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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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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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Elevated visions: how William Forsythe changed the face of dance

Elevated visions: how William Forsythe changed the face of dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Forsythe’s 1987 ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated was commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev and starred the young Sylvie Guillem – and it electrified the ballet world. So what made this work so revolutionary? A new revival by the English National Ballet looks set to provide the answer. By Sarah Crompton
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Can theatre be used to treat mental illness?

Can theatre be used to treat mental illness? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Theatre provides stimulus for psychotic, schizophrenic and depressed patients, but can it improve their mental health?
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Impressions of: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Impressions of: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
"Maybe Brown is reminding us, when the men cast their invisible dice, that love is always a gamble. In our fallen world, even faith in God is an all-or-nothing wager we have no choice but to make." Robert Johnson, New York.
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Is American Modern Dance a Pyramid Scheme?

Is American Modern Dance a Pyramid Scheme? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Shannon Marie Robinson's insight:
PERPETUATING THE BFA/MFA TRACK IN DANCE HAS NOT MADE DANCE RICHER, STRONGER OR MORE CREATIVE
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How dancers learn their steps: music, muscle memory and mystery

How dancers learn their steps: music, muscle memory and mystery | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
When ballerina Jenifer Ringer took on a new role at the New York City Ballet, she had to train her ear for the composition and her body for the moves – then let her imagination take flight
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Why I’m so over dancers as athletes (or, why Misty Copeland is an artist)

I’m so over branding dancers as athletes. What is wrong with celebrating dancers as artists? Why the raging inferiority complex about dance? It's an art. Let's get past that whole macho-athlete-branding thing. Take a look a this gorgeous dance by Sergei Polunin to the Hozier hit “Take Me to Church."
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Scroll.in - News. Politics. Culture.

Scroll.in - News. Politics. Culture. | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Scroll.in is a digital daily of political and cultural news for India. Our focus is on analyses, reportage and commentary.
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Watch BANDALOOP Dancers Soar and Swoop on Marin Cliffs

Watch BANDALOOP Dancers Soar and Swoop on Marin Cliffs | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
On rocks high above the sea, dancers twirl and tumble through the sky. They’re members of BANDALOOP, a troupe that mixes modern choreography with rock-climbing tech to create gravity-defying spectacles.
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You Know That Audience We Rarely Reach? It Really Wants to Talk

You Know That Audience We Rarely Reach? It Really Wants to Talk | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Mark Blankenship discusses Triple Play, an initiative exploring what artists and administrators can do to entice casual ticket buyers to see more new plays.
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Odissi Stars at a Dance Festival in Chennai, India

Odissi Stars at a Dance Festival in Chennai, India | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Three Indian dancers exemplify the qualities that have often made Odissi seem the most sensuously poetic of all dance idioms.
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Philip Glass Half Full

Philip Glass Half Full | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

For all its manifold beauties, the classical music of the 20th century has yet to become popular in America. One sign of its failure to make a deeper mark on our culture is that except for Aaron Copland, the only American classical composer whose name is reasonably well known outside musical circles is Philip Glass.

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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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Male Belly Dancers Make a Comeback in Istanbul

Male Belly Dancers Make a Comeback in Istanbul | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Once a mainstay at the courts of Ottoman sultans, male belly dancers, known as ‘zennes,’ are back in vogue.
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Mover over Miley Cyrus, can twerking ever become a serious artform?

Mover over Miley Cyrus, can twerking ever become a serious artform? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Our understanding of dance is strangely segregated.
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A stage of their own: why female playwrights are still marginalised

A stage of their own: why female playwrights are still marginalised | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
At the National Theatre and beyond, female playwrights’ work is still frequently hived off in smaller spaces and slapped with the ‘radical’ tag. Are our leading theatrical institutions built on suspect foundations?
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Acting and Impersonation – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Acting and Impersonation – The Los Angeles Review of Books | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
[…] you should never give an acting award to actor or actress for playing an insane person. There was never an Ophelia who was bad in the mad scene. — Rouben Mamoulian AS THE OSCARS roll around again, the question of what constitutes acting worthy of such high recognition emerges once again...
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The Impossible Art Of Visualizing Dance On Paper

The Impossible Art Of Visualizing Dance On Paper | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Notating a dance performance is as varied as it is complex.
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Buying Songs Is Over

Buying Songs Is Over | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Every statistic in the recorded music business is pointing down except for streaming and, amazingly, vinyl.
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It’s Not Just Björk: Women Are Tired of Not Getting Credit for Their Own Music

It’s Not Just Björk: Women Are Tired of Not Getting Credit for Their Own Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Pitchfork published a new interview with Björk on Wednesday, and in it she speaks powerfully about the kind of sexism she’s faced in her career. Asked by Jessica Hopper about early reports that Arca was the “sole producer” on her new album rather than, as Arca later clarified, a co-producer, Björk opened up about how she’s been denied...
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Animation dance: hip-hop’s living cartoon marvels

Animation dance: hip-hop’s living cartoon marvels | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Animation dance – its swooping waves, irrepressible tics and melodramatic freezes inspired by blockbuster cartoons – is the latest in hip-hop’s conveyor belt of new moves, writes Judith Mackrell
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