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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?…


New York City Ballet, "Polyphonia" / Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon / Photo: © Paul Kolnik New York City Ballet / photo © Paul Kolnik

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, Program 5

The last curtain of the 2011 Fall For Dance Festival opened on four live musicians and a three platform stage suggesting only one thing: tap. Leading Zoe Ellliot and Kyle Wilder in an upbeat, non-stop sound fest, Maurice Chestnut showcases his exuberance for the form. Immediately it is evident that Chestnut’s tapping is not meant to be secondary, but rather fully integrated into the band as another musician. It is so successful in this instance that I wonder why every band is not considering hiring a tapper to stand beside the drummer. The mood of “Floating” is very much like a casual jam session amongst good friends…