On the Road Again With Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers Madeline DeVries and Shuaib Elhassan took Dance Magazine inside the company’s first overseas tour since the pandemic, sharing their photos and giving us firsthand accounts of what life is like back on the road.

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Begin Again: Dealing With a Spoonful of Setbacks

When I was a young dancer, a teacher once told me that a day off in dance was like a week off in any other passion. Although this is a myth that’s been debunked, those words have still haunted me every day for the past nine years.

Bringing Back Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge

In 2020, Company XIV prepared to honor the 10th season of its holiday production, Nutcracker Rouge. A libertine twist on the classic ballet, the show features bawdy, rigorous choreography danced with a glittering cocktail of carnal abandon and precision. Throughout the show—which includes opera on an aerial hoop—the cast performs onstage and among the audience. […]

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