Magazine article Dance Spirit

Crazy FOR CONTEMPORARY

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Crazy FOR CONTEMPORARY

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Many, many of you consider contemporary your passion, your obsession, your calling. That's not surprising: Over the past decade or so, contemporary has become a dance world staple, making waves everywhere from "So You Think You Can Dance" to the comp circuit to Broadway. And that wide exposure has helped it evolve into a deeply expressive style. Eloquent in its idiosyncrasies, contemporary dance does a beautiful job capturing the complicated feels we feel.

So, as our holiday gift to you, we've devoted this issue to all things contemporary. Get ready to dig deep, Travis Wall-style: On p. 46, we ask some of the scene's biggest stars- Wall included-serious questions about how the genre can continue to grow, and what clichés it needs to shed. (In true contemporary fashion, they hold nothing back.) And what will the future of contemporary look like? Find out in our profile of one of the most fascinating companies around, L. …

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