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SEPTEMBER AT IVY: How to Be a Leader in the Arts

By  •  6 days ago

Our focus at IVY during the month of September is Leadership. We are asking our community to reflect on what our passions are, where we can make the most significant …
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Classicism and Communion with The Sarasota Ballet

By  •  2 weeks ago

When it comes to making dance accessible for enthusiasts and novices alike, The Joyce Theater has it all. For its prime location in Chelsea, its affordable ticket pricing ($10 seats …
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Peter London Global Dance Company

By  •  2 weeks ago

The Peter London Global Dance Company is easily one of the most important companies of which you’ve never heard. Founded in 2011 and based in Miami, this movement was established to …
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Perfection at the Pillow with Houston Ballet

By  •  2 weeks ago

I moved to Manhattan two years ago for many reasons, not least of which is the almost daily availability of great dance performance. But today I visited Jacob’s Pillow for …
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Chicago Emerging Collective Series: Collecting 101

By  •  2 weeks ago

Despite the debilitating humidity and torrential downpour in Chicago, it was a lovely and informative evening at the elegant and awe inspiring home of Bob Buford, President and CEO of …
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A Furious New Direction for Ballet

By  •  3 weeks ago

Mad Max: Fury Road — a monster truck action film set in a post-apocalyptic world — would seem like an unusual pairing for ballet, but not for producer Kate Duhamel. …
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How To Look At Art: Book Recommendations from the Art World

By  •  1 month ago

I had just had a conversation with an IVY member the night before about how to “look” at modern art when his one-line email popped into my inbox. He mentioned …
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Finding Words: Exploring Autism Through Dance

By  •  2 months ago

The ChaShaMa Gala is one of the craziest art parties of the New York season. Raising funds to support ChaShaMa mission of providing space and resources to …
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The Modern Masquerade

By  •  2 months ago

When Casanova’s Europe opened at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, we thought that the best way to explore the exhibition would be through a lens of modern romance. Lucky …
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A Dagger Which I See Before Me: Ninagawa’s Macbeth

By  •  2 months ago

As an Asian American in the performing arts, I’m constantly questioning how our industry portrays people of Asian descent on our stages. While European portrayals of Japanese people throughout history …
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Benefits of Art

By  •  3 months ago

Researchers have proven time and time again how much of an impact that art has on an individual’s mind and body. The health benefits range anywhere from simply feeling more …
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Beyond Bollywood: Storytelling Through Classical Indian Dance

By  •  3 months ago

As a former dancer, I am always curious about dance forms from other cultures and how people use dance to express both their personal feelings as well as express larger …
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A Moment in Time with Photographer Nick Onken

By  •  5 months ago

Meet Nick Onken, a photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments and create their life. 

Tell us a bit about yourself. How …
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Why Dance is Essential to Life: Challenging 4 Ballet Myths with NYCB Principal Ballerina Megan Fairchild

By  •  5 months ago

Megan Fairchild is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Ms. Fairchild entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the …
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What Makes Verdi’s Rigoletto a Timeless Masterpiece (And How to See the Opera with IVY)

By  •  5 months ago

Rigoletto is considered one of Verdi’s mid-career masterpieces. Based on Victor Hugo’s controversial play Le roi s’amuse, the story featured a womanizing French king and his jester, through whose voice …
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Finding Your Happy Place

By  •  5 months ago

In the face of a crushing negative news cycle and seeming daily apocalyptic warnings, happiness and joy has taken a bit of a backseat in American life of late. In …
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Vulnerability: Why You Need It to Build Meaningful Connections

By  •  6 months ago

The great modern dance pioneer Martha Graham once said, “The body never lies.” What she meant is that there are some physical truths in our bodies that reflect our real …
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A-Morir Founder Kerin Rose Gold Shares How She Transformed Her Artistic Hobby into a Business

By  •  6 months ago

Throughout Women’s History Month, we are sharing the stories of female entrepreneurs who inspire and empower communities to follow their dreams and create a better world.

