Happy Birthday, Pina!

Tanztheater Wuppertal in “Vollmond.” Photo by Laurent Philippe. Today, Pina Bausch, the queen of dance theater, would have turned 75. The choreographer, who had the power to make us want to laugh, cry and scream within a single work, passed away in 2009. But her dancing is still very much alive at Tanztheater Wuppertal. The […]

After the Revolution

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) was the ballet that shook the world. One hundred years ago, the chic crowd in Paris booed or cheered, argued loudly, and even came to blows. Nijinsky stood on a chair and yelled out the counts to keep the Ballets Russes dancers going, while Diaghilev commanded the […]