Tag Archives: Dance

The boy in ballet: a young trailblazer

My Enchanté column from June 25, 2015 You won’t find one of the most powerful—and at the same time graceful—14-year-old athletes on the soccer pitch or at the hockey rink. Cameron Baker spends many hours a week training in ballet. … Continue reading

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Dancing in a dangerous time

My Enchanté column from August 13, 2015 Part 1: Dancing despite the odds In his New York City Hell’s Kitchen home, filled with reminders of a dancing life, 86 year old Nathaniel (Nat) Horne lives with Princess, an older and … Continue reading

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Ballet: a feted feat of the feet

My column from April 2, 2015 Ballerinas move across the stage like elegant fairies dwelling in a forest of the Otherworld. Many the young child dreams of being on that stage. In December, I attended a matinee performance of New … Continue reading

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Following the beat of her heart

My Enchanté column from January 8, 2015 Art, to Yessica Rivera Belsham, is about celebration. It’s also about joy, healing, and building community. She’s recently found a new home for her creativity. She’s one of the resident artists who opened … Continue reading

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Belissima! This ballerina’s on fire

(Photo courtesy of New York City Ballet) My Enchanté column from EMC News, June 5, 2014. Sara Mearns doesn’t so much perform dance; she becomes the dance. New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns arrives for our meeting looking … Continue reading

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Dancing in the sky

An excerpt from my May 30 Enchanté column in EMC News. Watching circus artist Erin Ball in action, it’s hard to believe her when she says she wasn’t an active kid. Ball runs Twisted Circus Arts in Kingston. Today, she … Continue reading

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A Dancer’s Life

There’s a rhythmic pounding in the room, like a tribal drumming. It marks the beat for young dancers performing flamenco on stage at the Domino Theatre. It’s part of the School of Dance Let It Snow performance. The flowing arms … Continue reading

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