LaTasha Barnes joyfully embodies the legacy of Black vernacular dance in America, from early jazz dances to steps she learned at family gatherings to house and hip hop.
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.
Missed the livestream? Get access to the 2021 Dance Magazine Awards on demand here. One of my favorite things about the Dance Magazine Awards has always been the sense of worlds colliding—the way luminaries from different corners of our industry who you’d likely never see sharing a stage or a program come together for this […]
This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. Works & Process at the Guggenheim, conceived by the philanthropist Mary Sharp Cronson, has been at the heart of New York City’s cultural life since its creation in 1984. For nearly four […]
Given the challenges of the past 18 months, the opportunity to celebrate the living legends of our field feels even sweeter than usual. Today, we are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2021 Dance Magazine Awards. With the selection committee’s continued focus on diversity, we honor the artistry, the integrity and the resiliency that […]
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 […]
With the circumstances created by the pandemic changing from day to day, looking to the future right now can feel particularly fraught, if not downright farcical. But in the face of so much uncertainty, pausing to celebrate the good news when it comes is as important as it’s ever been. Here are the latest promotions […]
Late one Friday night, Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary are running a new duet inside the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda in New York City’s Guggenheim Museum. Trenary drops her weight back into Simkin’s arms and lets him slide her, spinning, into the ground. They clasp hands like children to pull each other close, an intimate […]