We know the Rockettes work hard to achieve perfect unison, but it's rare to get a glimpse of them in rehearsal. In this brief, local NYC TV spot, reporter Ralphie Aversa went into the studio to watch the Rockettes work on those classic kick lines. It turns out they look pretty glamorous even when they're rehearsing.
Here's the thing: The spot says the rehearsal is the very first one of the season. Prepare to be blown away by how precise these leggy ladies already are—they look like they've been working together for weeks! Though it's unclear what section they're rehearsing (some of you die-hard fans might know by the choreography—tell us!), dancers Sarah Staker and Logan Reginato mention that this year, the Rockettes are bringing back "Ragdolls"—a section that showcases the personality of all the dancers.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.