PHOTOS: American Ballet Theatre 2019 Spring Gala

In New York, Autumn is brought in with trendy designers and sleek models walking New York Fashion Week runways. But when the weather gets warmer and it’s finally time for Spring, it’s dancers and their galas that ring in the changing season and beautiful weather. First was Youth America Grand Prix’s 50th Anniversary Gala in…

Listing: Complexions Contemporary Ballet 25th Anniversary Season

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Performances at The Joyce Theater! Featuring a World Premiere of “WOKE” and “ From Then to Now” as well as the NYC Premiere of “Bach 25” plus, a return performance of “Star Dust”. February 19–March 3, 2019 Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) celebrates its 25th anniversary season at The…

PHOTOS: Sleeping Beauty Dreams NYC Premiere

Sleeping Beauty Dreams made its New York premiere last weekend at the The Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side. A technology focused contemporary dance and art show, featuring prima ballerina Diana Vishneva as Princess Aurora. The prince was performed by Marcelo Gomes and his new husband Nick Palmquist on alternating evenings. This was Vishneva and…

PHOTOS: 61st Annual Dance Magazine Awards

Misty Copeland was smiling bright at the 61st Annual Dance Magazine Awards. An evening that recognizes outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on dance. But the ABT star opened the evening on an emotional note “I’ve just come from Arthur Mitchell’s memorial service. Celebrating a life of such incredible impact, puts so…

PHOTOS: Youth America Grand Prix Celebrates 20 Years of Ballet

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the largest global network of dance. Many of the world’s top ballet stars emerge from their scholarship program including Kimin Kim (Mariinsky Ballet), Dylan Gutierrez (Joffrey Ballet), Sasha De Sola (San Fransisco Ballet), Angelo Greco (San Francisco Ballet), and Calvin Royal III (American Ballet Theatre). All were in attendance Friday evening as YAGP celebrated their 20th…

Misty Copeland To Open 2018 Dance Magazine Awards

Misty Copeland will open the 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards. The evening will honor Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, and Michael Trusnovec (presented by Patrick Corbin). A special Leadership Award will be presented to Nigel Redden. Since 1954 the Dance Magazine Awards have recognized outstanding men and women whose…

Written For Dance, RIOULT Dance NY’s 2018 Season

Living Separately, Thriving Together ; A look into the creative minds of Pascal Rioult and Polina Nazaykinskaya By Sarah Badham When asked about transitioning from dancer to choreographer, Pascal Rioult, of RIOULT Dance NY, recalls working with Martha Graham. He remembers her saying that she was put on this earth to be a choreographer, and…

Listing: Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY Presents The Masque of the Red Death

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY Presents The Masque of the Red Death Inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe June 28, 2018 at 8pm June 29, 2018 at 8pm The Joyce Theater Since their last appearance at The Joyce Theater’s Ballet Festival in 2015, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY has continued to thrill audiences, most recently at Canada’s National Arts Centre and in…

PHOTOS: YAGP Gala Brings Out Hollywood and Ballet Stars

Advancing young ballet dancers is Youth America Grand Prix’s mission.  Last evening at their ‘Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow’ gala at Lincoln Center NBC’s Hoda Kotb took to the stage and addressed the standing room only crowd, “YAGP bridges the gap between young dancers and their education and performance opportunities. It sends…

Out Of Town: Ballerina Diana Vishneva Brings Modern Dance To Moscow, Russia

Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT Festival CELEBRATING CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY MOSCOW (12 – 15 NOVEMBER) SAINT PETERSBURG (16 – 19 NOVEMBER) Wayne McGregor Company presents FAR World Premiere of Asunder by Goyo Montero Sarcasmen by Hans Van Manen (Russian Premiere) Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto # 1 (Russian Premiere) NIJINSKI (Russian Premiere) Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT…