Posts tagged with ‘dance’

  • Interview With Dancer/Teacher Karen Gronsky

    By Ruth on March 9, 2017
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    Almost a year ago now, I learned of a fantastic musical film called High Strung, and because of my friendship with director Michael Damian, I have come in contact with some wonderful people. It just so happens that Karen Gronsky is one of those people, and while she is not a “celebrity” in the traditional sense, she is an amazing woman […]
  • Interview With Choreographer Monica Proenca, “Center Stage: On Pointe”

    By Ruth on September 8, 2016
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    Because my actress friend, Tara Wilson, was featured in Lifetime’s film, Center Stage: On Pointe, I had the opportunity to watch one of the hottest dance films around. I genuinely relished every aspect of the film, and I found the dancing particularly captivating. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for me to interview the choreographer herself, Monica Proenca, and she was quite honored to grant […]
  • “High Strung” Movie Review

    By Ruth on August 7, 2016
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    RUBY ADAMS (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL (Nicholas Galitzine) is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately […]
  • Interview With Dancer/Actor Barton Cowperthwaite, “Center Stage On Pointe”

    By Ruth on July 23, 2016
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    Not too long ago, I saw a Lifetime Movie called Center Stage: On Pointe, the third in a popular series of films focusing on dancers and their experiences. In this third film, I noticed a young, impressive dancer in one of the lead roles. I was intrigued to know a little more about him, and thankfully Barton Cowperthwaite (who exemplarily brought Damon […]
  • Interview With Actress/Dancer Anabel Kutay, “High Strung”

    By Ruth on June 7, 2016
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    Not so long ago, I was privileged to watch a fantastic film directed by Michael Damian called High Strung. As I was enthralled with the immensely diverse music and dance, one of the characters stood out rather prominently to me–April. She was the villain, but there was no denying her astounding abilities as a dancer. Upon further investigation, I discovered that she was played […]
  • “Shake It Up: I>3 Dance” Disney Channel CD Review

    By Ruth on May 25, 2013
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    I am so pleased to be able to share my thoughts on a great new CD featuring the runner-up on Dancing With the Stars.  I was sent a CD in exchange for my honest review which I am sharing below. Until this season of Dancing With the Stars, if you would have asked me who Zendaya or Shake It Up […]
  • This Day in History September 4, 1931

    By Ruth on September 4, 2012
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    See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons It is possible that you have never heard of this person before.  Again, I am a student of Old Hollywood–especially musicals.  And I was surprised to discover that this lady is still alive and celebrating her 81st birthday!  On this date in 1931, Mitzi Gaynor was born.  Her birth name was Francesca […]
  • This Day in History August 25, 1910

    By Ruth on August 25, 2012
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      By produced by Warner Bros. and supplied to CINE MUNDIAL magazine [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I am one of those “weird” people who loves old movies and musicals. I was a student of those movies as I grew up. I let modern movies pass me by in exchange for movies from the 1930’s-1960’s. Kind of […]
  • This Day in History August 3, 1996

    By Ruth on August 3, 2012
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    Los Del Rio – Macarenafound onDance                               I remember the popularity of this dance, but I had no idea that it went all the way back to this date.  Yes, it was on this date in 1996 that the Macarena reached the top of the American […]
  • This Day in History September 14, 1927

    By Ruth on September 13, 2011
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    I am the first one to tell you that I am not one who keeps up with classical dance and ballet.  I enjoy watching ballet on occasion–who couldn’t love Nutcracker at Christmas?  But this is one name I do know.  I am sure her unusual name has stuck with me as has her style.  On this day in 1927, Isadora Duncan […]