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CHRISTOPHER | 2017 Review

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photos By: Eric Banderio Gierre Godley’s CHRISTOPHER took inspiration from Snow White but this work very much had a life of its own. CHRISTOPHER seemed very much relevant to today, not only in its physical nature (the choreography) but also in its microscopic look at beauty. From opening to ending, Godley shows us he is a […]

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Gierre J. Godley | CHRISTOPHER Exclusive

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Photo By: Esp by Mike Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production? Gierre Godley: Through the lens of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White, CHRISTOPHER looks at beauty & obsession and the implications that popular culture has on them in regards to the LGBTQ community. Photo By: Esp by Mike   Dance Mogul: What do […]

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Silva Dance Company | Curumin 2017

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production?   Leandro Silva: Curumin” means children in Tupi Guarani, a language native to the Tupi Tribe in Brazil.   I was inspired both Brazilian indigenous and indigenous groups throughout the Americas. Indigenous blood flows through our veins. Our ancestors are our roots. Respect should […]

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Dan Lai | Love is Love Choreographer Showcase 2017

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

  “Working with my dancers is always a great experience. My choreography doesn’t really fit with the traditional categories of dance, but the women I work with embrace it and challenge themselves to try new things. I’m grateful that Sybarite sees something unique with my choreography and gave me an opportunity to present my work […]

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Eva Maze | With Ballet in My Soul

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired a career for you in the arts?   Eva: Growing up in Europe, I always liked the arts, whether it was classical music, painting or theatre. I especially loved ballet, which started as a child living in Bucharest, Romania, and continued through my studies in New York at Barnard College after my […]

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Anthony Burrell | Director, Choreographer, Dancer | CEO/Founder Breaking Barriers

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anthony Burrell is a Philadelphia born Creative Director, Choreographer, and Actor. He is seen as the creative force on E! Entertainment for Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey’s Vegas Residency 1 to Infinity, Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Un-Silent Night Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas at the Beacon Theater. Anthony is part of the artistic team […]

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Chantal’ Ashantè Hill | Manifesting the Spiritual Ballerina

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Torrance Hill @imagesoflight  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Chantal’: Gods divine influence inspired me to start dancing. It’s my purpose. Dancing in spirit & in truth as a Spiritual Ballerina draws me closer to the essence of my true self. Dance has been apart of me since birth. My beautiful mother […]

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Alysathestar | Becoming The Next JLo

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Photos By: Erika G. Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alysathestar: Micheal Jackson inspired me to dance. When I was a baby he had just passed away and the tv was playing all his videos and I wanted to watch it all the time. I would cry if my mom turned it off. […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye By Dance Mogul Magazine 60 pages, published 1/21/2017    Dear Readers: Join us as we celebrate Teen Dance Sensation, Destiny Wimpye, in this month’s issue of Dance Mogul Magazine. This is a first of its kind full feature magazine. Yes!…An entire magazine devoted to celebrating Destiny, while offering […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Deja & Taja Riley | 2016 Year End Review & Inspirational Quotes

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, it brings us great pleasure to share with you our 2016 Year End Review issue, featuring Deja & Taja Riley, Award-Winning Dancers, Choreographers, Creative Directors inspirational quotes. Destiny. We are all instituted with purpose. But much like anything else, even our purpose, requires nurturing, guidance, fathering. Every man is father intended. Every woman, […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our trip to LA was very productive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Debbie Allen, dance Legend and Cultural Icon. To find out how she continues to inspire young dancers and people all over the world, see notes below….. Join us as we celebrate sharing… Dear Ms. Allen, We at Dance Mogul […]

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Yan Zhuang | Balancing Life In The States

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

From left, Zhuang Yan, Tian Hao and Sun Hong-Liang of “Double It,” which opened at the Baruch Performing Arts Center  Credit Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times   Dance Mogul: What has inspired you to pursue the arts?   Yan Zhuang: Yan Yan Zhao is the first person I worked with in America. She was […]

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Go To Heaven Dance Company | Dancing For A Higher Purpose

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your company?   Keilah Glover: As a young child my goal was to become a dance teacher, so my destiny was fulfilled when Go To Heaven Dance Company was born. The inspiration came from my daughter Heaven and the company was named after her in 2008.     […]

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Olivia Hutcherson | Fighting Back With Dance

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Joseph Asbery Powered by Studio1 Production Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Olivia: Music has always been a driving force in my life that evokes feelings and inspires movement. My Mom used to teach at Fred Astaire’s in the evening after working in the hospital all day. I remember going to […]

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Arch Contemporary Ballet | 2016 World Premieres

