Category: In Memory

Polina Kadiyska 1989 – 2012

Polina Kadiyska 1989 – 2012

Polina Kadiyska, a 22-year old student from Bulgaria had been studying ballet at The Rock School for the past three years, when she was struck down and killed by a drunk hit and run driver. Early Sunday morning in South […]

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Jonathan Wolken dies at 60; a co-founder and artistic director of Pilobolus Dance Theater

Jonathan Wolken dies at 60; a co-founder and artistic director of Pilobolus Dance Theater

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal Normally, I would reserve writing an obit for just Philadelphia based dancers or for my annual In Memory column at years end, but Jonathan Wolken was a major influence for myself as well […]

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à Odile

à Odile

by Kate Speer for The Dance Journal With everyone together on stage, Madame Duboc gathers her dancers to start her class. More like a spiritual ritual than practicing their technique, the class allows the dancers to enter her work and […]

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Gone but not forgotten. In memoriam 2009…

Gone but not forgotten. In memoriam 2009…

Those whom the dance community has lost in 2009, but whose contributions shall not be forgotten… Peggy Amsterdam Age 60 – Sadly, as I was putting this tribute together, it was announced that Peggy Amsterdam died of cancer at home […]

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In Memory

In Memory

Lenore Annenberg, philanthropist Desiree Melissa Jane Stevenson, dancer Leonore Annenberg Leonore Annenberg, who as the widow of billionaire publisher Walter Annenberg continued his tradition of philanthropy and patronage of the arts, died Thursday. She was 91. Annenberg died of natural […]

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