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Dream, Girl: What Happens When Women Share Their Stories

By  •  7 months ago

Throughout Women’s History Month, we are sharing the stories of female entrepreneurs who inspire and empower communities to follow their dreams and create a better world.

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Meklit Hadero on Singing Ethio-Jazz and Using Music as a Vehicle for Change

By  •  7 months ago

“You may not have heard Meklit’s music before, but once you do, it’ll be tough to forget. Her sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art …
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How Paul Taylor Changed Modern Dance

By  •  7 months ago

There is a special place in my heart for jazz and modern dance. Unlike orchestral music and ballet (their European immigrant cousins), these two art forms were born and incubated …
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Inside the World of Music and Guitar with Nilko Andreas

By  •  7 months ago

There is something really special about hearing live music in an intimate setting. I’ve got my headphones plugged in all day and am constantly listening to music, but it does …
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The Making of Mardi Gras: Alphonso Horne Talks Jazz, New Orleans, and Playing Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

By  •  8 months ago

Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center is one of the most special places in all of New York City. A jazz supper club located on one of …
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IVY Emerging Artist Showcase Takes Center Stage at The Bitter End

By  •  8 months ago

A lot of high-profile musicians were in New York City last weekend for the 2018 Grammys Awards, but you didn’t have to go to Madison Square Garden to hear songs …
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Mardi Gras Comes to IVY NYC: Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center

By  •  8 months ago

Mardi Gras 2018 is just around the corner — falling on February 13th this year — which means that we’re only a few weeks away.

But just because ‘Fat …
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Artistic Innovation at the Bronx Museum: An Interview with Angel Otero

By  •  8 months ago

“This was easily one of my favorite shows of the year… the ideas were strong, the perspective clear, and the work definitely impressive,” says critic and curator Hrag Vartanian, highlighting …
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A Brief History of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide (and How to See It with IVY)

By  •  9 months ago

By the 1950s, Leonard Bernstein had already established himself as a successful conductor and composer. He agreed to collaborate with famed Broadway playwright Lillian Hellman on an adaptation of Voltaire’s …
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Arts and Culture at IVY: The Best of 2017

By  •  9 months ago

The arts make us better people. Watching, listening, observing, creating, and giving ourselves to the arts makes us more imaginative and uniquely driven by our ideas and inspiration. The goal …
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Celebrating Jerome Robbins’ Centennial with IVY

By  •  9 months ago

Centennial celebrations at performing arts institutions are a great way not only to honor pioneering artists by commemorating the 100 years since their birth, but are also a chance for …
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IVY x Alpha’a: An Evening of Art & Social Impact

By  •  10 months ago

Disaster & Recovery

On September 19, 1985, a violent earthquake rocked Central Mexico, leading to widespread damage and catastrophic loss of life. In a cruel twist of fate, 32 years …
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Learn from Allen Gittelson, Hypnotist and Mind Reader at LA’s Secretive Magic Castle

By  •  10 months ago

A mysterious castle, a secret door, hidden hallways and haunts, magicians, mind readers, knights, and ghosts — this is what awaits within Los Angeles’ most secretive clubhouse, The Magic Castle, …
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How The Nutcracker Became Synonymous with American Winter Holidays

By  •  10 months ago

December is upon us, which means holiday decorations are up in full force, carols are piped into public spaces, and every ballet school and company in the country is staging …
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Learning to See at The Barnes Foundation

By  •  10 months ago

Nearly a century after its establishment, the Barnes Foundation continues to fascinate for reasons far beyond its impressive collection. Home to arguably the greatest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in …
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7 Reasons Why You Should Try Improv to Advance Your Career (Even If You’re Scared)

By  •  11 months ago

Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Aziz Ansari. Can you name the common denominator for this group of funnies?

