These Video Portraits Will Give You Major #MondayMotivation

Mondays can be a struggle. But thanks to 52 Portraits, a dance video series produced by Sadler’s Wells, I get my #MondayMotivation courtesy of some of the coolest dancers and choreographers working today. Every Monday, the site posts a new video “portrait” of a dance artist; the plan is to release one for every Monday of 2016. […]

Forsythe's Back in the U.S.—in a Major Way

American dancers have always liked to think of William Forsythe as one of our own. He was born in New York City! He got his start dancing with The Joffrey Ballet! No matter that he’s spent the vast majority of his career in Europe, where he created ground-breaking works like In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, […]

Boston Ballet and Forsythe Team Up

Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga in Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Photo by Gene Schiavone, Courtesy Boston Ballet. For most dancers, performing (or even watching) William Forsythe’s electric, exaggerated vocabulary is an exhilarating experience. For dancers at Boston Ballet, it will soon be a new norm. Today, the company announced a five-year partnership with the master choreographer starting next […]

Director of Danse

Benjamin Millepied on his predecessors, the French style and his ambitious new era at Paris Opéra Ballet Millepied working with Aurélie Dupont. Photo by Agathe Poupeney, Courtesy POB (2) Ever since the news broke in 2013 that Benjamin Millepied would be artistic director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, many wondered whether the Bordeaux-born choreographer and […]

Movement in the Moment

Choose an improv method that will challenge your weaknesses. Freedman (left) practices a phrase in the studio. Photo by Anna Maynard, Courtesy Helen Simoneau. Often, the key to growing as a dancer is getting out of a mental or physical rut. One solution? Improvisation. Its unpredictable, uncomfortable challenges can help dancers find their voices while […]

The Latest: Leaving His Empire Behind

William Forsythe has joined the faculty at USC.       When the first group of BFA candidates enters University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in the fall of 2015, the curriculum and studios will be brand-new. So will professor William Forsythe, who announced this spring that he would be leaving The […]

Inside DM

How do you fit into the dance world? For some of us, the answer’s obvious. But more often, it takes years of experimenting before we find the sweet spot where our passions and talents collide. This month’s cover girl, Celia Rowlson-Hall, has discovered a place in the dance field that might be all her own. […]

Vital Signs

The Music Man Mark Morris Dance Group is plenty busy this month, headlining Luminato, Toronto’s annual arts festival, with Morris’ masterwork L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato in its Canadian premiere June 21–23. Morris directs this year’s Ojai Music Festival (the first choreographer to do so), where his dancers will perform; and at Ojai North!, […]