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 »

Laurent Hilaire to Head the Stanislavsky Ballet

Yesterday it was announced that former Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Laurent Hilaire will take over the artistic directorship of Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet effective January 1, 2017. He replaces Igor Zelensky, who has taken over Munich’s Bayerisches Staatsballett. (If that name sounds familiar: Yes, Zelensky is the director who took Sergei Polunin under his wing post-Royal Ballet.) Though Zelensky is officiallyMore »

Despite Body-Type Controversy, National Ballet of Canada Brings Ballet to Union Station

National Ballet of Canada dancers took barre in a very unusual location earlier this week: Toronto’s Union Station. Principal Heather Ogden led a group of company members through typical combinations to the delight of several surprised commuters. The event celebrated the Toronto Transit Commission’s We Move You ad campaign, which features photos and videos of NBoC members dancing inMore »

Big Talent on Tap for Next Week’s Erik Bruhn Prize

The dance world’s abundance of talent can be dizzying, but there are a few “crystal balls” that allow dancers and fans alike to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s megastars. For one, there’s Dance Magazine‘s 25 to Watch, our annual list of promising artists across all dance genres—look for the latest edition in our January issue! (In 2005 alone,More »

Ailey and An American in Paris Are Coming to Your TV

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the most widely-seen piece of modern dance ever. And it’s about to reach even more people. As much as we love seeing live performance, the recent trend of showing dance on TV (and at the movies and through livestreams!) is widening accessibility in a big way. Just in the next fewMore »