A plethora of premieres and a pair of limited engagement touring appearances add up to a packed dance calendar, from coast to coast and even across the pond. Here’s what has us most intrigued.
Dance organizations across the country have been planning ways to celebrate Juneteenth since well before it was declared a federal holiday by Congress this week. June 19 marks the date on which news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, TX, more than two years after the Civil War was declared over and enslaved people in […]
After the March lockdown, Charles O. Anderson only spent a moment mourning the canceled tour of his most recent opus, (Re)current Unrest, before creating a digital version. Described as “an evening-length immersive performance installation ritual focusing on the ongoing cycle of Black oppression and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement,” the score enlists […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At English National Ballet, Gabriel Francesco Frola has been promoted to lead principal, Daniel McCormick to soloist, and Precious Adams, Julia Conway, Anjuli Hudson and Erik Woolhouse to junior soloist. Viviana Durante has been appointed […]
It’s always been difficult for independent dance artists to gain traction, since they often exist outside of more secure infrastructures provided by full-time companies. They are used to rejection, injury and the usual career interrupters. But to be COVID-canceled is especially harsh, since it’s totally out of an artist’s control. And it’s particularly disappointing when […]
At first I didn’t consider the possibility of becoming a dance major. In high school, I wanted to be a doctor. I started college on the pre-med track, but found myself waking up in the middle of the night with an urge to express myself physically. I would get out of bed and go dance […]