Happening This Week
- Rena Butler, Hélène Simoneau, and Makino Hayashi for Oregon Ballet Theater – Program: Made In Portland
- June 8, 2023 – June 11, 2023: Oregon Ballet Theater will present Made in Portland, A program featuring world premiere works by Rena Butler (female) Hélène Simoneau, Makino Hayashi (female), and Samuel Hobbs.
- Nadine Barton, Sarah Hayes Harkins, and Emily Porter for Charlotte Ballet – Program: Choreographic Lab
- June 9, 2023 – June 17, 2023: Charlotte Ballet will present Choreographic Lab, a program featuring new works by Nadine Barton (female), Sarah Hayes Harkins (female), Emily Porter (female), Luke Csordas (male), James Kopecky (male), Rees Launder (male), Maurice Mouzon Jr. (male), Oliver Oguma (male), Andrés Trezevant (male).
- Sophiann Mahalia for The Yard – Program: Launch Pad: A Choreographers’ Showcase
- On June 10, 2023: The Yard will present work from three choreographers who participated in their 2023 residency. Sophiann Mahalia (female), David Guzman (male), and Marguerite Angelica Monique Hemmings (gender-expansive).
- Amy Seiwert for American Repertory Ballet – Program: PREMIERE3
- June 10, 2023 – June 11, 2023: the American Repertory Ballet will present PREMIERE3, a program featuring world premiere works by Amy Seiwert (female) and Ethan Stiefel (male), alongside a work by Arthur Mitchell (male).
- Gabrielle Lamb for Golden State Ballet – Program: From New York, With Love
- June 6, 2023 – June 10, 2023: Golden State Ballet will present From New York, With Love, a triple bill featuring new works by Gabrielle Lamb (female) and Norbert de la Cruz III (male), alongside a work by Justin Peck (male).
- Stina Quagebeur for Staatsballett Karlsruhe – Program: Jazz
- May 28, 2023 – July 5, 2023: Staatsballett Karlsruhe will present Jazz, a double bill featuring new works by Stina Quagebeur (female) and Kevin O’Day (male).
- Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for La Monnaie/De Munt – Program: Exit Above
- May 31, 2023 – June 11, 2023: La Monnaie/De Munt will present Exit Above, a program featuring a world premiere work by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (female).
- Alice Topp for The Australian Ballet – Program: Identity
- May 2, 2023 – June 24, 2023: The Australian Ballet will present Identity, a double bill featuring new works by Alice Topp (female), and Daniel Riley (male).
- Bridget Breiner for Staatsballett Karlsruhe – Program: Maria Stuart
- April 16, 2023 – June 16, 2023: Staatsballett Karlsruhe will present Maria Stuart, an evening-length premiere by Bridget Breiner (female).
Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming
- Alia Kache, Charlotte Junge, Sarah Minton for Madison Ballet – Program: Innovation
- October 26, 2023 – November 5, 2023: Madison Ballet will present Innovation, a program featuring new works by Charlotte Junge (female), Sarah Minton (female), Alia Kache (female), Eric Stith (male) and Richard Walters (male). According to the website “In this program, we uphold our commitment to commission works by female-identifying artists and artists of color.”
- Sidra Bell for The Big Muddy Dance Company – Program: Winter Concert: Evolution
- January 11, 2024 – January 14, 2024: The Big Muddy Dance Company will present Winter Concert: Evolution, A program featuring a world premiere work by Sidra Bell (female), alongside a work by Norbert De La Cruz III (male).
- Jessica Lang for The Washington Ballet – Program: Jazz Icons: A Fine Romance
- February 14, 2024 – February 18, 2024: The Washington Ballet will present Jazz Icons: A Fine Romance, a double bill featuring world premiere works by Jessica Lang (female) and Dwight Rhoden (male).
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- Texas Ballet Theater Announces Permanent Artistic Director
- On May 28, 2023: Texas Ballet Theater announced that Tim O’Keefe (male) has been named as the company’s permanent Artistic Director. O’Keefe has been serving as Acting Artistic Director since the previous Artistic Director, Ben Stevenson (male), retired in July 2022. This is a male-to-male transition.
- Dance Kaleidoscope Announces New Artistic Director
- On May 31, 2023: Dance Kaleidoscope announced that effective June 30, 2023, Joshua Blake Carter (male) will succeed David Hochoy (male) as Artistic Director of the company.
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Outstanding Artists (lighting, music, tech, design, etc.)
- Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to Curate for The Washington Ballet
- May 22, 2024 – May 26, 2024: The Washington Ballet will present Beyond Boundaries An Evening Curated by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, in which Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (female) will select works from emerging artists to “ elevate diverse voices and new perspectives in dance”
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