Moonlight x Ailey is the Most Beautiful Video You’ll See Today

It’s no secret that we really love NOWNESS. But it’s possible that they’ve just topped themselves. The most recent video in their Just Dance series, Moonlight x Ailey, was choreographed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle in homage to the feature film chronicling the life of a young black man growing up in Miami.More »

Michelle Dorrance Took Over the Guggenheim Rotunda, And It Was Genius

Michelle Dorrance isn’t a MacArthur-certified “Genius” for nothing. Last night at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, she premiered the first ever Works & Process Rotunda Project, a brand new initiative announced last summer that commissions site-specific work specifically for the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Rotunda. (Next up: Daniil Simkin.) Dorrance’s project, in collaboration with fellowMore »

Watch Tapper Sarah Reich’s Latest Collab With Postmodern Jukebox

What’s one way to drum up interest in tap dancing? Team up with an uber-popular band whose YouTube channel racks up views by the millions, and whose videos are no stranger to Facebook feeds of many non-dancers. That’s just what tapper Sarah Reich did for her latest collaboration with Postmodern Jukebox. The band has made a nameMore »

ABT Studio Company & Royal Ballet School Students Rehearse a World Premiere

“Maybe a fouetté was lost somewhere over the Atlantic?” Sascha Radetsky joked as a member of ABT’s Studio Company and a Royal Ballet School graduate student conferred over a step. This week, pre-professionals from both institutions were participating in an annual exchange program. We dropped in on a rehearsal for a world premiere by Royal Ballet ArtistMore »

Isabella Boylston’s Bosu Routine is Insane

In our February cover story on Isabella Boylston, we praise the many qualities that make her a captivating performer: her boldness, her rock-solid technique, her spontaneity, her ideal facility. But we didn’t realize that she’s also superhuman. Though dancers often post impressive workout videos on Instagram, Boylston’s Bosu ball routine takes the cake. In caseMore »

Forget Self-Doubt: NYCB’s Abi Stafford on Silencing Inner Critics

When I was 9, my ballet teacher chose me to perform a solo in our end-of-year performance. I was quite young, and was chosen over many of the advanced students. But I wasn’t fazed—I was excited. Then, I overheard some of the older girls talking: “Abi shouldn’t be doing that solo.” “I can’t believe she’sMore »