3 Mark Morris Works That Are Timeless

3 Mark Morris Works That Are Timeless

For the past four decades, few names in dance have stirred up as much reaction as American choreographer Mark Morris. Unique for his outsize persona, superb musicality and taking on themes related to gender and sexuality, Morris is one of the most prolific and lauded...

4 Nontraditional Versions of The Nutcracker

Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (2010) fuses ballet with tap, flamenco, hip hop and gymnastics in fantastical settings such as Candy Cane Land, Jazzland and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. The Hip Hop Nutcracker (2014) is set in New York City and...

'Tis the Season for The Nutcracker

The holidays are here and in the dance world, that typically means one thing: Nutcracker season! As a former bunhead, I’d be remiss not to give a shout-out to some of the Nutcracker productions we all know and love. Houston Ballet’s Jared Matthews and Karina...

Dance for Parkinson's Disease Expands in NYC

Ballet Academy East in New York City has announced the addition of a Dance for PD class on Friday mornings at 11. Classes are offered at no charge and open to people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as their family, friends and caregivers. Students will learn...

Spotlight on Mark Morris' Dance for Parkinson's Program

NBC Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton interviews longtime Dance for PD participant and Brooklyn Parkinson Group member Carroll Neesemann. Tune in tonight to “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” for a special report (from Chelsea Clinton!) on the...

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