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At the Kennedy Center, an effervescent cast lifts a production geared to excite.
A dancer, director and conductor reflect on what Putin’s funding, and his war in Ukraine, mean for the arts in Russia.
The state-controlled news agency Tass reported that Putin asked loyalist conductor Valery Gergiev to consider the idea of merging Moscow’s Bolshoi and its St. Petersburg rival.
Getting back onstage won’t be easy for some time, observers say. But there’s some good news ahead, too.
Ukrainian ballet dancers take up arms as ballet world responds to Russian invasion.
When the drums vanished from enslaved Africans’ hands, the beat leaped into the body — and into American culture.
Highlights across the country include Mark Morris, Lil Buck, American Ballet Theatre and “Reframing the Narrative” at the Kennedy Center.
“I’m not going to say, ‘Hooray, I’m celebrating and everything is great.’ It’s just not true. People have lost their whole careers," says the outspoken choreographer.
“I can make the shape, but what is the intention and the attitude behind that? The people who worked with Michael and danced with him understand that,” the choreographer says of creating…
Eun Won Lee and Gian Carlo Perez add depth to a visually striking but uneven production, which runs through Sunday.
An answer to the youthful dances typically featured on TikTok, there’s no song to lip-sync, no moves to copy — just pure joy, delivered by great artists of the dance world.
Fundamental human values are the focus of this 50th-anniversary festival: unconventional joys, convulsive histories and social justice.
How do you move dancers around in a studio when everyone’s got to stay six feet apart? The answer defines the two premieres given by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy Cente…
“In the quiet ... I could hear my choreographic voice again,” says the artist, whose troupe will be at the Kennedy Center Feb 1-6 .
Getting through the past two years has left these dancers with new perspectives on mental health, their bodies and their art.
The former New York City Ballet dancer says that while working with Spielberg on the remake of the classic movie musical, he showed the director how movement is its own language.
Despite the covid confinement, dance artists found many ways to unleash their creativity.
World premiere of ‘An Ella’quent Holiday Swing’ turns the Eisenhower Theater into a swinging jazz party.
After a non-“Nutcracker” year, the holiday ballet returns with a satisfying, traditional take.
No kids under 12? Virus-tested tykes in custom-designed masks? Protocols vary. But please don’t breathe on the musicians.
The London-based choreographer is on his final tour of this searing solo performance.
In “Dancing Is the Best Medicine,” two neuroscientists examine why dance is good for heart, brain and soul.
Advocates see troubling signs that the art form, routinely under financial stress, may be shrinking and its structures drastically changing.
In “Grace” and “Mercy,” love and connection are central in unexpected ways.
The fitness guru, who lacks a connection with his partner, could learn from the show’s same-sex couple, Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson.
“Age doesn’t matter if you keep evolving,” says Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder of the Urban Bush Women dance troupe.
First in-person dance performance at the arts complex since the pandemic feels like a celebration of perseverance through deprivation.
“The pandemic sped up the process,” Baltimore native Jessica Pinkett says of her decidion to leave Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become a filmmaker.
Performers in such dance-centric shows as “The Lion King,” “Chicago” and “Hamilton” are flexing an inner strength while they relearn the steps they haven’t done in 18 months.
Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” Akram Khan in his D.C. debut and new dance films fill stages and screens.
By giving large sums to some arts groups you may not have heard of, the philanthropist links culture and social progress.