Dance Interviews

Samuel Pott on STAYING AFLOAT WITH NIMBUS DANCE Interview Samuel Pott on STAYING AFLOAT WITH NIMBUS DANCE
by Yvonne Lim - March 31, 2020, Dance

Samuel Pott, artistic director of Nimbus Dance and former soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company. shares how the company (Jersey City's largest not-for-profit arts organization) is staying afloat during the COVID-19 crisis....
The Amazing Anita Mann Talks Artistry, Accomplishments, and Being Honored By Luminari Interview The Amazing Anita Mann Talks Artistry, Accomplishments, and Being Honored By Luminario Ballet at Beverly Hills Women's Club
by Valerie-Jean Miller - November 13, 2019, Dance

I just had the best chat with Anita Mann. If there ever was a Wonder Woman, she is that! Beauty, Brains, Talent, Boundless Energy and Enthusiasm for Life and a non-stop yearning to elevate Dancers and the Dance World to greater heights and recognition. The Director, Producer, Choreographer, Dance...
Catherine and JD 'Super Smack' Ricafort Blend Beats and Broadway in Nintendo-Flavored Interview Catherine and JD 'Super Smack' Ricafort Blend Beats and Broadway in Nintendo-Flavored Debut Hip-Hop Video
by Matthew Blank - April 09, 2019, Dance

Broadway favorite Catherine Ricafort recently made her debut as a director and choreographer with the release of a new hip-hop video from her brother Juan Drigo Ricafort, also known as 'Super Smack.'...
Xiaoxiao Cao, A CHINESE BALLERINA IN THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Majestic Theatre Interview Xiaoxiao Cao, A CHINESE BALLERINA IN THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Majestic Theatre
by Qianqian Xing - March 12, 2019, Dance

Xiaoxiao Cao, a twenty-nine old ballerina born, raised and trained in China, made her Broadway debut in February 2019 as a member of Phantom's dance corps....
Choreographer Camille A. Brown of CHOIR BOY at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre Interview Choreographer Camille A. Brown of CHOIR BOY at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre
by Tracy Hopkins - March 04, 2019, Dance

Currently on tour with her new work 'Ink' -- the final installation of her company's trilogy that follows the Bessie Award-winning 'Mr. TOL E. RAncE' (2012) and Bessie-nominated 'BLACK GIRL:Linguistic Play' (2015) -- we chatted with Camille A. Brown via telephone about her process, and her work with...
BWW Preview: THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Turns a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity to Interview BWW Preview: THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Turns a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity to Honor Authentic Expressions of Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - December 11, 2018, Dance

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Vangeline of THE NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE FESTIVAL 2018 at Theater For The New City Interview Vangeline of THE NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE FESTIVAL 2018 at Theater For The New City
by Cindy Sibilsky - November 06, 2018, Dance

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ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Interview ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center
by Qianqian Xing - September 25, 2018, Dance

Zhong-Jing Fang was promoted to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 2018, the first Chinese ballerina to be promoted to soloist since Yan Chen in 1993. Almost ten years ago, she tore her posterior tibial tendon in her right foot during a rehearsal. Doctors told her that the chances of her ret...
BWW Dance Interview: Kevin Winkler, Author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the Am Interview BWW Dance Interview: Kevin Winkler, Author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical.
by Barnett Serchuk - August 03, 2018, Dance

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BWW Preview: NU AN SPIRITUAL DANCE SERIES 2018: 'MOVING THROUGH TEA' & 'UNIVERSAL EMO Interview BWW Preview: NU AN SPIRITUAL DANCE SERIES 2018: 'MOVING THROUGH TEA' & 'UNIVERSAL EMOTIONS at Symphony Space
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 09, 2018, Dance

In her new works: 'Moving Through Tea' & 'Universal Emotions,' for her Symphony Space debut on May 11th, Nuo An brings a delightful, charming and irreverent sense of childlike play and inquisitiveness to her work that explodes in powerful, surprising and deeply moving representations of the true ess...
Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST at Ellen Stewart Theatre For The La MaMa Moves Fe Interview Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST at Ellen Stewart Theatre For The La MaMa Moves Festival
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 07, 2018, Dance

Adham Hafez, Egyptian creator, performer, academic and the founder of Adham Hafez Company and HaRaKa Platform, is no stranger to delving deep into controversial topics and forcing his audiences to examine everything they think they know about particular cultures, beliefs, and histories. Hafez is a b...
BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.' Interview BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.'
by Barnett Serchuk - May 05, 2018, Dance

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BWW Dance Interview: Roberto Campanella Interview BWW Dance Interview: Roberto Campanella
by Barnett Serchuk - April 12, 2018, Dance

Born and raised in Rome, Roberto Campanella trained at the Scuola Italiana di Danza Contemporanea. In 1985, Roberto joined the Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea and later joined the prestigious Aterballetto. In 1993 he joined The National Ballet of Canada, where he was soon promoted to soloi...
BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director Interview BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director
by Barnett Serchuk - December 08, 2017, Dance

Stefanie Nelson is the Artistic Director of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble. Her work distills deeply personal ideas into highly kinetic, expressive, and provocative works that are rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working in music, ...
THE RED SHOES Keep Cordelia Braithwaite on Her Toes Interview THE RED SHOES Keep Cordelia Braithwaite on Her Toes
by Naomi Serviss - October 24, 2017, Dance

I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with dance,' Braithwaite said, 'but it's all I've done.' Since joining Matthew Bourne's company, her dance repertoire has expanded to include ballet....
BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos
by Barnett Serchuk - April 17, 2017, Dance

Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both G...
Dante Brown and the DB/WD WORKSHOP
by Caryn Cooper - March 16, 2017, Dance

Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance (DB/WD) will be hosting its first annual workshop May 19-21, 2017 at the Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY. Over the course of three days, professional artists (ages 18 and over) will be able to interact with a range of choreographers who are leaders in the dance community, ma...
SYTYCD's Gaby Diaz Talks Hitting the Road With Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Tonight
by Gianluca Russo - March 01, 2017, Dance

Gaby Diaz, season 12 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, is hitting the road tonight with Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound. Choreographed by Wall, Nick Lazzarini and Teddy Forance, the brand new show entitled After The Curtain is a mesmerizing dance narrative that is sur...
Launch of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet with THERESA RUTH HOWARD
by Caryn Cooper - March 01, 2017, Dance

Internationally acclaimed dancer, writer, and advocate Theresa Ruth Howard has a diverse and multifaceted career as an artist. She began her dance training at the Philadelphia Civic Ballet School and went on to dance with the notable Dance Theatre of Harlem, collaborating with Donald Byrd and the Ne...
Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae
by Gianluca Russo - February 07, 2017, Dance

With the announcement that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance will be returning this summer, this time reverting back to contestants ages 18-30, we decided to look back on this past season's incredibly talented kids. From hip hop to jazz to contemporary, season 13 of SYTYCD certainly did not disappoin...