Clive Barnes Awards

posted Tuesday, Jan 27

Clive Barnes loved dance and theater. And Dance Magazine readers loved following him in our pages for 20 some years.

When he died in 2008, his widow, former Royal Ballet soloist Valerie Taylor-Barnes, decided to establish an annual award in his name. She stipulated that one awa… Read More >

 

The Divine Diana

posted Monday, Jan 19

No matter how many twists and turnabouts Alexei Ratmansky sends her way, Diana Vishneva makes them flow. This is her gift. She’s a warm, charismatic dancer with the texture of plush velvet. And Cinderella is Ratmansky’s gift to her.

The Mariinsky Ballet, now residen… Read More >

 

Old Flames and New Names at APAP

posted Monday, Jan 12

In some ways, APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) makes the dance world go round. Without this annual meeting ground of presenters and small performing arts groups from all over the country, very few dance companies would… Read More >

 

Start the New Year with Serenade

posted Monday, Jan 05

If you’re in New York or San Francisco this month, you can see the much loved ballet Serenade. This one-act ballet, made by Balanchine in 1934, treads the line between abstract and narrative with sublime choreography.

When New York City Ballet opens its Read More >

 

Wendy's Best and Worst of 2014

posted Monday, Dec 29

I guess my list is pretty long. Sorry, I couldn't help myself; there were so many performances and artists that ranked high in my personal accounting.

 

Best new choreography
• Faye Driscoll’s Thank Y… Read More >

 

Make Your Own Dance Sampler

posted Monday, Dec 22

Downtown New York City will be teeming with dance festivals in January. It’s a good way to ease back into viewing dance after the holiday funk.

New York Live Arts’ Live Artery confirms NYLA posit… Read More >

 

Countdown for ABT’s Nutcracker

posted Monday, Dec 15

Only eight more chances to see Alexei Ratmansky’s Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! Next year it moves to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. It may not be as kid-… Read More >

 

Diana Vishneva’s Generous Vision

posted Monday, Dec 01

It’s not every ballet superstar who, between performance dates with major companies, squeezes in a festival that she herself has founded. Starting as far back as our cover story in 2008, Diana Vishneva, a world-cl… Read More >

 

ABT Partners with Segerstrom

posted Monday, Nov 24

American Ballet Theatre has been spreading out its educational efforts. In 2011 it designated the University of North Carolina School of the Arts an affiliate school, and recently announced Read More >

 

New Acclaim for Batsheva

posted Monday, Nov 17

Batsheva Dance Company has reached a new level of acclaim, both for its dancers and its artistic director Ohad Naharin. The word spread from coast to coast about how amazing the touring Sadeh21 has been. Audiences left the theater feeling challenged, fulfilled and full of wonder. Social m… Read More >

 

The American at the Mikhailovsky

posted Monday, Nov 10

He’s not David Hallberg, but he’s tall and thin, has beautiful feet and magnificent ballon, and is now in a Russian ballet company.

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Dancers Curating Dancers

posted Sunday, Nov 02

The new locale of Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway has launched a six-week series curated by dance artists. Six well-known downtown choreographers have each chosen two less visible people to mentor and host at Gibney Dance. The idea of Double Plus is a c… Read More >

 

Dancing in Hollywood Via MoMA

posted Monday, Oct 27

The history of Hollywood movies is sprinkled with great dancing. And here to tell us about it is Debra Levine, the Los Angeles writer and scholar

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Wendy Whelan’s Farewell

posted Monday, Oct 20

Everyone came prepared with tissues or hankies. But in the end, there weren’t many tears—at least not as many as predicted—because Whelan herself projected such joy.

I was very moved by her during the first ballet, Balanchine’s Sonnambula. It was an eeri… Read More >

 

The Cornucopia of Fall for Dance

posted Saturday, Oct 04

This week the Fall for Dance festival bursts into New York, showering us with 20 companies in 10 days. From October 8 to 19, people travel from near and far to come to New York City Center and soak it all in—for just $15 a pop. This year there are plenty of new works for those of us who see … Read More >

 

Come Join the Future of Dance Education

posted Monday, Sep 29

Koplowitz's international Grand Step Project (2004), Courtesy Koplowitz.<… Read More >

 

Double-sided Gem in the Suburbs of DC

posted Monday, Sep 22

Awaa

 

Aszure Barton's Awáa. Photo by Kim Williams, courtesy of the Banff Cen… Read More >

 

Joffrey Celebrates 20 Years

posted Sunday, Sep 14

Joffrey Ballet

 

Christine Rocas and Miguel Blanco in RAkU. Photo by Cheryl Mann… Read More >

 

Paradise in Positano

posted Monday, Sep 08

What do Christopher Wheeldon, Olga Smirnova, Steven McRae, PeiJu Chien-Pott and Xander Parish have in common? They were all honored with the Premio Positano Danza Léonide Massine on Saturday in Positano, Italy. As one of the judges, I was there to soak in the artistry of these and other dan… Read More >

 

Velocity Rings In the Fall Season

posted Monday, Aug 25

YC

 

zoe | juniper. Photo by Tim Summers.

 

&n… Read More >