And the Emmy Goes To…

The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards may not be until Sunday, but this past weekend saw the awarding of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards—which included the award for Outstanding Choreography (for dance on television). Or, in this case, awards. This year, Quest Crew (America’s Best Dance Crew) and Kathryn Burns (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) tied for the Emmy. The first-time nominees were upMore »

Livestream Alert: Wheeldon Rehearsing Joffrey Ballet’s New Nutcracker

Some dreams really do come true: This Thursday, September 8, you can be a fly on the wall in a rehearsal with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. And you don’t even have to leave the house. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Central time (12:30 to 2:30 pm Eastern), Joffrey Ballet will present a live-streamed rehearsal ofMore »

Nacho Duato Out, Sasha Waltz In at Staatsballett Berlin

Nacho Duato is on the move again. After two years as artistic director of Staatsballett Berlin, Duato has announced that he will be handing his post over to a co-directing team of choreographer Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman, who is currently artistic director at Royal Swedish Ballet. Staatsballett Berlin is the home company of stars likeMore »

Louisiana Flooding—4 Ways You Can Help Local Dancers

Earlier this month, sudden, widespread flooding across Louisiana devastated the state. Thousands have lost their homes in what is being termed the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago. Now, a few weeks into recovery efforts, residents are attempting to return to normalcy—and for local dancers, this means gettingMore »

Michelle Dorrance and 7 Other Dance Events on Tap at the Guggenheim

Though New York City’s Guggenheim Museum is principally a destination for modern- and contemporary-art enthusiasts, its dance programming seems to be getting beefier each season. This week, details were released for two site-specific events we’re practically drooling over. Tapper extraordinaire Michelle Dorrance and American Ballet Theatre pyrotechnic wonderboy Daniil Simkin will perform in the museum’s iconic rotunda.More »

Disney’s Nutcracker Movie Adds Big Names

Here at Dance Magazine, we have a hard time imagining Nutcracker without much dancing. But the more we learn about Disney’s plans for its upcoming live-action movie titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the more we fear how little dancing will be involved. The good news: Misty Copeland will play the role of “lead ballerina.” The bad news: It soundsMore »