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★March DANCE MAGAZINE Video of the Month Congratulations to Leila Bandringa, winner of March’s Video of the Month contest. Her contemporary solo, “Found,” won her a one-week tuition scholarship to a Joffrey
Ballet School summer intensive.
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scenes at our
cover shoot with
the cast of
What’s the worst review you’ve ever
received? When do dance critics cross the
line? After a story in our April issue asked
top artists about their experiences being
criticized in the press, we asked our readers
the same questions.
“Dance reviewers seem to love to say a
“Bravo for this & to the dancers. (We critics
dancer looks too old for a role, or too young
for a role. Ageism is the reviewer’s problem,
and just another form of prejudice.”
—Eve Farren Farber via Facebook
can pile on sometimes, incl me!)”—Sarah
Kaufman (@SarahLKaufman) via Twitter
“If you’ve made it as
an artist, you’re fair
game to be discussed
with the gloves off.
Consider it a badge
“I think they’ve crossed the line when they
of honor. Even an
educated opinion is
an opinion. Once you’ve
gotten to a certain level of expertise, you know
best whether you did a good job or not.”
—Leigh Witchel via Facebook
start judging who the person is instead of
critiquing the person’s skill.”
—Emeroy Bernardo (@emeroyb) via Twitter
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