Lar Lubovitch On Using Creative Blocks To His Advantage

Since starting his company in 1968, Lar Lubovitch has stood at the forefront of modern dance—although he is hesitant to label his work as “modern.” “I’ve always felt I’ve been making dances,” he says. “I’ve always called them dances and I’ve never been one to exclude any language of movement. When I’m making a dance […]

What Wendy's Watching: Petronio Straddles Past and Present

Stephen Petronio brings a bracing season to New York City’s Joyce Theater, where he has performed almost every year for 24 years. His work is exciting to the subscription audience as well as to many dance artists. He delves into movement invention at the same time as creating complex postmodern forms. The new work, Hardness […]

What Wendy's Watching: Wayne McGregor's Genome-Inspired Autobiography

Wayne McGregor is known for his extreme partnering—limbs pushed, pulled and flung in all directions. While his choreography may seem wild and crazy, he’s very thoughtful about the creative process. In our 2013 cover story, he talked about understanding your individual filters as choreographic thinking tools. In his current work, Autobiography, he applies a scientific […]

The Joyce Theater Is Letting Patrons Decide How Much To Pay for Tickets

What’s the biggest barrier preventing dancers and non-dancers alike from seeing more performances? We think it’s safe to say the answer is cost. New York City’s Joyce Theater, known for presenting acclaimed international and domestic companies representing a variety of genres, just launched two ticket initiatives that will offer $10 tickets for dance professionals, and […]

Dance Magazine Contributors Spill on Their Favorite Dance Moments of 2017

Dance Magazine editors and writers chose their favorite dance happenings of the year: Liveliest Revival: Merce Cunningham’s Sounddance Ballet de Lorraine in Sounddance. PC Laurent Philippe, Courtesy Richard Kornberg & Associates When Ballet de Lorraine came to The Joyce Theater in February, the dancers looked transformed—electrified—by the final work on the program. The piece was […]

What Wendy's Watching: Trisha Brown Works You Might Not Know

Trisha Brown, the high priestess of postmodern dance, is hugely influential. Her slippery movement style and her brainy structures are emulated by choreographers all over the United States and Europe. I am an alum of her company, and when she died last March, I gathered my thoughts and memories to write this farewell. Luckily, the […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Linda Shelton

The Joyce Theater remains a second home for mainstream dance lovers in New York City, and executive director Linda Shelton’s choices of whom to present (made along with director of programming Martin Wechsler) hold remarkable power. Saying your company has landed a week at The Joyce is basically another way of saying you’ve “made it.” […]

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