Much of the dance world is at—or headed to—a summer festival right now. It’s impossible to catch it all, but if we could be in multiple places at once, here’s what we’d be hoping to see.
March 31, 2020: It was the day the summer dance festivals died. Though the respective directors of Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival hadn’t planned to announce the cancellations of their 2020 editions all on the same day, their decisions appeared in inboxes and on social media channels within hours of each […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Bradley Shelver has been appointed artistic director of the newly formed Brooklyn Festival Dance Company. Hanna Kiel has been named choreographer in residence at Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. At Paris Opéra Ballet, Silvia Saint-Martin, Francesco Mura […]
As far as we’re concerned, it’s not really summer until our favorite dance festivals kick things off. This year’s season is as packed and promising as ever, with seemingly everyone who is anyone converging on at least one big festival between now and August. Here are the artists, premieres and collaborations we can’t wait to […]
It’s summer festival season! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the dizzying array of offerings, never fear: We’ve combed through the usual suspects to highlight the shows we most want to catch. American Dance Festival Members of A.I.M. perform Kyle Abraham’s Dearest Home. Photo by Paula Court, Courtesy ADF ADF shows no sign of slowing down […]
Some dancers move to New York City with their sights set on a dream job: that one choreographer or company they have to dance for. But when Maggie Cloud graduated from Florida State University in 2010, she envisioned herself on a less straightforward path. “I always had in mind that I would be dancing for […]
In today’s dance world, it seems to go without saying: The more varied the training, the better. But is that always the case? Rhonda Malkin, a New York City–based dance coach who performed with the Radio City Rockettes, thinks trendy contemporary techniques that emphasize improvisation and organic movement quality are detrimental to the precision and […]
Summer intensive audition season is almost here. But how do college students decide which program they’re aiming for? With the number of intensives available, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that will serve you best. We talked to outgoing Juilliard dance division artistic director Lawrence Rhodes about how he advises his students: If […]