The 5 Shows Our Editors Are Most Excited to See This December

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 […]

4 End-of-Summer Performance Picks From Our Editors

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 […]

Dance Magazine Contributors Spill on Their Favorite Dance Moments of 2017

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 […]

How Choreographers Avoid The One-Hit Wonder Trap

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 […]

Watch: Our 7 All-Time Favorite World Ballet Day Moments

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 […]

Scottish Ballet: Live and in Pixels

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 […]

Performances Onstage this Month

  History.In.Motion NEW YORK CITY Over 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation; 20 years ago, Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa. New York Live Arts resident artist Kyle Abraham will premiere three works—a feat that would exhaust even the most seasoned choreographers—inspired by both momentous events. The Watershed, an evening-length […]

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