Touch is a requirement of a dancer’s job. Now when choreography involves simulated sex or violence, some companies are bringing in intimacy directors.
Lypsinka, the alter ego of John Epperson, a longtime pianist for Ballet Theater, will perform as part of the company’s inaugural Pride Nights.
Thomas Forster, promoted to principal dancer during the pandemic, makes his New York debut in “Giselle” as the company returns to Lincoln Center.
A rare gathering of Black dancers from different companies meet to discuss a new production on Little Island, curated by Misty Copeland and Robert Garland.
Kara Medoff Barnett, who has held the post for the last five and a half years, will leave later this year.
The full-length ballet “Giselle” will open the company’s season at the David H. Koch Theater Oct. 20.
A major figure in 20th-century dance, she was acclaimed for her directness and emotional naturalness onstage, especially in the title role of “Giselle.”
Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.
The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went unnoticed in the dance world.
Kevin McKenzie, the company’s artistic director, will leave his job after the 2022 season.
Alexei Ratmansky returns to the stage with a playful Bernstein ballet, while Netta Yerushalmy revives a darker moment in time.
An elite male principal. A veteran ballerina. A rising apprentice. Three dancers talk about life and work during the pandemic.
With performances on pause, many dancers are rethinking their relationship to weight.
One of the busiest choreographers in ballet is back in the studio, thanks to bubble protocols. “For what I do, and for the language I use, the stage is needed,” Ratmansky said.
“On TikTok, rather than your technique going viral, you could have your ideas about ballet go viral.”
Many fancy fundraisers have moved online and are offering low-price or free tickets for virtual attendees.
It’s a scary time for body-based art. What will survive after the pandemic? As dance artists fight the old ways, a new empowerment is in the air.
What to stream: American Ballet Theater’s “Moving Stories,” JoyceStream, Monica Bill Barnes, and a class for all ages and abilities.
Calvin Royal III, a principal at American Ballet Theater, has turned the one-bedroom he shares with his partner into a rehearsal space. For now.
Dance, perhaps more than other disciplines, faces an uphill battle with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Our critic votes for patience.
Their final bows were snatched by a pandemic. For three retiring Alvin Ailey dancers and a principal from American Ballet Theater, the show can’t go on (except, you know, online).
American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet offer virtual seasons. The reigning screen gem: Balanchine’s “Diamonds.” It’s like you were there.
Online highlights: Time-capsule treasures from “Live at Lincoln Center” and new works by Stephen Petronio and Mark Morris.
Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.
Joel Prouty is in high demand during the pandemic, a time when dancers, especially, need to get their sweat on.
Appointment viewing is back. What online events to look out for today, and when to tune in.