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Meeting Kenichi Kasamatsu, the Choreographer Turning Dance Brain-Teasers Into an Art Form

Borrow­ing from hip hop, popping, house, contemporary, and other genres, he dissects established moves to uncover their intricacies and repackages them in unexpected patterns that require astonishing coordination. Though highly technical, his choreography never lacks feeling, resonating with global audiences through cinematic digital shorts, as well as with live audiences at his full-length shows.

What Can a Choreographer Do When They Want to Take Their Work in a New Direction? Donald Byrd Shares Some Insights

As a choreographer, recognition brings opportunity. However, making a name for yourself comes with certain drawbacks. When audiences and funders have particular expectations, taking your work in a new direction is more than just an artistic risk: It can mean losing favor with the people you need to sustain your work. How can a choreographer […]

Here's the First Trailer for the "In the Heights" Movie

Lights up on Washington Heights—because the trailer for the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical In the Heights has arrived. It’s our first look into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest venture into film—because LMM isn’t stopping at three Tony awards, a Grammy award, and an Emmy. As an added bonus, we get to take a first […]

What This DM Editor Learned From Choreographing on ABT Dancers

“Is everyone okay?” was my most used sentence during my time with American Ballet Theatre. There I was, leading world-class ABT dancers through my own choreographic process. I knew that it was unlike anything they’d ever experienced, but I think half of the time I was asking that question, it was really directed to myself. […]