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Dance news and analysis from The Nation
December 15, 2022
The Mythology of George Balanchine
A conversation with Jennifer Homans about the ballet master’s literary influences, his complicated legacy, and the metaphysical side of dance.
July 8, 2022
Wealth of Destruction
Rich nations ignore reality and everyone pays.
May 5, 2022
Strippers Seize the Moment, Turning a Lockout Into a Picket Line
How many assaults, rapes, and shootings will it take for these performers to be afforded even the basic protections a union could provide?
May 3, 2022
Nijinska’s Revolutionary Vision of Dance
Lynn Garafola’s biography of the dancer and choreographer charts her globetrotting life and radical art.
April 14, 2021
Undanced Dances During a Pandemic
From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.
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May 7, 2020
The Coronavirus Means Curtains for Artists
The loss of revenue from live events is only the start of this particular disaster.
September 25, 2019
Fascist Celebrity Rehab
What are collaborators to do when their career is on the line? They get by with a little help from their friends.
August 22, 2019
Dismantling Transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Three performances at the world’s biggest arts festival react to transphobic rhetoric in the UK.
November 30, 2017
What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?
We’ve seen a flood of retrospective projects about AIDS—from books to dance to architecture and art. But who is being remembered? And why?
May 26, 2017
Owning Time at the Venice Biennale
If only for an hour, the Zimbabwean artist Admire Kamudzengerere sought to exert control over an audience culled from the wealthy, sophisticated, international art-world elite.