I like to think of myself as a maverick, bucking trends, trotting down my own path. I’d rather camp in a snowy forest than bronze on a sunny beach. I prefer B.B. King to Beyoncé. I have yet to see Hamilton. Still from La La Land. PC Dale Robinette. But over the weekend, I did […]
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When it comes to awards shows, the Golden Globes is not one we tend to associate with dance—unlike the Emmys, there is no award for best choreography, and the format tends to be a bit more relaxed than the Oscars or the Tonys, where musical performances are fairly typical. So the cold open of last […]
Even the movie poster highlights La La Land‘s dancing. After seeing La La Land last week, one particular moment keeps replaying in my mind. It’s only about two seconds long. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, has just enjoyed a flirtatious impromptu dance with Mia, played by Emma Stone. While walking to their cars after a pool party, their conversation […]
Chameleonlike choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland brings her singular imagination to everything she touches, from buzzy immersive shows to her own transformative pieces.
Misty Copeland is back in the limelight with her new film, “Flower.”
For more than a decade, Olga Smirnova was one of the Bolshoi Ballet’s most recognizable faces. The invasion of Ukraine in 2022 changed everything: Smirnova was the only Russian-born principal from the Bolshoi or Mariinsky to leave her country in protest, writing that she was “against war with all the fibers of my soul.”
After a three-year performing hiatus, Misty Copeland returns to the spotlight with Flower, a 28-minute film that she produced as well as stars and dances in. Filmed in Oakland, California, this powerful art-activism short explores issues of gentrification, homelessness, and the need for intergenerational equity. “Flower is an homage to Black Silent ‘race’ films of the […]
As they prepared for the leadership transition, Virginia Johnson and Robert Garland spoke about their deep, shared history with Dance Theatre of Harlem, their commitment to continuing the work of Arthur Mitchell, and their hopes for the future of DTH’s company and school.