December 2013


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  • Curtain Up

    The new Ailey repertoire is going to knock your socks off. In a recent rehearsal of Aszure Barton’s new ... More »

  • The New Ailey

    From McGregor to Barton, Robert Battle is pushing the company into fresh territory.   Jamar Roberts and Rachael McLaren ... More »

  • The 2013 Dance Magazine Awards

    This year we celebrate five extraordinary artists: San Francisco Ballet principal Yuan Yuan Tan, dance-theater innovator Martha Clarke, European ... More »

  • Transatlantic Flight

    5 dancers on making the move to Europe   Ariel Cohen in Stuttgart Photo by Florian Gobetz Ariel Cohen ... More »

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The city’s ever-expanding dance scene has made it an increasingly appealing––and affordable––option for dancers.   Above: Artistic director Roy ... More »

  • The Storyteller

    Houston Ballet’s Melody Mennite finds the meaning in the movement.   Passionate and invested: Ian Casady and Mennite in ... More »

  • They taught me to…

    Top dancers on how their favorite teachers shaped their dancing     Behind every gravity-defying leap, each soul-wrenching solo, ... More »

  • Ginger-ly

    A salute to Polichinelles, hoop skirts, and headlong falls   Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet: Did the macarena. ... More »

  • Burning Question: Is Nutcracker Racist?

    Many productions feature the traditional Act II dances that have been challenged as negative stereotypes. We asked three directors ... More »

  • Why I Dance: Xander Parish

    An elegant dancer with princely authority, Xander Parish is the first Brit to join the Mariinsky Ballet in St. ... More »