Get Over The Hump
BOOMERANG Brings Its Unique and Layered Collaboration to Rockaway Beach

BOOMERANG Brings Its Unique and Layered Collaboration to Rockaway Beach

This Saturday evening, the Beach Sessions Dance Series kicks off at Rockaway Beach with BOOMERANG and Laurie Berg. Helmed by Matty Davis and Kora Radella, BOOMERANG is a dance and performance project that delights in presenting work in alternative spaces. For Beach Sessions, BOOMERANG will perform Repercussion, a trio that was commissioned by Dixon Place, and developed...
Getting Over the Hump with Christin Hanna During the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Getting Over the Hump with Christin Hanna During the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Inspired by her years of performing at Jacob’s Pillow with New Chamber Ballet, Christin Hanna moved home to Lake Tahoe, California, with a mission to create a similar performance series with the breathtaking Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop. In less than a decade, she has managed to build her own 501(c)3 organization, the Lake Tahoe...
Getting Over the Hump with Joyce UNLEASHED: A Conversation with Elina Pirinen

Getting Over the Hump with Joyce UNLEASHED: A Conversation with Elina Pirinen

This week the series Joyce UNLEASHED begins at New York Live Arts. Featuring three female choreographers, two world premieres, and one U.S. premiere, at two different venues, the performances will acquaint New York audiences with experimental work made for spaces more intimate than The Joyce Theater. Dd got a chance to ask the many-hatted Elina Pirinen—choreographer,...
Getting Over the Hump with Lara Wilson of The Assembly

Getting Over the Hump with Lara Wilson of The Assembly

Dd contributor and dance renaissance woman Lara Wilson will be performing with her company, The Assembly, this weekend as part of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Friends and Famous Dances. Established in 2014 and based in LA, The Assembly is a collaborative company of artists, choreographers and dancers working to incubate new dance events by up-and-coming local...
Getting Over the Hump with Jeffrey Cirio as He Preps Two Landmark Seasons

Getting Over the Hump with Jeffrey Cirio as He Preps Two Landmark Seasons

Jeffrey Cirio surprised the ballet world last year when he left a principal position with Boston Ballet to take a soloist position with American Ballet Theatre. Eschewing the comfortable for the challenging, he also launched Cirio Collective, a collaborative dance project of which he is the artistic director and main choreographer, in the midst of...
Getting Over the Hump: BalletX's Caili Quan Cooks Comfort Food for Friends

Getting Over the Hump: BalletX’s Caili Quan Cooks Comfort Food for Friends

BalletX dancer Caili Quan weighs in on keeping her energy and spirit up in the middle of long rehearsal weeks. You can catch her performing in the BalletX’s Spring Series this April at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.
Getting Over the Hump: A Round Table on the Civil Rights Ethos of Ballet Memphis

Getting Over the Hump: A Round Table on the Civil Rights Ethos of Ballet Memphis

Since its inception in 1986, Ballet Memphis has been “striving to interpret the South’s cultural legacy through movement.” With Dorothy Gunther Pugh at the helm these last three decades, the company has had a stated goal of creating a conversation about women as artists and leaders, as well as building a company as ethnically and...
Getting Over the Hump: Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes Schedules in Happy Hour (the show)

Getting Over the Hump: Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes Schedules in Happy Hour (the show)

Monica Bill Barnes has been on roll for the last year and seems intent on keeping the momentum going. As she continues to tour her incredibly poignant show with This American Life‘s Ira Glass, Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host, Barnes is also adding in a weekly Wednesday gig in NYC, Happy Hour, as...
Getting Over the Hump: How Dance Magazine's Editor In Chief survives the busy Fall season

Getting Over the Hump: How Dance Magazine’s Editor In Chief survives the busy Fall season

During the fall, Editor In Chief Jenny Stahl has a double-whammy of putting together Dance Magazine‘s biggest issues of the year—the first-ever Reader’s Choice issue for December, plus the massive January Summer Study guide and February Auditions guide—while also trying to catch as many of the “must-see” performances going on around New York City as she can. Her...
Getting Over the Hump: How Elizabeth Brown makes it through NCB's production week

Getting Over the Hump: How Elizabeth Brown makes it through NCB’s production week

This Friday, New Chamber Ballet‘s season opens with five short works by Miro Magloire set to live piano and violin. After a debilitating Lisfranc fracture in 2014 that necessitated two foot surgeries, dancer and New Chamber Ballet veteran Elizabeth Brown is fully recovered and back into her routines both offstage and on. Brown took a...
Getting Over the Hump: How choreographer Gabrielle Lamb gets through mid-week

Getting Over the Hump: How choreographer Gabrielle Lamb gets through mid-week

Fresh off a win at Ballet Austin's New American Talent/Dance choreographic competition, Gabrielle Lamb tells {Dd} what keeps her going mid-week...

Getting Over the Hump with Laura Peterson

I caught up with choreographer Laura Peterson, in the midst of a busy fall fundraising drive, to ask her, “What gets you over the hump?”

Getting Over the Hump with Nashville Ballet Dancer Sadie Harris

Sadie Bo Harris is a principal dancer with the Nashville Ballet and is also a scholarship student at Belmont University. We asked her, “What is your Wednesday routine? What allows you to stay energized and healthy for the rest of the week?”
Getting Over the Hump with Sydney Skybetter

Getting Over the Hump with Sydney Skybetter

Daring to ask Sydney Skybetter--curator, consultant, and choreographer--what gets him over the hump, I received this cure-all, catchall response.

Getting Over the Hump with Rebecca Hadley

This week, looking forward to Cunningham technique class on Thursday will carry me over the hump!