#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 Totally Nailed These Past “25 to Watch” Picks

It’s January, and that means one thing here at Dance Magazine: It’s “25 to Watch” time. Back in January 2001, we started the tradition of highlighting 25 up-and-coming dancers, choreographers, companies and trends who, in our humble opinion, were on the brink of making major waves. This was my first year being in the room where itMore »

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 »

Sascha Radetsky Spills About His New Holiday Movie

When ABT principal Stella Abrera posted a shot on Instagram of her husband, Sascha Radetsky, filming a ballet-themed holiday movie for The Hallmark Channel a couple of months ago, we got pretty excited. It’s called A Nutcracker Christmas, and the plot goes something like this: Ballerina receives tragic news during Nutcracker season, leaves dance (and her onstage/offstage partner)More »

Performances Onstage This Month

Kylling It PARIS Jirí Kylián may have no current plans to choreograph new work, but that hasn’t lessened the ballet world’s obsession with his particular brand of neoclassicism. Paris Opéra Ballet is presenting an evening of his choreography, one of the few programs planned by Aurélie Dupont in her first season as artistic director. TheMore »

Brace Yourself: Nutcracker Is Coming

Now that we’ve all shaken off our Thanksgiving-induced food comas, it’s official: Nutcracker season has arrived. As we all know, getting through what often amounts to a month-long marathon of performances creates a unique cocktail of repetitive movement, long rehearsal days, longer show nights and little to no recovery time that can add up to exhaustion, illness and injury—notMore »