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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in 'Grace Engine' | Photo Julieta Cervantes Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in 'Grace Engine' | Photo Julieta Cervantes

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: What Just Happened?

There was no visible smoke signal leading up to Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet‘s closing. When I saw the announcement on my Facebook feed last night, I grabbed my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April Fools—a little misguided prank from the companies new summer intern – two glasses of rosé…

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VIDEO: Alexis Convento

Founder, Producing Director, and Lead Curator for The Current Sessions, sits down with DancePulp to talk about how the project based organization began, how it’s helping choreographers of our generation, and her own frustrations and goals as an art maker.

Relevé AC offers free ballet at their school in Mexico Relevé AC offers free ballet at their school in Mexico

Dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater Give Back

Did you need another reason to admire Nederlands Dans Theater—something beyond the characteristic sleekness and power that has built their reputation and hiked their YouTube views for decades? How about the fact that they are giving back on a yearly basis–putting a ballet slipper on a brand-new

DREW JACOBY ~ USA Nederlands Dans Theater 1 2013

Drew Jacoby on Becoming Professional

Note: This conversation is courtesy of Trey McIntyre Project. Trey asked Drew her thoughts on transitioning from a student of dance to a professional. To see more of his valuable conversations with professional dancers, follow TMP on Facebook. WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH A PARTICULAR COMPANY OR ARTIST?…

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John Sorensen-Jolink | photo by Elizabeth Romanski John Sorensen-Jolink | photo by Elizabeth Romanski

Artist Feature: John Sorensen-Jolink

John Sorensen-Jolink is a dancer, choreographer and furniture designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Training: Jefferson High School  (Portland, OR); NYU’s Tisch School (BFA).  Credits: Twyla Tharp (Movin’ Out, Come Fly Away); Punchdrunk (Sleep No More); Tino Seghal (Kiss); Boris Charmatz (Levée des Conflits, 20 Dancers for the XX Century); Lucinda…

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"Dance Foyer at the Opera," Degas "Dance Foyer at the Opera," Degas

Flashback: Emma Livry, 1862

Ballet loves a tragic ingenue: Odette, Giselle, the girl in the red shoes–but the storied lives of its early dancers upstaged the roles they played. It’s hard not to romanticize the 19th century Paris Opera–Degas sketching the feathery dancers from his box above the flickering footlights–but offstage, the lives of his…

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Adam Barruch in "Belladonna" Adam Barruch in "Belladonna"

Artist Feature: Adam Barruch

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years,…

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GHOST Part 2

In conjuction with GHOST Part 1, we bring you the performance footage right from the stage. In this video Drew Jacoby, Rubinald Pronk, Prince Credell, and Leo Mujic dance the original piece by Leo Mujic for Jacoby Pronk and Dancers. It was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2011. GHOST…

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Healthcare

Take Care

It’s a sad catch-22: the fact that dancers, whose bodies undergo some of the most intense physical stress of any members of the population, often don’t have the resources to give those bodies the specialized care they need. The army of freelance or “project” dancers who make up the majority…

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