Dancers of nearly every genre need fleet feet for dazzling, pyrotechnic footwork. But complex, quick footwork tests almost all the technical skills that dancers strive for—balance, coordination, speed, strength—and can also be a mental game, requiring intense focus and the right combination of freedom and precision.
Plumshuga chronicles Anderson’s dramatic rise as the company’s first Black principal, her struggles with addiction and her road to recovery. Anderson speaks to the experience of telling her story, and eventually sitting in a theater seat to watch it.
A bevy of intriguing premieres, international companies debuting or returning stateside, Broadway-bound musicals that turn what’s expected on the Great White Way on its head—the 2022–23 performance season promises to be full of surprises.
Recently, English National Ballet first artist Precious Adams announced that she will no longer be wearing pink tights. With the support of her artistic director Tamara Rojo, she will instead wear chocolate brown tights (and shoes) that match her flesh tone. It may seem like a simple change, but this could be a watershed moment—one where […]
MoBBallet, an organization founded by Dance Magazine contributing editor Theresa Ruth Howard in 2015 to preserve and promote the legacy of black dancers in ballet, hosts its first symposium October 11–13 at Pennsylvania Ballet. Offering separate courses for intermediate to pre-professional students, dance educators and the greater Philadelphia dance community, the pilot aims to foster […]