“Missed Connections,” Starring Some of Your Favorite Ballet Dancers

During the height of the pandemic, New York City-based director and photographer Megan L.C. McNally teamed up with New York City Ballet corps member Gilbert Bolden III to create a COVID-safe project. With Bolden serving as choreographer and a dancer, the film brought together dancers from NYCB (Laine Habony, Mira Nadon, Spartak Hoxha and Kennard […]

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

7 Shows Hitting Screens, Stages or Scenic Settings This Month

Spring is in the air, and performance calendars are (dare we say it?) almost as busy as they ever have been, if still largely housed on the internet. This mix of online screenings, outdoor events and indoor performances for limited audiences caught our eye this month. Caged In Stefanie Batten Bland’s Kolonial Maria Baranova, Courtesy […]

Gabe Stone Shayer Is Creating an African Narrative Ballet in a Locale That’s Not Only Dreamy, but Informing the Work Itself

American Ballet Theatre soloist Gabe Stone Shayer’s latest project will inspire some serious travel envy. From March to April of this year, Shayer has been an artist in residence at Palm Heights Grand Cayman—a resort in the Cayman Islands—where he is choreographing an African-themed narrative ballet, performing solos that will become part of the upcoming […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings American Ballet Theatre artistic director Kevin McKenzie will step down at the end of 2022. The search for his successor will begin this summer. At BODYTRAFFIC, co-founder Lillian Barbeito has stepped down as […]

Kevin McKenzie to Retire from American Ballet Theatre in 2022

Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of 2022, after three decades at the helm. He will continue to oversee the company’s 2021–22 season while a search for his successor begins this summer. In an interview with The New York Times’ Rosalyn Sulcas, McKenzie noted […]

David Hallberg Takes the Reins at The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet has long been a home away from home for David Hallberg. During a two-year struggle with an ankle injury that required two surgeries, he spent the most pivotal time of his recuperation in Melbourne, working with TAB’s in-house medical and physical therapy team. Combined with a decade of guest performances there, including […]

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