Dance World News (March 16, 2017)

Girl Power…The Cincinnatti Ballet is making strides towards gender parity by commissioning work from over 50 percent female choreographers for the Cincinnatti Ballet’s 2017-2018 season. Eight of the 15 choreographers are female and five (Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt), are debuting new works. Read more here. Who will get their Dance Chance?Β You have until Sunday to decide who … Continue reading Dance World News (March 16, 2017)

Terpsichorean Heroes: Isabella Boylston Gives the Gift of Ballet to Her Home State

ABT principal Isabella Boylston is giving the gift of dance back to her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. The 30-year-old ballerina is organizing the inaugural Ballet Sun Valley. The three-day festival will take place at the Sun Valley Pavilion and feature performances from the New York City Ballet, Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet. β€œThis feels like a very personal project,” Boylston … Continue reading Terpsichorean Heroes: Isabella Boylston Gives the Gift of Ballet to Her Home State

Dance World News (Feb.11, 2017)

  We’ve got studies, shadowing, musicals games, YOU NAAAAME IT! Oh that’s dead already? Awkward…     Breaking down the science of dancing continues. Studies show that hips and leg movements can determine “dance attractiveness,” which can also determine relationship and friendship success. The New York Times recently shadowed New York City Ballet corps dancer Claire Kretzschmar for a day in the life of a … Continue reading Dance World News (Feb.11, 2017)

Video of the Week: Andrew Winghart’s ‘Cry Me A River’ dance video

If only I could depict heartbreak in such a compelling, organized way. This video has been making its rounds on the internet this week. Dancer Andrew Winghart, who has also choreographed works to songs by Kanye West and Lorde, created this latest offering to Justin Timberlake’s 2002 song “Cry Me a River.” The video features So You Think You Can Dance finalistΒ George Lawrence II as … Continue reading Video of the Week: Andrew Winghart’s ‘Cry Me A River’ dance video