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.
Meet Cira Robinson, who trained under Arthur Mitchell at Dance Theatre of Harlem and joined London’s Ballet Black in 2008.
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from June 2022.
What’s next? Our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the verge of breaking through offers several answers to the question of where our field is headed. We’re betting we’ll be seeing—and hearing—more from these 25 artists not just this year, but for many more to come.
Revolutionizing ballet in England was not part of the original plan for Cassa Pancho. That all changed in 2001 after she decided to write her dissertation on Black ballerinas and discovered that there were none employed by any of the country’s ballet companies at that time. She recalls being told, “There’s already Dance Theatre of […]