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In Memoriam: Sally Banes, A New Kind of Dance Writer (1950-2020)

The brilliant dance writer Sally Banes, who pioneered a new way to write about dance as a social phenomenon, died on June 14, 2020 of ovarian cancer. Banes visited New York in October 1973 with a standard assignment: to write a book on modern dance for Chicago Review Press. Because of her curiosity about choreography, […]

What Wendy's Watching: Arthur Mitchell Blazes an International Trail

When Arthur Mitchell set out to prove that African Americans could excel in ballet, there were many skeptics. He not only created a world-class ballet company—Dance Theatre of Harlem—but he launched a discussion about race and ballet that we are still engaged in. Who was Arthur Mitchell and how did he get the chutzpah to […]

What Makes the Paris Opéra Ballet the Paris Opéra Ballet?

New Yorkers are getting revved to see this company, which hasn’t come to the U.S. in 16 years. We know they are elegant, refined, and highly technical. But isn’t that true of any ballet company? What, really, sets them apart? Most of the dancers come right out of the POB school, but what does that […]

Nourishing Our Dance Souls: The Dance Magazine Awards

At the end of the Dance Magazine Awards last night, editor at large Wendy Perron summed up the event perfectly: “I feel so nourished,” she said. Tiler Peck in Balanchine’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm.” PC Christopher Duggan. It was an exceptionally moving evening filled with heartfelt dances and profoundly honest speeches. What a treat it was to […]

2016 Dance Magazine Awards

This year we celebrate four extraordinary dance heroes: New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, choreographer Lar Lubovitch, activist/teacher Carolyn Adams and historian Lynn Garafola. Tiler Peck Tiler Peck transcends all preconceived notions about ballet: that it is old-fashioned or boring or mannered or quaint. To see this New York City Ballet principal dance “Fascinatin’ […]

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