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Four years ago, Gallim Dance made waves in New York when it performed two pieces by Artistic Director Andrea Miller at Joyce SoHo. One was Blush, an evening-length work that explores the moment of blushing through powerful, emotional rawness and … Continue reading ?
Stephen Petronio’s inspiration for his company’s latest work, Like Lazarus Did, performed last week at the Joyce Theater, was a book of American slave songs sent to him by composer Son Lux. Lazarus’ resurrection became a point of departure for … Continue reading ?
On April 24th, one night before its official opening, Pippin dazzled, delighted, and blew me away. Sitting in the balcony of The Music Box Theatre, I was mesmerized by the dynamite singing, phenomenal circus creations and choreography, and the magic … Continue reading ?
Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading ?
Thom Yorke showed off his moves in the 2011 video for “Lotus Flower” from Radiohead’s album, “The King of Limbs”. Now, with the release of Atoms for Peace’s debut album, “AMOK”, Thom dances in the video for “Ingenue” along with Fukiko Takase, a … Continue reading ?
Last week, Pacific Northwest Ballet made its first appearance in New York City since 1996. After one evening of a Balanchine triple bill, the Seattle-based company, led by artistic director and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Peter Boal, … Continue reading ?
Here’s a beautiful short film of Carla Körbes, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and former soloist at New York City Ballet. Carla was recently profiled in The New York Times and will perform next week with Pacific Northwest Ballet at NY … Continue reading ?
New York City Ballet’s winter season is celebrating the music of Tschaikovsky. The Balanchine triple bill performed last Wednesday included a personal favorite, Serenade, which also happened to mark the return of principal dancer Sara Mearns after a nearly year-long … Continue reading ?
Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Dance on Camera Festival, taking place February 1st through 5th. Check out the full line-up of films and other programming and buy tickets here.
The Park Avenue Armory is once again home to an installation that is appealing to adults and children alike. Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread is playful, elegant, and a bit mysterious. Filled with 42 swings suspended from the ceiling of the cavernous Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the installation allows viewers to remember how gleeful [...]
As a young child, when someone mentioned The Nutcracker I immediately thought of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music. My first experience with The Nutcracker was when I saw New York City Ballet’s performance at the age of three. And for years I performed in the New Jersey production directed by Irine Fokine (niece of choreographer [...]
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance recently performed in the Rain Room at the Barbican Centre in London. The performance built on a series of past collaborations between the award-winning choreographer and the acclaimed studio Random International, including Random International’s Future Self and Wayne McGregor Random Dance’s FAR. Show More Summary
Professional dancers are often noticeable for their posture and carriage. So when four men walked onto the stage at the BAM Fishman Space, it was easy to tell which two were trained and which were untrained. As each man took his turn standing in the middle of a white square, it was the start of [...]
My review of Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother, performed in October at BAM, is in this month’s issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Read it here, along with wonderful pieces by Siobhan Burke and L.J. Sunshine.
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The signature ingredients of Pina Bausch’s work – long flowing hair, floor-length gowns, ritual, and tons of water – were on full display in como el musguito en la piedra, ay, si, si, si…(Like moss on a stone), the final work from the choreographer before her untimely death in 2009. Watching Tanztheater Wuppertal perform Bausch’s work, which [...]
Charlie Chaplin, one of the most famous comedians of silent films, has come to Broadway. Before seeing Chaplin: The Musical on Thursday evening, I wondered, can an icon best known for his silent movies be enticing enough to survive Broadway, where singing, dancing, catchy tunes, and brilliant effects make a hit show? That depends on [...]
The ninth annual Fall For Dance festival opened on Thursday evening at City Center with the usual fanfare. The atrium next to the theater buzzed with excitement, and plenty of people without tickets waited near the box office for last-minute cancellations. The festival’s three-week season, its longest ever, features artists and companies from around the [...]
New York City Ballet’s four-week fall season opened last week with a celebration of George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s remarkable collaboration. Not only did Wednesday’s program feature works that highlight their partnership, but it also formed a Greek trilogy. Apollo and Orpheus are both mythical retellings, while Agon (the youngest of the three pieces) is [...]
It’s a very good question, and one that certainly deserves attention considering the art world’s recent surge of interest in dance. This topic is the subject of an upcoming event, Why Dance in the Art World?, which will explore the history and future of the art world’s interest in dance. The evening, presented by The Performa [...]