Throwback Thursday: Ruth St. Denis

Throwback Thursday: Ruth St. Denis

If you're an American modern dancer, Ruth St. Denis is likely at the tip-top of your dance family tree...

Throwback Thursday: Martha Graham’s A Dancer’s World

Ever seen the Martha Graham film A Dancer's World from 1957?
Throwback Thursday: Alicia Alonso & Erik Bruhn

Throwback Thursday: Alicia Alonso & Erik Bruhn

Alicia Alonso was the prima ballerina in Cuba. She was worshiped the world over for her out of this world dancing, and later, the technical skill and beauty she has passed on to Ballet Nacional de Cuba, her Cuban school of ballet and national dance company.

Throwback Thursday: Jacques d’Amboise

Today’s look at spectacular past performances in the dance world brings us a superhuman, flying, floating Jacques d’Amboise.

Throwback Thursday: Peter Boal Circa 1983

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, let’s take a gander at a familiar dance face, circa 1983. Peter Boal, yet another extraordinary performer of the men-in-tights ilk, danced first for New York City Ballet.

Throwback Thursday: Frederic Franklin & Alexandra Danilova

Happy Throwback Thursday, gang. I’m excited to share this gem with Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin, not to mention encourage you to visit Jacob’s Pillow’s amazing and addictive virtual world of super impressive dance performances.

#tbt It’s a Cakewalk

The Cakewalk was all the rage in 1840’s America. Originally designed as the finale for a minstrel show, this “walk-around” competition awarded a cake to the most spectacular couple with the woman in the couple often stepping back to feature her partner’s display of acrobatic tricks and fancy footwork.

Throwback Thursday: Damian Woetzel & Wendy Whelan

Everyone loves Throwback Thursdays. #tbt gives you an excuse to share that embarrassing photo of your big sister from Halloween 15 years ago — back when she had awful teeth and those ubiquitous large, wire frame glasses. (Thanks, Paige.)

#tbt: Jacob’s Pillow Founder Ted Shawn

As I was doing some research in anticipation of my road trip to Jacob’s Pillow this weekend–to attend Restless Creature at the Ted Shawn Theatre–I found this awesome pic of the founder taking care of some household chores.

#tbt: 1924 on the Mediterranean

As the summer weeks begin to dwindle (sigh), let’s throwback to Le Train Bleu. This adorable ballet was created for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes by a superstar team: choreography by Bronislava Nijinska (Vaslav Nijinsky’s underrated sister), music by Darius Milhaud, libretto by Jean Cocteau, curtain by Pablo Picasso, set design by Henri Laurens, and costumes by Coco Chanel....

Dd Video Countdown for National Dance Day: 18 of 20/20

It’s #tbt so we are going way back with Graham. Can’t help but appreciate the use of two cameras and so many interesting angles on the close-ups!