Tag: jamar roberts

5 Non-Nutcracker Shows We Have Our Eyes on This December

Delayed debuts, triumphant returns, onstage reunions—there’s loads to celebrate across the December performance landscape. Here are five offerings we don’t want to miss. Way Back Wednesday NEW YORK CITYThe 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon dramatizes the events of a bank robbery gone wrong and the ensuing police standoff. One of the men attempting this robbery […]

7 Outdoor Shows to Close Out the Summer

American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III Erin Baiano, Courtesy Vail Dance Festival VIPs in the Valley VAIL, CO Vail Dance Festival returns, headlined by a comfortingly familiar cast of characters. As the festival’s artist in residence, American Ballet Theatre principal Calvin Royal III will dance in new works created for him by Tiler Peck and […]

Jamar Roberts’ Astonishing Dancing Is Matched By His Mesmerizing Choreography

Jamar Roberts in his solo Morani/Mungu (Black Warrior/Black God) Christopher Duggan, Courtesy New York City Center A lot of these dynamics radiate from the power and malleability of his back. “That’s where the movement starts from, the intent of it,” says fellow Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Ghrai DeVore-Stokes. “Watching him is amazing, because […]

5 Dance Film Projects We're Following Over the Next Month

From unexpected collaborators documenting their experiments on social media to ambitious dance film series, here are five projects that we’ll be dedicating screen time to during the next month. Xeno Mondays in Motion Still from Ian Robinson’s Films.Dance project, “DADU,” featuring Jesse Callaert, Mikaela Kelly, Kele Roberson and Annika Lisa Verplancke Sam du Pon, Courtesy […]

Finding the Perfect Title: How Choreographers Name Their Work

When choreographing a new work, finding the perfect title can be tricky. A title holds the power of a first impression. But the right words to capture the essence of a nonverbal piece of art can be elusive. Dance Magazine asked six choreographers about how they go about titling their works—and how they know when […]

6 of Our Favorite Digital Dance Projects to Come Out of Quarantine

Limitations foster creativity. While unable to gather in person due to COVID-19, dancers, choreographers and companies have taken to the internet to create new projects conceived for the digital sphere. Here are just a few of our favorites. Redefining Bravery Mei Yamanaka in her as sure as sure can be Mei Yamanaka, Courtesy Ladenheim Curated […]