Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from March 2022. Also of note: new or newly available funding opportunities for dance artists.
All of our performance picks this month—an evening length ballet and an off-Broadway musical, mixed bills and multi-choreographer projects—feature intriguing premieres from an impressive array of dancemakers
It’s been five months since the 2020 Tony Award nominations were announced—and while there’s still no set date for the awards ceremony, voting officially began March 1. This week, Dance Magazine is catching up with each of this year’s three nominees for Best Choreography. Here, Broadway newcomer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui talks about being nominated for […]
Her wedding may have been postponed because of the pandemic, her busy performance schedule wiped clean. But Russian-born superstar ballerina Natalia Osipova, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet since 2013, is now getting ready to return to the stage after a seven-month hiatus. She will be part of the company’s celebration performance, The Royal […]
Every dancer faces a moment in their career when they question their artistic identity. For Juliet Burnett, she reacted by reaching into her cultural roots. While ascending through the ranks at The Australian Ballet, Burnett began studying Javanese dance. Now, as a first soloist with Royal Ballet of Flanders under Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, her thirst […]
“For a long time, I kind of felt like a misfit,” says dancer Heather Lang, “and here I am, finally, feeling at home.” Her home right now is in the cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill, helmed by director Diane Paulus and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The dancing in the show is its own misfit […]
Hadestown is Afra Hines’ eighth Broadway musical, so she thought she knew what to expect—until she had a private rehearsal with the choreographer, David Neumann. Preparing her to be Amber Gray’s understudy, he said, “You don’t have to do exactly what Amber’s doing—I want it to feel comfortable on your body.” That was new. “A […]
What do Percy Jackson, Princess Diana and Tina Turner have in common? They’re all characters on Broadway this season. Throw in Michelle Dorrance’s choreographic debut, Henry VIII’s six diva-licious wives and the 1990s angst of Alanis Morissette, and the 2019–20 season is shaping up to be an exciting mix of past-meets-pop-culture-present. Here’s a look at […]