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Swept Away: Fire Island Dance Festival

The glories of nature blended with the glories of dance in DRA’s Fire Island Dance Festival, now celebrating its 20th year. It’s hard to resist letting your eyes rest on the waves of the bay behind the stage. And when the dancing embraced the setting—whether by intention or chance—you felt like you didn’t want to […]

Fire Island Dance Festival's Special Magic

A gleaming white stage sitting directly on the water; visible rays of sunlight streaming through the clouds; a hugely talented group of performers from various corners of the dance universe, all united in one cause—in a word, the Fire Island Dance Festival is idyllic. We were lucky enough to be guests at last weekend’s festival, […]

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30 Over 30: Dance Pros Who Prove Success Can Happen at Any Age

Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]

5 Dance Stories We're Buzzing About This Week

This week’s dance news ranges from Hollywood scandals to downtown dance celebrations to #BlackLivesMatter protests. It’s a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know this week: Pam Tanowitz Dance. Photo by Christopher Duggan. The New York Dance and Performance Awards, known as The Bessies, announced their nominees for […]

Dance Magazine Award Spotlight: Yuan Yuan Tan

In our 2009 cover profile of the utterly gorgeous Yuan Yuan Tan, Christopher Wheeldon spoke about the San Francisco Ballet principal: “YY’s physical gifts are exceptional, and like any great dancer, she has a distinct perfume. But she’s also an artist who can transcend those physical attributes.” Wheeldon might have a similar sentiment on the […]

Dance Matters: Hudson Helps

DRA extends upstate. If dance companies are families, as it’s often said, the benefit concerts helmed by Dancers Responding to AIDS are like giant weddings. “It’s a community experience, a moment where all these different kinds of artists come together as one company,” says Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of DRA, which produces the wildly […]