Category Archives: DANCE MAGAZINE

Dance, Drink, Whatever

By Victoria Looseleaf The Leaf traveled a lot in one of her past lives (her second book, Whorehouse of the Mind: A Novel of Sex, Drugs and the Space Program, chronicles some of those sojourns), and though it’s taken a … Continue reading

Posted in BRASSAI, DANCE MAGAZINE, DRUGS AND THE SPACE PROGRAM, FOIE GRAS, GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE, LESTER HORTON, MACARON, MONTPELLIER DANSE, PERRIER MENTHE, SWISS WINES, WHOREHOUSE OF THE MIND: A NOVEL OF SEX | Comments Off

Hi-Def Dance

By Victoria Looseleaf Having just jetted back to the City of Angels from a quick (16 days, boo hoo), European jaunt in search of high art, culture, haute cuisine and the meeting of fabulous new peeps, preferably those who are … Continue reading

Posted in DANCE MAGAZINE, DAVID CHASE, DVR, FOX, HELIOS DANCE THEATER, MELISSA SANDVIG, NIGEL LYTHGOE, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, THE SOPRANOS, TIVO | Comments Off

Booty-Shaking By Way of Brazil

By Victoria Looseleaf Brazilians, known for plastic surgery, bikini waxes and, well, their voluptuous beauty, are also a festive people. (Attending carnival, high on my to-do list, also comes to mind when I think of the land of samba and … Continue reading

Posted in BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL, COPACABANA BEACH, DANCE MAGAZINE, DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, GISELE BUNDCHEN, GRUPO CORPO, LOS ANGELES, PAULO PEDERNEIRAS, RODRIGO PEDERNEIRAS, SUGARLOAF, SUPERMODEL | Comments Off

Bolshoi Means ‘Big’…

By Victoria Looseleaf Too bad in this case, it also means big…disappointment-wise. Who doesn’t love that bastion of beautiful ballet, the Bolshoi, the iconic Russian troupe that’s been around for nearly 250 years. I certainly do. And taking their cues … Continue reading

Posted in ASZURE BARTON, BALANCHINE, BOLSHOI BALLET, DANCE MAGAZINE, KAROLE ARMITAGE, LUCINDA CHILDS, NATALIA OSPIVOA, POLINA SEMIONOVA, THE KINGS OF DANCE, THE THREE TENORS, TONY SOPRANO | Comments Off

Dancing Dreams: Pina Bausch Lives

The above clip is in German with French subtitles, but now Dancing Dreams is available on DVD with English subtitles. Hooray and danke schon! By Victoria Looseleaf A year before she died unexpectedly, in 2009, the incomparable dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch … Continue reading

Posted in ANNE LINSEL, DANCE MAGAZINE, MONTPELLIER DANCE FESTIVAL, PINA BAUSCH, RAINER HOFFMAN, TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL | Comments Off

Please Pass the Fruit

The women of Helios Dance Theater in a scene from The Lotus Eaters. Photo by Melissa Painter. By Victoria Looseleaf When I travel to dance and music festivals around the world (Holland, Cuba, France, Italy, Argentina and Abu Dhabi, to … Continue reading

Posted in BROAD STAGE, DANCE MAGAZINE, GRANT LEE-PHILLIPS, HELIOS DANCE THEATER, LAURA GORENSTEIN MILLER, PROJECT RUNWAY, RAMI KASHOU | Comments Off