August/September 2016


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  • Call Board: August/September 2016

    NYCB’s Gala Features Choreography by Women, Company Dancers It’s been five years since a female choreographer premiered a work ... More »

  • Studio to Street: James Whiteside

    When it comes to style, James Whiteside likes to push the limits. “Conforming isn’t really my thing,” says the ...

  • Dancer Spotlight: Carolyn Judson

    They say injury can be a great teacher: When Texas Ballet Theater dancer Carolyn Judson was sidelined with a ...

  • Maintaining Motivation

    Coming home from my summer intensive was such a letdown. How can I carry my summer inspiration into the ... More »

  • Inside Noelani Pantastico’s Dance Bag

    You’d be hard pressed to find a pair of ballet slippers in Noelani Pantastico’s dance bag. Instead, you’ll find ... More »

  • Poise and Polish

    What a difference four years have made for Hannah O’Neill. In 2012, as a foreign dancer on a temporary ...

  • 2016 Stars of the Corps

    Every corps de ballet has a few bright standouts. Here are 10 young dancers on the rise. Norika Matsuyama ... More »

  • The Quest for Confidence

    Today, she’s a confident Miami City Ballet soloist, but Emily Bromberg wasn’t always so self-assured. As a teenager, she ... More »

  • Shine Bright

    Let shades of turquoise, amethyst, ruby and emerald add sparkle to your back-to-class fashion. All photos by Nathan Sayers. ...

  • Make the Most of Your Turnout

    Think fast: Would you like a few more degrees of turnout? If your answer is a resounding “yes” (perhaps ...

  • Extreme Stretching

    It’s a familiar sight on Instagram: A dancer lounges casually in an oversplit, drinking her morning coffee. One foot ... More »

  • Dream Role: Swanilda

    In Balanchine’s comedic Coppélia, San Francisco Ballet’s Frances Chung brings out Swanilda’s playful side. All of Swanilda’s actions come ...

  • Having It All

    Kevin Irving is a man of eclectic tastes. It showed in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 2015–16  season, which opened with ...

  • The Actor’s Edge

    Five years after joining American Ballet Theatre, corps member Zhong-Jing Fang sustained a serious ankle injury. Not one to ...

  • An Inner Spark: Reverence with Megan Fairchild

    New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild brings lessons from Broadway to her performances. You took a year off ...

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Left to right: Dance Theatre of Harlem's Daphne Lee, Amanda Smith, Lindsey Donnell and Alexandra Hutchinson in a scene from Dancing Through Harlem. Derek Brockington, Courtesy Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dancers Share Their Key Takeaways After a Year of Dancing on Film

Creating dances specifically for film has become one of the most effective ways that ballet companies have connected with audiences and kept dancers employed during the pandemic. Around the world, dance organizations are finding opportunities through digital seasons, whether conceiving cinematic, site-specific pieces or filming works within a traditional theater. And while there is a consistent sentiment that nothing will ever substitute the thrill of a live show, dancers are embracing this new way of performing.

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Start Your Dance Day With This Delicious Berry Breakfast Crisp Recipe

When it comes to breakfast, I want it to be easy and convenient but still taste delicious. My Berry Breakfast Crisp is just that. You can bake the crisp on the weekend as meal prep, then enjoy it throughout the week cold or warmed in the microwave. It freezes well, too!

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Liam Scarlett with Marianela Nuñez and Ryoichi Hirano during a rehearsal of his Swan Lake at The Royal Ballet. Andrej Uspenski, Courtesy ROH

Choreographer Liam Scarlett Has Died

Over the weekend, news broke that 35-year-old choreographer Liam Scarlett, a former artist in residence at The Royal Ballet, died suddenly at his home in England. "It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic, untimely death of our beloved Liam," Scarlett's family said in a brief statement. "At this difficult time for all of our family, we would ask that you respect our privacy to enable us to grieve our loss."

The cause of death was not disclosed.

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