January 2017


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  • What’s Next

    I love that January gives us a chance to hit the restart button. With the holidays over and Nutcracker ... More »

  • Performances Onstage this Month

    Gravitas, Russian-Style SAN FRANCISCO During last fall’s World Ballet Day LIVE, San Francisco Ballet’s choreographer in residence, Yuri Possokhov, talked to ...

  • Upheaval at Staatsballett Berlin

    The appointment of Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman has already proved controversial. Unrest is brewing in Berlin. In September, local government ...

  • Farm to Theater

    Rural arts venues are continuing to grow. While not a new idea, the development of rural sites dedicated to ...

  • 10 Minutes with Carla Körbes

    The beloved ballerina talks about her new life in Los Angeles. It’s been a year and a half since ...

  • A Place to Play

    Broadway Dance Lab gives choreographers freedom to experiment. He calls it the Broadway Dance Lab, but Josh Prince doesn’t ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Trouble in Paradise

    How to keep your career on track when your company is suffering Rumors are flying that my ballet company is ...

  • 25 to Watch

    Unity Phelan Corps member, New York City Ballet Unity Phelan’s long, willowy limbs drip with girlish glamour: She presents ...

  • More Than Backup

    Dance is pushing music videos in unexpected directions—and creating unprecedented viral hype. When it came out in 2014, few ...

  • Ache, Throb, Hurt

    New York City Ballet principal Abi Stafford opens up about the frustrating, but unavoidable role of pain in a ...

  • Even More Electric

    As Victor Quijada celebrates 15 years of RUBBERBANDance Group, his company turns a new corner. The dancers of RUBBERBANDance ...

  • The Arc of Artistry

    How three ballerinas have deepened their approach to a career-defining role Some ballerinas seem destined to embody certain roles. At her ... More »

  • Technique Rx

    Cross-training solutions for your biggest challenges in the studio Sometimes, it takes more than dancing to become a better ... More »

  • Get Booked

    Top presenters open up about what they’re looking for in dance companies. During my company’s fledgling years, I remember ...

  • An American in Tel Aviv

    Ohad Naharin. Batsheva Dance Company. Studios with beach views. Even when your dance dreams come true, moving across the ...

  • He’s Back

    After four decades in Germany, choreographer William Forsythe returns to the U.S.—and to his ballet roots. William Forsythe is ...

  • Side Gig Woes

    It is no surprise that a career in dance is physically demanding. But many dancers learn the hard way ...

  • Resolutions Nutritionists Wish You’d Make

    Every New Year’s Eve, we make promises to ourselves about our health. But are you choosing the right goals? ...

  • Working Out With Elena d’Amario

    For this Parsons Dance phenom, slow, careful work gives her the power to explode onstage. Elena d’Amario approaches every ...

  • It’s the Little Things

    Small details can have a huge impact on your performance. As a dancer, you spend hours looking at yourself ...

  • From Studio to Summertime

    Start planning your summer break now. Though summer offers a much-needed break for college dance students, it can also ...

  • Stuck in the Middle

    Being a soloist has its perks, like bigger roles and a bigger paycheck. But it has a less glamorous ...

  • In Character

    ABT’s Roman Zhurbin has transformed character roles into career-making breakthroughs. People generally enter the rigorous field of ballet with big ...

  • Dancing Through the Dog Days

    August intensives can help serious ballet students fill the summer gap. Last summer, Tessa Freeman spent five weeks at ...

  • How to Choose the Right Summer Program: A Checklist

    Want to try a new summer intensive? How do you find out whether a program will be a good ...

  • Coached by Gelsey

     At Gelsey Kirkland’s repertory workshop, students get the kind of attention usually reserved for principal dancers. Gelsey Kirkland walks ...

  • Collaborative Learning

    At Hubbard Street’s new intensive in Los Angeles, dancers dig into the choreographic process. “Give it more intensity,” says ...

  • Stretch Yourself

    New York City Dance Alliance’s summer intensive pushes dancers beyond their comfort zone. When you’re heading into your final ...

  • Why I Dance: Sasha Hutchings

    I need a fair measure of beginner’s luck to warrant further pursuit of any craft. It took two days ...