Quick Q&A: Kate Weare

With her terse, sharply focused works, choreographer Kate Weare is gaining momentum in the dance world. She tends to make short duets where the woman and the man dare each other to do things like pinching, poking, and slapping that can be either erotic or annoying. In December and April, Weare, 36, worked on BridgeMore »

Cincinnati Ballet Bets on Women Choreographers

Cincinnati Ballet has announced their 2017-18 season, and it looks like artistic director Victoria Morgan is making a statement about gender equality with her programming choices: Of the 15 works being presented this season, 8 are choreographed by women. Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt are creating world premieres for the company. And MorganMore »

Michelle Dorrance and 7 Other Dance Events on Tap at the Guggenheim

Though New York City’s Guggenheim Museum is principally a destination for modern- and contemporary-art enthusiasts, its dance programming seems to be getting beefier each season. This week, details were released for two site-specific events we’re practically drooling over. Tapper extraordinaire Michelle Dorrance and American Ballet Theatre pyrotechnic wonderboy Daniil Simkin will perform in the museum’s iconic rotunda.More »

Performances Onstage this Month

Get Your Summer Festival Fix What’s new and alluring at the country’s biggest events. American Dance Festival Durham, NC ADF’s month-and-a-half-long celebration is packing in 61 performances by 26 companies and choreographers. Of special interest are the premieres, including John Jasperse’s newest piece, which boasts such stellar performers as Maggie Cloud and Stuart Singer, andMore »

400 Dancers, 4 Choreographers, 1 Audition

Behind the scenes at a shared audition for Kyle Abraham, Brian Brooks, Kate Weare and Anna Sperber this fall It’s noon, and the audition is already running behind schedule. The next group of warmed-up dancers is led into the room. “Swedish Fish and Terra Chips,” Kyle Abraham tells his company manager, who has offered to make aMore »

Performances Onstage this Month

Fun, Fabulous and Free Did you already spend your performance budget for the summer? No problem! Pack a picnic and check out these free outdoor events. Lincoln Center Out of Doors New York City  This celebration of the great Geoffrey Holder, who died last October, will include performances by his wife Carmen de Lavallade andMore »

In Training: A Professional Edge

Get your degree while working alongside a company. Deciding between going to college and starting your career early is one of the hardest decisions young dancers face. But what if you didn’t have to choose? Some schools have affiliations with dance companies so students can earn a degree while getting an inside look at theMore »