Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Dance Magazine Stories from 2017

2017 has been quite a year here at Dance Magazine. From launching our new website to celebrating the magazine’s 90th anniversary, it’s been a thrilling 12 months. To wrap up the year, the Dance Magazine team took a moment to share each of our favorite highlights. Creative director Raymond Mingst: July’s “The Hall of Fame” […]

#JustDreaming About The Women Who Could Lead New York City Ballet

While it’s appalling that any male leader would use his power to humiliate women, the accusations against Peter Martins opens up a wonderful, rosy possibility. In an email conversation about Martins stepping down temporarily, a friend of mine wrote, “They won’t hire a man in this climate.” I suddenly found myself getting giddy with the […]

Vote for Our 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

It’s time! You submitted your nominations for the most memorable dance you saw this year. We narrowed down our favorites, and now it’s up to you to decide what will make it into our December issue. Voting will be open until September 25th. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…

Hip Replacements: Your 5 Biggest Questions, Answered

Despite intense hip pain, Annmaria Mazzini waited until leaving the the Paul Taylor Dance Company to have one hip replaced in 2011, followed by the other in 2016. But, it turns out, a hip replacement no longer spells an automatic end to a dance career. While the surgery remains a last resort, new technologies work […]

10 Minutes With Wendy Whelan

The edgy ballerina says good-bye to New York City Ballet and hello to new experiments. In her Restless Creature duet with Brian Brooks. Photo by Christopher Duggan, Courtesy Whelan. Wendy Whelan has practically defined the term “contemporary ballerina.” With her crystal-cut shapes and unsentimental, almost spiritual energy, she brings clarity to whatever she dances, whether […]

Wendy Whelan: Instagramming Through Injury

While many dancers hide their injuries, New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan writes about how she took ownership of hers by sharing her recovery on social media.       1. #sothishappenedtoday 2. #4hourslater #newlabrum #SOHAPPY 3. #andshesoff #alreadywalking #onestepinfrontoftheother #slowlybutsurely Denial, confusion and frustration are the words that come to mind when I recall […]

"Choreography in Focus" with Wendy Whelan

New York City Ballet ballerina Wendy Whelan talks about the challenges of her groundbreaking evening “Restless Creature,” in which she will perform four duets with contemporary choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo.

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