Here are the latest promotions, appointments, departures, awards, and accomplishments from January 2024, plus new or newly available funding opportunities for dance artists and organizations.
Ballerina and teacher Delores Browne Abelson, known professionally as Delores Browne, transitioned on October 2, 2023.
Watching Hope Boykin dance is like watching a musical score come to life: Her speed, her clarity, and her innate understanding of music have captivated audiences for more than three decades. But that outwardly spectacular performer has always nurtured her inner voice, too. In her post-performance life, Boykin has begun to share that voice through choreography, spoken word, and writing.
Watch President Biden Present the National Medal of Arts to the International Association of Blacks in Dance
The International Association of Blacks in Dance is being honored with the United States government’s highest arts award.
Fusing street-dance movement vocabulary with original music and writing, Rennie Harris has developed narrative-driven pieces exploring racism, sexism and other cultural issues.
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 […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At The Royal Ballet, Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Luca Acri have been promoted to first soloist, Romany Pajdak, Isabella Gasparini, Tomas Mock and David Yudes to soloist. Gary Avis and Samantha Raine have been appointed […]
When we’re talking about the history of black dancers in ballet, three names typically pop up: Raven Wilkinson at Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Janet Collins at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and Arthur Mitchell at New York City Ballet. But in the 1930s through 50s, there was a largely overlooked hot spot for black ballet […]