My Experience Behind The Scenes on the New Thriller Shirley

In the new film Shirley, Elisabeth Moss stars as Shirley Jackson, the horror writer who rose to fame with her 1948 short story “The Lottery.” The controversial hit led to the most mail The New Yorker had ever received about a work of fiction. Jackson went on to write hundreds more short stories and numerous […]

The Power & Pitfalls of Winning Money With No Strings Attached

Unrestricted grants—those not tied to a specific project or commission—are the holy grail of dance funding. But how do dance artists accustomed to living from project to project handle the sudden influx of capital? We asked three choreographers who’ve won these grants multiple times about their experiences. Kyle Abraham Kyle Abraham has used the money […]

What Is “Dance Theater”

What is “dance theater”? Is it Pina Bausch’s raw examinations of everyday life? Is it performance that mixes movement and text? Is it dance that tells a story? Dance Magazine talked with four choreographers who use elements of dance and theater—but whose work escapes easy categorization—about playing with narrative, integrating movement and words, and what […]

Word Play

Choreographers who combine dance and text discuss their unique set of dilemmas. Carrie Hanson Artistic director, The Seldoms, Chicago       Interviewed by Laura Molzahn Pictured: Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead, with Amanda McAlister and Philip Elson. Photo by Brian Kuhlmann, Courtesy The Seldoms. Movement invention used to be the thrust for me, and using […]