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Ezra Hurwitz is a rising star in the film community who has developed a dedicated following over the last two years. A former dancer with the Miami City Ballet, he brings refined aesthetic sensibilities to cinematography and a deep passion for dance as an art form.
Martha Graham Dance Company member Lloyd Knight gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes, in honor of the company's 90th anniversary.
Ceci and I took our first dance class together in the fall of 1996, after spotting an announcement posted on the bulletin board at the café.
What takes more bravery than the choice to be yourself, to honor your truth, your intuition, over and over again, in the face of circumstances or people or surroundings that would rather you acted like someone else?
Seeing dancers rehearse is strange. First because the thing that makes dance what it is -- pure magic -- is shown pretty naked. This is very hard work. The dancers show it.
It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?
Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.
But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.
The American Ballet Theatre recently announced that Misty Copeland would be promoted to the role of principal dancer, the first African-American woman to be named to this esteemed role in the world of ballet.
Watching the Royal Ballet is like staring at a Degas painting for two and a half hours. The company preserves, but it doesn't push and evolve. Still, it's pretty.
Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.
But it was Rust, Nacho Duato's 2013 work on torture, that left an indelible mark on its viewers. Five men dressed in grey
Maya Angelou delivering the poem, On The Pulse Of Morning for President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration: Maya Angelou was
Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom may not have the name cachet of an Oscar, but it is our nation's highest civilian honor and an award to be celebrated.
Inspiration and creativity are so elusively interwoven that the most compelling and important new art is always a collaboration, perhaps unrecognized, with whatever past accomplishment made the present what it is.
There are genius nurses, genius firemen, genius parents and genius accountants. Genius relates to the how even more than to the what. When we bring light to the world -- when our actions increase beauty, truth and love -- we know that we're following our genius.
I love dancers' parties. The floor's full and no one's drunk, with every style and move you can think of unleashed, celebrated, spun, from electric boogaloo to sixties go-go to glam jazz to the running man.