No matter how modern ballet gets, tutus will never go out of style. Whether romantic or classical, or whether the role is a swan or a slave girl, dancers get attached to their favorites. In "One True Tutu," we asked eight ballerinas to tell us about the tutus they love and why.
Far from tutuland we find Shani Collins, who brings an earthy spirituality to the work of Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company. Lately she has been developing another side of herself, using dance to give workshops that empower black women. In "Woman Warrior," Eva Yaa Asantewaa traces Collins' background to show how she has become the strong dancer and woman she is.
One of the liveliest dance scenes in North America is in Montreal. This international city is bursting with dance artists. There are contemporary companies like Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and La La La Human Steps as well as charismatic figures like Margie Gillis, Louise Lecavalier, and Victor Quijada. Read "Across the Other Border," Philip Szporer's account of the ingredients that make this such a happening city.
Wendy Perron, Editor in Chief
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2008|
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