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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Over the past 10 years, dance has moved progressively toward mainstream culture. Dance has always been a universal language, but never before have the performing arts been so widely accessible. Due to recent media hype around dance, families now have the opportunity to see dance in the comfort and convenience of their own homes, rather than paying the expensive ticket prices of upscale theatres. Popular shows like “Dancing With The Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and “America’s Got Talent” put dancers center stage in living rooms of those who may never have otherwise been interested.

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Ballet Meets Pop

Editor’s note: The following guest post is by The Ballet Bag (@theballetbag), an online resource for the best of ballet around the web. In their previous guest post, they gave us their take on dance and social media. One of our favorite topics is ballet’s potential for crossover with other…


Batsheva Dancers Speak Out: Project 5

The Batsheva Dance Company’s male cast (Shachar Biniamini, Matan David, Doug Letheren, Ian Robinson, and Tom Weinberger) performing Project 5 is definitely something to see if you have not already had the pleasure and if you have, well, Project 5 is worth seeing again.  During a recent engagement at the Joyce Theater, Batsheva showcased alternating casts—a female and male cast—performing Project 5:  a collection of pieces of various put together—similar to Decadance (2007)—into an hour-long, enticing buffet of sights, sounds, and, of course, emotions.

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“Social Dancing”

Editor’s note: DancePulp welcomes The Ballet Bag! Here is Emilia and Linda’s first guest post. More guest posts from The Ballet Bag and others to come. A few months ago ballet and Twitter appeared together in the same front page article in the New York Times. Entitled ‘Ballet Stars Now Tweet…