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 […]

These Dance Companies' Revenue Streams Aren't What You'd Expect

It’s an ongoing question for large and small companies alike: How can we increase ticket sales? Tickets are the primary product dance troupes are selling. But what if there were other untapped avenues to make money, and even expand your audience in the process? Some companies are exploring the possibilities. L.A. Dance Project recently launched […]

These Are The Performances Our Readers Loved The Most This Year

We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and let you vote on your favorites. Here’s what you chose: Best Viral Video Winner : Andrew Winghart’s “Cry Me a River” Other Nominees: • Kyle Hanagami’s “Shape of You” • The Kennedy Center’s staff video for National Dance Day • Tiler Peck in Charlotte OC’s “Medicine […]

Thanks to PBS, Everyone Can Get a Glimpse of Wheeldon's Buzzy New Nutcracker

Christopher Wheeldon’s new Nutcracker for the Joffrey Ballet was huge news when it premiered last winter. The choreographer shifted the setting from the home of a well-off German family to the Chicago world’s fair, making the hero the young daughter of a working-class, Polish immigrant sculptress. This month, WTTW Chicago, the city’s public broadcasting station, […]

The Surprising Twist in John Neumeier's New Opera for the Joffrey

As a student, Milwaukee native John Neumeier appeared in an opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. As Hamburg Ballet’s artistic director and one of the world’s leading choreographers, Neumeier now returns to the Midwest to direct and choreograph a new version of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, a co-production of the Lyric Opera, LA Opera […]

Vote for Our 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

It’s time! You submitted your nominations for the most memorable dance you saw this year. We narrowed down our favorites, and now it’s up to you to decide what will make it into our December issue. Voting will be open until September 25th. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…

One Year After Prince's Death, We're Remembering Him Through Dance

It feels like just yesterday that we were shocked with the news that pop icon Prince had passed away. Now it’s been a year since his untimely death, and we miss his dance-able music and intoxicating stage presence more than ever. Though Prince was known for his genre-bending music, he was also a huge supporter […]