This Week in Dance

Ever wonder what you'd do if you couldn't dance? It's a depressing thought, but one all dancers have to face.

 

Career Transition for Dancers will present a free career development workshop in Chicago this Sunday at Lou Conte Dance Studio. All dancers are invited to attend for free—whether you're just embarking on your career or already starting down a new path. You can stay the whole day from 12 to 6 or attend individual sessions as you like.

 

For dancers trained in ballet, improvisation can feel like a completely foreign concept. Yet so many contemporary choreographers these days ask dancers to improv as a tool for creating movement. More and more companies are even including improv as part of their auditioning process.

 

Last week, Boston Ballet hosted its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch has been blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch has been blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe. Read Leah's first entry here, and stay tuned for more!

 

Lindsay Karchin checks in with Pointe from the end of ABT's summer intensive. See her other blog entries here.

 

When it comes to dance photography, I have a serious soft spot.  Dane Shitagi’s Ballerina Project, Lois Greenfield’s work, I love it all. And so, I was delighted when a friend showed me what baseball player-turned-actor-turned-photographer Jordan Matter has been working on: Dancers Among Us.  It’s been around since 2009, and is a labor of love between Matter, professional dancers from all over and New York City’s magnificent cityscape.

 

Maddy Graupmann checks in with Pointe from the end of Houston Ballet's summer intensive.

 

Does a weekend of dancing in sunny Southern California with some of the biggest names in the business sound appealing to you?  Then the Anaheim International Dance Festival might be the perfect end to your summer.