On a dark stage, a female dancer in a warm orange leotard and short skirt leaps beside a lunging male dancer dressed in a short sleeved shirt and fitted pants in the same color. Both look over their front arms, in first arabesque, towards stage right.

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Enduring Impact

When Robert Garland becomes artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem on July 1, he follows in the footsteps of founder Arthur Mitchell and retiring artistic director Virginia Johnson. He’s stepping into an important role: In addition to being a leading classical company that’s toured worldwide, DTH has had a significant impact on the field of dance and the larger American cultural landscape.

A collage showcasing the 2023 "25 to Watch," who span genres, races, and genders.

Introducing Our 2023 “25 to Watch”

What will the dance world of tomorrow be like? An answer—or several—might be illuminated by our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the brink of skyrocketing. 

A black and white snapshot shows seven people sitting at a table outside next to a pool. One woman turns to look over her shoulder at the camera, while another mischievously scoops a large bite towards her mouth with a fork. The rest of the table continues eating and chatting behind them, unperturbed.

TBT: New York City Ballet Takes a BreakOn Tour

New York City Ballet first toured continental Europe in summer 1952. This snapshot from the Dance Magazine Archives, labeled “swimming party at the Spellmans,” shows members of the company enjoying a day away from the theater, likely during that five-week tour.