Dance Magazine Posts

New Insights into Martha Graham

November 30, 2022

Modern Dance Legend Yuriko Dies at Age 102

March 14, 2022

Remembering David Gordon (1936–2022)

February 2, 2022

13 Gems From Stuart Hodes’ New Book on Martha Graham

April 4, 2021

It’s Time to Overhaul the Blackface (or Blueface) Puppet in Petrouchka

July 15, 2020

Nancy Stark Smith 1952-2020

May 5, 2020

Ratmansky Brings Postmodern Rule-Breaking to His New “Voices”

Feb 10, 2020

Yvonne Rainer’s Mattress Dance That “Went Nowhere” Is Now Getting Somewhere

Nov 13, 2019

7 Reasons to Love William Forsythe’s Quiet Evening of Dance

Oct 17, 2019

Ross Parkes (1940-2019) Brought Graham Technique to China

Sept 18, 2019

Akram Khan Tackles Kung Fu for Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise

June 18, 2019

This Israeli Company Rehearses in An Eco Village—And Brings Its Vision of Sustainability to the U.S.

March 1, 2019

The Judson Revolution Comes to MoMA

Jan 11, 2019

Ailey Celebrates 60 Years with Thrilling New Works

Dec 12, 2018

James Whiteside Explores His Creepy Side As Arthur Pita’s Haunted Tenant

Oct 30, 2018

The Adrenaline Rush of Twyla Tharp’s Upper Room Is Coming Back to ABT

Oct 11, 2018

Boris Charmatz Brings His Mad, Myriad Motions to NYC

Sept 25, 2018

Jane Comfort and Company Takes Audiences From Maniacal to Melancholy

April 4, 2018

New York City Loves Anna Halprin

June 6, 2017

Words of Wisdom and Curiosity from Doug Elkins

April 25, 2017

The Best Moments from Last Week’s YAGP Gala

April 18, 2017

Lovers of Early Tharp: Great News for You

April 11, 2017

We Need Liz Lerman Now More Than Ever

April 4, 2017

A Very Different Faun on PBS

March 28, 2017

A Farewell to Trisha Brown

March 22, 2017

NYCB Brings Back Rare Favorites

March 7, 2017

How to Nail the Ballerina Role in Robbins’ Funniest Ballet

February 28, 2017

Ohad Says: The 7 Best Quotes from the Mr. Gaga Film

February 7, 2017

Why Rockette Phoebe Pearl Is a New Dance Hero

January 10, 2017

How Did Fred Astaire Help Debbie Reynolds Learn to Dance?

January 3, 2017

Wendy’s Best of 2016

December 27, 2016

David Gordon’s Archival Fun House

December 14, 2016

Is David Hallberg Coming Back?

November 29, 2016

Fifty Years Ago in Dance Magazine: Anna Halprin

Nov 22, 2016

NYC to Dancers: Immigrants Welcome Here

Nov 15, 2016

Sara Mearns & Jodi Melnick: Ballet Glamour Meets PostModern Glamor

Nov 8, 2016

Is Coburn Dance Academy Becoming SAB West?

Nov 1, 2016

Standing Ovations for Edwaard Liang at BalletMet

October 27, 2016

Kindness Counts: How Wendy Whelan Changed NYCB

October 18, 2016

Fall for Dance Ends on a High

October 11, 2016

Westward Ho: Is California Raiding NYC for Its Dance Professors?

October 4, 2016

Choreographer Ralph Lemon Honored by President Obama

September 27, 2016

Is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa the Busiest Female Ballet Choreographer on the Planet?

