November promises long-awaited premieres, from Andy Blankenbuehler’s latest musical to Wayne McGregor’s adaptation of a Margaret Atwood trilogy.
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, […]
Three generations of Swedish dancemakers—Mats Ek, Johan Inger and Alexander Ekman—pay tribute to filmmaker Ingmar Bergman this month at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. The youngest, Ekman, will no doubt tear up the stage in a solo called Thoughts on Bergman. Inger, whose Walking Mad wowed Ailey audiences last year, has made a work for four […]
Since the 1970s, Swedish choreographer Mats Ek has brought his instantly recognizable brand of modern expressionism, with its deep pliés and crude theatricality, to ballet. But his choreography will soon disappear from repertoires worldwide: Ek officially retired in January, and has also decided to withdraw his works. One of the last chances to see one […]
This year we celebrate five extraordinary artists: San Francisco Ballet principal Yuan Yuan Tan, dance-theater innovator Martha Clarke, European maverick Mats Ek, Balanchine ballerina Patricia Wilde, and the composer who makes us want to lose ourselves in dancing—Philip Glass. Yuan Yuan Tan When Yuan Yuan Tan receives the Dance Magazine Award this month, […]