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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. 71, No. 4, April

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
CITY CENTER DECEMBER 4-31, 1996 REVIEWED BY CAMILLE HARDY With dances by Alvin Ailey making up only one-third of the repertory during the recent New York season, the strength of his presence was a remarkable accomplishment by Judith Jamison, the current...
Choreographing Coast to Coast
EUGENE BALLET COMPANY'S TONI PIMBLE IS A REGIONAL BALLET DIRECTOR WHO WORKS WITH COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOME FIVE YEARS AGO, one sunny day in April, Toni Pimble went out into Lincoln Center Plaza and, by her own account, "danced a little jig...
Doug Elkins Dance Company
DTW'S BESSIE SCHONBERG THEATER DECEMBER 11-29, 1996 REVIEWED BY DORIS HERING My notes about Doug Elkins's 1995 concert ended with this plaint: "Elkins's facility with movement, his pure imagination, make one eager to see what he does in the future....
Evelyn Cisneros: Ballerina of Everyone's Dreams
After twenty years with San Francisco Ballet, Evelyn Cisneros is still the company's most distinguished classical ballerina and its elemental, essential modern dancer. It was the wedding day of San Francisco Ballet principal Joanna Berman and, she...
Hartford Ballet Restores a Classic: Journey with Giselle
It was a Sunday morning in May. Kirk Peterson and I were having breakfast in a Hartford diner. Unaware of the animated family groups around us, we were deep into a discussion of Giselle. We were even arguing a bit. This was not the first time since...
Hula Finds New Alloy
THE BIG ISLAND, Hawaii--For Dance Alloy, artistic director Mark Taylor had a tough assignment: Leave Pittsburgh for the frigid month of January and live on Hawaii's sunsplashed Big Island, learning to hula. The result of the company's labors--a cross-cultural...
Jewels
MIAMI CITY BALLET JACKIE GLEASON THEATER, MIAMI BEACH JANUARY 24-26, 1997 REVIEWED BY CYNTHIA ROSES Miami City Ballet took Balanchine's Jewels and made them its own on opening night at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Unafraid and undaunted by the ballet's...
Kickoff: Community
Last January the Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious Swiss competition that awards scholarships to talented young dancers, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with various gala events and a symposium that addressed a question: What is the future of...
Lakes of Swans
A few months ago I found myself writing about the importance of repertory to classic ballet companies and emphasizing the significance of ballet's somewhat short supply of classics. I was trying to stress--without actually being crass enough to come...
Momix
JOYCE THEATER DECEMBER 17, 1996-JANUARY 5, 1997 REVIEWED BY ROSLYN SULCAS The poster for Momix's fifteenth anniversary season features a naked woman in profile, head and one leg thrown back, a diaphanous veil not quite masking a bare breast and the...
Movement Research at the Judson Church
JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH SEPTEMBER 30, 1996-JANUARY 20, 1997 REVIEWED BY ROSE ANNE THOM The crowds that gather on the steps of Judson Memorial Church on Monday evenings wait for an unusual kind of dance performance: a free one. Each week Movement Research...
NDP Gives Half Million for Touring
WASHINGTON--1996 was a dismal year for performing arts touring: Arts America's vital touring program was eliminated, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) virtually eliminated all grants to individual choreographers and artists, as well as eliminating...
Nicola Hawkins Dance Company
TSAI PERFORMANCE CENTER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, BOSTON JANUARY 10-11, 1997 REVIEWED BY IRIS FANGER British-born and trained, Nicola Hawkins came to Boston five years ago and established a company of women that has gained a wide following. Hawkins is the...
Paris Opera Ballet
PALAIS GARNER, PARIS DECEMBER7-25, 1996 REVIEWED BY NADINE MEISNER The Paris Opera Ballet's Balanchine-Stravinsky program last December formed a diptych with its Balanchine-Tchaikovsky program earlier in the year. The winter program did not include...
RDA Goes National
Perhaps the largest conclave of young dancers ever will take place in Houston June 3-8 when Regional Dance America (RDA), the grass roots organization of preprofessional companies, will hold National Ballet Festival '97, its first national festival....
Recent Repertory
WASHINGTON, D.C., AND VICINITY 1993-1997 REVIEWED BY GEORGE JACKSON This city used to think big. In 1976, 800-plus dancers assembled on the Mall in Liz Lerman's bicentennial choreography to Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. It still counts...
Royal Ballet, Opera in First Joint U.S. Appearance
LONDON -- The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera will make their first-ever joint U.S. appearance as part of this summer's Lincoln Center Festival, Dance Magazine has learned. The two companies, along with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, will perform...
The Eyes Have It
What do pilots, police officers, athletes, actors, and dancers have in common? They can't wear glasses while working. Micro- and refractive surgeries can now replace the need for glasses by correcting unbalanced vision and reshaping the cornea. A...
Trilogia del Presente/Orestea
COMPAGNIA VIRGILIO SIENI DANZA TEATRO COMUNALE, FERRARA, ITALY DECEMBER 12-13, 1996 REVIEWED BY SILVIA POLETTI Virgilio Sieni's artistic progress is a model of the different approaches Italian dancemakers have taken to the contemporary dance idioms...
Ubungen Dance Company Embroiled in Hip-Hop War
SAN FRANCISCO--It was a case of the best intentions gone wrong. Pearl Ubungen has been teaching Southeast Asian youngsters living in San Francisco's Tenderloin district for the last five years. The inner-city neighborhood was for many years the city's...
Up in the Air
PETER DAVISON SPACE FOR DANCE, BOULDER, COLORADO JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1, 7, 8, 1997 REVIEWED BY JANINE GASTINEAU Seeing exquisite juggling, lasso twirling, and hat-and-cane tricks onstage is rare enough these days. When these art forms are combined...
Vivaldi, Oder Was Ihr Wollt
HAMBURG BALLET HAMBURG OPER DECEMBER 22, 1996 REVIEWED BY INGE ZURNER When Milwaukee-born John Neumeier created his first evening-length ballet twenty-five years ago (for the Frankfurt Ballet), he took his inspiration from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet....
'We Want to Be Treated as Adults'; Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancers Get New Contract after First Dancer Strike in United States History
NEW YORK CITY -- Dance Theatre of Harlem and its 35 performers have tentatively agreed on a new contract, after the employees became the first unionized dancers in U.S. history to go on strike. The settlement came February 9, two days after the dancers...
What Becomes a Legend
Name a few of today's male ballet idols and you will surely come up with Bocca, Carreno, Corella, Cooper, Boal, Hubbe, Malakhov, Stiefel, Woetzel--but do you instantly remember their first names? There's one dancer, however, who has never needed more...
What's Been Happening? Paris International Ballet Competition
More than two hundred dancers from thirty-nine countries competed in the Seventh Paris International Dance Competition, November 23-December 6, 1996. The biennial competition was divided into contemporary and classical rounds and was judged by two...
Who's out There? Four Competitors Who Did Paris and New York
PHILIP DEAL "This is my first time out of America, and this is my first international competition." For American Philip Deal, age 16, dancing in the Paris International Ballet Competition was "incredible." Philip, who is originally from Virginia...
Who's Won? A Successful Pair
They first met at a ballet competition in Brazil, where each took a first prize. Three years later, they each won a bronze medal in the junior division at the competition in Varna, Bulgaria, and were hired by Robert Berthier to be members of Le Jeune...