Mark Morris’s Legacy Plan? Posthumous Premieres

Part of a $25 million fund-raising campaign — Mark Morris: Above and Beyond — to support Mr. Morris’s work and legacy, Dances for the Future has already begun: Mr. Morris is nearly finished creating its first work, set to Scarlatti. “There are duets, trios, quartets,” he said. “I’m going to complete it — it’ll just take a few days to really pinch it off — and then we put it away. It’s quite complicated and quite beautiful.” The way to document the finished works hasn’t been completed yet, but each…

To Be a Star Carlos Acosta Had to Leave Cuba. Maybe His Dancers Won’t Have To.

Partly, this is a question of money and influence. Like almost every cultural organization in Cuba, Acosta Danza is connected to the government and subject to government approval. As a favored son, who has often returned to perform, Mr. Acosta has been granted some prime real estate for rehearsal space, among other privileges, by the Ministry of Culture. But the government-sponsored salaries are at Cuban rates, so it helps that Mr. Acosta has other connections. Acosta Danza is also supported by Sadler’s Wells, one of the foremost dance theaters and…

Lar Lubovitch Is Looking for Poets

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Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management

These accusations come in a tense climate for the ballet world, which has not remained immune to the #MeToo movement. In December, Peter Martins retired from his position as ballet master in chief of the New York City Ballet, following allegations of abuse and harassment; after an investigation, the company said the accusations were not corroborated. Tamara Rojo, the director of the English National Ballet, has been the subject of scrutiny over her relationship with a company dancer. And in March, Kenneth Greve, the director of the Finnish National Ballet,…

Merce Cunningham’s Centennial Will Bring a Global Celebration

Photo Merce Cunningham, center, with members of his company performing “RainForest” in 1968. Credit Jack Mitchell/Getty Images The Merce Cunningham Trust announced Monday, on what would have been Cunningham’s 99th birthday, a global centennial celebration of his legacy, beginning this fall. More than 60 presenting organizations and dance companies from around the world are expected to participate, and the Royal Ballet in London will be one of several to tackle Cunningham for the first time. The celebration will consist of performances, film screenings, discussions, education initiatives, new works by other…

City Ballet’s New Team Gets a Crash Course in Season Planning

Mr. Martins had commissioned four new works: one by Matthew Neenan, the choreographer in residence at Pennsylvania Ballet and the co-founder of BalletX in Philadelphia; one by Gianna Reisen, a young dancer and choreographer who won praise for her first work for the company in September; and two by Mr. Peck. One of Mr. Peck’s new works will be set to a newly commissioned score by Sufjan Stevens, his frequent collaborator, with orchestrations by the composer Timo Andres. Photo Justin Peck, New York City Ballet’s choreographer in residence, will have…

5 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

Photo From left, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, who will perform at N.Y.U. Skirball Center on Saturday. Credit Tim Salaz Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead. AMERICAN BALLET THEATER STUDIO COMPANY at Ailey Citigroup Theater (April 17-18, 7 p.m.). Before they hit the big leagues, catch the next generation of ballet stars in intimate environs as Ballet Theater’s junior ensemble presents a mixed bill of classical and contemporary work. The program includes August Bournonville’s “William Tell” pas de deux and an excerpt from…

Review: Dancing in the House of García Lorca

In dim light, the hands of dancers explore their own bodies. Caught in a spotlight, the hands instantly retreat. A dance work that starts like this would seem to be about sexual repression. That theme is just about the only thing that Carlos Pons Guerra’s “Waiting for Pepe” clearly shares with Federico García Lorca’s 1936 play “The House of Bernarda Alba,” though a program note cites the play and its plot as source material. When Ballet Hispánico opened a run at the Joyce Theater on Tuesday, Mr. Pons Guerra’s work…

Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies

“Mr. McKayle comes to the musical theater as a ranking choreographer,” Barnes wrote, “but also like Mr. Robbins, his skill with actors must now be unquestioned.” The show won the 1974 Tony Award for best musical, and Mr. McKayle was nominated for both his roles — as director of a cast led by Joe Morton and as choreographer. They were not his first Tony nominations — the first was for “Golden Boy,” with Sammy Davis Jr., in 1965 — and they would not be his last: He received two more,…