Eclectic festivals and outdoor offerings, a Broadway transfer and a rare London tour—and, of course, more than a handful of brand-new works pulling from an intriguing array of source material. Here’s what we’re looking forward to as summer winds to an end.
I am deeply, madly, in love with movement. It is one of the great loves of my life, it is my heart.
The very unromantic reason why I dance is because it is my vocation, my entire adult life’s work, it is what I do.
At New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley is the resident shape-shifter, with an uncanny ability to mold himself to any mood or music. Now, the soft-spoken artist is curating a program for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Much of the dance world is at—or headed to—a summer festival right now. It’s impossible to catch it all, but if we could be in multiple places at once, here’s what we’d be hoping to see.
Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]
Sara Mearns is a force. There is a monumentality to her dancing that was apparent even as a young corps member of 19, cast in her first Swan Lake with New York City Ballet. She threw herself into the role heart and soul, stretching each shape to the limit, trusting the music to carry her […]
Sara Mearns is no longer just a ballerina. Since first stepping outside of New York City Ballet with downtown dancemaker Jodi Melnick in 2015, she’s expanded her rep in some surprising directions. She’s taken on classic modern techniques like Graham, Cunningham and Duncan. She’s created new work with hip-hop duo Wang Ramirez and contemporary choreographers […]
“Do away with it.” “Over it.” “How about just plain old ‘artist’ or ‘choreographer’?” These are a few of the comments that popped up when, on a recent morning, I posted a query on Facebook fielding thoughts about the term “emerging”—as in “emerging choreographer.” I can’t remember when I first sensed disgruntlement toward the E-word. […]