Dance World News (Jan. 6, 2017)

*This post is coming a bit late as I have been traveling and was sidelined by a cold the past couple of days. Stay tuned for Dance World News and some exciting new content in the coming days and weeks. 

Happy New Year!  Read on to see how the citizens of the dance world closed out 2016 and welcomed in 2017.

Dance Magazine has released its 2017 25 to watch. Check out these phenomenal movers, shakers and leapers. Among them are:  Princess Grace Fellowship Winner Paige Fraser, New York City Ballet corps member Unity Phelan and “Sorry” music video choreographer Parris Goebel. 

The plot continues to thicken in the Rockettes’ controversial decision to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Click here to read Marie Claire’s exclusive look into a meeting where the decision to perform was further explained.

Learn about how Minneapolis b-girls are creating space for themselves here.

JLo’s upcoming dance competition show World of Dance now has a host–actress and dancer Jenna Duwan Tatum.

After spending two years recovering from an injury,  ABT dancer and Bolshoi Ballet principal David Hallberg is back and ready to dance.

The video of the week will be replaced with an image from Memphis’ Collage Dance Collective. The striking photo features five company members, all women of color and has gone viral. The dance company is hoping to change the aesthetic of dance and the dance world’s approach to diversity. Read more about the photo here and learn more about Collage Dance Collective by visiting their website and following them on Instagram  (@collagedance).

Happy New Year from Collage Dance Collective!

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