Ballet choreographers

Visual artist debuts first ballet with Boston Ballet choreographer

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Visual Artist Shantell Martin was able to choreograph his own ballet for the first time in his career thanks to the Boston Ballet Company, and he makes his debut Thursday night. But there is only one thing. “I actually don’t know anything about dancing,” Martin said. “But I know a lot […]

Ballet choreographers

10 contemporary ballet choreographers who are innovating the art form

Throughout the long history of ballet, there have always been contemporary choreographers who have put their own stamp on this art form. “A contemporary ballet choreographer is one who honors and understands the history of ballet while finding ways to innovate and make relevant what is happening in the present,” says UNCSA School of Dance […]

Ballet choreographers

Few women are ballet choreographers. A program at the Vail Dance Festival addresses this.

VAIL — Lauren Lovette, in a star-and-stripe hoodie, track shorts and socks, stood in the Vail Mountain School gymnasium, silently feeling footsteps that would turn a poem into a dance. “Could you run a little here?” Lovette asked Miriam Miller, one of three dancers she works with, to create a new ballet that will debut […]

Ballet choreographers

The Louisville Ballet choreographer showcase is all-narrative

On the opening night of this year’s Choreographer Showcase, Louisville Ballet Producer and Artistic Director Robert Curran framed the evening in the context of storytelling. In a season when the Ballet is producing three of the greatest storytelling ballets of all time (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker), inviting choreographers from the company to create […]

Ballet choreographers

The Reigning Ballet Choreographers of the 21st Century

Ballet in the 21st century shows no signs of slowing down: this spring, more than a dozen works by two of today’s reigning ballet choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, are slated for the stage. The eclectic mix covers ballets with full narratives and several with hints of stories or no plots at all. Taken […]