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Published February 2011
Orion Duckstein, who danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 11 years (plus four years with Taylor 2), retired from the company in August to join the faculty of Adelphi University as visiting professor. Duckstein teaches modern and improvisation to the BFA program’s 39 majors, and he worksread more »
Published December 2010
It may not have Hollywood’s cachet, but the dance department at Rutgers University has plenty of talent to offer any visiting artist—even Benoit-Swan Pouffer, who recently finished choreographing for the movie The Adjustment Bureau (“From Dance Studio to Movie Studio,” Sept.). Between rehearsalsread more »
Published November 2010
Kennesaw State students perform an American masterpieceread more »
Published October 2010
Daniel Gwirtzman's new solo pieceread more »
Published October 2010
New York City Dance Alliance’s 16th season was truly life-changing for seven young competitors who received scholarships at Nationals this July. Though this is only the second year that NYCDA awarded college scholarships, it was able to offer a collective $500,000. Last year, two full scholarshipsread more »
Published October 2010
Most MFA dance programs are modern-based, but Butler University wants to create a place to explore contemporary ballet choreography. The school will offer a new master’s of fine arts in dance next fall. “There was a time when Balanchine was brand-new and everything he did was completely differentread more »
Published September 2010
A steep hill, a river, eager dancers, and the force of gravity become one choreographer’s playground when the Dublin Arts Council (DAC), OhioDance, and the Ohio State University Department of Dance present Gravity’s Ripple II. Choreographer Julie Fox, selected from a pool of emerging Ohio-basedread more »
Published September 2010
Nashville Ballet 2, the second company of Nashville Ballet, has created a training division for preprofessional dancers. A stepping stone to performing with NB2, the program offers an intensive full-time curriculum, as well as the option to pursue a college degree through partnerships with Belmontread more »
Published September 2010
John Bohannon, blogger and contributing writer for Science magazine, is admittedly a scientist, not a dancer, but he is the creator of an online dance contest that is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. This year marks the third annual Dance Your PhD Contest, an interpretative-dance videoread more »
Published August 2010
Juilliard students share their passionread more »