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A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer

A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The attitude, the poise and the glittering glory of the costumes make the voguing scene one that’s instantly compelling: its place in gay history and its fierce sense of community make it a vital part of 20th Century history. For the uninitiated, voguing is a type of dancing typified by spiky, stylish movements and narrative gestures. While Madonna made the word part of pop parlance, the scene itself is rather more complex than the queen of pop conveyed. Its roots lie in Harlem, New York, where
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Akram Khan moves into classical ballet with Giselle - BBC News

Akram Khan moves into classical ballet with Giselle - BBC News | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan is to create his first full classical ballet with a new version of Giselle, which will open in Manchester in 2016.
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Fears and frustrations of modern India told through dance

Fears and frustrations of modern India told through dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Dance Umbrella’s Out of India programme unites contemporary choreographers who are crossing borders, breaking boundaries and exploring issues of corruption and urbanisation in their country through dance
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12 Broadway Choreographers All Actors Should Know

12 Broadway Choreographers All Actors Should Know | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
From the early days of the Great White Way to the greatest hits of the past 10 years, here are 12 legendary choreographers who have given shape to Broadway as we know it.
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Crowd-sourced Choreography

Crowd-sourced Choreography | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Although #instaballet seemed “a really whacky idea and risk” at first, it has worked better than imagined.
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Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
She becomes the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
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How Do You Dance to Jazz?

How Do You Dance to Jazz? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The attendees at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival taught our music writer a step or two
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YouTube’s Copyright Conundrum: Unwarranted Video Takedowns are Symptoms of a Much Larger Problem

YouTube’s Copyright Conundrum: Unwarranted Video Takedowns are Symptoms of a Much Larger Problem | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

There are no two ways around it: YouTube has an intellectual property problem. Or, more specifically, an IP management and enforcement problem.

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Twyla Tharp’s 50 Years of Forward Movement

Twyla Tharp’s 50 Years of Forward Movement | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
“The Fugue,” rejects the familiar notion that dance is solely an ephemeral art.
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What Does Ballet Have to Say About Rape Culture?

What Does Ballet Have to Say About Rape Culture? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
 

Paul Taylor is a self titled “ Dance Maker” who is inspired by the natural world, environment, and human interactions. He was also once dubbed “ the naughty boy of modern Dance” by Martha Graham. Throughout the years this t...
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The iPhone's Slo-Mo Video Has Become a Dancer's Best Friend | WIRED

The iPhone's Slo-Mo Video Has Become a Dancer's Best Friend | WIRED | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
For professional dancers and dance teachers, the iPhone 6's slo-mo feature isn't just a gimmick, it's a truly helpful learning tool.
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Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing

Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It’s half past midnight on a Thursday morning and I’m on a double date, walking down Calle Bolívar in the fringes of Mexico City’s Downtown district. Passing gated-up storefronts and overlit hotel lobbies, we stop in front of a sign that reads Dos Naciones: Museo de Tragos y Arrabal, which Google tells me translates to something like Two Nations: Museum of Drinks and Suburbs, though I know that’s probably incorrect.
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William Forsythe, Keeping the Brain Engaged

William Forsythe, Keeping the Brain Engaged | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
An exhibition in Frankfurt tracks the choreographer’s other art: the installation.
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Choreographer William Forsythe: Why He’s not the 'Heir of Balanchine'

Choreographer William Forsythe: Why He’s not the 'Heir of Balanchine' | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The internationally recognized choreographer discusses his history with the Joffrey Ballet, the de-gendering of ballet, and who – if not him – acts as the true successor to the father of American Ballet.
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Philip Martin-Nielson: an autistic life transformed by dance

Philip Martin-Nielson: an autistic life transformed by dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
He was told his autism meant he could never have an independent life – but the non-verbal world of dance changed everything
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Performania: Dance Finds a Home in the Visual Arts

Performania: Dance Finds a Home in the Visual Arts | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Laura Gutierrez in Laura Elena Gutierrez (1987); 64 x 61 1/2 in.  created and performed and in conjunction with Líneas de la Mano  at Sicardi Gallery. Photo by Lynn Lane. Hope Stone Dance Company performing i scream  at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2015. Photo by Atmosphere Dance Photography. Watching Jane Weiner’s i scream at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, I was stuck by one thing: it looked more vibrant than it did the previous day in a traditional theater. Perhaps it had to do w
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Streetwise Afro-Brazilian dancers storm across the racial divide

Streetwise Afro-Brazilian dancers storm across the racial divide | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Dance company composed of young people from Brazil’s favelas celebrates a vibrant African heritage that was once repressed
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A Holocaust Survivor's Story in Postmodern Dance

A Holocaust Survivor's Story in Postmodern Dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Taking testimony from a Holocaust survivor and turning it into a dance is an intriguing but risky proposition, especially if you're not a Jew.
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There's A New Instructional Video That Will Teach You To Dance Like A North Korean

There's A New Instructional Video That Will Teach You To Dance Like A North Korean | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A newly-released video shows how people in the most isolated country in the world prepare to get on down at their mass dance events.
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Impressions of Mark Morris Dance Group

Impressions of Mark Morris Dance Group | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"Like an advertisement straight from Madison Avenue, he meticulously architects space and miniaturizes the kinesphere to manage our experience: We look where we’re supposed to look and see what we’re supposed to see." Erin Bomboy, Brooklyn.
 
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When Inspiration Won't Strike

When Inspiration Won't Strike | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Choreographer’s block. It’s the black cloud that all dancemakers—seasoned artists and green ones alike—experience at some point nearly every time they create. What separates the professionals from the novices is learning how to press on and not let it derail the work. We talked to six choreographers about what they do when they feel stuck. A common theme: When you are having trouble, chances are it’s because you’re challenging yourself in a way that you never have before.

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When Dance Migrates from Brooklyn Streets to an Upper East Side Stage

When Dance Migrates from Brooklyn Streets to an Upper East Side Stage | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

FLEXN at the Park Avenue Armory puts an indigenous New York street dance under a prestigious spotlight — and doesn’t shy away from politics.

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Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo

Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
At the 1992 Academy Awards, composer Alan Menken was fielding questions in the press room after winning a couple of Oscars for his score for "Aladdin," the animated Disney movie.
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