5 Strategies To Help You Adapt to Any Choreographic Process

One choreographer wants to explore ideas through improvisation; another demands quick pickup of specific steps. One might demonstrate ideas physically; another may rely on language and gestures imbued with feeling. Puzzling out how to thrive in ever-changing creative environments is an ongoing practice, but a little preparation and the right mindset can go a long […]

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ailey, SFB and Ballet Hispanico

Let’s face it: We love the sunshine and the chance to dance outdoors in fresh summer air, but the season can get hot. Sizzling. With a blistering heat index of over 100 degrees in New York City, there’s no better time to slip into the air-conditioned oasis of a movie theater. And if dance performances are part of my theater’s […]

Get the Look: Casual Confidence at Ballet Hispanico

Kimberly Van Woesik’s style is effortlessly cool. She balances loose layers, like a gray crop top and a comfy sweatshirt wrapped around her waist, with skintight leggings that have just a hint of texture. Her neon-pink sports bra stands out against the charcoal palette. At first glance, Melissa Fernandez seems to stick to functional and […]

Tropic Zone

Inside choreographer Rosie Herrera’s surreal take on femininity for Ballet Hispanico   Ballet Hispanico’s Vanessa Valecillos, Christopher Bloom and Johan Rivera Mendez (kneeling), rehearsing Show.Girl. All photography by Moris Moreno.     “Being a Latina informs my ideas of femininity, of romance, of family. Growing up watching telenovelas shapes your ideas of drama.” —Rosie Herrera […]

Vital Signs

Double the Diva MONTE CARLO    What do you get when you combine the sublime dramatics of Diana Vishneva and the stylish eloquence of Bernice Coppieters? Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Switch, which comes to the Salle Garnier in Monte Carlo Dec. 18–19. Maillot chose a cinematic score by Danny Elfman for the work, which features longtime Les […]