Michelle Dorrance Took Over the Guggenheim Rotunda, And It Was Genius

Michelle Dorrance isn’t a MacArthur-certified “Genius” for nothing. Last night at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, she premiered the first ever Works & Process Rotunda Project, a brand new initiative announced last summer that commissions site-specific work specifically for the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Rotunda. (Next up: Daniil Simkin.) Dorrance’s project, in collaboration with fellowMore »

ABT Studio Company & Royal Ballet School Students Rehearse a World Premiere

“Maybe a fouetté was lost somewhere over the Atlantic?” Sascha Radetsky joked as a member of ABT’s Studio Company and a Royal Ballet School graduate student conferred over a step. This week, pre-professionals from both institutions were participating in an annual exchange program. We dropped in on a rehearsal for a world premiere by Royal Ballet ArtistMore »

You’re One Video Away from Performing at Jacob’s Pillow This Summer

Attention aspiring choreographers! If you missed the deadline to apply for the Inside/Out Performance Series at Jacob’s Pillow, fear not: You’ve got one more shot at showing your work on that iconic outdoor stage this summer. The Pillow has just announced the Chance to Dance viewers’ choice contest, putting the final selections of this summer’s series into theMore »

Craving Dance Films? There’s a Festival for That.

What do Justin Timberlake, swing dance, Martha Graham and a ballet school for the blind have in common? They’re all subjects of films being shown at the annual Dance on Camera Festival. Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, this year’s festival kicks off this Friday, February 3, and the lineup for the five-dayMore »

Why Running May Not Be As Bad for Your Knees As You Think

Growing up, I can remember being told that serious dancers should never run, despite the cardiovascular benefits, because the impact is bad for the knees. As it turns out, that might have less basis in fact than we thought. According to a pilot study recently published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, running might actually beMore »

#MotivationMonday: Iconic Ballerina Edition

One of my favorite things about working at Dance Magazine is our massive photo archive. As you might imagine, after 90 years we have a pretty impressive collection, one where you might find black and white photographs of Maria Tallchief and Jerome Robbins dancing on the beach, or George Balanchine posing as Titania with the original cast of his A Midsummer Night’sMore »

We’re Obsessed With Blood Orange’s Latest Dance-Centric Video

We’re not gonna lie: Blood Orange is quickly becoming an office favorite here at DM. His wonderfully off-beat videos feature purposely unpolished choreography in a range of styles. Dance has become an increasingly significant facet of his artistic output of late—such as his delightful collaboration with Maria Kochetkova a couple of months ago. The most recent music video for his song “Better ThanMore »