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Arch-Contemporary-Ballet-Replica-Photo-by-Noel-Valero-Choreographer-Sheena-Annalise New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents three world premieres by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise at The Sheen Center with three performances Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November 19th at 8:00 pm. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 18th 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19th 2:00 pm […]

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Elite Academy of Dance |Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your studio? Lauren Mangano Callahan: Elite Academy of Dance is located in Shrewsbury MA, and we are in our 9th season of business. The inspiration behind Elite comes from two places; Elite operates in honor and memory of my mother who passed in 2006. I wanted to open […]

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Benjamin Briones Ballet | The Round Table

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: Tell us about the purpose of your upcoming production? Benjamin Briones: Benjamin Briones Ballet is about to be 4 years in existence since we premiered as a contemporary ballet company that focuses on bringing human connection to it’s audience. We enjoy communicating and creating an environment where people from every background can […]

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Destiny Wimpye | Leaping Hurdles To Your Destiny

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Aaron Lacy Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Destiny Wimpye: I was inspired to dance after taking my first recreational class at Starbound Dance Company in Conyers, Ga. When I was two years old. There was a feeling that I loved when it was time to put on our costumes and perform. […]

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Ai Shimatsu l Getting In Formation

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ai Shimatsu: My parents took me to Tokyo Disney Land when I was little. I saw one of the shows and I remember the dancers were shining like stars to me. I told my mom I want to be a part of it. “I want to be a […]

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Alisa Aslanova | Glorifying Ballet In Multiple Ways

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alisa: There wasn’t a specific inspiration. I just came to love ballet very much and this love is forever. Having touched this art once, you will never be able to come off. Dance Mogul: What is the dance culture like in Russia? Alisa: In the Russian […]

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Sisley Loubet | Keeping On My Toes

| July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Hebert Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Photo Credit: Little Shao Sisley: I think it’s a mixture of different things. First, I’ve always loved dancing. In French Guiana where I’m from, dancing is rooted in our culture and whether you’re a Native Indian, African Maroon, Creole or all 3, the […]

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Liz LeGrande | Living A Life Defined By Courage

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Liz: My parents introduced me to dance at the age of 4 hoping I would burn off some energy. Little did they know dance would become my first true love. What has kept me inspired for 23 years is the feeling of losing myself and […]

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JoVonna Parks | Finding Stability

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamy Hsu  Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing your dreams? JoVonna: Well, pursuing your dreams will always be hard no matter what, but if you really want it you’ll work for it. Honestly, I think finding emotional and mental stability is definitely one of the struggles I face […]

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Khalia Campbell | Over Coming Our Fears and Doubts

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: @JREIDPHOTO Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing  your dreams? Khalia: I know what you’re probably thinking, here goes the “Colored Girl” card. Fortunately  that wasn’t the case for me growing up and perusing my dreams. Being of color was praised from the school I came from. Fear […]

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Kamille King | NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographer

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How does it feel to be able to showcase your art on NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographers platform? Kamille King: The Emerging Choreographers Program is a platform for artists to create, and share from the heart, work with seasonal Mentors and showcase their work in a beautiful venue. This program serves as a vehicle for […]

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Choreographers Canvas 2016 | Exclusive

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was the purpose of this year’s production? Justin Boccitto: This year we wanted to focus on our new collaboration with the 92nd Street Harkness Dance Center. The Y is a historic venue for dance and we are excited to be part of their history. We also have a lot of “new blood” […]

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| June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of your current production?   Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) challenges the past and launches into the future with new pointe work, new music, and new ideas about what ballet can be. Château pays homage to French Architecture of Chateau de Fontainebleu and the historical figures that play a part in the […]

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2016 Young Choreographers Festival

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  May 23th, 2016      PLEASE JOIN US: The Young Choreographer’s Festival Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8pm   Celebrating its 7th year of presenting some of the most up and coming young artists, The Young Choreographer’s Festival is producing the work of 13 18-25year old choreographers, selected […]

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Press Release – March 2016 // ZEST visits Fort Lauderdale, FL

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida native son Gentry George, returns home from Washington Heights, NYC to present a special one night performance titled, “The Courageous Chapel,  Abandoning Theater,” at the Broward County Main Library Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The new work re-interprets traditional gospel songs and spiritual dances through a collage of modern choreography by George and members […]

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| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

TWELVE DANCERS AND FOUR MOVING MUSICIANS PRESENT ONE WORLD PREMIERE BY ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold spirit and innovative vision to create an artistic process that enhances the connection between ballet and music. All of ACB’s works are choreographed […]

