How Can Dance Thrive If We Don't Care About Its History?

How Can Dance Thrive If We Don't Care About Its History?

When I was a young dancer in Louisville, Kentucky, my ballet teacher used to speak a lot about Merrill Ashley. She brought neoclassical technique to exquisite new heights under Balanchine, and as a technician, she famously paved the way for today’s balletic whiz...

New York City Center Revives Cabin in the Sky

This month, as part of its Encores! series, New York City Center premieres Cabin in the Sky, the 1940 musical choreographed by George Balanchine and Katherine Dunham and performed by an all-black cast. Inspired by George Gershwin’s 1935 musical Porgy and Bess, Cabin...

Katherine Dunham Museum May Close Unless Funds Are Raised

Katherine Dunham The Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities needs your help! The East St. Louis, Illinois–based Katherine Dunham Museum is in danger of closing. After the electricity was nearly turned off over an unpaid $486 bill, many generous Dunham fans...

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