Author Archives: Emily Macel Theys

Gaga Everywhere

In a mirror-less dance studio, your teacher asks you to move as if you’re in the shower and the hotMore »

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Thoroughly Modern Myths

Think bunheads don’t belong in Graham class? Think again! Modern dance is one of the few truly American art forms,More »

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Modern Masters

Today the contemporary dance family tree has all kinds of offshoots, but its base includes four modern dance branches: theMore »

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Much Ado About Music

Modern dance master Mark Morris has said of his choreography, “Every dance ever is because of the music.” Indeed, whoMore »

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Soothing Simonson Technique

Bodies swooping into arcing releases, arms swinging effortlessly, a flow of windy S-shapes mixed with angular, percussive pauses. This styleMore »

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