Dance photography was born in the search to chronicle the dancer’s ephemeral art. It has grown up to offer a different, wholly independent, form of permanent performance
By Debra Cash Blame Alicia Alonso for reinforcing her own senseless Cuban embargo. The famed (and literally blind) dramatic ballerina who is the fountainhead of Cuban ballet and an official Friend of Fidel seems to have felt that although she made her own performing career in the United States the Cuban “dance drain” of ballet […]
By Debra Cash Ella Baff, executive director of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, recently shared the revision of an article she wrote for Arts Manager International Magazine last year. Her first tip for audience members: “Relax. Remember that when you travel to a foreign country, you may not know the language, but this does not […]
By Debra Cash Tap superstar Savion Glover effortlessly bridges the jazz and rap generations. Improvography is a word coined by the late Gregory Hines. Neologisms are about grabbing the power to make definitions; they assert that language is not specific or expressive enough to make your meaning clear. When tap dancer Savion Glover uses “Improvography” […]
The challenge of building a new dance audience lies in presenting, and contextualizing, thought-provoking work
Dance icon Bill T. Jones confounds expectations about race and the power of stereotypes in two new dance pieces. “Reading, Mercy and the Artificial Nigger” and “Mercy 10×8 On a Circle” by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company By Debra Cash Bill T. Jones would no doubt take umbrage at being compared to the white […]
A new dance show by Rennie Harris serves as a valuable response to MTV’s commercialization of hip hop.
Students and audiences of tomorrow deserve exposure to great dances, but they are not always getting them.
The number of solo dance performances is growing, and it is not only because they are cheap to produce.
An indispensable new biography of Broadway legend Jerome Robbins reevaluates his life and work.