It may be winter, but there are plenty of premieres sizzling in the wings. Here are four shows we have on our radar this month.
Scroll through the Instagram feed of Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, and you’d be forgiven for not being able to define exactly what kind of dancer you’re watching. The way he spins on his head might remind you of classic break-dancing, but then he’ll balance in a headstand like a yogi as his arms and legs twist […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Alexandra Damiani has been named artistic director of BJM-Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, succeeding Louis Robitaille in June. Sarah Sumbrum has been appointed artistic director of DANCECleveland. Felipe Oyarzun Moltedo has been named […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Alejandro Cerrudo has been named Pacific Northwest Ballet’s first resident choreographer. Kyle Davis has been promoted to principal. Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Eleonora Abbagnato will give her final performance May 18. Manuel Legris has been […]
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 […]
One night last February, the New York City Ballet audience was all aflutter: Naomi Corti, a coltish teenage apprentice, was about to take the stage for William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman, flanked by soloists and principals. Even in a company famous for sink-or-swim casting, it was a remarkable moment. And Corti immediately made an impression—by falling, […]
William Forsythe is bringing his multi-faceted genius to New York City in stripped down form. His “Quiet Evening of Dance,” a mix of new and recycled work now at The Shed until October 25, is co-commissioned with Sadler’s Wells in London (and a slew of European presenters). As always, Forsythe’s choreography is a layered experience, […]
With her curly red tresses, Houston Ballet soloist Alyssa Springer may look like she stepped out of a Botticelli painting, making her a natural fit in classic story ballets. But watch her in contemporary work, and you see the great bones of her versatile technique. A favorite of visiting choreographers, Springer was promoted to demi-soloist […]