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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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DancePulp at Dance On Camera 2015 DancePulp at Dance On Camera 2015

A Conversation on Dance On Camera 2015

Following the 2015 Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center last week, Anna Rogovoy and I engaged in a lengthy email chain on what we saw and experienced. Sit in on our conversation, and share your own reactions with us in the comments: EF:  The content is so well rounded at Dance…

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Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney

REVIEW: Neil Greenberg’s “This” at NYLA

In discussing This, the work which premiered at New York Live Arts last week, Neil Greenberg makes it clear that the dancers were a very integral and very early part of the creative process. We, too, will start with them: Omagbitse Omagbemi: resolute, inquisitive, confident; Molly Lieber: frank and sculptural,…

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VIDEO: Sidra Bell

The Creative Approach Season 3: Episode 4 | 5:17 Choreographer, dancer, teacher, and director Sidra Bell discusses her perspective on the artistry of dance and her creative approach to it. She also speaks about the advice she would give to her younger self. See our other Sidra Bell video (Intellect…

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Sidra Bell Dance New York in "STELLA" Sidra Bell Dance New York in "STELLA"

PREVIEW: Sidra Bell Dance New York at Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sidra Bell Dance New York is thick in preparation for the opening of their New York Season next week at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The season’s works together are entitled, Duel, consisting of two evening length works to be presented for two consecutive weeks between March 22 and April 1.
When I visited the company’s New York Live Arts rehearsal, there was a clear collaborative atmosphere as the dancers fiddled with costumes and discussed them with Bell and costume designer Erin Schultz. Collaboration plays a role in Bell’s work from start to finish with both dancers and designers. “I enjoy creating worlds onstage. The lighting, the costuming, all play in from the beginning of the process,” Bell explained.

Video: Susan Jaffe

A Ballerina’s Career In a Nutshell Season 2: Episode 13 | 18:25 Former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Susan Jaffe recounts the story of her discovery by Mikhail Baryshnikov and how it launched her long, superstar career.

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Cedar Lake's 360 Installation | photo: Darrell Wood Cedar Lake's 360º Installation | photo: Darrell Wood

REVIEW: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Intensive Students Perform 360º Installation

Last night, students of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet summer 2011 Intensive Program,  performed in an interactive installation piece entitled 360º at Cedar Lake’s homebase in NYC. Drew Jacoby and I joined the audience, circling the action rather than in rows of neat seats. In the current performance trend of audience…

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Heather Lang

Former Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark dancer and Radio City Rockette Heather Lang talks about her experiences as a commercial dancer and shares her insights on to what makes for a successful career.