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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. 86, No. 11, November

Advice for Dancers
Last year I had the opportunity to perform a lead role in The Nutcracker. I could do all the turns with no problem. However, one of the corps girls got sick and her understudy required a last-minute rehearsal right before the curtain went up. It completely...
Bahiyah Hibah: Switching Genres, Staying Positive
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tackling one genre of dance is tough enough, but Bahiyah Hibah has made her mark in two arenas: A charismatic member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1998 to 2004, she was known for her sensual, dramatic movement...
Cynthia Oliver
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Cynthia Oliver's fierce and funny duet Boom! was a highlight of the "Parallels" platform at the Danspace Project last spring. Her dance-and-talking pieces, drawn from Caribbean, African, and American influences, have been...
Dance, Film, and Creative Process
This past summer, Skidmore College students and their professor explored what it means to fully give over to a collaborative process, and to do so while making something unchangeable and concrete. Brought together through the college's Faculty/ Student...
Giant Break: The New Off-Broadway Musical Gives Choreographer Alex Sanchez His First Full-Scale Production in New York
So whose advice do you take? Ten Broadway shows into your career, Graciela Daniele tells you it's time to quit dancing and become a choreographer; but 10 Broadway shows into your career, your mother is still urging you to quit dancing and go to truck-driving...
In Charge: Tamara Rojo Takes the Helm at English National Ballet
It's not every prima ballerina who is willing to share her stage with a live goldfish, and Tamara Rojo chuckles in remembering her unusual partner in Life Is a Dream (choreographed by China's Fei Bo). Now, months after premiering that work, the dancer...
Kimberly Van Woesik: Ballet Hispanico's Radiant Siren
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Bounding onstage in a poufy purple dress in Eduardo Vilaro's Asuka, raven-haired Ballet Hispanico dancer Kimberly Van Woesik radiates exuberance. While her precisely placed port de bras and arabesques hint at ballet training,...
Monica Mason
After 54 years at The Royal Ballet, the last 10 spent as its artistic director, Monica Mason's farewell gesture to the company was to commission the most ambitious program seen under her tenure. Set to new scores by leading composers, "Metamorphosis:...
Nine Who Dared: Women Dance Artists Challenging the Status Quo
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For our first Women's Issue, we chose to profile women who have strong voices as dance artists. That could mean anything from presenting a bold style onstage to engaging with issues of gender in choreography, to working for...
Not Such a Man's World: A Global Festival Celebrates Women in Hip-Hop
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's somewhere between midnight and 1 a.m. on a Friday in July, but Michele Byrd-McPhee radiates...
Post-Baby Steps: Get Back to the Studio Sooner
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Stanton Welch's ballet Divergence was the occasion for Houston Ballet principal Mireille HassenboeNer's return to the stage after giving birth to her son. 'Tm glad I took my time," says Hassenboehler. "Becoming a morn is a...
Val Caniparoli: The Choreographer Stays Open to All Possibilities
Decidedly down-to-earth and modest, Val Caniparoli is nonetheless in demand as a choreographer around the world, from Salt Lake City to Singapore. By his own estimation he's choreographed mare than a hundred works, although he says he's never counted....
Women and Leadership. Women and Ballet. Women and Men
Women and women. Women and nature. Each pairing suggests different realms in which dancers are defying stereotypes. And we've tried to cover it all in our first Women's Issue. At the prow of this ship of female power, we have a great ballerina who...