3 Exercises to Improve Women’s Partnering

3 Exercises to Improve Women’s Partnering

The pressure for female dancers to be slim and feather-light is often at odds with their need to be strong. This contradiction is especially misleading in partnering. “Sometimes, a woman who has more muscle mass may weigh more but is actually easier to lift...

Elisa Monte: What My Teacher Taught Me

Choreographer Elisa Monte knows firsthand how important it is to get to class as a dancer. In her late 20s, Monte–who is now the artistic director of her own company, Elisa Monte Dance–became a devotee of Maggie Black’s ballet class in New York City,...

Face to Face: Sweet 15

A conversation with BodyVox founders Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland One tough mama: Ashley Roland with Husband and BodyVox co-founder Jamey Hampton Since meeting at a Pilobolus workshop in 1983, Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland have been inseparable. The pair...

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