Performances Onstage This Month In New York City

NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest evening-length work, Caribou, to take a closer look at heritage, assimilation and identity. She studies these ideas through the iconic caribou—an enormously antlered animal beloved by our friends to the nort.

American Dance Institute Supports Expansion of CityDance into Rockville Facility

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Dance Institute announced today that, beginning in September 2015, it will support the expansion of the CityDance School & Conservatory, headquartered at the Music Center at Strathmore, into studio space at ADI’s Rockville facility.

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

I grew up dancing, and for a while in college, I was a gym rat. I finally realized… I’m going to create a little more balance in my life and make exercise something that I enjoy doing. So I went back to dance when I started doing more musical theatre, and I’ve just found that it’s the best thing that […]

In London, a ‘Frankenstein’ With Empathy

LONDON — The creature of “Frankenstein,” or “The Modern Prometheus,” as the author Mary Shelley subtitled her 1818 masterpiece, is perhaps literature’s most misunderstood and misrepresented character: more an infantile outcast longing for love than a vengeful monster chased by pitchfork-wielding mobs.

It is that misbegotten aspect that drew the choreographer Liam Scarlett to bring Shelley’s story to life in a full-length work for the Royal Ballet, running May 4-27.

While the thought of a dancing monster may strike some as funny — think Peter Boyle in a white-tie-and-tails routine with Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein” — for Mr. Scarlett it was a chance to reinterpret a story that has long enthralled, and often baffled, readers and audiences.

Review: For Pennsylvania Ballet, Transitions Onstage

All dance companies are, inevitably, in perpetual transition, but that’s unusually pronounced just now at Pennsylvania Ballet, which opened a program of 21st-century choreography on Tuesday night at the Joyce Theater. Since Angel Corella became the company’s artistic director in 2014, large numbers of dancers have come and gone. Some of those dancing in New York this week have arrived since Mr. Corella […]

American Dance Institute Launches Scholarship Initiative to Promote Racial Diversity in Dance Training

Diversity is a hot-button topic in today’s dance world. It’s often linked to conversations about the rise of Misty Copeland, and there have been many notable outreach efforts, such as Charlotte Ballet’s partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Ballet Theatre’s Project Plié, The Washington Ballet’s recently launched program called Let’s Dance Together and the work done by the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

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