Jules Cunningham’s how did we get here? at Sadler’s Wells

Jules Cunningham’s how did we get here?, featuring Cunningham, Harry Alexander, and Spice Girl Melanie C, premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London in January 2023. Sadler’s Wells captured the performance in an empty theater for a film that’s now streaming through July 25. In advance of the 2023 premiere, Dance Magazine writer Emily May spoke […]

Daniil Simkin’s one

Daniil Simkin has always been curious and forward-thinking about how dance can utilize digital platforms. The international guest artist and former American Ballet Theatre and Staatsballett Berlin principal was an early adopter of social media and YouTube (who can forget 2013’s “Simkin and the City”?). His later independent projects, like 2015’s INTENSIO at The Joyce Theater and […]

Nashville Ballet dances in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Nashville Ballet and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collaborated to celebrate the centennial of the late American musician Chet Atkins with an original dance film, set to Atkins’ recording of Fats Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz,” choreographed and co-directed by Nashville Ballet artistic director Nick Mullikin, and set in the museum’s Hall of Fame […]

Harrison Ball Achieves Catharsis

Recently retired New York City Ballet principal Harrison Ball stars in Catharsis, premiering tonight at Tribeca Festival, alongside Blondie’s Deborah Harry. The short film, directed by Brian Logvinsky, tells the story of Alex, a self-destructive dance prodigy who faces his own demons and the pain of his mother’s death by being hypnotized by a mysterious […]

Hong Kong Ballet’s Interstellar Celebration

Tutus take over Hong Kong in “Tutu Academy,” a stylish and cheeky short film created to mark Hong Kong Ballet’s 45th anniversary and the opening of its first associated school. Created by Washington, DC–based ad agency Design Army and choreographed by Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Septime Webre, “Tutu Academy” tells the story of a […]

The Way Back Dances Through the Stacks

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts library is a striking setting for The Way Back, directed and choreographed by UNCSA School of Dance alumni Grady Bowman and Ashley Lindsey and featuring dancers Wyatt Florin, Claire Schiffer, and Ava Strickland. Themes of separation and a relentless pursuit of re-connection play out among unexpected […]

The Art of the Trailer: Ballet Austin’s POE

To promote the premiere of Stephen Mills’ POE, A Tale of Madness, Ballet Austin created a cinematic trailer with technology also used in “The Mandalorian” and The Batman (2022). The main challenge in creating a trailer for a world premiere ballet is that often the sets haven’t been built when the trailer is created. Paul […]

Charlotte Edmonds’ “Goldfish”

“Goldfish plunges into the mind of someone going through the motions and gasping to escape overconsumption within an ordinary space,” says director and choreographer Charlotte Edmonds about “Goldfish,” her recent film representing sensory overload issues and the overwhelming distractions often found in waiting rooms.  Featuring Aishwarya Raut of Rambert, Edmunds depicts the idea of having […]

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