The Performances We're Penciling Into Our Calendars Over the Next Month

Festivals, farewells, fresh works—the next month promises all that and more. Here’s a mix of online and in-person shows we’re trying to fit into our refreshingly busy calendars. Hello, Goodbye NEW YORK CITYBack onstage in its home theater at last, New York City Ballet premieres new works by contemporary dance darlings Sidra Bell and Andrea […]

7 Outdoor Shows to Close Out the Summer

As we head into August, here are seven outdoor festivals, series and shows bringing summer to a close with a bang. American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III Erin Baiano, Courtesy Vail Dance Festival VIPs in the Valley VAIL, CO Vail Dance Festival returns, headlined by a comfortingly familiar cast of characters. As the festival’s artist […]

The BAAND Together Dance Festival Celebrates Art and Unity

“We’re baaaaaack!” So began the evening at Damrosch Park, with Robert Battle emceeing. It was the opening night of the free BAAND Together Dance Festival, a nifty collaboration between five of New York City’s top companies: Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem. […]

“Missed Connections,” Starring Some of Your Favorite Ballet Dancers

During the height of the pandemic, New York City-based director and photographer Megan L.C. McNally teamed up with New York City Ballet corps member Gilbert Bolden III to create a COVID-safe project. With Bolden serving as choreographer and a dancer, the film brought together dancers from NYCB (Laine Habony, Mira Nadon, Spartak Hoxha and Kennard […]

Dance Data Project's Latest Report Includes Some Stunning Numbers

Since 2015, Dance Data Project® has become a reliable source for hard numbers backing up conversations on gender inequity in ballet. Today it came out with an Artistic and Executive Leadership Report detailing the gender distribution among directors at the largest 100 ballet companies, as well as the pay gap between male and female leaders. […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings American Ballet Theatre artistic director Kevin McKenzie will step down at the end of 2022. The search for his successor will begin this summer. At BODYTRAFFIC, co-founder Lillian Barbeito has stepped down as […]

4 Virtual Performances We've Got Our Eyes on This Month

Spring is here, and while we’re not packing into theaters the way we have in previous years just yet, there’s still a good amount of dance happening. Ballet in Bloom Pacific Northwest Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB Pacific Northwest Ballet is skipping the April showers and blooming directly […]

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