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Dance

  • Homecoming Dance

    {Return #1 (Photo by Matthew Murphy)} ''My older sister was so clumsy,'' Jenelle Figgins says. ''I guess my mother assumed that she'd be able to...

  • Night at the Ballet

    Did you hear the one about NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro performing with The Washington Ballet? ''I'm not a dancer, and I do not dance,'' Shapiro...

  • Vampire Barre

    ''It's been loosely referred to as the Rocky Horror Show of ballet,'' jokes Michael Pink. ''It comes back and back again because it sells out....

  • School Dances

    ''Do you know that I performed at the national festival 20 years ago?'' Diane DeFries of the American College Dance Festival Association says she hears...

  • Dancing to Memories

    ''It started out as kind of a stutter,'' says Kyle Abraham, about his father's aphasia, a type of brain damage. ''Two years later, it started...

  • Uplifted: Pilobolus

    Nile Russell was all ready to give up dancing. ''In modern dance, there were people freaking out the audience just for the sake of freaking...

  • Nightclubbing

    Roxann Rowley wasn't struck by lightning, but a similar experience sparked her dance career. ''I was hit by a car crossing the street,'' Rowley explains,...

  • Dancing through Wonderland

    ''It's a big one,'' says Septime Webre, ''a really loud, wild dream.'' The artistic director of the Washington Ballet isn't joking about the brand-new production...

  • Unlimited

    When he lived in New York, dancer and choreographer Christopher Morgan would occasionally perform the art world equivalent of go-go dancing for parties at venues...

  • Flamenco Male Call

    Edwin Aparicio is testing the waters, trying to shift perceptions about flamenco. ''American audiences are used to seeing the typical company with lots of...

  • Dance for Youth

    ''Many people are living the dream, but in other areas we're still working to progress,'' says Steven Wilson. After the unveiling of the new Martin...

  • Go West

    What's a 10-person modern dance troupe with three gay members -- including its founder -- doing based full-time in Boise, Idaho? ''It's a pretty liberal...

  • Avant-Garde Homos

    ''What's the model for this? Is it the Village People?'' Brian Freeman's '90s-era group Pomo Afro Homos may not have been nearly as popular as...

  • Flamenco Fantasies

    ''I will be the gay advocate flamenco dancer for all of us,'' laughs Edwin Aparicio. In fact, he already is. Among other pursuits, the 35-year-old...

  • Homecoming Tribute

    As early as 1955, Anna Sokolow refused to alter her choreography with a gay sequence for a concert. ''She was a Jewish, straight white woman....

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