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From the Streets of Brooklyn to the Bessie Awards (Storyboard P) 2015

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dancers are working professionals who can sometimes go un-noticed and un-appreciated. For this reason, we were excited about the opportunity to be invited to the Bessie Awards. While the Bessie Awards have been around for over 30 years, this was Dance Mogul Magazine’s first time covering the prestigious ceremony. Dance Mogul was honored to be […]

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| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine speaks with Artistic Director of the ZEST COLLECTIVE Gentry Isaiah George and his company’s new installation performance in Inwood NYC. DMM: Tell us more about ZEST’s recent performance at Bruce Reynolds’ Memorial Garden.   Gentry: ZEST’s Saturday Performance Series at Bruce’s Garden is a part of a new arts and culture initiative for the […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview : Artistic Director Rachel Truitt | Gotta Dance Contemporary

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview : Artistic Director Rachel Truitt | Gotta Dance Contemporary Photos by: Sykes Photography Dance Mogul: Please introduce yourself briefly to our audience. Rachel Truitt: My name is Rachel Truitt,  artistic director for Gotta Dance Contemporary. Gotta Dance Contemporary is in its sixth season, we pride ourselves on being a […]

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Rachel Truitt Artistic Director of Gotta Dance Contemporary premieres “SURFACE”

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine in Association with Sykes Photography | Review by: Tianna Pourciau Sykes Now that dance is becoming more and more popular and mainstream, it seems that very few dance performances are wowing audiences with work that is entertaining and that also has substance. Gotta Dance Contemporary’s Surface premiered August 20th at 7 Stages […]

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| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

  This Week at Newark Riverfront Park: Latin Splendor, Riverfront House & Dance Stories on the River and more!     What’s up down by the river…August 2, 2015 View this email in your browser Thank you Newark for making this a great summer down by the River! The fun continues this week with music […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview | Sakina Ibrahim

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

DMM: What was the inspiration behind your book? Sakina Ibrahim: I have been teaching dance for about 10 years, while I was doing research on black youth and dance empowerment in Graduate School, I found my students confronting some really challenging life obstacles. I was giving them advice and kept saying “I wish someone would […]

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ZEST COLLECTIVE – Centerpiece of new Higher Ground Arts Festival – Washington Heights, June 27th, 2015

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

ZEST COLLECTIVE – Centerpiece of new Higher Ground Arts Festival – Washington Heights, June 27th, 2015   ZEST gears up to present a new work at the first annual Higher Ground Festival taking place inside Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park Saturday, June 27th, 2015.  Dance Mogul Magazine discusses the importance of this new creation with […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Laurieann Harlee Gibson & The photo Stylings of C. Michael Sykes dance artist

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download for free click here At Dance Mogul Magazine, we are always excited to celebrate those who unselfishly serve others by sharing the light of truth. As we prepare each issue of Dance Mogul Magazine, our team is unified in the intent upon which we were founded and grounded by Publisher Basil Harris and his son, […]

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Pharaohs of Memphis | DAMN Film Series

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine had the honor of screening the latest success story of the Memphis Jookin culture thanks to the DAMN Film Series at the Theater Lab Annex on 4/27/15. Dance Mogul Magazine has been covering the Memphis Dance World for 5 years and it’s beyond amazing what working together, empowering each other through dance and […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine behind the scenes with Zest Collective Performance Art at Harlem Stage Gatehouse NYC 2015

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine goes behind the scenes with ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art – FETUS (world premiere) at Harlem Stage Gatehouse Theater. DMM:  How did ZEST get involved with THE TAKEOVER? Gentry:  Since I began ZEST in 2013 Malcolm Low has served as artistic advisor, guiding and encouraging me as I endeavor to create a […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine | Defining Women of Grace | April 2015

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: With the success of our 2014 magazine that focused on building self esteem, a publication that was written to help young female dancers, we decided to start the year off right, and present our current issue, Defining Women of Grace, a publication that is devoted to spotlighting the great accomplishments of women in […]

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Alternative Society | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Review Alternative Society Hosted by: Leandro Silva Location: Manhattan Bridges High School | NYC Date: 3-21-2018 Alternative Society opened with a great energy in “Segredo Da Fe.” It was a perfect indication that the night would be filled with great dancing powered by a cultural experience. The most powerful piece of the night was “Mother’s Cry.” […]

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Howard University | Honors Brown Ballerinas | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was an honor to witness Howard University’s event “Honoring Brown Ballerinas.” The event featured a special Q & A with ABT’s premier soloist Misty Copeland. The event was curated by Royce Zackery.  Royce is the Head Coordinator of the Division of Dance College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre Arts Programs. Dance is […]

