Congrats to the Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Awardees

All net proceeds from the Dance Magazine Awards ceremony go towards the Harkness Promise Awards, which grant $5,000 and 40 hours of studio space to innovative young choreographers. This year’s awardees are Bobbi Jene Smith and Caleb Teicher. Bobbi Jene Smith Bobbi Jene Smith never held anything back onstage as a dancer, and today she […]

Bobbi Jene Smith and Maxine Doyle Talk Instinct and Trust in Collaboration

In a sun-soaked studio in Manhattan, members of the Martha Graham Dance Company (all women) lie on the floor with their feet and heads hovering off the ground. Choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith encourages the dancers to be unapologetic about being looked at as their bodies begin to tremble with exhaustion and they move into a […]

Heart & Guts: Bobbi Jene Smith Finds Her Own Voice

Even when marking a move in rehearsal, Bobbi Jene Smith seems to dance with her whole being. “It comes from the pelvis,” she says while directing a few of her fellow dancers in an undulating phrase. Her lower body spirals, pulling her torso behind it in one swift, visceral motion. “Always keep a bit of […]

Bobbi Jene Smith: What It's Like To Watch Your Life On Film

Elvira Lind’s documentary Bobbi Jene took the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival by surprise last spring, sweeping the awards for Best Documentary, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. For those of us who have watched Batsheva and Bobbi Jene Smith’s career, the film’s success is not unexpected. It is a validation of what we already know: Bobbi […]

For Your Afternoon Dance Video Break, We Recommend…

It’s summer, it’s almost the weekend, it’s the afternoon—if ever there were a moment for a dance video break, this is it. So, what are you in the mood for? Something quick and fun? Tomorrow’s #LCSwing-goers are in for a cameo treat from @ABTBallet dancers @JamesBWhiteside + Cassandra Trenary—here’s a sneak peek. pic.twitter.com/kCSTJve0GV — Lincoln […]

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