What will the dance world of tomorrow be like? An answer—or several—might be illuminated by our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the brink of skyrocketing.
New works, well-known music and—of course—The Nutcracker: There are plenty of performances to choose from as the winter holidays approach. Here are seven that caught our eye this month.
In theory, NYCharities was a small dance company’s dream. Free to use, the nonprofit acted as a clearinghouse for companies to accept credit and debit card donations online. It also allowed companies to sell tickets to galas and events, set up recurring donations and even give donors the option to pay processing fees themselves—an important […]
This summer, the Petronio Residency Center at Crow’s Nest welcomes its first three artists in residence: Nora Chipaumire, Will Rawls and Kathy Westwater. The center, located in the Catskill Mountains, about two and a half hours north of New York City, is idyllic: The 2,500-square-foot studio has radiant floor-heat and a sprung floor, and the […]
Merce Cunningham would have been 99 years old today, and, as a present to the dance world, the Merce Cunningham Trust has announced a dizzying array of celebrations to unfold over the next year in honor of the groundbreaking choreographer’s 2019 centennial. “Merce liked saying he didn’t want to celebrate his birthday, and yet he […]
One choreographer wants to explore ideas through improvisation; another demands quick pickup of specific steps. One might demonstrate ideas physically; another may rely on language and gestures imbued with feeling. Puzzling out how to thrive in ever-changing creative environments is an ongoing practice, but a little preparation and the right mindset can go a long […]
Lazarus of Manhattan With athletic bodies bounding and slicing through space, Stephen Petronio Company brings the premiere of his full-length work, LIKE LAZARUS DID, to the Joyce. It’s set to live music by alternative hip-hop composer Son Lux and the generation-Y chamber group yMusic, as well as the adolescent voices of The Young People’s Chorus […]