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.
Yusha-Marie Sorzano’s Identity as an Immigrant and Black Woman Informs Her Work as a Performer, Teacher, and Choreographer
Even before she realized it, Yusha-Marie Sorzano’s identity as an immigrant was the driving force behind her all-encompassing career—one that has ranged from company positions with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Camille A. Brown & Dancers to guest artist spots and commercial work to choreographing, teaching and becoming the co-artistic director of Zeitgeist Dance Theatre.
Last dances, first-time collaborations, gatherings of disparate dancemakers—October’s dance card is full of intriguing events. Here are seven of the most enticing performances.
As an actress, dancer, director, Tony Award honoree and a Deaf artist, Alexandria Wailes is a force to be reckoned with.
Eight times a week, Kenita R. Miller wraps her hair in a red scarf, breathes and stretches, and takes the stage as part of the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s legendary choreo-poem for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. As part of the ensemble cast of seven Black women, Miller […]
April’s performance calendar is filled with happy returns, from Broadway once again welcoming Camille A. Brown to a fresh cohort of contemporary artists at Danspace Project for its Platform 2022. Here’s what’s piqued our interest.
Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]
Since 1954, Dance Magazine has celebrated the living legends among us with the Dance Magazine Awards. This year, in light of deep reflections on racial equity inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the selection committee decided to take a close look at exactly who the magazine has honored over the past seven decades. Unsurprisingly, […]