Keigwin + Company Is On a Mission to Dance in Africa

Larry Keigwin is experiencing the best kind of culture shock right now. As he wrote on his blog yesterday about arriving in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire: Can you remember that instant when you landed on another continent and suddenly everything was foreign? My first impression? Holy Shit it is Hot (the kind of heat that fogs upMore »

These Are the Issues That the NYC Dance Community Cares About

It’s not every day that you get to learn the opening of Balanchine’s Serenade from Damian Woetzel. But over 100 attendees at yesterday’s Dance/NYC Symposium at Gibney Dance were treated to exactly that at the start of the “Conversation about the Future of Dance in America” hosted by Woetzel and Afa Dworkin. (You can watch aMore »

Hey, Mainstream Media. Here’s the Right Way to Feature Dance.

At this point, I don’t think we can bear to see another botched ballet video. How many times do non-dancers have to don pointe shoes or a leotard and prance around for popular outlets like Vogue Spain and Vanity Fair? (No, Kendall Jenner, we don’t think you’re owning those pointe shoes. And Elle Fanning? We don’t want you to showMore »

Alarmed by Today’s Politics? Don’t Sit Around. Dance.

“It’s such a strange and alarming time,” says dancer/choreographer Danielle Russo. To rally the New York dance community, and help support vulnerable organizations that are important to her, she decided to launch an improv jam called Care to Dance. Half the proceeds from the $10 admission go to Planned Parenthood, and the other half go to the American Civil LibertiesMore »

3 Reasons To Abolish the NEA—And Why They’re Wrong

The White House budget office has drawn up a preliminary list of programs it could eliminate to cut spending. And in a strike to our hearts here at Dance Magazine, it includes the National Endowment for the Arts. This is little surprise: The NEA has been a perennial target for fiscal conservatives ever since it was launched in 1965. (Which, inMore »

#TFW Ohad Naharin Makes You Run Onstage for 65 Minutes

Sometimes, the simplest parts of choreography make the biggest impressions. For weeks after seeing Batsheva perform Ohad Naharin’s Last Work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the woman running for the entire 65-minute piece (probably 6-7 miles) on a narrow treadmill upstage. I had so many questions for The Runner! Fortunately, dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, who shared theMore »

How to Nail the Mad Ballerina Role in Robbins’ Funniest Ballet

In last week’s all-Robbins program at New York City Ballet, we got a slice of his many terrific ballets, each one unique in its boldness. The triple bill at Lincoln Center included the beautifully crafted Glass Pieces; the intense—and intensely silent—Moves; and the hilarious romp The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). It is thisMore »

We’re Spellbound by this Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Woodkid Collaboration

What do you get when you add Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui‘s choreography, Woodkid’s music and Drew Jacoby‘s legs? A nearly seven-minute video that is as hypnotic as it is envy-inducing. Cherkaoui recruited Jacoby and fellow Royal Ballet of Flanders dancer Matt Foley to perform in “I Will Fall For You,” using movement from his 2015 work Fall to respondMore »