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.
Supplement your visit to the Land of the Sweets with these editor-approved, (mostly) non-Nutcracker shows onstage this month. Power Struggle Russell Lepley in costume for Ursula Kate Sweeney, Courtesy FluxFlow Dance Project COLUMBUS, OH FluxFlow Dance Project’s Ursula was inspired by a cautionary tale: a Joanna Newsom song about a circus bear and her monkey […]
It might seem like the majority of the American dance world moves to Vail or Jacob’s Pillow for the month of August, but there’s plenty to see elsewhere. From Royal Ballet dancers appearing in an intimate New York City theater to a new musical based on a Disney animated classic, here are the shows we […]
Scottish Ballet is turning 50 next year, but they’ll be the one giving out the gifts. In 2019, the company will make five wishes from fans come true, as a way of thanking them for their loyalty and support over the years. “It can be anything from the dancers performing at a birthday party or […]
Dance Magazine editors and writers chose their favorite dance happenings of the year: Liveliest Revival: Merce Cunningham’s Sounddance Ballet de Lorraine in Sounddance. PC Laurent Philippe, Courtesy Richard Kornberg & Associates When Ballet de Lorraine came to The Joyce Theater in February, the dancers looked transformed—electrified—by the final work on the program. The piece was […]
While directing and choreographing the Paper Mill Playhouse production of the musical Bandstand, Andy Blankenbuehler found himself tied into knots. After the wild success of the juggernaut Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he would win the 2016 Tony Award for Best Choreography, he began comparing his unsatisfactory rehearsal rut to what he called “the best […]
When we heard rumors earlier this summer that World Ballet Day LIVE might get cancelled this year, we thought our hearts might break. But we needn’t have worried! The happy news came out yesterday that our favorite day of the year is back: World Ballet Day LIVE 2017 is officially scheduled for October 5. Clear […]
Here comes your next web obsession, courtesy of Scottish Ballet: Under the Skin is a monthlong “digital season” in which the company will premiere new works created specifically for a digital audience. The first of these, David Eustace’s What Dreams We Have, was just released today. Starring Scottish Ballet principal Sophie Martin, to say that […]