Kayla Farrish is curled up on her side, twisting to stare up at the ceiling. Just behind her, a round clock leaning at an angle against a small table. She wears a bright yellow shirt and a floral patterned skirt.

9 Performances on Our Radar This March

March’s performance calendar is action-packed, with perspective-shifting premieres from women choreographers, ambitious works touring to the U.S., a pair of Broadway musicals inspired by popular novels, and more.

Why Do Mixed-Rep Companies Still Rely on Ballet for Company Class?

In a single performance by a mixed-rep company, you might see its shape-shifting dancers performing barefoot, in sneakers and in heels. While such a group may have “ballet” in its name and even a rack of tutus in storage, its current relationship to the art form can be tenuous at best. That disconnect grows wider […]

NDT Appoints New Artistic Director: Emily Molnar

Nederlands Dans Theater announced today that Emily Molnar will become artistic director in August 2020. Molnar, who hails from Canada and currently leads Vancouver’s Ballet BC, will take over the position from Paul Lightfoot, who has directed the prominent contemporary dance company since 2011. The company’s current artistic team includes artistic advisor Sol León, Lightfoot’s […]

3 April Ballet Events You Should Know

Spring performance season is in full swing! Here are three programs taking ballet off the beaten path. Cullberg Ballet Celebrates 50 Years of Drama As it embarks on its 50th-anniversary season, Cullberg Ballet remains a beacon of European contemporary dance. Influenced by Kurt Jooss, founder Birgit Cullberg revolutionized ballet in Sweden and beyond, bringing literary […]