L.A.’s Drool-Worthy Dance Season

Los Angeles’s concert dance renaissance is hitting a new high this fall. The city will host one of the coolest performances we’ve heard about all year: A program next month featuring Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, BODYTRAFFIC and L.A. Dance Project. Each was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic—which will be playing live—for a show in the iconic, 17,500-seat outdoor Hollywood Bowl. Say what?! That’s huge! AlthoughMore »

2016 Princess Grace Winners Announced

At Dance Magazine, we love scouting talent at performances and discovering promising dancers early in their careers. So there’s nothing quite like opening your inbox to fantastic news about the dancers we’ve had our eyes on. Receiving the announcement of the 2016 Princess Grace Award winners was like, well, Christmas in July. This year’s crop of awardees isMore »

Is Makhar Vaziev Changing the Bolshoi?

Earlier this year, the Bolshoi Ballet saw yet another regime change: Makhar Vaziev, the former La Scala and Mariinsky artistic director, took over Sergei Filin’s job. Not many insiders were surprised when Filin got pushed out, since he and Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin were not exactly chummy colleagues. But few would have guessed that Urin—who was planning to change the “artistic director”More »

Performances Onstage This Month

Take Me to the Beach NEW YORK CITY Grab your sunscreen: Beach Sessions Dance Series puts performers on a stage right on the sand, presenting free site-responsive work and promoting creativity, public engagement and cleanup efforts at Rockaway Beach. Live music will accompany an excerpt of Laurie Berg’s The Mineralogy of Objects as well asMore »

And the Award Goes To…

Choreographer Camille A. Brown’s socially conscious work has resulted in major recognition Camille A. Brown has always been an artist whose work is based on truth telling—about African-American culture, about racism past and present and how those issues intersect with being a woman. Now, Brown’s Black Girl Spectrum initiative, in which she spearheads workshops talkingMore »

10 Minutes with Claudia Schreier

The emerging choreographer is making waves. Claudia Schreier has burst onto the ballet scene seemingly out of nowhere. She graduated from Harvard University with a passion for making ballets and, since winning the Breaking Glass Project in 2014, the freelance choreographer has been enjoying an accelerated and atypical career trajectory. She is the latest recipient of theMore »