Post:Ballet in “Waltz of the Snowflakes”

In this weird holiday season, Nutcrackers are looking a little different than usual. In Post:Ballet’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” artistic director Robert Dekkers embraces COVID–19 limitations with creativity. This contemporary ballet take on the traditional snow scene is performed all in white—down to the masks, sneakers and even the clouds in the sky above the […]

3 Shows We're Excited to See Onstage (or Online) This Month

Through a combination of socially distanced and online approaches, the performance landscape is cautiously rebuilding momentum. Here are three shows planned for the next month that have particularly piqued our interest. Étoiles in Italy Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in La Dame aux Camélias Brescia e Amisano, Courtesy Teatro alla Scala MILAN Teatro alla Scala […]

How Dance Companies Are Coping With the New Normal

Covid-19 and the resulting shelter-in-place orders nationwide have been devastating to the dance community. Canceled performances, studio closures and layoffs have left dance artists everywhere wondering how they’re going to maintain their craft and livelihood. Feeling that especially acutely are smaller local companies whose limited resources leave them especially vulnerable. Dance Magazine checked in with […]

How to Conquer the (Very Real) Postshow Blues

Of all the emotions that come with shows—excitement, nervousness, joy, fear—depression may not be one that artists expect to feel. “The first few years I was presenting work, I would get pretty depressed after a show ended,” says Robert Dekkers, artistic director of Post:Ballet. “You build all year towards this thing and then it’s done, […]

June's Best Performance Bets, Chosen by DM Writers and Editors

This month’s picks include premieres, Little Princes and a principal dancer’s farewell that’s sure to leave you sobbing. Here are the shows our writers and editors around the country are most excited to catch. Pearls in PA STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos Kitoko Chargois, Courtesy PearlArts Studios PITTSBURGH Choreographer Staycee Pearl is on […]