Hamilton Is Coming to Broadway

posted Friday, Feb 27

I still remember the day at the office when I heard that Andy Blankenbuehler was going to choreograph for a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton. Interesting, I thought, sincerely intrigued, yet skeptical. An urbanized song-and-dance story about the American Revolution? What an… Read More >
 

Cherkaoui Takes on Tango

posted Thursday, Feb 26

Homage and innovation pair seductively in choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s M!longa, a refreshing exploration of tango’s essence, opening tonight at New York City Cente… Read More >

 

Smarter Late-Night Snacking

posted Wednesday, Feb 25

Pop quiz. If you had an early dinner, but your stomach starts to growl by day's end, what should you do: Go to bed hungry, have another meal or nosh on something smaller?

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The 2015 Vail International Dance Festival Lineup Is Here

posted Monday, Feb 23

Korbes

 

PNB's Carla Körbes and The Royal Ballet's… Read More >

 

Harkness Dance Festival Kicks Off Today

posted Friday, Feb 20

It's cold in New York City—numbingly cold—so the list of things people are willing to get out and do is very small. But here's one indoor activity that should be on your radar: The 92Y's annual Harkness Dance Festival begins today. Over the next month, the Upper East Side dance pre… Read More >

 

Why It Matters That Women Lead

posted Thursday, Feb 19

What happens when you put a woman in charge of a ballet company? Well, that obviously depends on the woman. But when she's Tamara Rojo, you can expect some pretty great things.

 

Since she took over English National Ballet in 2012, Rojo's visionary leadership and star power ha… Read More >

 

Sneak Peek Video: Hofesh Shechter's New Work at The Royal

posted Wednesday, Feb 18

Hofesh Shechter at The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet is always willing to shake things up in th… Read More >

 

Win a Tutu From Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video

posted Friday, Feb 13

If you've been hibernating all winter and haven't seen Taylor Swift's kooky dance party of a video yet, please come out of your cave and cat… Read More >
 

Why You'll Want to Watch the NBA All-Star Game

posted Thursday, Feb 12

Despite yesterday's bad news that MSG Entertainment is shutting down the Rockettes' touring troupes, we've got one consolation prize: This Sunday, the Rockettes will debut Mia Michaels' opening number for the Read More >

 

Rockettes' Touring Troupe Folds

posted Wednesday, Feb 11

The past year has been rough for the Rockettes. First, they abruptly announced the postponement of their new show Heart and Lights last spring. After reworking the production and adding som… Read More >
 

Baryshnikov and Lil Buck Star In the New rag & bone Ad

posted Friday, Feb 06

Let's talk about some of my favorite things: dance, fashion, handsome men...


Put them together and you have the full monty. That's the gist of rag & bone's latest menswear video, which features Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil Buck busting out some smooth moves. In it, the pair twi… Read More >

 

Big News from Europe: Cherkaoui & Millepied

posted Thursday, Feb 05

Some major moves are being made over in Europe this week. 

 

First, we've learned that Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will be taking over Royal Ballet of Flanders. He's one of contemporary dance's "It" choreographers right now, collaborating with everyone from… Read More >

 

Some Supplements Aren't What You Think

posted Wednesday, Feb 04

Last year, DM voiced its skepticism about dancers taking supplements. After all, how do you really know what's in a bottle? Can you trust that the label is telling the truth? It turns… Read More >
 

A Big Case Against E-Cigarettes

posted Monday, Feb 02

Electronic cigarettes have been taking over the smoking market, promoted as a healthier alternative to traditional smoking. Instead of burning tobacco, the battery-powered device heats up a fluid containing nicotine to create a vapor that can be inhaled. Read More >
 

Dance on Camera 2015 Begins Today

posted Friday, Jan 30

The 43rd annual Dance on Camera festival begins today and runs through February 3. Put on by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival examines dance of every sort through documentaries, feature films, experimental proje… Read More >

 

On the Minds of Top Companies

posted Thursday, Jan 29

What happens when the executive leaders of more than 20 major dance companies meet in the same room? You get a snapshot of the top business concerns of today's leading troupes. Dance/USA recently hosted just such a gathering in London, with representatives from major US institutions like American … Read More >

 

Live Stream the Prix de Lausanne

posted Wednesday, Jan 28

Next week, ballet's stars of tomorrow will gather in Switzerland for the annual Prix de Lausanne competition. But just because you can't travel to Europe doesn't mean you have to miss out! For the first time ever, a portion of this year's weekday events will be streamed live online Read More >
 

Juilliard To Open Career Services Center

posted Monday, Jan 26

It's too easy to forget. But when you boil it down, dance is a business.

This concept though, is one that is so often glazed over in university training. It's one of the biggest complaints among young artists I talk to today: Why haven't we been taught fundamental bus… Read More >
 

"So You Think You Can Dance" Audition Tour Kicks Off

posted Friday, Jan 23

A new season of "So You Think You Can Dance" is just around the corner, and the search for contestants begins this Saturday in New York City. "SYTYCD" is back for its 12th season, but with a brand new format. Contestants will be placed into one of two categories—street or stage—an… Read More >

 

GoPros: No Longer Just for Snowboarders

posted Thursday, Jan 22

We all knew it was bound to happen eventually, but now it's official: GoPros have made their way onto dancers.

 

These trendy cameras that attach to bodies have recorded nearly every activity from snowboarding to off-road motorcycle racing. Now, they are being used to capture … Read More >