Martha Swope, Beloved Dance Photographer, Dies at 88

Martha Swope, the celebrated photographer of dance and theater and frequent contributor to Dance Magazine‘s pages, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. Swope’s images, spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s, provide a lively record of dance and Broadway history. A School of American Ballet student-turned-photographer, Swope captured countless images of dance greatsMore »

3 Classic Dance Movies Making a Comeback This Month

New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to be difficult or boring. To prove it, we challenge you to take on these two lighthearted resolutions for 2017: Go to more movies. Brush up on your dance history. And we’re making it really easy for you. Thanks to Fathom Events’ upcoming programming of old movie musicals and classic dance films, you can killMore »

At Last, David Hallberg Is Back at ABT

2017 has started off with some fantastic news: David Hallberg is coming back to dance in the U.S. American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that he’ll be dancing with the company during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Hallberg, 34, hasn’t performed with ABT since June 2014—and fans (including us) have been missing his princely presence ever since. For two andMore »

Win a Joffrey Ballet School Intensive Scholarship in Under Three Minutes

Christmas is over, but we’ve still got a gift for you—and it’s a big one. Once again, the Joffrey Ballet School is giving away summer intensive scholarships through our Video of the Month Contest, and it couldn’t be easier to enter. For a chance to win, just submit a one- to three-minute video of yourself performing ballet,More »

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Its 2017 Lineup

It’s only December 14, but this morning we received an early Christmas gift: Jacob’s Pillow Dance announced the programming for its 85th season. After perusing the long list of world premieres, commissions and special engagements, we’ve definitely started filling in our summer dance calendar. Here are some of the highlights we’re looking forward to. Women who lead:More »

Sergei Polunin Lands Major Movie Roles

It’s hard not to resent Sergei Polunin a little bit. After walking away from his principal position at The Royal Ballet at age 23, frustrated—as he later told Dance Magazine—by the lack of support, money and exposure he was getting as a ballet dancer, now it looks like he’s having his cake and eating it, too. Not only is Polunin dancing again—under IgorMore »