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The dance of breath

The dance of breath Nancy Wozny Breathing is a dance with the atmosphere. We repeat a delicate exchange of gases some 20,000 times a day, nurturing every cell in our body. We take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide with each breath. It sounds simple, but the actual physiology of breathing is quite complex. Every […]

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Graham Technique

Graham Technique Marnie Thomas Demonstrating a class for Martha Graham was always unpredictable. One day in 1959, in the hot, airless gym at the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, 112 beginning students were wilting from the humidity and from Martha’s relentless push for a commanding presence. Dissatisfied with the deep pli4 contraction series, she […]

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Is it really jazz? Montreal company bridges styles and builds audiences

Is it really jazz? Montreal company bridges styles and builds audiences – Les Ballets Jazz Linde Howe-beck You notice the dancers, first and last. First because they exude an awesome sizzle, an explosive precision and energy that surges through any evening of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Last because the electrical charge is unforgettable, setting […]

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Dancers’ Rep Goes The Extra Mile

Dancers’ Rep Goes The Extra Mile – talent agent Vince Paul Rita Felciano Why was Vince Paul in a canoe on an African river? Call it customer service VINCE PAUL DOESN’T mind a rocking boat. After all, until this past spring when he moved his performing arts management company, World Arts Inc., to more sedate […]

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Health – dancers’ health, death of dancer Heidi Guenther, prevention of eating disorders

Health – dancers’ health, death of dancer Heidi Guenther, prevention of eating disorders – Editorial Richard Philp The tragic death of a corps dancer in Boston Ballet has had considerable repercussions beyond the realm of dance. And although we still do not have the entire picture, a few more facts and some distance in terms […]

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Young dancer wants inspiration

Young dancer wants inspiration – Readers’ Forum Erika Amandola My name is Erika Amandola and I am 10 years old. I dance at David Sanders Dance Dynamics on Long Island. I am part of the dance company there. I take thirteen hours of regular classes a week and rehearsals on a Sunday could be five […]

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Ballet in Las Vegas? It’s no mirage – Nevada Ballet Theatre

Ballet in Las Vegas? It’s no mirage – Nevada Ballet Theatre – Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre Heather Wisner Las Vegas is a dance town like Los Angeles is a dance town–its art is often overshadowed by its entertainment. The Las Vegas Strip hosts shows that include dancing: Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere and O, and […]

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Go Where The Auditions Are! – online auditions – Brief Article

Go Where The Auditions Are! – online auditions – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included An online auditions service for dancers worldwide made its debut in early January on www.dancemagazine.com, the Dance Magazine Web site. The move was a response to repeated appeals from people in the dance world, explained Publisher Barbara Paige Kaplan. “Company […]

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schools, colleges, teachers, dancers, and regional companies

Dance directory: schools, colleges, teachers, dancers, and regional companies ALABAMA ALABAMA BALLET Wes Chapman, Artistic Director Ada Chapital, Business Manager 2726 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 322-4300; Fax (205) 322-4444 ALABAMA DANCE THEATRE Kitty Seale, Dir. Haynes Owens, Ballet Master Located at Armory Learning Arts Center 1018 Madison Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) […]

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Modern Innovator Erdman Honored

Modern Innovator Erdman Honored – Brief Article Paula Durbin BECAUSE THE WORK of modern dance pioneer Jean Erdman made such a significant imprint on the last century, it was especially appropriate that the millennial retrospective Dance 2000, staged by the University of Hawaii at Manoa in February, was dedicated to her. Now 83, Erdman divides […]