At New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley is the resident shape-shifter, with an uncanny ability to mold himself to any mood or music. Now, the soft-spoken artist is curating a program for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
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In a studio high above Lincoln Center, Taylor Stanley is rehearsing a solo from Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer. As the pianist plays Prokofiev’s plangent melody, Stanley begins to move, his arms forming crisp, clean lines while his upper body twists and melts from one position to the next. All you see is intention and […]
Ever since I saw it last week, Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway for New York City Ballet has been haunting me. Of course, it was a big deal that the interim leadership team (specifically Justin Peck) asked Abraham to choreograph on the company, marking the first time in more than a decade that NYCB has hired […]
Taylor Stanley, photo by Nathan Sayers for Pointe On April 30, I saw Taylor Stanley light up two of the three ballets at New York City Ballet: Alexei Ratmansky’s vibrant Pictures at an Exhibition and Justin Peck’s complex Everywhere We Go. He seemed to be beaming out rays of sunshine, and I couldn’t help sitting a bit […]
What will the dance world of tomorrow be like? An answer—or several—might be illuminated by our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the brink of skyrocketing.
The dancers, choreographers and scholars that make up this remarkable group of 2022 Dance Magazine Award honorees are notable not only for their artistry but also for their impact on the field of dance and the world at large.
Much of the dance world is at—or headed to—a summer festival right now. It’s impossible to catch it all, but if we could be in multiple places at once, here’s what we’d be hoping to see.
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 […]