appearance at Zellerbach Hall...
Dance Galaxy Is Launched in NYC
NEW YORK CITY--New York's newest ballet company makes its official local debut this month when Dance Galaxy appears at the Joyce Theater, March 9-14. This fourteen-member troupe, under the artistic direction of Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri, aims...
Dance in Dallas
Dallas's Booker T. High School Even the initials for Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts are formidable. Then add the Dance Department. In 1976, a former all-African-American high school in Dallas was transformed into...
Dance in the Blood
The children of Jose Greco, now touring the U.S. and Canada as the Spanish Dance Company, demonstrate the power--and problems--of dynastic artistry. Jose Greco II, son of the great Spanish dancer and Lola de Ronda, has vivid memories of his famous...
Dance on Camera Festival
The twenty-seventh Annual Dance on Camera Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Dance Films Association, continued the festival's tradition of excellence by screening fifteen works from ten countries. A high standard was...
Dancescape
* For New York City Ballet's 50th anniversary, all available wall space inside the New York State Theater is being used for a Kodak-sponsored exhibition of huge, three-by-four-foot enlargements of historic company photographs. Some of the exhibits,...
Danny Grossman Dance Company
DANNY GROSSMAN DANCE COMPANY PREMIERE DANCE THEATRE, HARBOURFRONT CENTRE, TORONTO DECEMBER 1-5, 1998 Much felt familiar in the current season's presentations of Danny Grossman Dance Company, even in new work. Unlike last year's remarkable Passion...
Four Great Graham Women Go Forward
Who can replace Martha Graham? The answer, of course, is no one, although everyone agrees that her company, school, and treasury of works must live on. Graham died in 1991 at age ninety-seven, leaving a company and school in vigorous condition despite...
Frankfurt Ballet
FRANKFURT BALLET BAM OPERA HOUSE DECEMBER 2-5, 1998 At the end of the brilliant second act of William Forsythe's Eidos: Telos, the gray fire curtain at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House dropped and the applause began. It became apparent...
Garth Fagan Dance
GARTH FAGAN DANCE JOYCE THEATER NOVEMBER 10-22, 1998 Prelude, choreographed and revised in the early 1980s, is one of Garth Fagan's more simply and clearly titled dances. The glorified warm-up exercise showcases the choreographer and teacher's specially...
Honor Students, Honored Teachers
The Princess Grace Foundation--USA, chaired by John F. Lehman, is named in memory of Prince Albert's mother, Princess Grace of Monaco, who was deeply committed to helping young artists throughout her lifetime. The foundation, established in 1964 in...
Hotline
NEW REPERTORY FOR ERICK HAWKINS COMPANY Composer Lucia Dlugoszewski, widow of Erick Hawkins, makes her choreographic debut with Radical Ardent and Taking Time to Be Vulnerable, which the Erick Hawkins Dance Company performs March 23 to 25 in the...
Hughes to Take over Ohio Ballet
AKRON -- Jeffrey Graham Hughes has been named artistic director of Ohio Ballet. He succeeds founding artistic director Heinz Poll, who will retire on April 30. Hughes, currently rehearsal director of Hong Kong Ballet and a teacher and choreographer...
Innovative Dance Center Founded in New York
TIVOLI, New York--In the face of funding cuts, folding dance companies, and a lack of affordable rehearsal space there may be a shining light at the end of the tunnel--called Kaatsbaan. The brainchild of founders Martine van Hamel, Kevin McKenzie,...
Jazz Tap Ensemble
JAZZ TAP ENSEMBLE JOYCE THEATER NOVEMBER 24-29, 1998 Jazz Tap Ensemble celebrated its twentieth anniversary season by transforming the Joyce Theater into an intimate nightclub last November, replete with soft lighting, live jazz, and seamless tap...
Jenkins Debuts Dukakis Collaboration on Aging
CHICAGO--The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company honors memory, personal history, and the passage of time with the world premiere of Breathe Normally at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, March 24 to 27. With the piece, the twenty-five-year-old San...
Kirov Ballet
KIROV BALLET MARYINSKY THEATER, ST. PETERSBURG NOVEMBER 24, 1998 After refreshing its repertory last season with George Balanchine's established classic Serenade and Roland Petit's Carmen and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, the Kirov Ballet ventured...
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Offers Three New Works
MONTREAL--In the tradition of commissioning ballets that has been part of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' mandate for more than forty years, former company member Gioconda Barbuto and American dancemakers Septime Webre and Kevin O'Day have choreographed...
Li Chiao-Ping
LI CHIAO-PING CAMPBELL HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA NOVEMBER 21, 1998 Li Chiao-Ping in performance is a case of the dancer transcending the dance. "The Men's Project" featured sixty-eight minutes of pure unbridled Li: strength,...
Moses Premieres Solos by King, Jenkins, Nelson, and Shelton Mann
SAN FRANCISCO--Award-winning choreographer Robert Moses is putting himself back in the role of dancer. As part of the fourth annual season of Robert Moses' Kin at Theater Artaud, March 4 to 7 and 11 to 14, Moses dances the world premieres of solos...
