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

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

5 Performances That Aren't The Nutcracker to Catch This December

We love The Nutcracker as much as the next person, but that perennial holiday classic isn’t the only thing making its way onstage this month. Here are five alternatives that piqued our editors’ curiosity. A Storm of Dancing MONTREAL Victor Quijada’s hypnotic style of gliding, floating urban dance has expanded into his largest work yet. […]

Joseph Gatti Has a Utopian Vision for His Ballet Company. But Will It Work?

Without reference to a place or founder, the name United Ballet Theatre evokes a utopian vision for a ballet troupe. In his new Orlando-based company—which has a light launch and a debut performance this month—artistic director Joseph Gatti hopes to create a healthy work environment and offer prestigious programming. But can a brand-new company predicated […]

Sarasota Ballet Brings Ashton—And Marcelo Gomes—To the Joyce

Sarasota Ballet is returning to New York City’s Joyce Theater with a batch of rarely-seen Ashton works. But the big news is that guest artist Marcelo Gomes will be performing with the company. Yes, Gomes is back performing in New York, possibly for the first time since he resigned from American Ballet Theatre in December […]

Marcelo Gomes Just Resigned from ABT

American Ballet Theatre just announced that principal dancer Marcelo Gomes, who celebrated 20 years with the company this summer, has resigned. Last Saturday, ABT learned of a “highly concerning” allegation of sexual misconduct by Gomes, related to an incident from approximately eight years ago. A press release from board chairman Andrew F. Barth says that […]

What Makes the Dance Magazine Awards So Uplifting

Some nights, you head home buzzing with energy. After last night’s Dance Magazine Awards, we were dancing with it. We had the privilege of honoring four legends of our field—Rennie Harris, Marika Molnar, Linda Celeste Sims and Diana Vishneva—in a ceremony that was filled with inspiration and beauty. Joshua Culbreath in Doubt & Dolo. Photo […]

What Wendy's Watching: Can The Red Shoes Ever Really Be Contemporary?

We are back at New York City Center for The Red Shoes. Matthew Bourne’s sumptuous version sticks with the story told in the wildly popular 1948 film. I have to admit I’m not crazy about the idea that Victoria Page, a beautiful young dancer, must choose between work and love. Plus, it uses ballet, once […]

The Best Moments from Last Week's YAGP Gala

To hear the screaming throngs of teenagers, you might think this was a Beatles concert in 1964. But no, it’s dance students from all over the world joining together for the Youth America Grand Prix’s gala at Lincoln Center, excited to see some of the greatest stars in dance today. Their rafter-shaking enthusiasm was heartening […]

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