Jerron Herman, disabled dancer, on the time travel, call and response, and the importance of gut feelings.
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At Pacific Northwest Ballet, Elle Macy has been promoted to principal, Miles Pertl and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan to soloist. At Ballet West, Jenna Rae Herrera has been promoted to principal. At Carolina Ballet, Sam […]
Jacob Jonas The Company’s Films.Dance is back with a second round, dropping a new dance film every Monday this fall. One of those is “Chambers,” choreographed by Jerron Herman and performed by Royal Ballet of Flanders’ Daniel Domenech in the architecturally lush FARYS water silo in Beersel, Belgium. As Domenech folds and flings his body, […]
Dancer Jerron Herman is all about welcoming. As writer Meredith Fages wrote in Dance Magazine‘s March cover story: While he creates primarily through the lenses of Blackness and disability, he creates for everyone. “There’s nothing in what I do that you cannot consume; you just choose what to eat,” he says. An interdisciplinary artist who […]
Jerron Herman wasn’t nervous. We were filming the video for “Who and Who,” by experimental musician XI.ME.NA. Even while he was improvising alone in front of the camera in a button-down shirt and tie—under blazing lights, on a slippery paper backdrop—he joked about feeling at home on set. I’d gone first (in heels), and I’d […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Australian Dance Theatre artistic director Garry Stewart will step down at the end of 2021. Christine Windsor has retired from Sarasota Ballet after 14 seasons. Bashaun Williams will leave Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Kim Y. Bears-Bailey has been named artistic director of Philadanco. Founder Joan Myers Brown is now artistic advisor; Janine Beckles assistant artistic director; Donald T. Lunsford II artistic director of D/2. Wayne McGregor has been […]
When I first came to dance criticism in the 1970s, the professional critics were predominantly much older than me. I didn’t know them personally and, as the wide-eyed new kid on the block, I assumed most had little or no physical training in the art. As slightly intimidated as I felt at the time—you try […]