Jenn Freeman makes combining the worlds of contemporary and commercial look easy. Having danced in works by Sonya Tayeh, Mia Michaels and Kyle Abraham, Freeman has also appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as part of The Rolling Stones’ 50th-anniversary tour, and helped with the development of productions for the likes of Florence […]
In “SET I,” MN Dance Company artistic directors Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec Rynia embody the complexity and uncertainty of life amidst COVID-19.
The South Korean pop juggernaut BTS has released an art film packed with dance for “Black Swan,” the first single promoting its upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7. The video opens with the Martha Graham quote, “A dancer dies twice—once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.” This intro complements the lyrics, […]
Dancer/choreographer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie‘s background is a melting pot of cultures from all over the world—which you can vividly see reflected in her work. But the recent Harkness Promise Awardee attributes the cross-pollination of genres in her work to more than just her background. The choreographer says her eclectic style is deeply inspired by the […]
Choreographer Loni Landon is no stranger to the enticing power of social media. Instagram, for example, makes it very easy for Landon to connect with other artists. “I feel torn about it,” says Landon. “On one hand, I think it can be used in a really positive way. I have received so many jobs through […]
Sidra Bell is one of those choreographers whose movement dancers are drawn to. Exploring the juxtaposition of fierce athleticism and pure honesty in something as simple as stillness, her work brings her dancers to the depths of their abilities and the audience to the edge of their seats. We stepped into the studio with Sidra […]
Since starting his company in 1968, Lar Lubovitch has stood at the forefront of modern dance—although he is hesitant to label his work as “modern.” “I’ve always felt I’ve been making dances,” he says. “I’ve always called them dances and I’ve never been one to exclude any language of movement. When I’m making a dance […]
In today’s dance world, it seems to go without saying: The more varied the training, the better. But is that always the case? Rhonda Malkin, a New York City–based dance coach who performed with the Radio City Rockettes, thinks trendy contemporary techniques that emphasize improvisation and organic movement quality are detrimental to the precision and […]