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Articles by David Benaym

David Benaym is a journalist, author and publisher, currently Editor in Chief of Movmnt Magazine, a quarterly he co-founded in 2006 dedicated to cover dance and pop culture together as a lifestyle. Based in Manhattan, Benaym was born in Nice, France.  David's journalistic debuts started behind the microphone of Radio Chalom Nitzan, as the 11 years old host of his own weekly radio show. During 4 years, he spends his wednesdays afternoon conveying news to teens his own age.  David Benaym's educational background is a mix between street smart-skills balanced with a books-smart education obtained at the Paris Superior School of Journalism and in Washington, DC where he focuses on Peace & Conflicts Resolutions at American University's Semester Program. David Benaym has always been covering stories in innovative ways: in 1999, he was the first 'online-only journalist' to obtain a Congressional Press accreditation to cover the House and Senate Galleries first for fednet.net then for e-press.ca. Always creative in the ways he wants to deliver and convey stories, Benaym returns to Europe where, in 2001, he comes up with a new concept: 168h, the first ever free weekly news magazine for a new generation of readers.  In 2004, he returns to the US as a multi-card press correspondent, covering politics, multimedia and entertainment stories, he syndicated and capitalized his work by sharing his correspondence to several european publications such as La Dernière Heure, La Libre Belgique, L'Officiel, Strategies, L'Optimum...  During this time in New York, Benaym approaches personalities, newsmakers, celebrities for their skills and abilities rather than for gossips and fame factors. He collaborates with photographer Roger Moenks on a series of editorial portraits  published between 2004 and 2005 by L'Officiel de la Mode. He depicts inheriting beauties, socialites' life, and begins to understand how he can contribute and make a difference as a journalist. Starts his quest within the entertainment world: to bring attention and spotlights to hard working real talents over a generation of fame junkies.  David Benaym has written, designed and produced three books: - Moving Still: a life performance, a state of the art tribute to dancers captured in motion. - Profile: Nicola L., on the life and achievements of french functional artist Nicola L. - Festival, benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a celebration of 15 years of DRA's Fire Island Dance Festival, featuring Rosalie O'Connor's photography. In June 2006 David Benaym's dedication to the art world takes a fresh turn with the launch of Movmnt Magazine. Convinced that dance as an Art form is under rated, or the privileged treasure of snob elites, his efforts focus on covering dance as part of Pop culture, with the ambition to bring the general public an attractive and realistic coverage on the Dance world from Ballet to concert and commercial dance.

Wake Up Call, World filtering system

7 Feb 2011 – 1:00 PM | Comments
Wake Up Call, World filtering system

Movmnt Magazine presents the blueprint for a cleaner planet in 13 steps.

“How Dance gave me the strength to fight cancer”

22 Jun 2010 – 8:59 PM | Comments
“How Dance gave me the strength to fight cancer”

Classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Dance gave her the strength to fight it. Ted Video

Meet RE: Movmnt’s Refillable Trendy Aluminium Bottle

17 Jan 2010 – 1:03 AM | Comments
Meet RE: Movmnt’s Refillable Trendy Aluminium Bottle

REfresh, REfill, REcycle, 3 simple steps to get rid of the over use of plastic bottles. Step into the light, get your own bottle, join Movmnt’s REvolution.

In Confidence: Teddy Forance

23 Dec 2009 – 4:20 PM | Comments
In Confidence: Teddy Forance

Teddy Forance has has been a successful dancer working with Janet Jackson as well as for various productions like Shrek Goes 4th.

Travis Wall: The Whole Package

15 Jul 2009 – 5:23 AM | Comments
Travis Wall: The Whole Package

Sweat beads drip down the forehead, the rhythm of pulsing temples pounds the brain to a point of abandon and exhaustion. Try to picture the last time you had to solve an algebra problem with a degree of difficulty so high no matter how much you tried to concentrate, you could no longer struggle to find a solution to the equation. At least that’s what I went through as teenager.

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance Rock the TV | Interview

10 Jul 2009 – 6:59 PM | Comments
Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance Rock the TV | Interview

Movmnt asks Rasta Thomas about his opinion on dance in the commercial industry, and the futur of Bad Boys of Dance. Interview by David Benaym.

Dance and Marketing: So You Think You Can Franchise?

2 Jun 2009 – 5:15 PM | Comments
Dance and Marketing: So You Think You Can Franchise?

While So You Think You Can Dance is back on FOX for its 5th season, two big announcement have been made: a DVD release and a surprising new season this fall.

A Fashion Week Launch for DerekLovesShopping.com

14 Feb 2009 – 1:19 AM | Comments
A Fashion Week Launch for DerekLovesShopping.com

Celebrity and Socialite Stylist, Derek Warburton just launched DerekLovesShopping.com promoting a smarter, more stylish way to shop during these times of economic challenge.

Life As A Boomerang

28 Nov 2008 – 12:38 PM | Comments
Life As A Boomerang

Letter from the Editor for the Mental Image Issue (summer 08). David Benaym, dedicates his letter to those who give without counting. Read in for the reward.

At 50, Ailey Gets All Dolled Up

24 Nov 2008 – 11:14 AM | Comments
At 50, Ailey Gets All Dolled Up

In celebration of it’s 50th season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater pairs up with Mattel to produce the first ever dance company inspired Barbie doll.

Create and Believe, The New Issue of Movmnt Magazine On It’s Way To Newsstands

22 Nov 2008 – 5:56 AM | Comments
Create and Believe, The New Issue of Movmnt Magazine On It’s Way To Newsstands

With Criss Angel, Beyoncé, Wade Robson, Travis Wall, Gus Van Sant and Tony Testa on the cover of issue 8, Movmnt celebrates creators that believe, believers that be, live and create.