November promises long-awaited premieres, from Andy Blankenbuehler’s latest musical to Wayne McGregor’s adaptation of a Margaret Atwood trilogy.
Bustling festivals, fresh premieres, unexpected team-ups—the dance scene is only burning brighter as we enter the final weeks of summer. Here are our top picks for August.
As a rising senior at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, Rena Butler asked Amber Lee Parker to create her graduation solo. Parker, a Purchase alumna, was then dancing with choreographer Kyle Abraham’s company. To suss out Butler’s ways of working, Parker invited the 21-year-old to a rehearsal on a hot summer day in […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]
Rena Butler has been named Gibney Company’s first-ever choreographic associate. Announced Thursday, the full-time three-year position includes liberal time for research and travel, studio space and creative and administrative support. In addition to creating new works for New York City’s Gibney Company, Butler is encouraged to pursue other national and international commissions. She will select […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At The Royal Ballet, Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Luca Acri have been promoted to first soloist, Romany Pajdak, Isabella Gasparini, Tomas Mock and David Yudes to soloist. Gary Avis and Samantha Raine have been appointed […]
When I was just a little peanut, my siblings and I used to find scrap paper and use them as tickets to our makeshift dance performances at family gatherings. They were more like circus shows, really, where my brother was the ringmaster, and my sisters and I were animals; we dove through imaginary flaming hoops […]