Blogging will resume as soon as a Wednesday deadline passes, I promise!

In the meantime, here are a few things to keep you entertained:

1) Christopher Wheeldon (choreographer and artistic director of Morphoses — upcoming next month at City Center) talks ballet and creativity on Big Think here, here, and here; general Wheeldon link here. (Also, read some Morphoses dancer and choreographer blogs here);

2) check out Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet‘s Project 52, a year-long documentary on the company in weekly video installments;

3) Claudia La Rocco discusses the new Broadway musical Fela!;

4) a discussion I found interesting about whether J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye should still be required reading for high schoolers, or whether it no longer has adequate “currency” so as to resonate with young people today, here, here, and here;


5) if you’re interested in the writing life, guest blogger Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony, turned The Elegant Variation into a crash course on creative writing last week. His entries begin here.

Okay, wish me luck!


  1. I didn’t have to read Catcher in the Rye (though I read it because I read all the time) so I don’t know how relevant it is to today’s youth but I think most of it is how the teacher teaches it. I had to read several books that I don’t think are relevant (like The Scarlet Letter).

  2. Un-related but Tonya, Tony’s wife had the twins this morning, a boy and a girl (Adrian and Adriana). All three are doing great and healthy!

  3. whops…. it’s Ariana not Adriana

  4. Thanks for the update, Katrina. Aw, congratulations to them!

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