Summer is heating up, with major premieres, triumphant returns and exciting mixed-company lineups happening from coast-to-coast and across the pond. Here’s what caught our eye.
How do you honor a comedian lauded for her physical humor and awkward dancing? Commission a contemporary dance, of course. Better yet, have the stars of HBO’s “Broad City,” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer—physical comedians and awkward dancers in their own right—star in a contemporary dance. Last month, comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus was awarded the 2018 […]
We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year’s “Season Preview”—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling. A Night of Natalia Osipova—With David Hallberg David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova have a rare, […]
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 […]
If you’re like us, your Instagram feed is probably oversaturated with gorgeous dance shots of your favorite performers. (Not complaining!) But search for “#CamerasandDancers,” and you’ll find dance photography that stands out from the crowd. #CamerasandDancers in Washington Square Park, PC Dave Krugman (@davekrugman) That’s because #CamerasandDancers founder Jacob Jonas has created a one-of-a-kind Instameet […]
Carmen de Lavallade will soon be be stepping onstage at the Kennedy Center with quite an eclectic group of artists: musicians Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J, and TV writer/producer Norman Lear. That’s because all five have just been selected to receive a 2017 Kennedy Center Honor. A celebration (which will be broadcast […]
Ethan Stiefel’s love of motorcycles has been well documented over the years, perhaps most memorably when he played ballet bad boy Cooper Nielsen in the popular 2000 dance movie Center Stage. So it seems fitting that the former American Ballet Theatre star’s Harley-Davidson played a role in the creation of his world premiere for The […]
Ballet Across America returns to The Kennedy Center this week with a twist: programming curated by American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet soloist/resident choreographer Justin Peck. It’s a unique opportunity to get inside the heads of two of the most influential figures in American ballet today—so what companies and choreographers […]