The Performances We're Penciling Into Our Calendars Over the Next Month

Festivals, farewells, fresh works—the next month promises all that and more. Here’s a mix of online and in-person shows we’re trying to fit into our refreshingly busy calendars. Hello, Goodbye NEW YORK CITYBack onstage in its home theater at last, New York City Ballet premieres new works by contemporary dance darlings Sidra Bell and Andrea […]

4 Virtual Performances We've Got Our Eyes on This Month

Spring is here, and while we’re not packing into theaters the way we have in previous years just yet, there’s still a good amount of dance happening. Ballet in Bloom Pacific Northwest Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB Pacific Northwest Ballet is skipping the April showers and blooming directly […]

What Can a Choreographer Do When They Want to Take Their Work in a New Direction? Donald Byrd Shares Some Insights

As a choreographer, recognition brings opportunity. However, making a name for yourself comes with certain drawbacks. When audiences and funders have particular expectations, taking your work in a new direction is more than just an artistic risk: It can mean losing favor with the people you need to sustain your work. How can a choreographer […]

This Pro Dancer Brings His HR Expertise Into the Studio

Alexander Pham’s movements seem to have no noticeable beginning or end. Though he’s a fluid, silky performer, his electrifying dancing also exhibits impressive power. These qualities have made audiences and artistic directors alike take notice in his three years with Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater and now at TU Dance. Byrd finds Pham’s ability to […]

DM Editors Pick November's Can't-Miss Shows

Our editors’ performance picks this month are all about taking what’s expected and turning it on its head. Life After Romeo The cast of & Juliet in rehearsal Johan Persson, Courtesy Dewynters LONDON What if, instead of reaching for a dagger after finding Romeo dead beside her, Juliet got a life? & Juliet, a new […]

News of Note: What You May Have Missed in July 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Tigran Mkrtchyan has joined Boston Ballet as a soloist, Chisako Oga as a second soloist. At English National Ballet, Aitor Arrieta, Katja Khaniukova and Ken Saruhashi have been promoted to first soloist, Julia Conway, Daniel […]

3 Concerts, 2 Musicals and 1 Festival You Won't Want to Miss This April

There are more intriguing performances than one person could possibly see this month, so our editors’ picks run the gamut. The topics—Greek mythology and systemic racism, the Ballets Russes and secondary incarceration—are as varied as the styles—contemporary, bharatanatyam, aerial. The one through line: They’re bound to make you look at the world a little differently. […]

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