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    The Right Moves

    Some say we are what we eat. If you're a movement instructor, you'd say we are how we sit, stand, move. And while we may often associate movement techniques with training for dancers, these instructors list a surprising number of reasons why the actors who study with them ...

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    Re-Capturing the Joy of Dance

    I had a breakthrough! In my last post I mentioned that dance no longer brings me the same joy it used to. Today, for one brief moment, I finally re-captured that joy.

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    Everything's Coming Up Gypsies

    "I'm not really a Broadway gypsy; I just play one in A Chorus Line."

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    Are Your Dance Classes Working for You?

    Most professional dancers today came of age during the era of the megastudio, enormous dance facilities that feature instructors teaching many different kinds of classes under one roof.

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    Choreographing a Career

    “Most of the performances of my choreography come about because I’m doing work that crosses the path of someone who then invites me to become involved in a project with them."

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    A Trio of Worthy Dance Books

    Three new publications take fresh looks at ballet history, making choreography, and the writings of Agnes de Mille.

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    Giselle of the Golden West?

    Has a band of Wilis invaded the western United States? Why is it that five ballet companies in cities west of the Mississippi are mounting productions of "Giselle" in 2011?

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    Making the Old

    It is typically now, at the beginning of January, when we are marking the start of a new year, that we become fixated on throwing out the old and embracing the new.

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    Making Dances in Myriad Realms

    If you are looking to diversify your choreographic career path, there is perhaps no better model than 38-year-old Long Island, N.Y., native Larry Keigwin.

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis.