Johnnie Cruise Mercer lunges in profile to the camera. His posture is upright and his expression serene as his arms float straight out to the side, just below shoulder height. He wears a red sleeveless hoodie, which contrasts sharply with the green of the trees and brush visible in the background. Onlookers are blurry in the near background.

Johnnie Cruise Mercer on the Premiere of The Decade from Hell…, His Long-In-Process Reflection on the Aughts

In an economy that’s always after the next new thing, Johnnie Cruise Mercer insists on continuity. His epic project, A Process Anthology: The Decade from Hell and the Decade that Followed Suite, began in 2017 with the first of what he terms “process memoirs,” evening-length dances that present the creative process and documentation of memory as the work itself.

This New Virtual Festival Centers BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Artists

BlackLight Summit, a new initiative convening BIPOC and LGBTQ+ dance artists around themes of legacy, citizenship and scholarship, culminates in a virtual festival March 4–6. Hosted by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, the festival plans to offer classes, workshops and performances led by emerging contemporary dance artists. In developing […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in August 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At English National Ballet, Gabriel Francesco Frola has been promoted to lead principal, Daniel McCormick to soloist, and Precious Adams, Julia Conway, Anjuli Hudson and Erik Woolhouse to junior soloist. Viviana Durante has been appointed […]

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