Out and Proud: NYC's Joyce Theater Celebrates Pride Week

This week, New York City’s Joyce Theater presents two companies addressing LGBTQ+ issues. MADBOOTS DANCE The queer, all-male contemporary company, led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, makes its Joyce debut. On the program: the premiere of their latest work, GAY GUERILLA, and 2017’s MASC, which questions traditional depictions of American manhood. June 19, 21, […]

What Does It Take to Challenge Dance's Gender Norms?

For Sean Dorsey, the dance studio used to be a source of pain that had nothing to do with dancing. “I would go to the women’s dressing room and change there,” he says. “That was, every day, this kind of knife in my heart.” Though the classes thrilled him, having to use facilities that didn’t […]

Word Play

Choreographers who combine dance and text discuss their unique set of dilemmas. Carrie Hanson Artistic director, The Seldoms, Chicago       Interviewed by Laura Molzahn Pictured: Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead, with Amanda McAlister and Philip Elson. Photo by Brian Kuhlmann, Courtesy The Seldoms. Movement invention used to be the thrust for me, and using […]

Curtain Up

It’s hard to wrap your mind around the many forms of Wayne McGregor’s brilliance. His work with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, with The Royal Ballet, with a string of other companies, his educational initiatives, and his collaborations with scientists and artists is perhaps only understandable when you see him dance himself. Though he hasn’t performed in […]