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Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Ballet has long been a highly esteemed art form, but it's long past time for its participants to start taking diversity seriously.

NYU Grad Takes Professional Stage

NYU Grad Takes Professional Stage

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Ailey 2 New York season premiere featured Tisch alum Jacoby Pruitt in its New Works program, which presented a musically complex and choreographically collective show.

Tisch Grads Collab for Evocative Dance

Tisch Grads Collab for Evocative Dance

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Tisch's MFA1 dance showcase this past weekend elevated dance from mere entertainment to a form of communication and education that only the most precise of artists can manage.

Don’t Freeze out Fitness This Winter

Don’t Freeze out Fitness This Winter

By Caroline Zemsky, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Too cold to exercise? Running outside not an option anymore? Fear not, there are still better, more fun, and warmer ways to stay fit and healthy!

NYU Proves It Can Dance

NYU Proves It Can Dance

By Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

With flair, fever and flavor, NYU proved that it can dance as well as the best of them at the So You Think NYU Can Dance? marquee Spring Welcome event — and trust us, the best of them turned out for the show.

BERENIK F/W 2017

BERENIK F/W 2017

By Krista Burton, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Fashion Week, Features

The BERENIK F/W 2017 presentation began with models moving from their grouped standings to create a circle around flooring covered with prints of abstract paintings. They then fell to the ground as two models danced to live music by Marcel Gschwend, who played in the middle. The incorporation of da...

Vim Vigor Dance Company Haunts in “Future Perfect”

Vim Vigor Dance Company Haunts in “Future Perfect”

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Vim Vigor Dance Company creates a beautifully ambiguous, painstakingly detailed performance about four campers the not-so-dead body they happen upon in the woods.

NYU Dancer Tests Her Limits

NYU Dancer Tests Her Limits

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU alumna Sayer Mansfield has graduated from the university and found her niche in Pilobolus, where she gets to combine dancing and acting for an art all its own.

Pilobolus Bends Bodies, Minds

Pilobolus Bends Bodies, Minds

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU Skirball is currently hosting the mind- and body-bending dance company Pilobolus, featuring everything from OK Go to Vivaldi in their inventive dancing.

BalletCollective Goes Bigger, Better

BalletCollective Goes Bigger, Better

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

BalletCollective's recent show at NYU's Skirball Center was an exciting development within ballet, using principal ballerinas that both grew and honored the tradition of the style.

Giamatti as Nijinsky: A Legend Worthy of the Role

Giamatti as Nijinsky: A Legend Worthy of the Role

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Famed ballerina Vaslav Nijinsky's diaries were brought to something more than life on Monday night's reading by actor Paul Giamatti.

Vogue Spain Missed the Pointe

Vogue Spain Missed the Pointe

By Ali Webb, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The performing arts community, amongst other, did not react favorably to Spanish Vogue's latest editorial featuring Kendall Jenner in pointe shoes.

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