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News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in November 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dylan Wald and Angelica Generosa have been promoted to principal, Cecilia Iliesiu to soloist. Natascha Mair has joined English National Ballet as a principal. Ethan Stiefel has been appointed artistic director […]

How Arts Administration Is Evolving in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought about rapid shifts in how dance artists work. But the business side of dance, just as essential to a company’s success, has been equally challenged. As the industry continues to shift in response to the current crisis and beyond, what should arts administrators be doing to keep up? Engaging audiences through technology […]

What Archivists Want You To Know About Preserving Your Records

Maybe it’s because dancers tend to have good memories, sharpened by years of retaining complex choreography. Perhaps it’s because performing demands we surrender fully to the present moment. Whatever the reason, dance artists often don’t start organizing and preserving their records until late in their careers or after retirement—if at all. Archiving sounds complicated, many […]

Post-Performance Trauma Is Real. Here's How To Protect Yourself

Even though it’s been a year since he took his last bow in the piece, Kidd Pivot dancer Jermaine Maurice Spivey still feels the aftermath of touring in Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Betroffenheit. The harrowing piece chronicles Young’s own journey through tragedy, with dancers embodying his grief, trauma, guilt, addiction, euphoria and glee. “We […]

Dance/USA's New Fellowship Awards Over $1 Million to Socially Conscious Artists

In a watershed move, a new program from Dance/USA has awarded $1,000,525 to 31 dance artists whose work addresses increasingly prominent social issues. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) offers fellows $32,275 in completely unrestricted funding. The fellows were chosen for their work advocating for underrepresented communities. They cover […]

Are Ballet Companies Making Too Much Money From The Nutcracker?

Love it or hate it, come December, The Nutcracker is ubiquitous. It’s easy to wonder whether it’s sustainable to keep performing the same holiday classic year after year, or to spend millions of dollars reinventing it for new productions. But believe it or not, the show’s popularity is only growing. Every year, Dance/USA conducts a […]

Everything You Need to Do If You Get Injured in College

When you’re unable to dance, it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind and losing out on opportunities. But this can be a time to reset your body and come back even stronger, says Ilana Goldman, BFA program director at Florida State University’s School of Dance. “Some of the greatest leaps I made in my […]