The Dance News You Might Have Missed in June 2022

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from June 2022. Comings & Goings Kirven Douthit-Boyd has been appointed artistic director of Big…

The Summer Dance Festival Programming to See This Season

Much of the dance world is at—or headed to—a summer festival right now. It’s impossible to catch it all, but if we could be in multiple places at once, here’s…

What to see, do and hear: “Midsummer’s Night Dream,” “Off the Grid,” Eric Benét

ART+DESIGN The Spalding Nix Fine Art group show Properties of Being features new work by Susan Hable, Laura Dargan, Sachi Rom and Zhou Peng. Today, the “properties of being” are…

In Our Own Words: Eleanor Neal, mixed-media artist

Eleanor Neal uses beeswax, tree moss and other raw materials that speak to memories and place where identity and nature intersect. Neal is a two-time fellow at the Hambidge Creative…

Review: Bob Thompson exhibit at High Museum dazzles with color and déja vu

Whether they embrace or reject it, artists have long been in dialogue with the art that has preceded them. This House is Minethe revelatory exhibition of Bob Thompson’s paintings at…

My Experience With Long COVID Forced Me to Acknowledge the Vulnerability of All Bodies

As a dancer, I have always understood how much I depend on my body. But I hadn’t ever thought about how much my world would change if it functioned differently.…

Carlos Museum commits to diversity, social change with hiring of new director

Henry S. Kim will serve as the new associate vice provost and director of Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum beginning August 22, it was announced this week. Kim takes…

Review: The Adinkra Project’s mixed bill celebrated a different kind of revolution

Dance company Adinkra Project’s program Revolutionary Stories, at Windmill Arts Center over the weekend, was revolutionary in unexpected ways. All six new works expressed not the revolution of politics and…

Atlanta artist Kevin Cole on mentor Sam Gilliam: “The world has lost a true hero”

Editor’s note: Mississippi-born Sam Gilliam, a pioneering abstract painter best known for his luscious Drape paintings, died last Saturday at his home in Washington. He was 88. This story was…

Jerron Herman, Disabled Dancer, On the Power of Gut Feelings

When you return to a piece of choreography after a while, whether rehearsing for another performance or simply reminiscing with old company friends, it’s a kind of performer time-travel. The…