Laurel Lawson, a choreographic collaborator, dancer, designer and engineer with Kinetic Light, grew up in the kitchen. Her family owned a restaurant in her native Atlanta and, as she got older, she made her way from working the cold station to baking bread to running the grill, squeezing in shifts before and after school.
Hi there! My friends and I have bought tickets to your show! We’re really excited to witness your work—to be moved, opened, delighted, provoked, transformed. Who do you imagine in your audience? For whom do you make work? Who performs in your work? Let me be blunt. Do you imagine disabled people as part of […]
According to survey data from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, more than half of all performing artists have faced canceled gigs during the pandemic. But a somewhat surprising array of university presenters have found creative ways to honor contracts they inked with dance companies, helping the troupes create new work and reach larger audiences […]
While you might think of dance as a primarily visual art form, performances engage us on multiple levels. Our ears take in the score, the artists’ breathing patterns, fellow audience members’ reactions, and the physical percussion made by the dancers’ footfalls and partnering. All of this information is available to audience members with limited to […]
We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and had you vote on your favorites. Here’s what you chose: Best Viral Video Winner: “Kids Meet a Ballerina,” featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Elle Macy Other Nominees: • Syncopated Ladies’ “Everybody Mad” Beychella cover • Ballet Nacional de España’s performance at Oteyza fashion show • “Doomed,” featuring […]
You nominated the best performances you’ve seen so far in 2018, and we narrowed them down to our favorites. Now it’s time to cast your vote to decide who will be featured in our December issue! Voting is open until September 17. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…
It can be hard to focus when Alice Sheppard dances. Her recent sold-out run of DESCENT at New York Live Arts, for instance, offered a constellation of stimulation. Onstage was a large architectural ramp with an assortment of peaks and planes. There was an intricate lighting and projection design. There was a musical score that […]