In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet “extra” on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider’s look at her experiences backstage during ABT’s Romeo and Juliet.
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Do Great Choreographers Have To Be Great Dancers?
Should someone whose goal is to become a choreographer work just as hard at becoming a better dancer? I have a few thoughts on the matter but I invite you to add your own, share what it means to be a great choreographer, and name a few so-so dancers turned choreographers. .
The Nutcracker: Unwrapped
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of The Nutcracker in one of America’s largest ballet companies? From 7000 lbs of hand-torn snow to tangled flying cooks, take a peek, as we talk with Production Director, Tom Boyd and Wardrobe Manager, Laura Lynch.
Thought Of You… on Valentine’s Day
Ryan Woodward’s short animation Thought of You presents an eloquent and concise story of elusive love told through his 2D interpretation of contemporary dance. The video has become viral on Vimeo and YouTube. Learn a bit about the making of this gorgeous film.
Backstage Bliss: 11 Guidelines for Students in a Dance Recital
Recitals can be hectic and stressful for those trying to make the day/evening go off without a hitch. Adhering to these rules helps a performance run smoothly for you and the others around you.