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.
Striking performer. Adventurous choreographer. Unforgettable teacher. Straight-from-the-hip reviewer. Inspiring mentor. Gustave Martinez Solomons jr was all these things and more.
“There is about her an aura of mysticism. She appears onstage, larger than life, more an apparition than a performer, compelling us to look upon her as we might a temple dancer—with a sense of religiosity, of awe.” Those were the opening lines of Olga Maynard’s November 1972 Dance Magazine cover story on Judith Jamison, then in her late 20s and at the height of her powers as a star performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
In June 1955, just months after meeting during the Broadway run of House of Flowers, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder tied the knot. It was the start of one of dance’s longest, most celebrated on- and offstage partnerships, which lasted until Holder passed away in 2014. “She is the most beautiful woman in my […]
If you’re seeking an extra dash of inspiration to start the new season on the right—dare we say—foot, look no further than dance documentaries. Starting August 23, OVID, a streaming service dedicated to docs and art-house films, is adding eight notable dance documentaries to its library. The best part? There’s a free seven-day trail. (After […]
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was “See more dance” (and really, shouldn’t that be everyone’s?), never fear. We picked five shows certain to get 2019 off to a brilliant start. Twyla’s Greens and Jerry’s Blues Miami City Ballet in Brahms/Handel. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy Miami City Ballet FLORIDA It’s rare that two […]
2018 has seen an endless parade of celebrations in anticipation of Jerome Robbins‘ centennial—and now the day has finally arrived. In honor of what would have been his 100th birthday, we dove into our photo archives and selected a few favorite shots of the choreographer whose career defined (and redefined) American dance. A young Robbins, […]
You don’t need to convince us that dance can be a powerful vehicle for change. But in case you had any doubts, Dance Theatre of Harlem‘s new promotional video is all the proof you need. As part of their 2018 New York season, DTH will be hosting a gala on April 4 to commemorate the […]