This Choreographer Is Bringing Ballet's "Negative Space" to the Stage & Screen

Madeline Hollander is redefining the language of ballet one unconventional venue at a time. From museums to art institutes to parks and other outdoor venues, she creates original choreography inspired by her cultural observations—often ones that she makes in the ballet studio. Growing up, she trained under Yvonne Mounsey at the heralded Westside School of […]

David Hallberg: When Do Choreographers Get The Chance To Really Take Risks?

The Metropolitan Opera House is a stadium; an ornately lush stadium, but one nonetheless. The 3,800-seat challenge that American Ballet Theatre readily tackles is typically filled to capacity because of the stalwarts: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, the classics that, without doubt, have stood the test of time and have brought people in droves to […]

Can We Stop Calling Choreographers "Emerging" Already?

“Do away with it.” “Over it.” “How about just plain old ‘artist’ or ‘choreographer’?” These are a few of the comments that popped up when, on a recent morning, I posted a query on Facebook fielding thoughts about the term “emerging”—as in “emerging choreographer.” I can’t remember when I first sensed disgruntlement toward the E-word. […]

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