September 20, 2015

Suzanne Farrell: Balanchine’s Muse—and More

September 13, 2016

The Storyteller

Aug 31, 2016

Marcelo Gomes’ Choreographic Breakthrough

Aug 30, 2016

Celebrating Dance in Kansas City

Aug 23, 2016

Chicago Dancing Festival Celebrates 19th Anniversary

August 16, 2016

The Secret Dance Life of Andy Warhol

August 9, 2016

Ten Reasons Wheeldon’s Winter’s Tale Will Last

August 2, 2016

Six New Reasons to Visit Jacob’s Pillow

July 26, 2016

Inside Cats: Georgina Pazcoguin Becomes the White Cat

July 18, 2016

Alessandra Ferri Gives a Performance for the Ages

June 28, 2016

How the Dance World Is Responding to Orlando

June 20, 2016

ABT’s Golden Cockerel: The Sublime and the Ridiculous

June 7, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet Braves Trisha Brown

May 30, 2016

ODC: The Show Must Go On

May 10, 2016

12 Audacious Quotes of Martha Graham

April 18, 2016

A Tribute to Gus Solomons

March 28, 2016

Competitions: The pressure to Go Acrobatic

March 24, 2016

Baryshnikov: A Different Kind of Dancer

March 14, 2016

8 Things I Learned from Anna Halprin

March 10, 2016

Dance/NYC Symposium Gets Down

March 2, 2016

Kim Brandstrup: Master of Moods

February 22, 2016

Bill Irwin: The Dancer Inside the Clown

February 15, 2016

Last Chance to See Trisha Brown’s Works Onstage

January 25, 2016

Wendy’s Best of 2015

December 22, 2015

Ailey: The Revelation of Relevance

December 15, 2015

A Few Things to Be Thankful For

November 23, 2015

Glaring White Lights: Pite and McGregor

November 16, 2015

The First Wheelchair Performer on Broadway

November 9, 2015

What About Diversity in Modern Dance

November 2, 2015

The Revelation of Kim Brandstrup

October 20, 2015

Angel Corella Ups the Ante at Pennsylvania Ballet

October 13, 2015

Coping With Bad Reviews

October 6, 2015

The 7 Best Scenes in the New Misty Movie

September 22, 2015

Remembering Blondell Cummings

September 2, 2015

The People of Hamilton

August 24, 2015

A Trans-Atlantic Breeze Is Blowing in Ballet

August 3, 2015

Geoffrey Holder, We Love You

July 27, 2015

Velocity Goes Climate-Neutral

July 14, 2015

Equal Time for Stella Abrera

July 7, 2015

95 Rituals for Anna Halprin, 95

June 30, 2015

Misty Triumphs in Swan Lake, Fouettés Be Damned

June 25, 2015

Don’t Miss Ailey at Lincoln Center

June 17, 2015

Celebrate New York City, River to River

June 9, 2015

The Highs and Lows of the Benois de la Danse

June 4, 2015

On the Town and An American in Paris Win Big at the Astaire Awards

June 2, 2015

The Best of London—In Four Days

May 29, 2015

Tap Nerds Unite

May 19, 2015

Highlights of ABT’s 75th Anniversary Blowout

May 19, 2015

No Child Left Dance-less

May 12, 2015

When Things Go Wrong Onstage

May 7, 2015

Six Reasons We Love David Hallberg

April 21, 2015

Ten Things We Didn’t Know About Christopher Wheeldon

April 28, 2015

Paradise in Positano

April 17, 2015

YAGP’s Constellation Includes David Hallberg

April 14, 2015

Beyond Tokenism in Swan Lake

April 7, 2015

Feast on Dance Salad

March 30, 2015

Seven Things for College Dancemakers to Avoid

March 24, 2015

Helen Pickett: Rebel on Pointe

March 17, 2015

An Ode to Comedic Dances

March 8, 2015

Can Dance Flourish in a Non-dance Town?

