Announcing the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards
Tiler Peck, PC Matthew Karas
Lar Lubovitch, PC Stas Levshin
This year is no different. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards will go to choreographer Lar Lubovitch, New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, modern dance icon and advocate Carolyn Adams and dance historian Lynn Garafola. Keep your eye out for our December issue to learn more about the incredible impact each has made.
Lynn Garafola, PC courtesy Garafola
Join us to honor these legends at a ceremony on December 12 at New York Live Arts. Expect special performances, celebrity guests and heartfelt speeches. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director (and master speech-maker) Robert Battle will be there to present the award to his long-time mentor Carolyn Adams. Dance writer Elizabeth Kendall will introduce her colleague Lynn Garafola. Martha Graham Dance Company artistic director Janet Eilber will give choreographer Lar Lubovitch his award. And Vail International Dance Festival director Damian Woetzel will help us celebrate his former partner, Tiler Peck.
Carolyn Adams with Nicholas Gunn, PC DM Archives
It's sure to be a night you won't forget. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 212-979-4872.
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It's the end of a long rehearsal day for the dancers of Abraham.In.Motion. They're reviewing phrases of a new work, Dearest Home. It's a pretty typical rehearsal scene. Some dancers cluster around a laptop trying to piece together steps learned long ago. Others review choreography together, working to figure out who remembered which arms correctly.
What isn't typical: The company's director and choreographer, Kyle Abraham, is nowhere to be seen.
That's because while the company is based in New York City full-time, Abraham spends most of his year teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he joined the faculty last September. It's an unconventional model for a single-choreographer–led troupe, almost functioning like a repertory company in which choreographers drop in for a week to set a piece, leaving it up to the rehearsal directors and dancers to keep the momentum going.
La Scala Ballet has a knack for snagging exceptional guest artists, and the company's rare West Coast appearance this weekend at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is no exception. Principal dancer étoile Roberto Bolle will partner both Misty Copeland and Marianela Nuñez in Giselle. And in an extra international twist, they'll be accompanied by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra for the engagement. July 28–30. scfta.org.
Serious dancers interested in musical theater face a difficult choice when applying to college: Should you major in dance or musical theater? "You can make a career following either pathway," says Lynne Formato, associate professor of performing arts at Elon University. If you choose to go the musical theater route, find a program that will challenge your dance technique:
The 2017 Princess Grace Award winners have just been announced! Over the years, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA has demonstrated a knack for picking out future stars in the dance world, so it should be no surprise that several of the honorees are familiar names.
It's well known that Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most famous American artists of the 20th century, made costumes and sets for Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Trisha Brown. What you may not know is that he also choreographed and danced in many performances of his own devising. You can see evidence of them among the vast amount of paintings, sculptures and collages at the exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art called Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends.