25 to Watch
Photo credits, clockwise from bottom left: Peter Mueller, Courtesy Cincinnati Ballet; Jayme Thornton; Jochen Viehoff, Courtesy Stephanie Troyak; Karolina Kuras, Courtesy National Ballet of Canada; Natasha Razina, Courtesy State Academic Mariinsky Theatre; Kim Kenney, Courtesy Atlanta Ballet; Jim Lafferty; Arian Molina Soca, Courtesy Pennsylvania Ballet; Altin Kaftira, Courtesy Dutch National Ballet; Scott Shaw, Courtesy Shamar Wayne Watt

What's next for the dance world? Our annual list of the dancers, choreographers and companies that are on the verge of skyrocketing has a pretty excellent track record of answering that question.

Here they are: the 25 up-and-coming artists we believe represent the future of our field.

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Spotlight
James Alsop has choreographed for stars from Beyoncé to Janelle Monae. Photo via Facebook

Even if you haven't heard her name, you've almost certainly seen the work of commercial choreographer James Alsop. Though she's made award-winning dances for Beyoncé ("Run the World," anyone?) and worked with stars like Lady GaGa and Janelle Monae, Alsop's most recent project may be her most powerful: A moving music video for Everytown for Gun Safety, directed by Ezra Hurwitz and featuring students from the National Dance Institute.

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We caught up with Alsop for our "Spotlight" series:

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RUBBERBANDance Group in Victor Quijada's Vraiment doucement. Photo by Mathieu Doyon, Courtesy Danse Danse

We love The Nutcracker as much as the next person, but that perennial holiday classic isn't the only thing making its way onstage this month. Here are five alternatives that piqued our editors' curiosity.

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As part of the Dance Magazine Awards celebrations, we invited members of the community to share their messages with our honorees. The following was sent to Nigel Redden, whom we presented with our inaugural Leadership Award:

Nigel,
Bravo!!
Jennie & Dick
Dancers Trending
Our Readers' Choice winners. Photo credits, clockwise from top left: Michael Slobodian, courtesy TU Dance; Screenshot via HiHo Kids YouTube; Courtesy LUNA; Christopher Duggan, courtesy Jacob's Pillow; Jay Newman, courtesy Kinetic Light

We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and had you vote on your favorites. Here's what you chose:

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Some of the DM staff's favorite dance performances in 2018. See photo credits below

Dance Magazine editors and writers chose their favorite dance happenings of the year. Here are the moves, moments and makers that grabbed us:

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"Go Figure" is a dance anthem shot all across India. With music by SHIVA featuring Kira, the video supports children in need of food, shelter, healthcare, and education. Proceeds go towards building communities and empowering the dreams of these children.

Director/Videographer: Montana Monardes

Producer: Chris Lane

Choreography: Montana Monardes, Kira Stevens, Erin Musselman

Don't forget to enter your video for a chance to win our December contest!

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Spotlight
Jamar Roberts in Talley Beatty's Stack-Up. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy Ailey

Jamar Roberts has long been one of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's most thrilling performers, bringing his sinuous power to whatever the company's wide-ranging repertory throws at him. Last season, Roberts' own movement became a part of that repertory: His blues-inspired Members Don't Get Weary, set to the music of John Coltrane, received rave reviews, and returns this week as part of the company's 60th Anniversary season at New York City Center.

We caught up with Roberts for our "Spotlight" series:

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News
Bill Shannon's Touch Update makes its way to Washington, DC, and New York City this month. Photo courtesy Dance Place

The fall performance season continues at breakneck speed with everything from an international ballet company making its U.S. debut to a retrospective on one of New York City's most iconic dancemakers—not to mention more than a few intriguing new works. Here's what we've got pencilled in.

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ASST/ASSOC PROFESSOR OF MODERN DANCE, tenure-track, Fall 2019. University of Missouri-Kansas City. MFA Dance or equivalent professional exp. req.'d. Details/ apply: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions

SPRINGFIELD BALLET (SWMO): Two opportunities: 1) Artistic Director, and 2) School Director. Requirements: Dance Professional / Instructor with management, admin. experience. For details & to apply: www.springfieldballet.org/Employment-Opportunities

HOPE COLLEGE / EMPLOYMENT DANCE DEPT. 1) Tenure Track Asst. or Assoc. Professor; and 2) Assistant Professor of Dance, Non Tenure Track. Positions begin Fall 2019. For full job-descriptions and to apply, please visit: http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH DANCE FACULTY: Terminal degree+college-level teaching req'd. Info / Apply at links. Assistant Professor - Ballet & Choreography: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/84804. Assistant Professor - Contemporary Dance & Ballet: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/84805. Assistant Professor - Classical Ballet Repertoire: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/84948.


