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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 […]
When choreographing a new work, finding the perfect title can be tricky. A title holds the power of a first impression. But the right words to capture the essence of a nonverbal piece of art can be elusive. Dance Magazine asked six choreographers about how they go about titling their works—and how they know when […]
Sidra Bell is one of those choreographers whose movement dancers are drawn to. Exploring the juxtaposition of fierce athleticism and pure honesty in something as simple as stillness, her work brings her dancers to the depths of their abilities and the audience to the edge of their seats. We stepped into the studio with Sidra […]
It’s no wonder Yeman Brown was nominated for a 2017 Outstanding Performer Bessie for his performance in Reggie Wilson’s Citizen. Amidst the marathon of broken-up solos, Brown flies through the lightning-fast choreography. His movement is both gestural and athletic—not to mention deeply poetic—and is driven by a particular force which exudes a matter-of-fact command of […]
What goes into a choreographer’s decision to use nudity onstage? Photos from top left, clockwise: Ekman’s Triptych, by courtesy Ekman; Bell’s Beautiful Beast, by Jubal Battisti, courtesy Bell; Chouinard’s bODY_reMIX, by Marie Chouinard, courtesy Chouinard; Bokaer’s Filter, courtesy Bokaer. Seeing dancers perform naked can be shocking, exciting and uncomfortable. Yet onstage nudity can also […]