Summer festival season is underway, boasting a staggering number of must-see performances. Here are a handful of highlights, along with a pair of July premieres happening outside any festival umbrella. American Dance Festival DURHAM, NC The modern dance festival’s 90th-anniversary season blazes on through July 22, with 32 performances featuring 13 festival commissions, 9 premieres, […]
For 25 years, Bijayini Satpathy had been a dancer and teacher at Nrityagram, a community in southern India devoted to the study and performance of Odissi. Instead of her planned solo tour last year, she entered a period of intensive creativity and self-discovery.
My dad likes to remind me that I was intolerable in junior high. Whenever I hear him talk about his daughter, the dancer, he finds a way to tell this story: “We always knew Peanut”—that’s me—”was going to be a dancer. When she was in seventh grade, she would come home from school and just […]
Here are the moves, moments and makers that grabbed Dance Magazine editors and writers this year: The Dancers Smashing Stereotypes: Lizzo’s Posse 2019 was the year of Lizzo. The positivity clap-back queen had women everywhere dancing. But we took special note of who she chose to perform alongside her at major events like the BET […]
Since losing her eyesight due to an undiagnosed optic nerve atrophy, choreographer and performer Mana Hashimoto has dedicated her life’s work to exploring how the body exists in space with or without sight. Trained in ballet, jazz and Graham technique, she has performed all over the world, from her native home in Japan to New […]
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, […]
We can all relate to the feeling: You go see a new dance work that you absolutely love, and when you get home, you have no choice but to create a bronze sculpture depicting the performance. Okay, maybe not. But in 1912, that’s exactly what Auguste Rodin did after seeing the premiere of Vaslav Nijinsky’s […]
If you’ve been following our “In The Studio” series you know that most of our episodes take place in just that—a studio. But at a dress rehearsal for Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s latest project Happy Hour, I found myself in what looked like an episode of “The Office” on a day of shooting an […]