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You won’t find Lillian Barbeito pressing the pandemic pause button. For this Los Angeles dance maven, this has been a time to ask big questions, examine the status quo and take action. “How can we provide structure to keep people teaching and choreographing in programs for dancers, not to maintain their physicality but to grow […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings American Ballet Theatre artistic director Kevin McKenzie will step down at the end of 2022. The search for his successor will begin this summer. At BODYTRAFFIC, co-founder Lillian Barbeito has stepped down as […]
This season, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is shining the spotlight on Los Angeles–based dance companies. For the first time in its history, the venue, located in Beverly Hills, has programmed solely local companies for the 2019–20 dance season. While Los Angeles boasts a world-class concert dance scene, local companies have historically […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Tigran Mkrtchyan has joined Boston Ballet as a soloist, Chisako Oga as a second soloist. At English National Ballet, Aitor Arrieta, Katja Khaniukova and Ken Saruhashi have been promoted to first soloist, Julia Conway, Daniel […]
Summer intensive audition season is almost here. But how do college students decide which program they’re aiming for? With the number of intensives available, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that will serve you best. We talked to outgoing Juilliard dance division artistic director Lawrence Rhodes about how he advises his students: If […]
Keigwin + Company’s summer intensive includes composition. Whitney Browne, Courtesy Keigwin + Company Small companies jump on the summer intensive bandwagon. Large ballet and modern dance companies have long used summer programs to help fund their seasons and find fresh talent. Now, it seems choreographers and directors of small contemporary troupes—such as Danielle Agami and […]
Countertechnique and catharsis rule at BODYTRAFFIC’s summer intensive. Guest teacher Chris Evans has danced with Hofesh Shechter. Photo by Guzman Rosado, courtesy BODYTRAFFIC. As choreographer Rosie Herrera shepherds 25 students through her own brand of warm-up, the campus dance studio at Loyola Marymount University is charged with emotion. Sitting in a circle, the dancers must […]