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Why Lucinda Childs is Shutting Down Her Company (Again)

Why Lucinda Childs is Shutting Down Her Company (Again)

Why Lucinda Childs is Shutting Down Her Company (Again) At 78, Lucinda Childs is about to pivot—again. The postmodern choreographer and director came to prominence in the 1960s and ’70s, first with Judson Dance Theater and then with her own eponymous company. She shut down her troupe almost two decades ago to work as a freelance director, relaunched it nine years later to stage a couple of revivals…and then just kept going. We spoke to ... Read More »

12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received Raise your hand if you’ve received bad advice from well-meaning friends or family (or strangers, tbh) who don’t know anything about what it really takes to be a dancer. *everyone raises hands* Sometimes it’s even dance insiders whose advice can send you down the wrong path. We’ve been asking pros about the worst advice they’ve ever received in our “Spotlight” Q&A series, and rounded up ... Read More »

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature When American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that it would be adding Jane Eyre to its stable of narrative full-lengths, the English nerds in the DM offices (read: most of us) got pretty excited. Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel was created for England’s Northern Ballet in 2016, and, based on the clips that have made their way online, it seems like a perfect fit ... Read More »

7 Velvet Leos for an On-Trend Studio Look

7 Velvet Leos for an On-Trend Studio Look

7 Velvet Leos for an On-Trend Studio Look Classwear has come a long way in terms of pairing style with practicality. But while designs like mesh inserts and bold prints can work all year round, other elements lend themselves to particular seasons. Case in point: velvet. The fuzzy fabric has made its way from the runway to real life, and now, even dance rehearsal. Thicker than your average cotton or lycra leotards, velvet’s extra cozy ... Read More »

Damien Jalet on Choreographing Horror Film Suspiria—and Working with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson

Damien Jalet on Choreographing Horror Film Suspiria—and Working with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson

Damien Jalet on Choreographing Horror Film Suspiria—and Working with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson What better way for dancers to celebrate Halloween than by seeing Luca Guadagnino’s outrageous re-imagining of the 1977 horror film Suspiria? The movie, which includes extended dance sequences by Belgo-French choreographer Damien Jalet, is principally set at the fictitious Helena Markos Dance Company in West Berlin. The school’s artistic director Madame Blanc (think Martha Graham meets Pina Bausch) is played by ... Read More »

9 Things to Remember About Pablo Picasso

9 Things to Remember About Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso lived a life so notorious and had a career so full of highlights that we could likely list one interesting factoid for every year since his birth, but we will settle for sharing these nine things to remember about this modernist titan instead. The post 9 Things to Remember About Pablo Picasso appeared first on Artists Network. Source: Fine #art 9 Things to Remember About Pablo ... Read More »

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists! It’s that time of year: American Ballet Theatre has just announced promotions, and they’re as exciting as ever. This season, it’s all about the ladies: corps de ballet members Zhong-Jing Fang, Catherine Hurlin and Katherine Williams have been promoted to soloist, effective September 1. Though none of these choices are surprises per se, it’s nice to see artistic director Kevin McKenzie acknowledge the hard work of two longtime dancers. ... Read More »

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