Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from June 2022.
Catch Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes tonight on PBS at 9 pm (check local listings). The ballet is being presented as part of the channel’s “Great Performances” series. Recorded at Sadler’s Wells in January 2020, the production is an adaptation of the classic ballet film from 1948. This clip includes the scene when heroine Victoria […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Kim Y. Bears-Bailey has been named artistic director of Philadanco. Founder Joan Myers Brown is now artistic advisor; Janine Beckles assistant artistic director; Donald T. Lunsford II artistic director of D/2. Wayne McGregor has been […]
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 Olivier Awards were this weekend, and (though you might not have noticed with all of the hubbub over Harry Potter and the Cursed Child practically sweeping) three of our dance world faves snagged well-deserved awards for some very diverse programming. Crystal Pite Crystal Pite and actor/playwright Jonathon Young won Best New Dance Production for […]
From Stage to Stage MINNEAPOLIS November is a busy month for Minneapolis’ resident jack-of-all-trades, Zenon Dance Company. Nov. 1–8, it will join in Minnesota Opera’s new Hansel and Gretel, choreographed by Doug Varone. Then, the company will try on the athletic, yet silky-smooth contemporary work of rising Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado in his first […]
The Trocks in Swan Lake. Photo by Sascha Vaughn, Courtesy Les Ballets Trockadero. En Travesti, A Treat Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to laugh or marvel at the Trocks. So why not do both? Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo bourrée into Philly’s Annenberg Center Dec. 13–15, then post up to NYC’s Joyce […]