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Interview: Ramanan Thiagarajan and Paveena Kumar of Shantanjali Festival of Arts, by Temple of Fine Arts

Paveena Kumar dancing a Bharathanatyam piece

The Shantanjali Festival of Arts celebrates the coming together of various art forms and artists, and the diverse cultures that they each emanate from. And admission is free! Read More »

Theater Review (Staten Island, NY): ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents at Harbor Lights Theater Company

Aléna Watters, Michael Graceffa and Company in Harbor Lights Theater Company's 'West Side Story,' photo by Bittenbyazebra

With Broadway-class talent and Jerome Robbins's original choreography, this is a production to please newbies and old hands alike. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War’ by Carol J. Oja

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Just in time for the new Broadway revival of 'On the Town' comes a new book showing how the show, with music by Leonard Bernstein, was as groundbreaking socially and politically as it was artistically. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Gitanjali [I Feel the Earth Move]’ by The Necessary Stage

Harrison (left) in a dance segment.
Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

Despite a too-common plot, this entertaining play about an Indian Odissi dancer was well-acted and danced. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Dance Like a Man’ by Mahesh Dattani

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India's longest-running English-language play proves that Dance has the power to fracture, but also mend, relationships Read More »

Want to Learn to Dance from Justin Bieber’s Choreographer? Win a ‘Believe Tour Dance Experience’ DVD or Blu-ray from Blogcritics

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Justin Bieber's choreographer Nick DeMoura teaches you the hottest dance moves seen on stage on the 'Believe' tour. Pre-order now, or win a copy from us! Read More »

‘You’re Good at What You Do': Backhanded Compliments and Thinly Veiled Bias on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

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Persistent racial inequality in America still means that young people of color with a love of dance have unequal access to its 'classical' forms. Read More »

Culture Review (NY): Ninth Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party – Governors Island

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is coming!

The Jazz Age Lawn Party will take place on June 14 and 15 and August 16 and 17. Read More »

Interview: Shondra Leigh, Cirque Du Soleil ‘Immortal World Tour’ Dancer

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Cirque Du Soleil’s hugely popular Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is a spectacle that the late, great Michael Jackson would have been proud of. Featuring an amazing soundtrack of remixed hits, it’s like attending a full-on MJ Concert – complete with a live band, only without the Immortal One himself. Shondra Leigh is an experienced dancer and gymnast. Originally ... Read More »

Interview: Elaine Heng and Timothy Coleman of Singapore Dance Theatre’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Romeo and Juliet

Two dancers discussing dancing 'Romeo and Juliet' to Prokofiev's music. Read More »