Dance

  • 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....

  • Modern Love

    Did you know William Shakespeare's Mercutio might be gay? ''Perhaps Mercutio is bisexual, who knows? He's a sexual provocateur, let's put it that way,'' says...

  • Raising the Barre

    ''The dance world is relatively small, and many people know each other, so this is like a reunion,'' says Meg Booth, lead organizer for Ballet...

  • Flashdance

    Piers Morgan of America's Got Talent has become an unlikely inspiration for female impersonator Shi-Queeta-Lee. ''A bunch of lip-synching old drag queens who can't dance...

  • Mozart Moves

    ''I love choreography,'' says The Washington Ballet's Jared Nelson, adding with a laugh, ''When I can't kick my legs up anymore, I hope to do...

  • Puppet Master

    Until just a few years ago, Joe Goode considered himself a ''puppetphobe.'' ''Puppets seemed like children's theater,'' says the innovative choreographer. ''The cuteness factor was...

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