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posted Tuesday, Feb 24
If you are looking for juicy movement carried on cross-cultural currents, there’s no choreographer more satisfying than Ronald K. Brown. When he dances, a force seems to lift him upward but also keep him close to the Earth. Chalk it up to the African-infused vocabulary that comes naturally t… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Feb 17
Today the Joffrey Ballet announced a new Nutcracker to be created by Christopher Wheeldon next year. This makes me happy because Wheeldon’s full-length story ballets have been pretty spectacular. He really knows how to collaborate with designers and composers and give story ballets … Read More >
posted Tuesday, Feb 10
posted Monday, Feb 02
When has a First Lady ever started something that was this much fun? Last year Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign asked MFA student Callie Lyons and her teacher, NYU’s Dance and New Media director Paul Galando, to make a film in support of the campaign. The wonde… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Jan 27
Clive Barnes loved dance and theater. And Dance Magazine readers loved following him in our pages for 20 some years.
When he died in 2008, his widow, former Royal Ballet soloist Valerie Taylor-Barnes, decided to establish an annual award in his name. She stipulated that one awa… Read More >
posted Monday, Jan 19
No matter how many twists and turnabouts Alexei Ratmansky sends her way, Diana Vishneva makes them flow. This is her gift. She’s a warm, charismatic dancer with the texture of plush velvet. And Cinderella is Ratmansky’s gift to her.
The Mariinsky Ballet, now residen… Read More >
posted Monday, Jan 12
posted Monday, Jan 05
If you’re in New York or San Francisco this month, you can see the much loved ballet Serenade. This one-act ballet, made by Balanchine in 1934, treads the line between abstract and narrative with sublime choreography.
When New York City Ballet opens its Read More >
posted Monday, Dec 29
I guess my list is pretty long. Sorry, I couldn't help myself; there were so many performances and artists that ranked high in my personal accounting.
Best new choreography
• Faye Driscoll’s Thank Y… Read More >
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posted Monday, Nov 17
Batsheva Dance Company has reached a new level of acclaim, both for its dancers and its artistic director Ohad Naharin. The word spread from coast to coast about how amazing the touring Sadeh21 has been. Audiences left the theater feeling challenged, fulfilled and full of wonder. Social m… Read More >
posted Monday, Nov 10
He’s not David Hallberg, but he’s tall and thin, has beautiful feet and magnificent ballon, and is now in a Russian ballet company.
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posted Sunday, Nov 02
posted Monday, Oct 27
The history of Hollywood movies is sprinkled with great dancing. And here to tell us about it is Debra Levine, the Los Angeles writer and scholar
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posted Monday, Oct 20
Everyone came prepared with tissues or hankies. But in the end, there weren’t many tears—at least not as many as predicted—because Whelan herself projected such joy.
I was very moved by her during the first ballet, Balanchine’s Sonnambula. It was an eeri… Read More >
posted Saturday, Oct 04
This week the Fall for Dance festival bursts into New York, showering us with 20 companies in 10 days. From October 8 to 19, people travel from near and far to come to New York City Center and soak it all in—for just $15 a pop. This year there are plenty of new works for those of us who see … Read More >
posted Monday, Sep 29
Koplowitz's international Grand Step Project (2004), Courtesy Koplowitz.<… Read More >