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“DIORAMA,” Starring Daniil Simkin and Maria Kochetkova

Rising from the seats of an empty theater, Daniil Simkin could be a vampire in an old silent movie. To the percussive, insistent accents played by the Kronos Quartet in this first-time collaboration, longtime partners Simkin and Maria Kochetkova explore the options of dancing together while apart—from Deutsche Oper Berlin and the sand dunes at […]

Why Daniil Simkin is Joining Staatsballett Berlin as a Principal Dancer

One of the ballet world’s busiest superstars is adding another role to his resume, and it’s a big one. American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin is joining Staatsballett Berlin as a principal beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Though he will be based in Berlin, the virtuoso will maintain his position at ABT, performing with the […]

Inside Daniil Simkin's New Guggenheim Project

Late one Friday night, Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary are running a new duet inside the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda in New York City’s Guggenheim Museum. Trenary drops her weight back into Simkin’s arms and lets him slide her, spinning, into the ground. They clasp hands like children to pull each other close, an intimate […]

Livestream Alert: Take Yoga Along with Daniil Simkin

It’s takes more than just a daily ballet barre to create this kind of strength and power: American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin is known to be something of a nut when it comes to working out. He challenges his body in ways we’ve never even seen before. Daniil Simkin on Instagram: “Workout: @katamaranresort edition… […]

ICYMI: The Daniil Simkin/Cassandra Trenary Video We Can't Stop Watching

If you don’t already have major dance crushes on American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary, that’s about to change. As you may have heard, Deborah Ory and Ken Browar, the husband-wife duo behind NYC Dance Project, have released a photography book. THE ART OF MOVEMENT features dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin […]

7 Reasons Why Daniil Simkin's Life Is INTENSIO

Tonight marks the world premiere of Daniil Simkin’s new project INTENSIO at Jacob’s Pillow. The American Ballet Theatre superstar has assembled a top-shelf cast including Isabella Boylston, Hee Seo and James Whiteside, not to mention Ballet Jazz de Montréal’s Celine Cassone. The choreography on tap is just as stellar, with world premieres by Alexander Ekman, […]

Daniil’s Intensio Comes to the Joyce

If you read our feature “A Day with Daniil” in the August issue, you already know that American Ballet Theatre star Daniil Simkin goes about 80 miles an hour all day long. His new project-based company Intensio is his way to connect with top choreographers in Europe. In works by Jorma Elo (from Finland), Alexander Ekman […]

A Day with Daniil

Lately, when Daniil Simkin hasn’t been performing with American Ballet Theatre or flying off to dance in international galas, he’s been putting together his own project: INTENSIO. “I miss European contemporary dance,” explains Simkin, who grew up in Germany. “This is an outlet for me and my colleagues to experience that and approach the ever-looming […]

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