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ASST. PROFESSOR OF DANCE, TENURE-TRACK Emory University. Beg. fall 2019. MFA dance/teaching exp. required. Apply https://apply.interfolio.com/54180

TENURE TRACK POSITION: Mount Holyoke College; Modern Dance Technique and Choreography. Begins 2019-20. Apply: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=743

LECTURER Specializing in Hip Hop dance. University of Dayton. Requires degree, 5-yrs. prof'l. dance exp. & 3 yrs. teaching. Apply https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/27225

ASST/ASSOC PROFESSOR OF MODERN DANCE, tenure-track, Fall 2019. University of Missouri-Kansas City. MFA Dance or equivalent professional exp. req.'d. Details/ apply: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions

SPRINGFIELD BALLET (SWMO): Two opportunities: 1) Artistic Director, and 2) School Director. Requirements: Dance Professional / Instructor with management, admin. experience. For details & to apply: www.springfieldballet.org/Employment-Opportunities

HOPE COLLEGE / EMPLOYMENT DANCE DEPT. 1) Tenure Track Asst. or Assoc. Professor; and 2) Assistant Professor of Dance, Non Tenure Track. Positions begin Fall 2019. For full job-descriptions and to apply, please visit: http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty


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Compagnie Hervé KOUBI will perform Barbarian Nights at Fall for Dance. Photo by Pierangela Flisi, Courtesy New York City Center

As the fall performance season kicks into high gear, we've been cramming as much excellent dance on our calendars as possible. But if you're feeling overwhelmed by all the options, we've got you covered: From rare U.S. appearances by one of our 2018 "25 to Watch" to an autumn mainstay for New Yorkers, Romeo and Juliet to The Handmaid's Tale, here's what caught our eye.

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Xenos, Akram Khan's final full-length solo, is an ode to the soldiers of World War I. Photo by Nicol Vizioli, Courtesy Sadler's Wells

We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year's "Season Preview"—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling.

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Dance Magazine Awards
Clockwise from top left: Crystal Pite, photo by Michael Slobodian; Lourdes Lopez, photo by Alexander Iziliaev; Michael Trusnovec, photo via Instagram; Ronald K. Brown, photo by Julieta Cervantes

Today, we are thrilled to announce the honorees of the 2018 Dance Magazine Awards. A tradition dating back to 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards celebrate the living legends who have made a lasting impact on dance. This year's honorees include:

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Dance Magazine Awards

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New York, NY (September 2018)Misty Copeland will open the 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards. The evening will honor Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, and Michael Trusnovec (presented by Patrick Corbin). A special Leadership Award will be presented to Nigel Redden. Since 1954 the Dance Magazine Awards have recognized outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on dance. This year's Awards will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased by emailing dmawards@dancemedia.com.

A new award, The Harkness Promise Award, will shine a light on two emerging young artists for the promise of their artistic work. The inaugural awardees are Raja Feather Kelly and Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie. The Harkness Foundation For Dance received proceeds from last year's Dance Magazine Awards for this grant. The award showcases innovative thinking and how to be an effective artist-citizen who positively impacts dance and the broader community through performance, education, organization and activism. Proceeds from this year's Dance Magazine Awards will be applied to next year's Harkness Promise Awards.

"All of us at Dance Magazine are excited to partner with The Harkness Foundation For Dance for a second year and to benefit these two deserving artists. This year's Dance Magazine Awards has once again chosen a stellar group of honorees and we are thrilled to have Misty Copeland join us. We are confident that the 61st Dance Magazine Awards will be our best yet." – Frederic Seegal, CEO/Chairman Dance Media

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Alice Sheppard in DESCENT. Photo by MANCC/Chris Cameron

You nominated the best performances you've seen so far in 2018, and we narrowed them down to our favorites. Now it's time to cast your vote to decide who will be featured in our December issue!

Voting is open until September 17. Only one submission per person will be counted.

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ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY DANCE ASST. PROF. Tenure Track. EO/AA Employer. To apply & for job-details: www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75958

ASST. PROFESSOR OF DANCE, TENURE-TRACK: Emory University. Beg. fall 2019. MFA dance/teaching exp. required. Apply https://apply.interfolio.com/54180

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance with a specialty in Ballet technique and Dance History/Dance Education. To apply: http://hr.fullerton.edu/diversity/job-openings/ft/10560BR_dance.asp

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Dance Composition and Technique / San Jose State University. Requires MFA/MA/prof. dance & teaching exp. Apply by 11/15/2018 at https://apply.interfolio.com/53622

ASST./ASSOC. PROF. OF DANCE TENURE TRACK Jordan College of the Arts, Butler University (IN). MFA or MA degree in dance; MFA pref. Begins Aug. 2019. See details/apply: www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings

F.T. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JAZZ: SMU Meadows School of the Arts (TX). Requires a terminal degree and/or equiv. prof. performance, and univ.-level teaching exp. Begins August 2019. Details & Apply by November 9, 2018 at https://apply.interfolio.com/53635

TENURE TRACK POSITION: Mount Holyoke College; Modern Dance Technique and Choreography. Begins 2019-20. Apply: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=743

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AVAILABLE FALL 2019: Contact Graduate Liaison, Jeremy Lindberg, University of Oklahoma, School of Dance at 405.325.0567 Ext. 15 or jlindberg@ou.edu Assistantships include tuition remission, insurance and stipend. See: www.ou.edu/finearts/dance

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