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The New York Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary

New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project, created by Peter Martins in 1992, was founded as a showcase for new work. The New York Choreographic Institute, on the other hand, is an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and was founded … Continue reading

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Interview: Jessica Lang

Interview with Jessica Lang

Tell me how you got started in dance.
I was watching my sister in class when the teacher asked if I wanted to try. It was literally one of those Chorus Line moments where I thought “I can do that.” I was three years old but took ballet because that’s what my sister did. I was more interested in being a violinist or an astronaut.

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Kanji Segawa’s Dance Project New York and
José Limón Dance Company

Dance Project New York is an admirable undertaking by Kanji Segawa which aims to bring American dance to the people of Japan. A number of the performers in this ensemble are Japanese who have come to the U.S. to pursue dance, so the cross-cultural currents run deep. Any dance endeavour that promotes communication and cultural exchange between countries has got to be a good thing, especially when the standards are high—as they are with DPNY. Continue reading

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