Announcing the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards

Is there any better treat than getting to honor the greats among us? Since 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards have celebrated dozens of dance artists who’ve made outstanding contributions to our field. This year is no different. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards will go to choreographer Lar Lubovitch, New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, modern dance icon andMore »

Dance Magazine Announces New Ownership

Frederic M. Seegal has acquired DanceMedia, a suite of five respected publications (both print and digital) written for and by dancers, including the renowned Dance Magazine, which marks its 90th year of publication in 2017. Seegal, Vice Chairman of Peter J. Solomon Company, has made his career advising major media, telecom and internet clients. HeMore »

Diana Vishneva to Give Final Performance with ABT

Even as the dance world becomes more global, with stars hopping from company to company, sometimes producing their own shows and commissioning their own choreographers, Diana Vishneva stands out as one of ballet’s busiest globetrotters. Now, the 40-year-old Russian is paring down her schedule in a big way: American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that she willMore »

Dancers Petition Against Staatsballett Berlin’s New Directors

September has been a trying month for the dancers of Staatsballett Berlin, Germany’s largest ballet company. Last week, they learned that current artistic director Nacho Duato will be departing from the company at the close of the 2018–19 season, and his successors will be Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman, as co-artistic directors. This news, especially the appointment of Waltz, aMore »

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 »