What do artists need right now? It’s a question that’s been asked often in the past several years, and one that has become the guiding ethos of two pandemic-inspired programs in New York that reimagine the artist-residency model: Chelsea Factory and LaunchPAD.
Limitations foster creativity. While unable to gather in person due to COVID-19, dancers, choreographers and companies have taken to the internet to create new projects conceived for the digital sphere. Here are just a few of our favorites. Redefining Bravery Mei Yamanaka in her as sure as sure can be Mei Yamanaka, Courtesy Ladenheim Curated […]
There are more intriguing performances than one person could possibly see this month, so our editors’ picks run the gamut. The topics—Greek mythology and systemic racism, the Ballets Russes and secondary incarceration—are as varied as the styles—contemporary, bharatanatyam, aerial. The one through line: They’re bound to make you look at the world a little differently. […]
With a style that fuses tap dance, Lindy hop and vernacular jazz, Caleb Teicher has quickly proven himself a choreographic force to be reckoned with. After becoming known as a Bessie Award–winning member of Michelle Dorrance’s company (and a DM “25 to Watch” pick in 2012), Teicher started his own troupe in 2015. Since then, […]
Some dancers move to New York City with their sights set on a dream job: that one choreographer or company they have to dance for. But when Maggie Cloud graduated from Florida State University in 2010, she envisioned herself on a less straightforward path. “I always had in mind that I would be dancing for […]
When people think of Tanaquil Le Clercq, one of George Balanchine’s early muses (and wives), they’re probably more likely to ruminate on the polio diagnosis that ended her performing career than her literary and culinary legacy. This is the perception that food scholar Meryl Rosofsky is looking to shift with a Works & Process at […]