March 3, 2015

Ron K. Brown: Where Struggle Meets Spirituality

February 24, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet’s Big News

February 17, 2015

Wheeldon’s New Winter’s Tale in Cinemas

February 10, 2015

New Media and “Old” Media

Feb 2, 2015

The Clive Barnes Awards

Jan 27, 2015

The Divine Diana

Jan 19, 2015

Old Flames and New Names at APAP

Jan 12, 2015

Start the New Year with Serenade

Jan 5, 2015

Wendy’s Best and Worst of 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Make Your Own Dance Sampler

Dec 22, 2014

Countdown for ABT’s Nutcracker

Dec 15, 2014

Irina Baronova: Baby Ballerina

Dec 8, 2014

Diana Vishneva’s Generous Vision

Dec 1, 2014

ABT Partners With Segerstrom

Nov 24, 2014

New Acclaim for Batsheva

November 17, 2014

The American at the Mikhailovsky

November 10. 2014

Dancers Curating Dancers

Nov 2, 2014

Dancing in Hollywood Via MoMA

Oct 27, 2014

Wendy Whelan’s Farewell

Oct 20, 2014

The Cornucopia of Fall for Dance

Oct 4, 2014

Double-sided Gem in the Suburbs of DC

Sept 22, 2014

Joffrey Celebrates 20 Years

Sept 15, 2014

Paradise in Positano

Sept 8, 2014

What Exactly Is Contemporary Ballet?

Sept 1, 2014

Velocity Rings In the Fall Season

Aug 25, 2014

Tiler Peck Improves on  Degas

Aug 18, 2014

When Versatility Has Depth As Well As Breadth

Aug 11, 2014

Pick a Borough, Any Borough

Aug 5, 2014

The Bolshoi’s Spartacus: Fortunately, Unfortunately

July 28, 2014

Swept Away, Fire Island Dance Festival

July 21, 2014

Dorrance Dance Unlocks Tap for Everybody

July 14, 2014

The Bolshoi on Tour: Still Soviet After All These Years?

July 7, 2014

Tap City Celebrates America

July 1, 2014

Full Circle for Trey McIntyre Project

June 23, 2014

L. A.—A Mecca for Dance Students?

June 16, 2014

Ailey Digs Into the Past While Surging in the Present

June 2, 2014

Neverwhere and Everywhere

May 26, 2014

Company Premiere & Revivals at ABT

May 18, 2014

The Tonys Aren’t Everything

May 12, 2014

NYC Students Are So Darn Lucky

May 4, 2014

New York City Ballet Takes a Risk

April 28, 2014

A Burst of Support for NYC Dance

April 21, 2014

Highlights of YAGP Galas

April 14, 2014

Bring Your Questions for Sergei Filin

April 11, 2014

A Dense Sliver of March Madness

March 30, 2014

Martha Graham and the Asian Connection

Mar 24, 2014

Good Work Comes from All Types of Colleges

Mar 17, 2014

Jirí Kylián Catching On in the U.S.

Mar 10, 2014

The Wonder Women of NYCB

Mar 2, 2014

Jenifer Ringer: Embarking on 2 New Worlds

Feb 24, 2014

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Feb 15, 2014

Miami City Ballet Loves Bernardo

Feb 14, 2014

A Dancer Who Survived the Holocaust

Jan 27, 2014

The Lore of “Dances at a Gathering”

Jan. 20, 2014

If You’re Starting a Company, Shhhhh

Jan 13, 2014

Dance Curators Sharp of Focus

Jan 6, 2014

Wendy’s Best of 2013

Dec 29, 2013

Dancers Have Big Hearts

Dec 23, 2013

Philip Glass’ Bond with Dance

Dec 16, 2013

On Butoh , Ko Murobushi

Dec 09, 2013

My Week in Japan, Courtesy YAGP

Dec 02, 2013

All in the Family

Nov 25, 2013

JFK’s Assassination: We Kept Dancing

Nov 17, 2013

Will Gergiev Destroy Russian Ballet?

Nov 11, 2013

Story Ballets vs. Abstract Ballets—and a Strange Animal in Between

Nov 04, 2013

San Francisco Ballet: Where Contemporary Ballet Thrives

Oct 28, 2013

Steve Paxton & Lisa Nelson: The Alchemy of Mundane Objects

Oct 22, 2013

Forsythe at BAM: Whatever Is the Opposite of Facile

Oct 14, 2013

Is “Process Art” Making a Comeback?

