In Honor of Bessie Schönberg

In our September issue’s History: Lesson Plan, we learn about Bessie Schönberg, a celebrated composition teacher at Sarah Lawrence College for nearly 40 years, known for championing her students’ individuality. A revered mentor, she helped shape the creative work of...

Donald McKayle Collaborates with a San Diego School

“What are you thinking about when you are dancing ‘On My Way’? Do you know the word arduous? It’s an arduous journey, so you have to work harder and harder.” The man speaking with a soft voice and resting his long hands on his knees is Donald...

Learn Donald McKayle’s Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Renee Robinson and Troy Powell in Donald McKayle’s Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder It’s Paul Taylor month! Not only is he featured in our March issue’s history column, but the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s Lincoln Center season begins on March 15. What...

Dance History: New Dance Group

Lurching slowly forward, a homeless woman appears from the wing with her body hunched and arms extended. With ambient street sounds as the score, she traverses the stage, crawling, reaching and heaving her body. Periodically, she turns to stare at the audience....

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