Well, yes, they’re all famous actors. But they …
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What It Takes to Unearth an Epic Story and Get a Book Deal

By  •  11 months ago

Through storytelling and accountability, Bassam Tarazi helps businesses not only to finish and communicate, but also to have the mindset to do it all over again, each and every day. …
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An Evening of Fashion with Chris Benz

By  •  11 months ago

Referred to as “The Prince of Color,” fashion designer Chris Benz has been making waves in the fashion world since he received the prestigious CFDA scholarship as a student at …
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Life Lessons from the World’s Greatest Composers | Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

By  •  11 months ago

In 1983, at the age of 19, Dr. Arthur C. Brooks left college to pursue a career as a professional French horn player. He toured internationally and recorded several albums, …
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Uncovering the Mysteries Behind Teotihuacan, “The Birthplace of Gods”

By  •  12 months ago

There’s a reason everybody loves Indiana Jones. Crumbling ruins, ancient mysteries, and historical intrigue make for a compelling story. Of course, most archaeologists and historians will gawk at the suggestion …
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How to Find Your Look & Travel in Style with the WanderLust Girls

By  •  12 months ago

New York. Paris. London. Milan. You know the names, each a cultural hotspot that constantly gives birth to new style trends.

But for those who know a thing or …
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Author and Illustrator Tim Urban’s Surprising Tips for Creating Viral Content

By  •  12 months ago

In a digital world that often feels oversaturated with content, how is one to cut through the noise and share work that stands out from the crowd?

If there’s one …
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A Day at the Worlds Fair Nano: Experiencing the World of Tomorrow

By  •  1 year ago

Did you find everything you were looking for?

Let’s see: two bottles of soylent, three cups of cricket granola, a few drones, and one haptic feedback full bodysuit. Yep, everything …
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Female Empowerment and Sustainability at NY Fashion Week: IVY Hosts Runway Show with Livari

By  •  1 year ago

IVY hosted a New York Fashion Week Runway Show with Livari, the new eco fashion label, at Kia STYLE360 on Wednesday, September 13. A collaboration between Alysia Reiner (award-winning actress …
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Coming Full Circle with Michael Wohl, Author of the 360° Video Handbook

By  •  1 year ago

The recent solar eclipse offered a powerful reminder of nature’s beauty. But for those of us stuck at our desks or unable to buy our glasses on time (read: thinking …
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How to Write a Bestseller According to Veronica Roth, Author of “Divergent” Trilogy

By  •  1 year ago

What does it take to write a novel that captivates global audiences and lines the walls of bookstores around the world?

If anybody knows, it’s Veronica Roth — the bestselling …
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Virtual Reality and the Future of Arts

By  •  1 year ago

The presence of new virtual reality (VR) technology is expanding by the day. From the Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift, the means by which to transport yourself to a …
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A Hollywood Star’s Advice for Maintaining Drive and Juggling Multiple Talent | Alyson Stoner

By  •  1 year ago

Alyson Stoner has accumulated more film and television credits by the age of twenty-three than most actors amass in a lifetime. A triple threat — actress, singer, and choreographer — …
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Nina Senicar, the Globetrotting Serbian Star

By  •  2 years ago

Nina Senicar has traveled the globe in pursuit of her dream to become an actress. Born in Serbia to a family of doctors and professors, Nina won the title of …
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Five Movies that Will Change Your Life

By  •  2 years ago

Art has the power to help us grasp ideas, experiences, and feelings that we are otherwise unequipped to comprehend. Using the creative and symbolic force of its medium, art can encourage questioning, jolt …
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How Curiosity Helps Brian Grazer Win

By  •  2 years ago

Brian Grazer lives for curiosity.

As co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, he has produced some of our generation’s most iconic films and television series, including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Friday Night …
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How to Produce Films in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Kevin Turen

By  •  2 years ago

Kevin Turen isn’t your typical filmmaker.

As an independent producer, and more recently as President of Phantom Four, Turen has brought to life a number of enthralling films, including Arbitrage, …
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