Tag: joffrey ballet

For Yumi Kanazawa, a Small Dramatic Role Led to Deep Artistic Growth

Last fall, The Joffrey Ballet’s Yumi Kanazawa had a breakout moment as Young Jane in Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre. “She suddenly had a dramatic role that required a lot more of her as a human being, rather than just as a dancer,” says artistic director Ashley Wheater. Kanazawa played a child dealing with the death […]

Fabrice Calmels Leaves the Joffrey Ballet After Nearly 19 Years

Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels announced Monday that he’ll take his final bow with the company after a performance of Nutcracker on December 29. Born in France, Calmels trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet School before moving to the United States to study at the Rock School, Boston Ballet School and School of American Ballet. […]

Looking at Ballet's Gender Gap By the Numbers

The lack of female leaders in ballet is an old conversation. But a just-launched website, called the Dance Data Project, has brought something new to the discussion: actual numbers, not just anecdotal evidence. The site has published a report on leadership pay among the 50 biggest ballet companies in the U.S, broken down by gender. […]

Nominate Your Favorite Dance for Our Readers' Choice Awards

Have you seen any shows in 2018 that you can’t stop thinking about? Watched any dance videos that blew your mind? Discovered any performers who everyone should know about? We want to hear about them! Yes, we realize that it’s only August. But we’re gearing up for our annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and it’s time […]

New York City Center's Anniversary Season Is Gonna Be Epic

New York City Center just announced programming for the 2018-19 season, and we’re frantically marking our calendars for all the must-see dance. This year is the venue’s 75th anniversary, and they’re pulling out all the stops—from the reliable fan favorite Fall for Dance to the most epic Balanchine celebration and more: A Balanchine Festival Will […]

Shakespeare Wouldn't Recognize This Madcap Midsummer at The Joffrey

Bales of hay, black umbrellas, bicycles—this Midsummer Night’s Dream would be unrecognizable to the Bard. Alexander Ekman’s full-length, inspired by Scandinavian solstice traditions and set to music by Mikael Karlsson, is a madcap celebration of the longest day of the year, when the veil between our world and that of the supernatural is said to […]

50 Years and 110 Dances Later, Lar Lubovitch is Still Worth Watching

Lar Lubovitch has made more than 110 dances for his troupe, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. For the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the choreographer has programmed his bracing Men’s Stories: A Concerto in Ruin (2000) as well as a premiere titled Something About Night, set to choral music by Schubert. The inclusion on the […]