Prepare Yourself for a Full-Length Beatles Piece From Mark Morris

Yes, you read that right. The man who brought us The Hard Nut (among many other brilliant works) is creating Pepperland in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The original score by Ethan Iverson will be based on some of our favorite Beatles classics, like “With A Little Help FromMore »

Meet RubberLegz, A German Dancer with A Style All His Own

Rauf Yasit, aka “RubberLegz,” has a style that defies categorization. He calls it “a mix of flexibility, yoga, contemporary dance and breaking.” And we call it jaw-dropping. Known for contorting his body into seemingly impossible shapes, the German dancer has worked with choreographers like William Forsythe, been a finalist on Switzerland’s Got Talent and traveledMore »

This Timeline Shows How Much Black Dancers Have Contributed to Ballet

These days, we spend a lot of time talking about the most visible black pioneer in the dance world: Misty Copeland. But as Copeland herself will tell you, she’s not the first black dancer to have transformed ballet. And those who came before her don’t get nearly enough recognition. That’s partially what inspired former DanceMore »

#TBT: We’re Obsessed With These Original West Side Story Gifs

Prepare for the ultimate #ThrowbackThursday treat. The New York Public Library—which holds countless images capturing moments of dance history—recently digitized over one thousand previously-unseen shots documenting the original 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story. Curator Doug Reside had the brilliant idea to string together sequential images from a negative strip, and the resulting gifs feelMore »

Isabella Boylston’s Bosu Routine is Insane

In our February cover story on Isabella Boylston, we praise the many qualities that make her a captivating performer: her boldness, her rock-solid technique, her spontaneity, her ideal facility. But we didn’t realize that she’s also superhuman. Though dancers often post impressive workout videos on Instagram, Boylston’s Bosu ball routine takes the cake. In caseMore »