National Dance Center Opens in Biarritz
BIARRITZ, France--The sea, surf, and sun have, for centuries, lured millions to this small coastal haven in the southwest of France. The waves have recently found a new companion, however, in the rhythmic footsteps of choreographer Thierry Malandain,...
NBC Ballerina Fights Nonrenewal of Contract
TORONTO--Rather than issue a retirement announcement and end her twenty-year career on a stage strewn with flowers, Kimberly Glasco, the National Ballet of Canada's most senior ballerina, has come out fighting over what she feels is a wrongful dismissal....
News of the Century
Great Moments from the pages of Dance Magazine These excerpts from historic news articles from the pages of Dance Magazine and The American Dancer retain their original spelling and punctuation. Unless noted, photos are from Dance Magazine's archives....
Oakland Ballet
OAKLAND BALLET PARAMOUNT THEATRE, OAKLAND; ZELLERBACH HALL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 17-NOVEMBER 14, 1998 If it's true that running any ballet company is a labor of love, Oakland Ballet appears to pump in more devotion per hour than any other...
Obituaries
Viola Farber, 67, modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on December 24, 1998. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Farber was reared in the United States, where she studied ballet with Margaret Craske and Alfredo Corvino...
Oklahoma University Adds Innovative Departments
OKLAHOMA CITY--March 13 will usher in a new commitment to the significance of America's contribution to dance and management of the performing arts at Oklahoma City University: President Stephen G. Jennings will announce the establishment of the OCU...
Open to Joy
Francie Huber will bring her high spirits and dramatic virtuosity to the Paul Taylor Dance Company's two-week season this month at City Center. Francie Huber recalls her entry into the Paul Taylor Dance Company twelve years ago with characteristic...
Paris Opera Ballet
PARIS OPERA BALLET OPERA GARNIER, PARIS NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 8, 1998 Nearly over before it began, Martha Graham's haunting three-minute solo, Lamentation, set an emotionally charged tone for the four-part "Spectacle de Ballets" presented last fall...
Paul Taylor On-Screen and Onstage
In March a new documentary and his company's New York season will cast light on the work of the renowned choreographer. NEW YORK CITY--During an interview last winter on the top floor of his West Village apartment in Manhattan, Paul Taylor drank...
Philadelphia Dances
PHILADELPHIA DANCES UARTS DANCE THEATER, PHILADELPHIA SEPTEMBER 24-26, 1998-KAREN BAMONTE, MYRA BAZELL, MEREDITH RAINEY OCTOBER 22-24, 1998-AT MARAH DANCE THEATRE, LISA BARDARSON, DANCEFUSION Partially funded by the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia...
Premiere and Acosta at Houston Ballet in March
HOUSTON--It's the triumph of the twentysomethings this month in Houston as hot-young-thing Stanton Welch arrives for a world premiere entitled Indigo, and Carlos Acosta jets back from London for his first James in La Sylphide on Houston Ballet's March...
Preparing for Ballet's Future
The past decades have seen great changes in the dance world. While classical and neoclassical ballet remain popular, many ballet schools now offer classes in modern dance and contemporary styles to fulfill the demands of today's eclectic choreographers....
Reviews of the Century
Great Moments from the pages of Dance Magazine These excerpts from historic Dance Magazine reviews retain their original spelling and punctuation. All photos are from Dance Magazine's archives. 1940 MARCH 1940 KATHERINE DUNHAM & DANCE...
Royal Opera House Update
The Royal Ballet has taken a terrible battering since the Royal Opera House closed for rebuilding in July 1997. By the end of last year, dancers were petitioning audiences to write to the Minister of Culture and the chairman of the Royal Opera House...
Stephen Petronio Company
STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY JOYCE THEATER DECEMBER 15-20, 1998 In the solo that opens Not Garden, which received its New York premiere at the Joyce, Stephen Petronio presents himself as a postmodern Pierrot. Costumed all in white, with floppy sleeves...
Susan Marshall & Company
SUSAN MARSHALL & COMPANY BAM MAJESTIC THEATER DECEMBER 16-20, 1998 The beauty of Susan Marshall's evening-length The Most Dangerous Room in the House results partly from the dance's resistance to being understood. I don't really want to understand...
Teachers at Home and Abroad
Gusztav Fogarassy, former Southwest State University dance professor, was recently named the Dance Education Teacher of the Year for 1998 by the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD). Each year MAHPERD...
What's New
* Avriel International, a new company, has those hard-to-get Highland ghillies, Celtic, Irish, and Flamenco shoes. They also produce a ballroom Oxford in both a regular or 2-inch Cuban heel. Ballet, jazz and more than thirty styles are available. For...
Your Top Choices of the Century
In our December and January issues, as wen as on our Web site, we asked you, the readers of Dance Magazine, to list your favorites of the twentieth century--your top ten works, top ten dancers, ten most influential people. Although your replies continued...