Magazine article Pointe

A Bold Future

Magazine article Pointe

A Bold Future

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A decade can be long or short. Since Pointe began publishing 10 years ago, ballet has embraced the 21 st century with a passion, seemingly at warp speed. Today's dancers Twitter about their company tours, audiences send texts to vote for their favorite new works and international stars have websites where they blog and chat with fans. It feels like a lot has changed since the spring of 2000, when Pointe debuted promising to help dancers grow in their technique, careers and love of the art.

Or perhaps not so much has changed after all. As original editor Virginia Johnson wrote in her first column, "In ballet you often start off with a dream, but you never know where that dream will take you." A decade has taken Pointe from being a newcomer in the field to having a cherished place in the studios, green rooms and homes of ballet dancers. Yet the magazine today has the same goals it did in its first issue. And we want to help our readers more than ever.

In that spirit, we are excited to introduce several new departments. Meet our advice columnist. Amy Brandt, who dances with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, on page 32. She'll be covering topics ranging from cross-training strategies to technical and artistic challenges. Send her your questions at www.pointemagazine.com/ask-amy. Turn to our new health section, "Your Best Body" (page 60), to find tips on nutrition, improving strength and avoiding injury. Check out "Training Ground" (page 64), our expanded education department, for scholarships, competitions and schools that can give you an edge professionally. …

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