Unexpected collaborations, women-led ballets, superstar choreographers turning their talents to opera and musical theater, singular dancemakers wrestling with issues of labor, environmental justice, and more—here’s what our contributors are looking forward to most as the 2023–24 season gets underway.
Choreographing both the performers and the audience members—who continuously move throughout the space and occasionally learn a few moves themselves—is a big job, but one that Annie-B Parson is ready for.
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has launched a revamped initiative for early-career choreographers and directors: the Professional Development Program.
Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]
From an ongoing project manipulating motion capture technology to a Giselle with Spanish flair, here are three performances we’ve penciled into our calendars this month. Hitting the Punchline Ben Schultz and Lorenzo Pagano in Annie-B Parson’s I used to love you Brigid Pierce, Courtesy Janet Stapleton ONLINE The Martha Graham Dance Company’s programming this month […]
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on artists. It’s not just performances that have disappeared, but also the survival jobs that many rely on to pay their rent. And for independent artists and freelancers, unemployment benefits aren’t an option. Just about everyone is hurting. But at the same time, many are also asking, How can […]
Is it just us, or is there a new exciting project being announced approximately every five minutes these days? While that might be a slight exaggeration, there’s no denying that keeping track of all the major collaborations and musicals and movie adaptations and premieres can get overwhelming. So, we’re compiling a list of the buzziest […]
A master of cross-pollination, Annie-B Parson pulls material from dance, film, music, literature, theater and more into deeply satisfying dialogues. And she has a busy fall: Her new book is being published in November. Big Dance Theater, the company she leads in partnership with Paul Lazar, brings three works to the NYU Skirball Center for […]