Oct 06, 2013

Wheeldon’s New Piece: More Than a Daring Experiment

Oct 3, 2012

Costume Designers Need to Hear the Music

Sep 27, 2013

Arthur Pita’s Metamorphosis, from The Royal Ballet

Sep 20, 2013

Treasures of Dance History on the Internet & Beyond

Sep 05, 2013

Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature

Aug 19, 2013

All the Dancing Now Barred in Russia

Aug 16, 2013

What’s Ballet Without the Spectacle?

Aug 5, 2013

Forbidden Love in Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes

Jul 25, 2013

And How About “New World” Ballerinas?

Jul 08, 2013

The Vagnova Academy Celebrates 275 Years

Jul 2013

Another Kind of Fireworks: Ethiopian Dancer/singer Fendika

July 04, 2013

On Maria Kochetkova’s Aurora with ABT

Jul 01, 2013

Who Is the Girl Who Opens Up to the Heavens at the End of Serenade? On Elizabeth Kendall’s book Balanchine and the Lost Muse

Jun 17, 2013

Global Hip-Hop Comes to the Apollo

Jun 17, 2013

Osipova & Vasiliev: Beyond the Thrills

May 2013

Dance Against Cancer Gala

May 2013

Should Galas Be Reviewed—Or Not?

May 13, 2013

Should Galas Be Reviewed? Part II

May 22, 2013

Donald Byrd Propels DTH Into a New Place

April 2013

A Tribute to Trisha Brown: Lance Gries’ collaborative project

April 2013

Is the Bolshoi Reverting to Soviet Times?

Mar 21, 2013

When Star Choreographers Get Old Enough, They Can Unleash Furies

Feb 27, 2013

The Brazenness of Simple Walking on a Ballet Stage

Feb 08, 2013

Shock at the Bolshoi

Jan 18, 2013

My Best of 2012

Dec 25, 2012

Belarus Cultivates New Choreography

Dec 2012

The Power of Surprise: Val Caniparoli’s Lottery for Ballet West

Nov 12, 2012

Why Are Ballet Costumes So…De-enhancing?

Nov 02, 2012

Wheeldon’s New Piece: More Than a Daring Experiment

Oct 03, 2012

Einstein on the Beach: Less Eccentricity But Still Transporting

Sep 2012

From the Ridiculous to the Sublime at Joe’s Pub

Sep 2012

ADG: Honoring Dianne McIntyre, Elaine Summers, and Harald Kreutzberg

Sep 11, 2012

Hollywood Celebrates Jack Cole on TV

Sep 10, 2012

Vail Is Blooming & Booming Under Damian Woetzel

Aug 2012

Loving a Dance All the Way Through vs. Changing Your Opinion Midway

Aug 09, 2012

What Makes Dance American?

Aug 2013

How Does Knowing the Offstage Relationship Affect Your Dance Viewing?

Jun 28, 2012

Pina Bausch Marathon: Pleasure or Pain?

Jun 2012

Sutton Foster in Bunheads—Shades of Heather Watts???

June 19, 2012

The Australian Ballet’s Psycho Swan Lake

Jun 18, 2012

Benois Prize, Russia, and Nacho Duato

Jun 2012

Why See Student Performances?

May 10, 2012

CTFD Gala: Telling the Story of Dance Shoes, and of Dance

Apr 24, 2012

Two Ensembles: Broadway’s Godspell and Juilliard’s Secus 

April 2012

Tamara Rojo to Lead English National Ballet

April 2012

Two Days in Seattle’s Dance Wonderland

Mar 26, 2012

Is “Parallels” About Race, or Culture, or Dance?

Mar 2012

A Debate on Snark in Dance Criticism 

Mar 06, 2012

Why Is Crystal Pite’s Darkness Uplifting Rather Than Depressing?

