Prepare Yourself for a Full-Length Beatles Piece From Mark Morris

Yes, you read that right. The man who brought us The Hard Nut (among many other brilliant works) is creating Pepperland in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The original score by Ethan Iverson will be based on some of our favorite Beatles classics, like “With A Little Help FromMore »

Happy Birthday, Jiri Kylián!

Dancers throughout Europe—and the U.S.—are celebrating Jiri Kylián’s 70th birthday this year, with reprisals of his ballets, special photo exhibits and film screenings. Of course, the biggest commemorations are happening in his hometown, The Hague, with a months-long “Celebrating Kylián!” program. Kylián created exactly 100 ballets in his 30-year career at Netherlands Dance Theater. But today hisMore »

Michael Maule, Former ABT and NYCB Dancer, Has Died

Ballet dancer Michael Maule recently passed away. Maule was born in Durban, South Africa, where he started his dance studies. He then continued them in England and the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1956 and married Joan Watson in 1965. He danced with Ballet Theatre, now American Ballet Theatre. He partnered Alicia AlonsoMore »

Cincinnati Ballet Bets on Women Choreographers

Cincinnati Ballet has announced their 2017-18 season, and it looks like artistic director Victoria Morgan is making a statement about gender equality with her programming choices: Of the 15 works being presented this season, 8 are choreographed by women. Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt are creating world premieres for the company. And MorganMore »

Got Stage Fright? There’s an Online Juilliard Course for That

Your pulse is racing. Your mouth feels dry. You can’t stop sweating even though you feel cold. But what’s most worrying is that you can’t stop your hands and knees from trembling, even though you’re only moments away from stepping on stage. Performance anxiety can sabotage even the most talented dancers. Studies suggest that at least 50 percent of all performing artists—regardlessMore »

This Timeline Shows How Much Black Dancers Have Contributed to Ballet

These days, we spend a lot of time talking about the most visible black pioneer in the dance world: Misty Copeland. But as Copeland herself will tell you, she’s not the first black dancer to have transformed ballet. And those who came before her don’t get nearly enough recognition. That’s partially what inspired former DanceMore »