Diving into the Details of Second Detail: A Dancer's Perspective

This picture is of Lucas Threefoot and Xuan Cheng rehearsing for the Body Beautiful program. Photo is by Blaine Truitt Covert. The Second Detail is the kind of ballet that dancers love to dance. It’s a challenging, body-twisting, mind-bending, powerful ballet that requires constant attention to what is going on around us; I can’t think of… Read More

What Does a Reviewer Mean When They Call a Dancer “Musical?”

  What does a dance critic mean when they say a performer has excellent “musicality?” The excellent ballet blog “The Ballet Bag” has this definition to offer: The ability to perceive the various layers in the music, melody, harmony and rhythm which is instinctive and personal. Two “musical dancers” might have very different ways of… Read More