Feb 28, 2012

The Hasty Departures of Some Artistic Directors

Feb 22, 2012

Why Akram Khan Is a Major Dance Artist

Feb 17, 2012

How the Kings of Dance Deflate Their Royalty

Feb 2012

Sisters Forever in Trisha’s Spanish Dance

Jan 30, 2012

How Does Ballet Fit into a College Dance Department? Or, My Personal, Anachronistic Envy

Jan 22, 2012

Merce’s Other Legacy

Jan 01, 2012

My Best of 2011

Dec 2011

Dance Magazine Awards, Ahhhhh

Dec 2011

A Fresh Breeze at Ailey: The Gift of Humor

Dec 18, 2011

The Glory of Tharp’s In the Upper Room

Nov 2011

A Double Celebration of Jerome Robbins

Oct 2011

Wally Cardona’s Ridiculous Bliss

Sep 26, 2011

DTW and Bill T. Jones Join Hands, Or, An Ode to Arnie Zane

Sep 2011

Seven Brides, Seven Brothers, One Great Musical

Sep 2, 2011

An Ode to Lincoln Center in Summer

Aug 2011

Osipova and Vasiliev in Love

July 6, 2011

René Blum: the Man Who Rebuilt the Ballets Russes

Jul 2011

Sleeping Beauty: Fate and the Unconscious, or, A Great Partnership Gives It Life

Jul 2011

Vishneva & Gomes: Sublime in Giselle

Jun 3, 2011

Seven Reasons Why Ballet Is Thriving

May 3, 2011

NYFA Hall of Fame—Wow!

Apr 2011

Why Aren’t We Seeing Older Dancers More Often?

Apr 2011

Sarasota’s Growing Dance Scene

Mar 2011

Is There a Blackout on Black Swan’s Dancing?

Mar 03, 2011

Sara Mearns in Peter Martins’ Swan Lake

Feb 2011

Kyle Abraham at Joe’s Pub: Explosive Dancing in a Tiny Space

Feb 2011

The Big Picture of Trisha Brown

Jan 19, 2011

Mozartiana as an Antidote to TV

Jan 2011

How Does Facial Expression Change the Dancing? Looking at PNB Up Close at the Guggenheim

Jan 2011

Best of 2011

Dec 2011

Discovering Brazil: From Samba to Ballet to Hip-Hop

Nov 15, 2011

Harlem: A New/Old Hot Spot for Dance

Oct 2011

Who Is Hurt by the Blatant, um, Appropriation of Beyoncé’s “Countdown”?

Oct 11, 2011

DTW and Bill T. Jones Join Hands, Or, An Ode to Arnie Zane

Sep 16, 2011

Jodi Melnick and David Neumann at Jacob’s Pillow

Aug 15, 2011

Eiko & Koma: The Unnatural Side of Communing with Nature

Aug 2011

Carreño’s Farewell: Bravado & Humility

Jul 01, 2011

I Think I Just Invented a New Somatic Practice: Gaga Ball Work

Jun 2011

Dancers’ Choice: Day of Democracy

June 13, 2011

Where Are All the Men of Ballet Nacional de Cuba?

Jun 09, 2011

Damian Woetzel — Our Guy in the White House

May 2011

How Do You Keep Cultural Identity Without Falling Into Cliché?

May 2011

Alina Cojocaru as Giselle: Spiritual in Both Acts

May 2011

Can a Floor Give You Spiritual Energy? Ask Jared Grimes.

Apr 2011

Do Artists Have to Be Outsiders?

Apr 2011

Why Is Jacques d’Amboise’s Book Sooo Good?

Mar 14, 2011

How Does Geoffrey Rush Warm Up for Madman?

Mar 2011

There Is No One Like Christopher Williams

Feb 2011

Is Appropriation the Same as Stealing, and Why Is It Happening More Now?

Jan 31, 2011 

Best of 2010

Dec 29, 2010

Black Swan—Better Than I Thought, But…

Dec 06, 2010

Politeness: Is It Crucial to the Future of Ballet?

Oct 24, 2010

Rooftop Madness Continued

Oct 2010

Yvonne Rainer and a Celebration of Judson

Oct 2010

Haunting Stillness: Merce Is Still With Us

Sep 07, 2010

Sometimes Just Dancing Is the Most Profound Thing: Ellis Wood 

Sept 14, 2010

Blogging About the Process of Choreography—Ugh!

