Latest from Sarah L. Kaufman

With 10-hour rehearsals and buckets of ice, dancers prepare to retake Broadway stage

Performers in such dance-centric shows as “The Lion King,” “Chicago” and “Hamilton” are flexing an inner strength while they relearn the steps they haven’t done in 18 months.
  • Sep 14, 2021

In theaters or at home, dance is here to move you

Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” Akram Khan in his D.C. debut and new dance films fill stages and screens.
  • Sep 9, 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s multimillion-dollar message: Art is essential everywhere, not just in museums and theaters

By giving large sums to some arts groups you may not have heard of, the philanthropist links culture and social progress.
  • Aug 28, 2021

‘Swan Dive’ gives voice to every suspicion you may harbor about professional ballet

Georgina Pazcoguin’s biting memoir is full of melodrama. It also has an important message.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Black women are finally shattering the glass ceiling in dance

“In leadership, that door was closed”: Black dancers have long faced racism, but recent front-office hires in previously White-led groups show progress. Will it last?
  • Aug 17, 2021

The best dance, on your laptop: Young risk-takers are going outdoors to create short, raw films

In these films, dance feels more dangerous, and the open sky and open energy bring us even closer to the dancers.
  • Aug 6, 2021

Artist Sougwen Chung wanted collaborators. So she designed and built her own AI robots.

Painting collaboratively with robots guided by artificial intelligence, Sougwen Chung creates human-machine art. In her live performances with A.I. systems, she seeks to change what she calls a "hyper-masculine" and power-driven dynamic with technology.
  • Nov 5, 2020

Empty classrooms, studios and stages: In the covid-19 era, an arts education requires an even greater leap of faith

With performance and training moving online, student dancers, musicians and actors are questioning whether to continue pursuing already highly competitive careers.
  • Aug 20, 2020

It wasn’t the Met, but for these two dancers finally back onstage, it was two minutes of amazing

Zoom technique classes, rehearsing with masks and then, at last, “Back to work!” for a performance at Kaatsbaan in New York
  • Aug 12, 2020

Washington Ballet loses top executive, cancels ‘The Nutcracker’ and rest of 2020 season

Michael Pastreich’s exit and the season cancellation arrive on the heels of covid-19 cases after the ballet’s June gala.
  • Jul 30, 2020