Nils Bech: Foolish Heart (2019)

Starring Silas Henriksen of Norway’s national ballet, the official video for Norwegian singer-songwriter and performance artist Nils Bech’s “Foolish Heart (2019)” swells with instrumental warmth that dresses an intimate physical performance. The track appears on Bech’s latest album, also named Foolish Heart, out today. Its melancholic lyrics address the heartbreak Bech felt at the end of an eight-year relationship. In fact, it was the first …

Director Stefan Hunt’s Emotional Dance Short, “They Saw The Sun First”

With voice-over guidance from NYC's elderly, a poignant film about life, death, and the dances we do in-between

“I started working on this project when I noticed a lack of eldership in my life,” director Stefan Hunt says about the creation of his dance-documentary hybrid short, They Saw The Sun First. The eight-minute film—directed by Hunt, produced by Jess Lowe Chaverri, shot by Cole Graham and choreographed by Vanessa Varghese—pairs dances with recorded conversations of NYC’s elderly, an unexpectedly synchronous combination. He continues, …

New Dances: Edition 2019 Reflects the New Energy of an Established Program

Guided by dance director Alicia Graf Mack, The Juilliard School's annual show featured four world premieres from renowned choreographers

The Juilliard School presents its annual New Dances show as an opportunity for acclaimed choreographers to explore original work with some of the nation’s finest young dancers and to grant the student body time to perform on stage. Comprised of roughly two dozen dancers from around the world, each Juilliard class rivals the roster of nearly any professional company, albeit with more room to grow. …