Much of the dance world is at—or headed to—a summer festival right now. It’s impossible to catch it all, but if we could be in multiple places at once, here’s what we’d be hoping to see.
All of our performance picks this month—an evening length ballet and an off-Broadway musical, mixed bills and multi-choreographer projects—feature intriguing premieres from an impressive array of dancemakers
While “subject to change” is a given these days, here’s what we’re most excited to catch if all goes as planned during the 2021–22 season. Who Was It For? Clarissa Dyas RJ Muna, Courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Are you ready to revisit the Summer of Love? With Time of Change, the Joe Goode Performance […]
With the circumstances created by the pandemic changing from day to day, looking to the future right now can feel particularly fraught, if not downright farcical. But in the face of so much uncertainty, pausing to celebrate the good news when it comes is as important as it’s ever been. Here are the latest promotions […]
Love them or not, reviews are part of the ecology of being a dancemaker. Critical writing can validate, illuminate or sometimes get in the way of an artist’s creative process. We spoke with five choreographers about their relationship to reviews. Sergio Trujillo Sergio Trujillo understands that Broadway reviews function differently than concert dance reviews: Although […]
American Ballet Theatre is putting more women in charge of its ballets. Today, artistic director Kevin McKenzie announced that the company is launching a multi-year initiative called the ABT Women’s Movement. ABT will hire at least three female choreographers each season. The idea is that, in general, one woman will create a new ballet for […]
The emerging choreographer is making waves. Schreier rehearsing with Ballet Academy East. Rosalie O’Connor, Courtesy Schreier Claudia Schreier has burst onto the ballet scene seemingly out of nowhere. She graduated from Harvard University with a passion for making ballets and, since winning the Breaking Glass Project in 2014, the freelance choreographer has been enjoying an accelerated and […]
Recently, the ballet world seems to be owning up to the fact that it’s got a female choreographer problem. Some companies have started devoting entire evenings to works by women, while others are incorporating female choreography into their regular seasons more slowly but steadily. For example, next year, Crystal Pite will be the first woman to create for The Royal […]