American choreographer Helen Pickett is on a roll. Her first full-length story ballet, Camino Real, based on Tennessee William’s provocative 1953 play, opens at Atlanta Ballet on March 20. Next week, her world premiere for Ballet West, Games, loosely based on Nijinsky’s ballet Jeux, travels to the Joyce Theater. And the 10th anniversary of her […]
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Atlanta Ballet’s new resident choreographer After an illustrious performing career with Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt and making work for companies far and wide, Helen Pickett is putting down roots. In November, she was named Atlanta Ballet’s new choreographer in residence. This month, AB performs her sensual Petal, adapted for the company in […]
Helen Pickett discusses why are there so few women choreographers in ballet and what William Forsythe called “the Helen Pickett Sandwich.”
With Its Free Raising the Barre Curriculum, Dance Data Project Aims to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions
Dance Data Project is expanding its efforts beyond metrics-based reporting, beginning with Raising the Barre: Curriculum for the Next Generation of Leadership in Dance.
American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet Enter New Eras With New Female Artistic Directors
Ballet companies in Toronto, New York City and San Francisco are experiencing a shift as Hope Muir, Susan Jaffe and Tamara Rojo take the reins at National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet.
There’s much to celebrate in May’s packed performance calendar, from previously postponed premieres to big anniversaries to collaborations pulling artists out of their usual haunts.
Spring is in the air, and performance calendars are (dare we say it?) almost as busy as they ever have been, if still largely housed on the internet. This mix of online screenings, outdoor events and indoor performances for limited audiences caught our eye this month. Caged In Stefanie Batten Bland’s Kolonial Maria Baranova, Courtesy […]
No one would blame Susan Jaffe if she wanted a mulligan on her first season at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Taking over from longtime artistic director Terrence S. Orr in the middle of 2020 upended any expectations of a smooth transition into her first artistic directorship. Nonetheless, since starting at the post in July, she’s tackled […]