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 »

10 Minutes With Mark Morris

Built to last, Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Hard Nut returns December 10–18 for its 25th anniversary engagement, in the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. As gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive, Morris’ interpretation of The Nutcracker features, among its many memorable moments, gender-queer snowflakes andMore »

Advice for Dancers: The Curse of Career Happiness

My girlfriend wants me to say “no” to extra work outside of the company. During breaks, I typically teach master classes, do gigs and choreograph. I love these opportunities, but I’m always tired and it interferes with our time together. What should I do? —Principal Dancer, New York, NY There are many reasons for overwork, though notMore »

Dance in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Continuing the long legacy of activism in our field, today’s artists are using dance to confront racism. Dance performances often encourage audiences to escape reality. But on July 7, dance forced the audience at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival to face it. During a performance of And Still You Must Swing, tap dancers Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and DerickMore »