Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from April 2023.
Chun Wai Chan, New York City Ballet’s First Chinese Principal, Brings Hunger and Humility to His Multinational Career
Some dancers reveal their truest selves in performance, heightening and deepening the qualities that make them who they are. Onstage, Chun Wai Chan is forthright and generous, regal but not aloof, with an open countenance that complements an uncluttered technique.
In the five years since Final Bow for Yellowface’s inception, the organization has made significant strides in furthering the conversation around Asian representation onstage. But founders Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin realized more needed to be done to organize as a community.
My relationship with dance has taught me more about life and being present than I ever imagined it would. And as I enter the next chapter of my artistic exploration, I’m certain dance and its lessons will be right there with me.
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 […]
Here are five penned-by-dancers titles, out now and upcoming, to add to your TBR pile. Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life Courtesy University Press of Florida Gavin Larsen’s memoir oftentimes reads more like a novel than an autobiography. In the Preface, she confesses that her “dancer-self” sometimes seems like a […]
Libraries, rightly or not, are frequently designated in the public consciousness as places that are silent, stuffy and still. This has never really been the case when it comes to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Last Wednesday, as dance world luminaries and patrons alike gathered […]
As conversations in the ballet world about race and representation have opened up in the past few years, its most beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, has come under scrutiny as well. Last year New York City Ballet made changes to its second act Chinese Tea variation, removing elements of racial caricature from both the costume […]