With live performances cancelled and dancers stuck at home, American Ballet Theatre has found a new way to reach its audience: Instagram LIVE. The company has just announced a number of upcoming social media events, ranging from a humorous Instagram series hosted by Ethan Stiefel and Gillian Murphy (yes, we’re serious, and we can’t wait), […]
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Read on for our 12 Standout Performances of 2019. Click the titles and photos to learn more! Miami City Ballet’s Katia Carranza in “Duo Concertante” Miami City Ballet principal Katia Carranza “turned every choreographic facet into a discovery” in Balanchine’s Duo Concertante. Alexander iziliaev, Courtesy MCB BalletX’s Stanley Glover in “The Little Prince” Stanley Glover […]
Claire Sheridan wanted to change the status quo. Leading up to the 1990s, she recalls, “there was a ‘shut up and dance’ mind-set,” and as the founder of the dance program at St. Mary’s College of California and a longtime teacher in professional companies, she had seen too many dancers retire with no plan for […]
Apple—continuing their sensational streak of genius dance collabs—has done it again, with a sleek promo video for the new iPhone that features the ballet world’s best and brightest. The beautiful short film, titled “Mobile Devices” (we see what they did there!), is directed by former Miami City Ballet dancer Ezra Hurwitz. It follows a day […]
When American Ballet Theatre corps member Lauren Post started up her summer company, Co-Lab Dance, last year, she was looking for a way for her and her colleagues to keep dancing through ABT’s two-month layoff. “The Met season ends and we’re all in such great shape,” says Post. With the help and encouragement of her […]
If, like us, you’re anywhere that isn’t the Vail Dance Festival right now, you’re obviously bummed to be missing all the amazing performances, premieres and collaborations currently underway. Luckily, many of our favorite bunheads have been keeping us updated on the amazing work being done up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains via Instagram. Here’s a […]
Onstage This Week: Wendy Whelan in "THE DAY," Vail Dance Fest Week 2, World Premiere at American Contemporary Ballet and More!
Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. Wendy Whelan Returns to the Stage This week, New York City Ballet associate artistic director Wendy Whelan joins celebrated cellist Maya Beiser onstage at Jacob’s Pillow in THE DAY, choreographed by postmodern icon Lucinda Childs. Exploring memory and resilience, this multi-genre collaboration […]
Onstage This Week: Stars Abound at the Fire Island Dance Festival, Maria Kochetkova Takes the Joyce and More!
Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. Star-Studded Fire Island Dance Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary Festival season is in full swing. July 19-21 marks Long Island’s 25th Fire Island Dance Festival, a benefit series in support of Dancers Responding to AIDS. This year’s line up is chock full […]