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I’ve always liked ballet, but whenever I go to a show, I know I’m seeing something that isn’t for or about my community—the queer community. At the heart of traditional ballet is a celebration of heterosexual love, a lack of female agency, and impossibly thin bodies. Three years ago, I went to see Ballez perform The Firebird, a retelling of the turn of the century Stravinsky ballet. I went in knowing nothing about the company or what...
Young people have it tough, these days—maybe you've heard! But maybe the most honorable response to life's vicissitudes is to make art of them. This Thursday, at BAM, the Nouveau Classical Project, in collaboration with the TrioDance Collective, will perform Potential Energies, an ambitious, multidisciplinary production that aspires to address the “the shock and pain of reality” facing millennials through a unique melding of classical music, dance, and fashion. We talked with NCP artistic...

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