There are four clusters of three dancers, all wearing red unitards. In each cluster, a male dancer lunges with one arm extended side for a female dancer to hold as she penchés, ducking her head below the supporting arm. Backs to the audience, the other women are seated before the men, heads resting against the men's bent knees.

9 Performances to Catch This May and June

An American company crossing the pond for the first time, festivals centering Asian dancemakers, premieres responding to colonization, transgender identity, audience relationships, and more—the performance landscape over the next two months is overflowing with possibility. Here’s what’s at the top of our lists.

The Performances We're Penciling Into Our Calendars Over the Next Month

Festivals, farewells, fresh works—the next month promises all that and more. Here’s a mix of online and in-person shows we’re trying to fit into our refreshingly busy calendars. Hello, Goodbye NEW YORK CITYBack onstage in its home theater at last, New York City Ballet premieres new works by contemporary dance darlings Sidra Bell and Andrea […]

Why Shamel Pitts Is Setting a New Work in a Boxing Ring

Since leaving Batsheva Dance Company, choreographer Shamel Pitts has been provoking audiences with multidisciplinary dance works that push against the boundaries of identity. In 2015, he premiered BLACK BOX, a solo that would become the first part of the BLACK Series. It was followed by BLACK VELVET, an androgynous duet that imagined the possibilities of […]

Why Shamel Pitts Is Setting a New Work in a Boxing Ring

Since leaving Batsheva Dance Company, choreographer Shamel Pitts has been provoking audiences with multidisciplinary dance works that push against the boundaries of identity. In 2015, he premiered BLACK BOX, a solo that would become the first part of the BLACK Series. It was followed by BLACK VELVET, an androgynous duet that imagined the possibilities of […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in August 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At English National Ballet, Gabriel Francesco Frola has been promoted to lead principal, Daniel McCormick to soloist, and Precious Adams, Julia Conway, Anjuli Hudson and Erik Woolhouse to junior soloist. Viviana Durante has been appointed […]

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