Dancing for Many Cameras, in the Round: ‘It’s Muybridge on Steroids’

Midway through 2020, Herman Cornejo, one of the best male dancers of his generation, lost his mojo. The company he dances for, American Ballet Theater, had to close its studios because of the pandemic. He was tired of training at home, by himself, on a 5-by-7-foot square of vinyl flooring…

Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69

Charlene Gehm, a dancer who thrilled audiences and critics alike with her excellence in an unusually wide range of roles with the Joffrey Ballet and other troupes, died on Jan. 10 at her home in Manhattan. She was 69. Her husband, Gary MacDougal, said the cause was cancer. Audiences who…

‘Slowing Down to Feel’: Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies

Bruce Lee talked about emptying the mind in order to become formless and shapeless like water, which “can flow or it can crash,” he said. “Be water, my friend.” The pandemic has made us shift our perspectives in so many ways, but Lee’s guidance rings true: We need to be…

La MaMa Festival Is Still Moving, if Somewhat in Place

A new year is underway, and theaters remain closed in the United States. Vaccines are finally being distributed, but the virus is still spreading. Facing this uncertain situation, many dance artists and dance presenters seem to be in a holding pattern — done with the makeshift projects of 2020 but…

‘Tiny Pretty Things’ Falls for Big Ugly Ballet Stereotypes

In the opening moments of the Netflix series “Tiny Pretty Things,” a young woman in a white dress spins along the edge of a roof. A voice-over — female and confiding, with the air of a cult survivor — spells it out: “The truth is you only fly for a…

Baryshnikov Arts Announces Digital Season

The coming digital season at Baryshnikov Arts Center will feature the premieres of seven video works that the organization commissioned in September from artists including Kyle Marshall, Bijayini Satpathy and Justin Hicks. The debuts begin on Feb. 1 with the release of Satpathy’s “Vibhanga,” a piece that draws on classical…

Barbara Weisberger, a Force in American Ballet, Dies at 94

Barbara Weisberger, who founded the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia with a steadfast vision that transformed the troupe into a nationally acclaimed company, died on Dec. 23 at her home in Kingston, Pa. She was 94. Her death was reported by her family. Originally trained in ballet in New York and…

His Dancing Days Were Over. Then Came ‘Another Round.’

Martin is a history teacher with the listless, sloping posture of a comma. He walks slowly, as though every step ignites a jolt of pain. His job is uninspiring; his marriage is falling apart. “Have I become boring?” he asks his wife. “Do you find me boring?” Her answer seems…

There’s Dance All Over, No Matter Where You Look

THE TAKE There’s Dance All Over, No Matter Where You Look Credit…Camilo Fuentealba for The New York Times Live dance may largely be on hold, but there’s still beauty and catharsis outside of theaters, in the movements we encounter every day. We asked four photographers to show us how people…