Margaret Fuhrer for DanceSpirit Magazine - Beauty and the Beat
What do you get when you combine hip hop and classical ballet? "Against Time." This piece, now touring in the UK, is a collaboration between the English National Ballet and the hip hop group Flawless, who you may remember from winning Britain's Got Talent in 2009. Interesting concept. I hope my friends across the pond will consider seeing this show!
Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman
This was the commencement speech this year at University of the Arts. Perhaps one of the best speeches I've ever heard. The summation of what was said? Make up the rules, do the impossible (because it's easy to do if you don't know it's impossible), make mistakes, and make good art. If you need more inspiration, make sure to visit my old post!
I Gave Up My Dream, And I'd Do It Again by Allison Ford
I've talked before about making the choice to be a dancer. It's not for everyone, even amongst those who love dance. Some dance-lovers aren't meant to be professional dancers, or choreographers, or anything like that. Maybe they'd like to write about dance, or help others through dance therapy and dance kinesiology. "Giving up" a dream isn't failure - it's finding who you are.
Julie Diana for DanceSpirit Magazine - How to Dance in a Tutu
This piece was published a year and a half ago, but it's timelessly applicable. For those of you who are thinking about professional ballet, or come from studios that put on ballets, read this before Nutcracker season so that you'll be ready to dance in whatever tutu is thrown at you!
Margaret Fuhrer for Pointe Magazine - Bunheads Episode 1
If you, like me, did not watch the first episode of Bunheads, here's a detailed synopsis with a professional opinion. It looks interesting to say the least.
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