What Is “Dance Theater”

What is “dance theater”? Is it Pina Bausch’s raw examinations of everyday life? Is it performance that mixes movement and text? Is it dance that tells a story? Dance Magazine talked with four choreographers who use elements of dance and theater—but whose work escapes easy categorization—about playing with narrative, integrating movement and words, and what […]

Word Play

Choreographers who combine dance and text discuss their unique set of dilemmas. Carrie Hanson Artistic director, The Seldoms, Chicago       Interviewed by Laura Molzahn Pictured: Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead, with Amanda McAlister and Philip Elson. Photo by Brian Kuhlmann, Courtesy The Seldoms. Movement invention used to be the thrust for me, and using […]

Curtain Up

It’s hard to wrap your mind around the many forms of Wayne McGregor’s brilliance. His work with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, with The Royal Ballet, with a string of other companies, his educational initiatives, and his collaborations with scientists and artists is perhaps only understandable when you see him dance himself. Though he hasn’t performed in […]

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