In case you missed it: ALL ARTS’ most popular stories from 2019

In case you missed it: ALL ARTS’ most popular stories from 2019

As 2020 approaches, the staff at ALL ARTS has been reflecting on what we’ve seen, where we’ve been and the artists and institutions continuing to inspire us. Here is a selection of our most popular stories of the year — including a few last-minute additions.

What has Youth America Grand Prix done for ballet? We asked the dancers

Youth America Grand Prix 2019 New York Gala. Courtesy: Youth America Grand Prix.

Readers loved these interviews with dancers from Youth America Grand Prix, a dance competition that took New York City by storm earlier this year.

Juliana Huxtable on exploding gender and escaping reductivism

Juliana Huxtable. Courtesy of the artist.
Juliana Huxtable. Courtesy of the artist.

As part of “The C-Files with Maria Brito,” artist Juliana Huxtable sat down and talked about her broad artistic practice, which spans music creation to painting and sculpture.

“Fosse/Verdon” adds dazzle to a devilish partnership

“Fosse Verdon” featuring Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon. Courtesy: Eric Liebowitz/FX

“Fosse Verdon” was a hit for FX and for us! Readers enjoyed this article, which includes interviews with the show’s creators.

5 paintings you should see in NYC according to curators

Gustav Klimt, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," 1912. Courtesy of Neue Galerie, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Ronald S. Lauder, the heirs of the Estates of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer, and the Estée Lauder Fund.
Gustav Klimt, “Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” 1912. Courtesy of Neue Galerie, New York.

One of our most recent articles to make the list, this quick-read about art that everyone should see when in New York City became an end-of-the-year favorite.

Beyond the canvas: 5 perfumes preferred by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

An interview with a perfume expert at Brooklyn Museum sent readers on a journey to uncover the five fragrances preferred by Frida Kahlo.

Anonymous creator of Ballet Moods Instagram account talks memes and dance

Ballet Moods Instagram account

If you’re in the dance community and on Instagram, there’s a good chance you stumbled upon or have been sent a meme from Ballet Moods. We spoke to the anonymous ballet insider who runs the account.

3 reasons why “Borgen” is a must-watch political drama for 2019

Sidse Babett Knudsen in "Borgen."
Sidse Babett Knudsen in still from “Borgen.”

“Borgen,” one of the most popular shows on ALL ARTS, continues to resonate with fans. This primer on the series proved popular and gave readers a chance to familiarize themselves with the show before streaming it on the ALL ARTS app.

“Oklahoma!” becomes first gun-neutral production in Broadway history

“Oklahoma!”: Courtesy of the production

“Oklahoma!,” which would go on to win big at the Tony Awards, made history when producers agreed to work with a gun control nonprofit before its big debut. Read about what that agreement means for the future of Broadway productions in this article.

At age 104, painter Carmen Herrera expands her canvas 

Carmen Herrera’s sculptures © Carmen Herrera. Courtesy: Lisson Gallery.

Carmen Herrera’s geometric sculptures mark the first piece of public art from the longtime artist. Here, you can read about the significance of the bold, brightly colored pieces.

Phyllida Lloyd set “Julius Caesar” in a prison. Here’s why it worked

Jade Anouka (Mark Antony) and Company in “Julius Caesar.” Photo: Helen Maybanks

Shakesperian adaptations continue to charm audiences, and this one from Phyllida Lloyd is no exception. Read an interview with the director, who envisioned the Bard’s classic tale as a parable for prison reform.