5 Non-Nutcracker Shows We Have Our Eyes on This December

Delayed debuts, triumphant returns, onstage reunions—there’s loads to celebrate across the December performance landscape. Here are five offerings we don’t want to miss. Way Back Wednesday NEW YORK CITYThe 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon dramatizes the events of a bank robbery gone wrong and the ensuing police standoff. One of the men attempting this robbery […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in November 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dylan Wald and Angelica Generosa have been promoted to principal, Cecilia Iliesiu to soloist. Natascha Mair has joined English National Ballet as a principal. Ethan Stiefel has been appointed artistic director […]

The Show That Would Have Been: Bill T. Jones Talks Deep Blue Sea

Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted by phone on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Eight weeks later, on March 17, New York Live Arts announced the cancellation of the premiere of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company ‘ s Deep Blue Sea, originally scheduled to run April 14–25 at the Park Avenue […]

5 Performances That Aren't The Nutcracker to Catch This December

We love The Nutcracker as much as the next person, but that perennial holiday classic isn’t the only thing making its way onstage this month. Here are five alternatives that piqued our editors’ curiosity. A Storm of Dancing MONTREAL Victor Quijada’s hypnotic style of gliding, floating urban dance has expanded into his largest work yet. […]

6 Can't-Miss Shows This November, Chosen By DM Editors

The fall performance season continues at breakneck speed with everything from an international ballet company making its U.S. debut to a retrospective on one of New York City’s most iconic dancemakers—not to mention more than a few intriguing new works. Here’s what we’ve got pencilled in. Have Your Cake Hans van Manen’s Trois Gnossiennes. Photo […]

What Makes Sidra Bell's Dancers "Artist Citizens"

Sidra Bell is one of those choreographers whose movement dancers are drawn to. Exploring the juxtaposition of fierce athleticism and pure honesty in something as simple as stillness, her work brings her dancers to the depths of their abilities and the audience to the edge of their seats. We stepped into the studio with Sidra […]

Mark Dendy's Elvis Everywhere Cuts to the Heart of Our Celeb Obsession

You can count on Mark Dendy to create a wild and crazy piece that eventually cuts to the heart of the matter. In this case, his New York premiere, Elvis Everywhere, is about our obsession with celebrities. The piece was inspired by a monologue Dendy happened to see from when Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of […]

The Cast of Jack Ferver's New Work is Way Cooler Than We Could Have Imagined

For Jack Ferver’s latest, he’s joined by American Ballet Theatre star James Whiteside, Martha Graham Dance Company principal Lloyd Knight, Broadway performer Garen Scribner and dancer-turned-designer Reid Bartelme (who, along with design partner Harriet Jung, also provides the costumes). Everything Is Imaginable juxtaposes these wonderfully different artists to create a portrait of queer community. April […]

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