Book review and interview with author Cherie Magnus about her memoir which chronicles her life as a young woman trying to make it as a dancer during the 1960’s in Los Angeles.
Two DVD titles from Dancetime Productions delve into the political, gender and social issues of their chosen era and reveal links between the dance of yesterday and today. Perhaps filling a void in dance education, these captivating educational documentaries combine historical data with practical examples.
Blossoming dancer and dance photographer, Kristen Newsom, shares a picturesque photo – an arabesque on the New England coast – and her dual passions for dance and photography, as she looks forward to another summer at Burklyn Ballet and a new semester at Sam Houston State University.
Today’s photo was taken during a performance of Paquita by the Alma College Dance Company in Alma, MI. The beautiful young lady performing the principal role in this photograph is a freshman from Jackson, MI named Lindsay. Photographer, Simone Boos is a native of Indianapolis, IN who currently attends Alma College in Michigan where she is pursuing dual degrees in dance and English. After discovering a love for photography in high school, she launched Simone Boos Photography in January of 2009. Simone now specializes in portraiture of all kinds, and continues to photograph dance at both the amateur and professional level.
Of all the spinal sections, the thoracic vertebrae are least capable of movement, however it is exceedingly important to the movements of dance. Lauren of Art Intercepts teaches us about the thoracic spine, its function, and gives an exercise to stretch and strengthen this area of the back for movement and greater aplomb.