Last dances, first-time collaborations, gatherings of disparate dancemakers—October’s dance card is full of intriguing events. Here are seven of the most enticing performances.
All of our performance picks this month—an evening length ballet and an off-Broadway musical, mixed bills and multi-choreographer projects—feature intriguing premieres from an impressive array of dancemakers
What’s next? Our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the verge of breaking through offers several answers to the question of where our field is headed. We’re betting we’ll be seeing—and hearing—more from these 25 artists not just this year, but for many more to come.
Looking to break up your latest Netflix binge with some great dance? We’ve got you covered. Here are three performances we’ve bookmarked for at-home viewing. Beacon of Hope Hope Boykin Jerry Metellus, Courtesy Annenberg A year after her final onstage appearance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hope Boykin is only ramping up. This month, […]
“I’m sorry, but I just can’t possibly give you the amount of money you’re asking for.” My heart sinks at my director’s final response to my salary proposal. She insists it’s not me or my work, there is just no money in the budget. My disappointment grows when handed the calendar for Grand Rapids Ballet’s […]
Children’s stories probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind when considering the writings of Oscar Wilde. But his collection of stories for kids, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, forms the basis for Penny Saunders’ latest work for Grand Rapids Ballet. There’s plenty of ballet fodder to be found in the characters, from […]
Today Grand Rapids Ballet announced that longtime San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko will succeed Patricia Barker as its new artistic director, effective July 1, 2018. The 38-year-old, now in his 18th season with SFB, topped a list of 40 applicants from around the world to become only the fifth artistic director in GRB’s 46-year […]
The past few months have brought on a media storm surrounding accusations about the culture and employment practices at the Royal New Zealand Ballet. But it turns out, much of the reported information doesn’t tell the whole story. Caught up in the rumors has been newly hired artistic director Patricia Barker. The former Pacific Northwest […]