This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Bright Young Things

Art is the only way to travel without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp’s quote rings truer than ever, as we negotiate our various states of isolation. For dancers, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant training at home, taking part in online classes, and interacting with dance fans via social media. For the foreseeable future, the performing arts are confined to the digital realm.

Photograph by Karolina Kuras

subscribe to the latest in dance


“Uncommonly intelligent, substantial coverage.”

  • Weekly articles from the world of dance
  • Wide diversity of reviews, interviews, articles & more
  • Support for quality art journalism

Already a paid subscriber? Login

Rewind a few months, when we were shooting for the second edition of Fjord Review #2, we were mindful of a new wave of dance talent. Bright Young Things, directed and filmed by Karolina Kuras, features ten up-and-coming dancers in a fashion collaboration with VSP Consignment. What I find inspiring about this project is the sense of innovation and creative drive, relevant now to the future not only of dance, but our society as a whole.

Many thanks to everyone who came together to create this film, including dancers Genevieve Penn Nabity, Jason Ferro, Tene Ward, Tom Leprohon, Godwin Merano, Lucy Elliott, Shale Wagman, Hannah Galway, Siphe November, and Arielle Miralles. Hair and make up by Ashley Readings, music by Naladog, choreography by Nicholas Rose, and backstage photography by Ethan Watts. Film concept and creation by Karolina Kuras. For the exclusive photoshoot, pick up a copy of Fjord Review #2 below.

Penelope Ford


Penelope is the founding editor of Fjord Review, international magazine of dance and ballet. Penelope graduated from Law and Arts with majors in philosophy and languages from the University of Melbourne, Australia, before turning to the world of dance. She lives in Italy.

comments

Featured

They Were There
BOOKSHELF | Candice Thompson

They Were There

In her new  biography, The Swans of Harlem, journalist Karen Valby is witness to the testimony of five pioneering Black ballerinas intimate with the founding history of Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

Continue Reading
The Joy of Dance
INTERVIEWS | Victoria Looseleaf

The Joy of Dance

If one wants a glimpse of Joy Womack’s rock-star like schedule, take a look at her Instagram account. One day she might be dancing in Paris—her current home base—another day it’s Florence, then it’s Lagos, Guayaquil, and Melbourne.

Continue Reading
Sundays on Broadway
FEATURES | Cecilia Whalen

Sundays on Broadway

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Cathy Weis' “Sundays on Broadway,” a performance series that welcomes experimentation from a curated group of seasoned and emerging artists hosted intimately in Weis’ SoHo loft. 

FREE ARTICLE
Divas and Devisers
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

Divas and Devisers

Though the New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala featured two premieres, the real buzz of the season belonged to the revival of Balanchine’s “Tzigane”—now titled the more politically correct “Errante”—after a 30-year absence. 

Continue Reading
Good Subscription Agency