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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. 78, No. 11, November

Advice for Dancers: Former New York City Ballet Dancer Linda Hamilton, Ph.D., Is a Lecturer, a Psychologist in Private Practice, and the Author of Advice for Dancers (Jossey-Bass). She Has Been Offering Advice to Dance Magazine Readers since 1992
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EAT. I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT IF I WANT TO BE A DANCER BUT I'M AFRAID TO GO ON A HIGH PROTEIN DIET LIKE MY ROOMMATE (WHO LOST TEN LBS) BECAUSE IT MAKES ME WANT TO BINGE. THE LAST TIME I TRIED CUTTING OUT CARBS, I FELT SO TIRED AND...
Alexei Ratmansky and the New Bolshoi
THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S tour to the United States this fall is showing off more than the traditional tutus and macho men. Along two popular company brought its new Romeo and Juliet, which takes the dancers off pointe, makes them scream, laugh, and cry...
American Ballet Theatre
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE NEW YORK, NEW YORK MAY 10-JULY 3, 2004 American Ballet Theatre's spring season always pulls out ballet's big guns to showcase its stars and thrill audiences with its large-scale ensembles. This year's...
American Dance Festival
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL DUKE UNIVERSITY Durham, North Carolina June 10-July 24, 2004 Since modern dance must retain the capacity, to surprise, it's gratifying to note that the surprises started early--during Pilobolus' opening-weekend stand--at...
A Moveable Epic
WHILE SHE can usually be found in Portland, OR, Jayanthi Raman and the company she directs, the Natya Indian Dance Company, are in the middle of a thirty-city tour of Gajamukha, a lavishly costumed evening-length production about the elephant-headed...
Attitudes
TO APPLAUD or not to applaud, that is the question. Or, more complicatedly, how much or how little should one applaud? And if you can applaud, how about the why, when, and wherefore of cheering? And if cheering is OK, how about booing? And if you can...
Blame It on the Bossa Nova: Tapper Cintia Chamecki Brings the Rhythms of Her Native Brazil to a Playful New Fusion
At one moment, the rapid-fire delivery of Cintia Chamecki's five-member tap ensemble sound big enough to be an entire orchestra, and in the next, quiets to a whisper. The performers onstage at the Duke Theater in New York City work each musical phrase...
Body Image: Are Tattoos Taboo?
Salvador Dali had his mustache, Andy Warhol had his wig, and Wendy O. Williams had her duct tape. Artists have always drawn outside the lines in their work and their lives, decorating themselves as an extended form of creative expression. Over the...
Curtain Up
Why were the dancers of Urban Bush Women wearing T-shirts that said "November 2"? It may be obvious now, but at the end of the summer, when the all-woman group performed Are We Democracy? at Joe's Pub in New York City, as part of the Imagine Festival,...
Dancing through the Dark: Pina Bausch Finds a Ray of Light
One day the sun entangled himself in a tree, and the earth plunged into darkness. A little squirrel lost its tail, had its fur burnt off and went blind, but gnawed at the tree's branches until the heavenly globe could rise again. As a reward, the sun...
Everything under the Sun: Studying Dance at UCLA
The stomping rhythm of a tap combination. The drumbeats of a Ghanaian dance class. Voices yelling out impromptu dance combinations. A cacophony of rhythms and sounds stream through the studio walls and flood the air. Welcome to WAC--the Department...
In a Holding Pattern? Try These Yogas
I RECENTLY OVERHEARD several ballet dancers raving about their yoga practice. My excitement quickly waned when I realized the real reason: the 108-degree heat in their Bikram yoga studio. They felt the sauna-like atmosphere contributed to an increase...
Jazz Dancers Jam Latin Style
BUTTERFLIES AND carnaval puppets lent a Latin flair to Jazz Dance World Congress 2004, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, in late July. The congress, founded by Gus Giordano in 1990, attracted 250 adult dancers, 85 kids, and five companies, according to...
Kaitlyn Gilliland: She's a Throwback to the Heyday of Balanchine Ballerinas
Making predictions about a dancer's future can be a tricky business. But last June, when 17-year-old Kaitlyn Gilliland made her entrance as the Dark Angel in Serenade at the School of American Ballet's workshop performance, she emitted an unmistakable...
L.A. Report: The Language of Curves
IT'S A SAFE BET you won't have Los Angeles to kick around any more. With Walt Disney Concert Hall a downtown magnet for tourists and music-lovers alike--and dance fans flocking across the street to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's presentations--the...
Less Balanchine: Terry Orr Recasts Pittsburgh Ballet
One afternoon last spring, the music of both Felix Mendelssohn and Bruce Springsteen emanated from the studios and mingled in the atrium of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's multi-studio complex in the city's warehouse district. The rich Mendelssohn melody...
Mixed Emotions
Pina Bausch spent three years in New York, from 1959 to 1962. She studied at the Juilliard School with Antony Tudor and danced with, among others, Paul Sanasardo and Paul Taylor. But before that she trained at Kurt Jooss' Fulkwang School in Essen,...
Naked in the Presence of His Enemies
IN MONTPELLIER some people tried to come onstage and stop the performance." Recalling the experience at a post-performance talk in Dublin two years ago, French choreographer Jerome Bel did not seem bothered by that evening's three quiet walkouts. But...
New York City Ballet
NEW YORK CITY BALLET NEW YORK STATE THEATHER, NYC April 27-June 27, 2004 This past spring marked the second half of NYCB's yearlong celebration of the Balanchine Centennial. The two-month span included four premieres: two by Ballet Master in Chief...
On Broadway: High Fliers: Broadway Shows Are Taking Off-Literally. the Frank Wildhorn Musical Dracula Is the Latest to Make Audiences Gasp with Its Aerial Choreography
It used to be enough to dance, sing and act. But these days, to get a part on Broadway, it helps if you can fly. "The Greeks flew gods onto the stage in machines, and a century ago Peter Pan flew into the Darlings" nursery. But until recently, most...
Teacher's Wisdom: Alfredo Corvino
Alfredo Corvino taught ballet at the Juilliard School for forty-two years, and now serves as ballet master for Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal (Bausch was one of his early students). As a performer, he danced with the Jooss Ballet and Ballet Russe...
The Ashton Celebration
THE ASHTON CELEBRATION LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL, METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE NEW YORK, NY, JULY 6-17, 2004 Sir Frederick Ashton utilized ballet vocabulary as naturally as Sir Lawrence Olivier spoke Shakespearean verse. He understood its inflections,...