July 26, 2010

More on the Choreographic Dilemma: To Blog or Not to Blog

Aug 02, 2010

Allegra Kent: This Ballerina Is a Poet Too

Jul 2010

I Couldn’t Believe It Was the Same Guy: Richmond Ballet

Apr 12, 2010

Anna Halprin: The Eye of a Storm

Mar 14, 2010

Karole Armitage’s New Piece at BAM Piece

Nov 08, 2009

Does Choreography Need to Have Momentum?

Dec 20, 2009

A Light Bulb Crashed to the Floor

Dec 14, 2009

Fish and Fowl in Israel

Dec 11, 2009

How the Differently Abled Can Be the Perfect Faun

Dec 09, 2009

Ballet Hispanico Breaks Through

Dec 03, 2009

A Triple Blast from the Sixties

Nov 2009

Chabukiani, Balanchivadze, Ananiashvili

Oct 22, 2009

I Think I Found the Key to Wendy Whelan’s Mystery

Oct 2009

 ABT Looks Forward

Oct 2009

Why Did We Wear Always White? On Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown

Oct 12, 2009

Mark Dendy’s Fauns in Love

Oct 1, 2009

The Miracle of Freddie Franklin

Sep 29, 2009

When Is a Wedding Day Like Doomsday? Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal

Sept 25, 2009

The Ballets Russes and Modern Dance: Who Influenced Whom? 

September, 2009

Pilobolus and Good Crazy

Aug 2009

Let’s Hear It for the Teachers

Aug 2009

Sharing Merce

Jul 30, 2009

The End of Merce is an End for All of Us

Jul 27, 2009

Pina Bausch Dancers After Her Death

July 05, 2009

 Trey McIntyre, The Music Man

Jun 2009

Is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Redefining Virtuosity?

Jun 19, 2009

Isn’t It Katherine Dunham’s Centennial Too?

Jun 2009

Benjamin Millepied’s New Piece: Deeply Satisfying

May 2009

Trisha Took Me to Heaven

May 2009

Push vs. Pull: Tyler Angle vs. Robert Fairchild

Mar 13, 2009

Best of 2008

Dec 28, 2008

Dance Magazine Awards, Mishaps, and Heroes

Dec 18, 2008

Fifty Years and One Night of Ailey

Dec 2008

The Flame in Flamenco

Nov 2008

What Does Obama Mean to You?

Nov 07, 2008

Why Isn’t Jack Cole Better Known and Seen?

Oct 2008

Love at Second Sight: Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour

Oct 11, 2008

Google Led Me Back to My Teenage Idol

Sep 29, 2008

The Ecstasy and Agony of Sitting in the Audience, According to Jérôme Bel

Sep 12, 2008

Falling in Love with Fall for Dance

Sep 2008

What Makes Philip Glass’ Music So Gorgeous for Dancing?

Sep 08, 2008

Why Are Some Great Russian Dancers Superstars and Others Aren’t?

Jul 29, 2008

Flamenco Master in Silence: Was Israel Galván Improvising?

Jul 2008

Power to the People—the People of NYCB

Jul 2008

A Star Is Born: Sarah Lane

Jun 20, 2008

Beautiful Things I’ve Seen

Jun 2008

I Can’t Get Ekaterina Kondaurova Out of My Mind

Apr 18, 2008

I Couldn’t Help Doing the Merengue at ACDFA

Mar 25, 2008

Koresh Brightens a Rainy Day

Mar 11, 2008

Why Does One Improviser Rock and Another Falls Flat?

Dec 04, 2007

Ohad Naharin at BAM Blew Me Away

Nov 17, 2007

I Brake for Boston Ballet

Sep 20, 2007

And While I’m Talking About Merce

Aug 2007

My First Blog: Why Is Naharin’s Work So Mesmerizing? And The Mothers Made Me Cry

Jun 2007