2020–21 Season Preview: The In-the-Works Shows We're Looking Forward to Most

With how rapidly the performance landscape has shifted—and continues to shift—as the world grapples with COVID-19, looking ahead can feel fraught. Many artists, organizations and presenters remain in holding patterns. Nevertheless, we wanted to celebrate the projects that have been announced that excite us, even if their details (in particular, their planned performance dates) are […]

5 Perspective-Shifting Shows We're Looking Forward to This Month

Feminist takes on The Graduate and The Godfather, international collaborations and a whole lot of flamenco. The shows we’re most excited to see this March are all about unexpected takes on familiar ideas. The Roadless Road MELBOURNE The 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West recounts a Chinese monk’s pilgrimage to India in search of […]

6 Pros' Advice for Attacking the New Year

Need a little oomph as you step back into the studio post-holiday? Let these six dancers provide you a dose of inspiration to start the year off on the right foot. Never stop pushing yourself. During a recent class, dance legend Debbie Allen shared some major wisdom—and tough love—with her students. The lesson: Dancers don’t […]

DM Editors Pick November's Can't-Miss Shows

Our editors’ performance picks this month are all about taking what’s expected and turning it on its head. Life After Romeo The cast of & Juliet in rehearsal Johan Persson, Courtesy Dewynters LONDON What if, instead of reaching for a dagger after finding Romeo dead beside her, Juliet got a life? & Juliet, a new […]

June's Best Performance Bets, Chosen by DM Writers and Editors

This month’s picks include premieres, Little Princes and a principal dancer’s farewell that’s sure to leave you sobbing. Here are the shows our writers and editors around the country are most excited to catch. Pearls in PA STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos Kitoko Chargois, Courtesy PearlArts Studios PITTSBURGH Choreographer Staycee Pearl is on […]

BalletX's 2018–19 Season Boasts Seven New Ballets, Four by Women

With over 68 new works in its 13-year history, BalletX is known for being an epicenter of creation. The company will outdo itself in its 2018–19 season, treating Philadelphia to seven new works, four of them by women. “We are interested in growing, not cutting costs,” says artistic director Christine Cox. “The unknown adventure of […]

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