What Does It Take to Be a Ballet Company's Head of Wardrobe on Opening Night?

Building a full-length ballet from scratch is an intense process. For the world premiere of Anna Karenina, a collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet, that meant original choreography by Yuri Possokhov, a brand-new score by Ilya Demutsky, costume and set designs by Tom Pye and lighting designs by David Finn. The lavish […]

6 Shows This Month Worth Braving the Cold to See

Unexpected collaborations, celebrations of culture, literary classics that take a turn for the tragic—it might be freezing outside, but the new season is just heating up. Here are six shows we’d happily brave the winter weather for this month. Criss-Crossing Culture Zones Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Colin Dunne. Photo by Koen Broos, Courtesy Eastman RENNES, […]

Do Company Ranking Systems Help or Hinder Dancers?

Over eight years, Sasha Mukhamedov rose through Dutch National Ballet to become a principal dancer in 2016. Of its ranks—aspirant, élève, corps de ballet, coryphée, grand sujet, soloist and principal—she skipped élève and grand sujet along the way. “In having these levels, if you feel you’ve done well and your director is happy and promotes […]

Season Preview: Your Guide to the Hottest Dance Tickets of 2018–19

We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year’s “Season Preview”—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling. A Night of Natalia Osipova—With David Hallberg David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova have a rare, […]

Cast Your Vote for Our 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

You nominated the best performances you’ve seen so far in 2018, and we narrowed them down to our favorites. Now it’s time to cast your vote to decide who will be featured in our December issue! Voting is open until September 17. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…

The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration Continues in Jackson and NYC

This year has been a time to commemorate Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino’s huge contributions to American dance, as 2018 marks the 30th and 10th anniversaries of their deaths, respectively. On June 10, The Joffrey Ballet brought Arpino’s neo-romantic Round of Angels (1983) to the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS, where Joffrey chaired […]

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