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The dancer's entrance
Classes & Workshops
Alia

How to Make an Entrance

A while back I mentioned the complex Arabic orchestral music that used to really throw me for a loop. One of our more complex genres

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musicality pattern
Classes & Workshops
Alia

Musicality: Expressing Nuance

In 2010 I saw this improv jazz ensemble at Barbés, a tiny little club in Brooklyn. The musicians were an eclectic assortment rather than an established

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in the zone
Confidence
Alia

How to Get Into your Zone

A while back, someone asked me to “focus on the state of mind of the dancer when she improvs and techniques.” I think this asks

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Dance for the Camera no longer hurts
Classes & Workshops
Alia

How to Dance for the Camera

For most of my life—from the very first time I saw myself on film—I was mortified, cringing in shame upon viewing any recording of my dance.

Not any more.

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The Camera is Watching
Classes & Workshops
Alia

Dancing for the Camera

Living in Vermont has turned out to be lucky in several ways–the most recent being that there aren’t so many people here, so the whole

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