Category Archives: Modern

Horton Technique

In the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, dancer/choreographer Lester Horton developed a dance technique based on Native American dances, anatomical studies … Continue reading

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Going Gaga

Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, led by choreographer Ohad Naharin, is by turns fierce and gentle; raw and polished; funny, awkward … Continue reading

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Perform Shoulder Stands With Ease

An inverted balance that’s at once powerful and graceful, the shoulder stand requires a unique combination of strength and control. … Continue reading

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Improve Your Improv

Improvisation—generating spontaneous movement in the moment—can be a daunting and agonizing prospect for dancers who are used to being told … Continue reading

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Cunningham Technique

For more than 50 years, Merce Cunningham has been a driving force in modern dance. Working with the idea that … Continue reading

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Graham Technique

As a dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham broke the rules. She created a dance technique that, along with her groundbreaking … Continue reading

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