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By Jeffrey Brown
Americans have been drawn to rural areas in recent years partly due to the appeal of a higher quality of life. These regions have not traditionally been known as art hubs, but some residents say that trend is changing. Jeffrey…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Twyla Tharp is the greatest choreographer of our era. Her groundbreaking career in dance blended classical ballet with contemporary culture. Now, at age 78, Tharp is sharing her innovative approach to health and aging in a new book. Jeffrey Brown…
By Peter Orsi, Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press
As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule and she kept vise-like control over the troupe past her 90th birthday despite being nearly blind for decades.
By Elizabeth Flock
Those who write about dance are trying to capture the specificity and physicality through words. A number of books can change our understanding.
In 2015, artist Prumsodun Ok formed Cambodia’s first all-male and gay-identified Khmer dance company -- in his living room. Part of his mission was to support the revival of an art form all but destroyed by the reign of the…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
One of New York's newest art centers, The Shed, is premiering a dance performance featuring a unique style called "Flexn," which first formed in the 1990s before going mainstream. As much entertainment as self-expression, one of the creators of this…
Hailed as a towering figure of modern dance, Paul Taylor's choreography was often complex and always human. A virtuosic performer who sometimes pushed the boundaries of what was considered dance, his success grew from his unique eye for observation. Taylor…
By PBS NewsHour
"Tap dance is the dance of creating music," says Michelle Dorrance. The founder of Dorrance Dance has helped lead a renaissance in tap, gaining attention for her own exuberant, athletic style. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Dorrance to discuss how…
By Jona Kallgren, Associated Press
A group of Syrian dancers is going on tour across Germany with a show that tells of the plight that made them flee their homeland and of the hopes they have for the future.
For Choreographer Alonzo King of Alonzo King Lines Ballet, discovering dance made “the outer world dim.” King explains in a conversation at the Aspen Institute’s Spotlight Health conference how dance transformed his life and how it contributes to the balancing…
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