Few Westerners have ever heard of Perm. A former czarist administrative
center, rustbelt Soviet city and gateway to the gulag, Perm was long
off-limits to foreigners.
Those of us who have followed the New York City Ballet and the repertory
of the world’s greatest choreographer, George Balanchine, since the
mid-1950s are filled with spine-tingling memories of
In classical dance, the art of imbalance–the pirouette, the jeté
or the mere ethereal, alighted walk that alone makes audiences feel they
are getting their money’s worth–is the purview
It’s a shame that Savion Glover is trying so hard to hide from the
world, because he’s the greatest tap dancer who ever breathed.
A lot of nonsense has been written about the choreographer Twyla Tharp
and her hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, since it opened at the
Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24.
I grew up on dance films, although they weren’t known as such; they were called musicals.