Coming Soon: Doctors Who Actually Get Dancers

Ever gone to the doctor and feel like they just don’t “get it”? Dancers don’t exactly live regular lives, and they don’t have regular needs. So regular physicians don’t always have the know-how to answer your questions or advise you in a way that makes sense within a dancer’s lifestyle. There’s good news: Next month, The Actor’s Fund and Mount Sinai are openingMore »

San Francisco Ballet Just Announced an Epic 2018 Season

Top ballet companies have earned a reputation for being a bit safe and predictable in their programming in recent years. Which may be why San Francisco Ballet’s 2018 lineup is making bunheads’ jaws drop. Artistic director Helgi Tomasson just announced a New Works festival that will include 12—yes, 12!—world premieres by a range of today’s “most inspired” classical and contemporaryMore »

Celebrating Postmodern Dance from Coast to Coast

It’s well known that postmodern dance started in the early 1960s with a burst of experimentation by a rag-tag group of rebels called Judson Dance Theater in Greenwich Village. They broke with the expressionism of Martha Graham and the theme-and-variations structure of Doris Humphrey. They walked, they ran, they touched the earth and fell onto eachMore »

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

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, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theater or hip hop. This year, they’re giving away a whoppingMore »

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 »