- Frederick Wiseman’s landmark 1967 documentary about a prison for the insane has been transformed into “Titicut Follies: The Ballet.”
- Our latest installment in the Instagram series #SpeakingInDance features Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova.
- Our chief critic calls Stephen Petronio’s latest “Bloodlines” program “mind-expanding.” It includes work by Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton and Anna Halprin.
- Our latest installment in the Instagram series #SpeakingInDance features Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova.
- Moving and socializing appears to perk up the aging brain.
- The Joffrey Ballet brings its “Romeo and Juliet” to New York this week. Our chief dance critic considers a multiplicity of stagings of the Prokofiev score.
- Larissa Velez-Jackson, half of the duo Yackez, is bringing 11 women, ages 66 to 87, from her parallel life as a fitness instructor, into a new show.
- Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova’s two-woman show, “Goddesses & Demonesses,” coming to City Center, celebrates female power. And the dresses dance, too.
- A performer with the New York City Ballet was feeling exhausted, but her future husband knew what would energize her.
- C.P. Lacey is starting his 30th year as the most feared character at Amateur Night: A tap-dancing dream killer who shoos booed contestants off stage.
- “Tap dance is still relevant if you use it to discuss relevant things” says Anthony Lo Cascio, former Tap Dog and current artistic director of his own tap dance company, #Taplife, based in New York City. In his latest collaboration for the music video “Eyes” from the album Salutations from Ozone Park by singer/songwriter Frank Persico, Lo Cascio was inspired by Edward Snowden, former USA Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who leaked classified informatio
- She’s choreographed for Broadway’s Finding Neverland, The New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil, and for performing artists such as Ricky Martin, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Prince and Celine Dion. She’s taught internationally at some of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions and conventions. And with a memoir, movement-wear line and global master class and mentorship series on the way, it’s c
- This weekend, World-Class Talent Experience, Inc. (WCTE) returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a dance competition event and to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Las Vegas marks the location of WCTE’s very first event in March 2013, and this year, there will be a special guest master class opportunity with Nan Giordano, artistic director of Giordano Dance Chicago.
World-Class Talent Experience. Photo by Four Star Productions.
Giordano inherited the Chicago jazz dance company, which was fou
- New Yorkers will have two chances to reassess the choreographer’s influence, first within a program of Stephen Petronio’s “Bloodlines.”
- Stephen Petronio’s farmhouse is his private museum, with a focus on works from 1950 onward.
- It’s a sad reality that eating disorders in dancers are common enough to have become cliche. Dance Informa discussed this is in a recent article, and went on with insights on how to recognize if you might be developing thought patterns and behaviors that are precursors to eating disorders. That self-awareness is incredibly important. But what if you see these signs in a fellow dancer, student or dancer who is your son or daughter? Or if such a disorder has progressed to something fully dia
- This June, Broadway Dance Center (BDC) will unveil a new studio location at 65th Street in NYC, in the heart of Lincoln Center. The location, which will feature, four state-of-the-art studios, will serve as the expanded home of BDC’s Children and Teens Program (CTP).
“BDC extended its premiere training to youth under our Children and Teens Program in 1998, offering the highest quality dance instruction in a wide variety of styles and levels,” explains Katie Stewart, director of
- Our latest installment in the Instagram series #SpeakingInDance features Parisa Khobdeh in Paul Taylor's dance.
- The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”
- The company celebrates its 30th anniversary season with three works: “Folded,” “ReComposed” and “Possession.”
- Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, Georgia.March 17, 2017.
Atlanta Ballet’s stacked triple bill, Gennadi’s Choice, featured excerpts from Paquita, the world premiere of Gemma Bond’s Denouement, and the North American premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Verspertine. As the first curated program from Atlanta Ballet’s new Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin, the night of beautiful and powerful works was one to be celebrated.
In a pre-show talk, Nedvigin spoke of his e
- Music today is many things – but one thing it is often not is subtle. Lyrics in many mainstream songs are not only suggestive but downright explicit. At what point does a studio owner, teacher and dance parent censor the music their dancers are moving their bodies to? This question goes to the heart of another hot topic in the dance industry – music appropriateness in student dance.
Continuing our new series seeking to address some of the harder questions affecting the industry, Danc
- A photo of “Watermotor” encapsulates the timeless wit and playfulness of a dancer and choreographer.
- Our critics review recent performances around New York at Danspace Project, the 92nd Street Y and New York Live Arts.
- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s program featured all three titans together for the first time. Would it be good? Our critic says, “The whole program shone.”
- Excerpts from interviews with collaborators, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Terry Winters and Laurie Anderson.
- Ms. Brown’s choreography, showcased primarily in New York, helped shape generations of modern dance creators into the 21st century.
- Women composed a triple bill, “At This Dance, Women Take the Lead,” with Ms. Bouder’s troupe; and Wendy Whelan moved further from ballet at the Joyce.
- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance is presenting a program featuring all three of these groundbreaking modern choreographers.
- Alexei Ratmansky’s “Whipped Cream,” performed by American Ballet Theater, turns frothy nonsense into inspired enchantment.
- Two short operas staged by the choreographer — Britten’s “Curlew River” and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” — show gestural vocabularies meeting music.
- Our latest installment in the Instagram series #SpeakingInDance features Laurel Lynch in Mark Morris's ballet.
- In addition to Mr. Morris’s modern work, the lineup includes Richard Alston’s “Sheer Bravado” and Nacho Duato’s “Por Vos Muero.”
- The Edinburgh International Festival runs from Aug. 4 through Aug. 28 at various venues in that city.
- Check out the theater, dance and museum deals we found for snow-drenched tourists and families with cabin fever.
- Jean-Pierre Frohlich of the New York City Ballet talks about teaching “The Cage,” a stylized Jerome Robbins work, to the Bolshoi dancers.
- Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island.
March 4, 2017.
Successfully creating and presenting art involves striking several important balances. One of them is cohesiveness, yet variety that sufficiently engages various audiences and gives various artists a voice. Island Moving Company (IMC), based in Newport, Rhode Island, often commendably creates this balance – with a diversity of styles and subjects in its repertoire, frequent guest choreographers and unique performance settin
- Our chief dance critic on premieres at the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance season, including new works by Mr. Taylor, who is still prolific at 86.
- Mr. Ratmansky has reworked “Whipped Cream,” a barely known ballet with a score by Strauss, for American Ballet Theater.
- The former New York City Ballet dancer’s new work combines postmodern movement and the Higgs boson particle.
- This Japanese dancer will perform on Saturday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where she is an artist in residence, to commemorate the Fukushima disaster.
- The choreographer Richard Move discusses “XXYY,” which explores a world without boxes for gender, race, religion or artistic genres.
- It is the brutal irony of dance that with years of experience comes both wisdom and degeneration of the body. Older dancers often mourn their loss of balance, flexibility, agility and strength while younger dancers try to ignore the inevitable. Martha Graham, famous for her flair for the dramatic, once said a dancer “dies two deaths: the first, the physical when the powerfully trained body will no longer respond as you wish.” But the second part of that quote often goes unnoticed. Sh
- If I were to propose a new documentary reality show, it would be called “Life on a Broadway Tour”! Tour life is unlike any other performing gig. You’re constantly on the move — traveling across the country (or even the world), checking in and out of hotels, learning the space and goings-on of always changing theatre venues, performing the same show to different audience demographics nearly every night, and living out of an “under 50-pound” suitcase. Oh, and yo
- I loved going to summer intensives. Starting my freshman year of high school, I was able to go to one or two programs every summer and vastly expand my skills as a young dancer. Because of my small studio and small town, videotapes and summer programs were really the only way for me to get exposed to world-class dancing and training. Fortunately, a couple of my teachers were really encouraging and convinced my mom to let me forge ahead! In addition to learning from unbelievably amazing teachers
- Steps on Broadway, NYC’s legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, increases its global reach with a first-time national and international audition tour. Led by newly-appointed Student Programs Audition Director Davis Robertson and under the direction of Professional Training Programs Director Mindy Upin Jackson and The School at Steps Director Kate Thomas, a 12-city tour will be underway through early spring. It offers the ded
- Tony Award-winning Center Theatre Group enters its second half-century at The Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles with the 2017-18 Season curated by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. In addition to two Tony-nominated musicals, a Tony-winning play and the world premiere of a Center Theatre Group commission, the season’s programming will present the American premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes.
“For more than 50 years, Center Theatre Group has bee
- Disney’s classic story of The Little Mermaid is back on stage. Revived by The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle late last year, the production has since launched its North American Tour, bringing the beloved magical kingdom fathoms below to various theaters across the nation. The whole set of characters – from Ariel to Sebastian to Prince Eric to Ursula – come to life and sing the favorite tunes from the animated film and Broadway production.
- If “getting fit” was one of your New Year’s resolutions, it’s not too late to up the ante! Joining a gym can seem intimidating or expensive. But in this day and age, you have some of the greatest fitness routines and trends at your fingertips. Look no further than your own smart phone! Fitness apps such as Sweat with Kayla and Nike+ Training Club have made goal-setting, working out and exercise tracking more accessible — and enjoyable — than ever. Cross-traini
- Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Full Radius Dance is a widely renowned physically integrated company. The 2017 season marks the company’s 25th anniversary of creating artistic modern dance work that pushes physical and technical boundaries. The company’s anniversary performance, Silver, takes place on March 10 and 11, at Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre MainStage. Here, Dance Informa speaks with Artistic Director Douglas Scott, a 2014 recipient of the Governor’s Award
Follow @DancingNewsUSA on Twitter!