ABT Is Getting Serious About Female Choreographers

American Ballet Theatre is putting more women in charge of its ballets. Today, artistic director Kevin McKenzie announced that the company is launching a multi-year initiative called the ABT Women’s Movement. ABT will hire at least three female choreographers each season. The idea is that, in general, one woman will create a new ballet for […]

4 Choreographers on Their Biggest Career Regrets

Overnight success doesn’t happen often in the dance world. Mistakes, regrets and on-the-job realizations are simply part of the process. Four accomplished choreographers share what they had to figure out along the way. Pam Tanowitz: It’s all about the editing. Photo by Brad Paris, Courtesy Tanowitz For Pam Tanowitz, time to fail is key. “My […]

Vital Signs

Thodos Dance Chicago against Gang’s architecture. Photo by Katie Graves, Courtesy Thodos Dance. Dance Jam CHICAGO    Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor—choreographers past and present have long collaborated with architects to add grandeur to their work. But Thodos Dance Chicago’s Melissa Thodos is taking that a step further, commissioning a set design that is […]

New York Notebook

Earth Dancing Every year the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers hold a rousing powwow on the Lower East Side. A New York troupe founded in 1963 by a group of Native Americans, the Thunderbird dancers represent a variety of nations descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago, and San Blas peoples. They are not professional, but they’ve handed […]

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