The December 1961 issue of Dance Magazine featured this image alongside a report on the London debut of a dancer whose defection just that summer had made international headlines: Rudolf Nureyev.
There are a number of new dance titles hitting bookstores this fall, and there seems to be something for everyone. Practical advice from Twyla Tharp and Annie-b Parson? Check. Enticing biographical entries featuring writing by the likes of Jerome Robbins and Mark Morris? Check. Gorgeous coffee table books and distillations of academic research? Check and […]
There’s got to be something about May 18—maybe the Ballet Gods celebrate some forgotten holiday that causes them to be particularly generous. Because how else do you explain that no less than three international ballet stars all share a birthday on, you guessed it, May 18? Maybe today should be a ballet holiday in their […]
To celebrate our 90th anniversary, we excavated some of our favorite hidden gems from the DM Archives—images that capture a few of the moments in time we’ve documented over the decades. Ninette de Valois, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Frederick Ashton, Michael Somes and Robert Irving arrive in the U.S. Photo by Enell Inc., Courtesy DM […]
It’s our 90th anniversary! To celebrate, we excavated some of our favorite hidden gems from the DM Archives—images that capture a few of the moments in time we’ve documented over the decades. Ted Shawn surveys the construction of the Jacob’s Pillow theater, 1942 Courtesy DM Archives Trisha Brown (right) and company walking on the Great […]
Mondays are hard. So is dance. And you know what’s just really, absurdly difficult? The Rose Adagio. So for your #MondayMotivation this week, we present to you five famous ballerinas tackling that epitome of classical elegance, technique and deceptively straightforward choreography—because if they can conquer four suitors in the first act of The Sleeping Beauty […]
Ángel Corella leads Pennsylvania Ballet. PA Ballet in rehearsal. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy PA Ballet. Ángel Corella, who recently began his first season as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet, compares his approach to taking over the company to working with a new dance partner. “I’m going in with all my positive energy,” […]