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Cincinnati Business Courier: With Covid-19 protocols in place, Cincinnati Ballet returns joyously to the stage

By Janelle Gelfand 24 September 2020 This weekend, Cincinnati Ballet will be one of the first dance companies in the nation to return to the stage since the Covid-19 lockdown. Three performances, the first in more than six months, sold out in an hour. An added fourth show sold out in five minutes. It’s a […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s 2020 fall dance season has abandoned all the rules – here’s what to expect

By Nancy G. Heller 26 September 2020 Lucky for the rest of us, artists are unstoppable. In the face of seemingly insurmountable COVID-19-related restrictions, dancers have been working with filmmakers for the past six months to find exciting new ways to continue creating and sharing their creations. Thus, we can look forward to a surprisingly […]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Ballet’s drive-in Nutcracker: an alternative holiday tradition

By Bo Emerson 24 September 2020 Everything has changed this year and the holidays will change as well. Door-to-door for Halloween? The CDC recommends against it. Getting the whole crowd together for Thanksgiving? That could be tricky. And what of “The Nutcracker,” the wintertime staple that pays the rest of the year’s bills for the […]

The Guardian: Royal Ballet announces October comeback with more than 70 dancers

By Mark Brown 23 September 2020 One of the largest dance performances to happen anywhere in the world since the coronavirus pandemic began has been announced featuring the full company of the Royal Ballet – and while it will be socially distanced, there will be dance duets thanks to couples in bubbles. The company has revealed ambitious […]

DDP RELEASES ONLINE INDEX OF WORLDWIDE BALLET PROGRAMMING

Dance Data Project® (DDP) today announced the creation of the 2020-2021 Season Status Updates resource, an online tool that provides a listing of programming changes for both U.S. and international ballet companies. The resource, which will continue to be updated in real time, details the most recent information regarding company seasons and the specifics of COVID-era programming (e.g., virtual, live, drive-in, etc.).

New York Times: The Metropolitan Opera Won’t Reopen for Another Year

By Michael Cooper 23 September 2020 The Metropolitan Opera announced Wednesday that the still-untamed coronavirus pandemic has forced it to cancel its entire 2020-21 season, prolonging one of the gravest crises it has faced in its 137-year history and keeping it dark until next September. The decision is likely to send ripples of concern through […]

Broadway World: ABT to Present World Premieres by Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz

By BWW News Desk 22 September 2020 World Premieres by Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz are planned for digital release in Autumn 2020, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin Mckenzie. These new commissions will be created in quarantined settings and filmed to premiere at ABT’s 80th Anniversary Fall 2020 Gala, […]

Dance Magazine: Why Do Mixed-Rep Companies Still Rely on Ballet for Company Class?

By Zachary Whittenburg 21 September 2020 In a single performance by a mixed-rep company, you might see its shape-shifting dancers performing barefoot, in sneakers and in heels. While such a group may have “ballet” in its name and even a rack of tutus in storage, its current relationship to the art form can be tenuous at […]