Tania Dimbelolo’s movement is a swirl of conflicting qualities, melding her contemporary dance and contortion backgrounds.
If Imani Sailers were a body of water she would be a bayou, where a river slows just enough for a diverse ecosystem to develop. With a movement quality as rich as it is smooth, youthful as it is sage, and technical as it is artistic, the rising Nashville Ballet dancer moves with an insouciant […]
Lilach Orenstein wants audiences to be in charge of how they experience her work, whether she’s livestreaming multiple perspectives or offering access points through different mediums, like text. It’s a sign of bravery and boldness, especially considering how deeply personal her work often is, exploring topics like sexual assault and her childhood in Israel. This […]
Maya Billig, choreographer and filmmaker, has loved fantasy storytelling since childhood, her vision shaped by Miami’s clashing cultures and unique weirdness, plus years of her own solitary global travels.
The musical-theater world loves to typecast, but Sam Faulkner (who uses “he/they” pronouns) is hard to classify.
Chicago Tap Theatre’s Sterling Harris is a study in dualities. An effervescent performer and budding choreographer, he’s an amalgam of his training in rhythm tap on Chicago’s South Side and in Billy Siegenfeld’s exuberant, theatrical Jump Rhythm technique via Northwestern University. “Sterling walks in the room and the energy shifts,” says CTT artistic director Mark […]
Myssi Robinson moves from the inside out. It’s as if she has conversations with every breath, registers them in her limbs, and then envelops the space. Whether in works by David Dorfman or Kyle Marshall, she masterfully mixes text and technique. Age: 30 Hometown: Richmond, Virginia Companies: Kyle Marshall Choreography, David Dorfman Dance Training: City […]
Last October, American Ballet Theatre’s Xuelan Lu stepped out of the corps for the first time, to perform a leading role in Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe. As one of two dancers who open the ballet, she provided a kind of throughline from beginning to end. It’s not a role that requires flash, but it takes […]