News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in October 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Kim Y. Bears-Bailey has been named artistic director of Philadanco. Founder Joan Myers Brown is now artistic advisor; Janine Beckles assistant artistic director; Donald T. Lunsford II artistic director of D/2. Wayne McGregor has been […]

Under Benoit Swan Pouffer, Rambert Has Become London's Trendiest Old Rep Company

An evening-length creation by Sharon Eyal. A Cunningham Event. Works by Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter and new names including Marion Motin. The current season of British contemporary company Rambert reads like many dancers’ bucket list, and there is a new artistic director behind it: Benoit Swan Pouffer. Best known stateside for his tenure with the […]

In the Works: 9 Projects We're Keeping Tabs On

Is it just us, or is there a new exciting project being announced approximately every five minutes these days? While that might be a slight exaggeration, there’s no denying that keeping track of all the major collaborations and musicals and movie adaptations and premieres can get overwhelming. So, we’re compiling a list of the buzziest […]

Mark Your Calendars: October's Must-See Shows, According to Our Editors

From an indie rock collaboration to major anniversary celebrations to yet another retelling of the Orpheus myth, the fall performance season has fully hit its stride. Here are the six shows we have on our calendars. Orchestrating the Underworld Wayne McGregor and his company in rehearsal Camilla Greenwell, Courtesy McGregor LONDON Wayne McGregor will be […]

Need Some Inspo? Watch These 8 Great TED Talks Given by Dancers

It’s no surprise that dancers make some of the best TED Talk presenters. Not only are they great performers, but they’ve got unique knowledge to share. And they can dance! If you’re in need of a midweek boost, look no further than these eight presentations from some incredibly inspiring dance artists. Prumsodun Ok: Artists are […]

6 Premieres and Programs on Our Editors' Must-See List This Month

A Broadway luminary and a postmodern darling bring their talents to ballet, a music video maven turns to the concert stage, and a contemporary choreographer gets soulful with Aretha Franklin. Our editors’ must-sees this May are all about the unexpected. A Late Commission Tanowitz in rehearsal at NYCB Erin Baiano, Courtesy NYCB NEW YORK CITY […]

Could Google Be the World's Next Great Choreographer?

When coming up with phrases of movement, choreographers all have their habits: certain patterns they return to again and again, tendencies that repeat themselves whether they mean for them to or not. What if artificial intelligence could be used to help choreographers mix things up by suggesting thousands of other options—and ones that still fit […]

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