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ZEST’s debut at White Box Art Center with Andrew Kaminski Art | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On March 19th, 2015 ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art presented a multidisciplinary program at White Box Art Center as part of Harlem Arts Festival’s Young Patrons’ Session. Dance Mogul Magazine went behind the scenes to capture the company’s historic premiere at the Bowery’s White Box Art Center. DMM also sat down with the company’s founder […]

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The Giving Tree | 2015 Review

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Review The Giving Tree Hosted by: Shelly Hutchinson Location: The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance | NYC Date: 3-28-2015 We are now in the age of purpose.  With that being said events like The Giving Tree will soon be the norm in our world of Dance.  As dancers we are blessed with amazing gifts […]

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Moscow City Ballet’s Don Quixote | 2015

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind Don Quixote? Leonid Fleishaker: Don Q is a part of a basic repertoire of any major company. This is a full story ballet that is quite popular around the world. It is almost a must that Moscow City Ballet had to bring this wonderful ballet into their repertoire […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine | The Giving Tree

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre | Performs at NJPAC for Black History Month

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lula Washington Dance Theatre: Special Five Star Review: @ NJPAC 2015 Dance Mogul Magazine on assignment: Special thanks to DMM Editor-In-Chief  Flo Jenkins On Thursday, February 26th, Dance Mogul Magazine witnessed the artistic brilliance of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre at the New Jersey Performance Art Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was a pleasure […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Cecile Klaus Exclusive

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by: Alexandre Guys Dmm: Who and what have been your inspirations in dance and in life? Cecile: Tons of dancers would answer the same: Michael Jackson! Then music videos of the 90’s wouldn’t let me go to sleep without dancing my sweat off. Later, I started training at a dance conservatory where I discovered […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine behind the scenes of Zest Collective Performance Art “A Matter of Heart.”

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music by: Antoine Bennett Originally conceived in 2011 by visual artist Brian Michael Reed, “A Matter of Heart” is a performance-based installation that combines elements of nature, art, dance, and music.  In January 2015 Reed commissioned ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art’s Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George to create an enhanced and redesigned exhibition performance to […]

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GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA |Final Production of 2014-2015 Season |The U.S. and World Stage Premieres of

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration behind The Tempest Songbook? Luca Veggetti: Inspiration often operates on multiple and different levels, but inevitably the work to be staged itself has to be for me the source from which imagination springs.  In this case, the form is as singular as it is powerfully suggestive: a songbook, ready […]

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Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely |AtLA Takeova

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Female Dance Moguls ~ Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely ~ All photos by: Justin Robinson   Dance Mogul: Who and what have been some of your inspirations in dance and in life? Sakinah LeStage: My inspirations have been Debbie Allen (Director, Choreographer, Actress) and Catherine Brewton (Vice President of BMI Publishing, Billboard Music’s Woman of […]

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BALLET HISPANICO Company Dancer Christopher Bloom Nominated for Clive Barnes Award

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: Congratulations, how does it feel to be nominated for the Clive Barnes Award? Christopher Bloom: It feels amazing to be a finalist for the Clive Barnes Dance Award. I am honored to be considered in the elite company of the other nominees and I am proud to be a representative of the contemporary dance community. I […]

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Suzanne Beahrs Dance

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration for Rise? Suzanne Beahrs: The inspiration for RISE came from thinking about dance education. Modern dance places value on being yourself, and I love seeing truly magical moments when students allow themselves to share a part of themselves that they had been hiding. I wanted to better understand […]

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| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul: What can the audience expect during your anniversary year?   Amanda Selwyn: For my 15th Anniversary year, audiences can expect to see a true celebration of the signature elements and structures in my choreographic work including gesture, partnering, virtuosic artistry juxtaposed with pedestrian movement, humor, character, and theatricality.  Renewal promises to be […]

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Douglas Dunn & Dancers presents | World Premiere of Aidos

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What can the world expect from Aidos?   Douglas Dunn: Aidos celebrates the uplifting uselessness of bodies in aestheticized motion. The subtext of the piece is that no matter how hard we try, we humans, divided against ourselves, always battling, never get it right: individual/collective; mind/body; love/hate; beauty/ugliness. Dance Mogul: How is this production different […]

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New York Theatre Ballet presents | Cinderella

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration for the series? Diana Byer: Once Upon A Ballet began many years ago as a way to introduce inner-city children to dance, music, design and literature.  Kermet Love (Designer of Big Bird) and Jim Henson came up with the idea of one-hour ballets.   Dance Mogul: What can […]

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