When it comes to dance photography, I have a serious soft spot.Dane Shitagi’s Ballerina Project, Lois Greenfield’s work, I love it all. And so, I was delighted when a friend showed me what baseball player-turned-actor-turned-photographer Jordan Matter has been working on: Dancers Among Us.It’s been around since 2009, and is a labor of love between Matter, professional dancers from all over and New York City’s magnificent cityscape.
Does a weekend of dancing in sunny Southern California with some of the biggest names in the business sound appealing to you?Then the Anaheim International Dance Festival might be the perfect end to your summer.
New York City.From classical ballet to post-modern dance, the Big Apple has it all.American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet are at the pinnacle of the ballet world, the crème de la crème.Many a young ballet dancer dreams of performing in one of Lincoln Center’s famed theaters. But for most, they’re unattainable.With a history of hiring dancers from their specifically tracked schools (JKO and SAB), other aspiring ballerinas may be kept out of the loop.
There's so much great dance going on outdoors this time of year. Jacob's Pillow, Summerstage, Saratoga Springs, Wolf Trap, Vail, the list seems endless. In addition to the thrill of seeing dancers leap among the leaves, one of the best parts is that many of these events are offered for free!
This summer, a handful of students attending summer intensives around the country will be sharing their experiences with Pointe. Here, year-round ABT/JKO student Lindsay Karchin recounts her summer at the 2011 ABT New York Summer Intensive.