Here you are, in part 2 of our conversation. In the first part, Cora shared what she looks for when running an audition for a Kylian ballet that she’s setting. If you missed part 1, check it out here. In this second section, we talk about her relationship with Jiri Kylian, the way it shaped her knowledge of dance … More Cora Bos-Kroese on the genius of Jiri Kylian – and being a part of his legacy
Hi everyone! The past few months have been an enjoyable exploration of putting down into writing the thoughts and the thought process that I go through during my days in the studio. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have. But I realized, there’s just one thing missing: a two-way conversation.
Last year I had the honor of working with a close friend and dance maker, Johanna Henritius, and several other good friends, to make a dance film. The concept of this 10-minute video came to her in a dream, and in it she manages to focus on the human elements of dance. This is dance, but … More VIDEO: Souffle Provisoire
We’re back with Yannick Boquin for round two of our interview. If you missed the first part of the interview, catch it here – if not read on. Yannick has spent time in pretty much all of the corners of the ballet world. Whether as a principal dancer, guest teacher, ballet master, or choreographer, he’s … More Yannick Boquin (part 2): lessons learned from a life dedicated to ballet
How do you inspire a group of dancers to live up to their full potential? One of the most important skills to learn as an artistic director, ballet master, choreographer, or teacher is learning how to speak to and manage the group. All bosses have to do it. Organizing a large group of people can … More Correcting the crowd: how group feedback affects us
Okay, now that I have your attention: no, I’m not serious. In fact there are two lies in that sentence, both of which come from our own illusions about our selves and about our objectivity. Although both sides of this thought are wrapped up together, I’ve decided to split this post into two parts in … More You suck at dancing and it’s your own damn fault (part 1)
Hi everybody! Thanks for tuning in to my first post – I thought this might be a good chance to give a brief introduction to myself and to the reason I created this blog. Most of you (hi mom!) already know me : I grew up in Portland, Oregon, started dancing at age 5, went through … More Introduction to the blog