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Why Garth Fagan May Be Having the Best Month Ever
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, November 07, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 7, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony-winning choreographer of The Lion King debuts new work at the Joyce --- Choreographer Garth Fagan is having quite a month. This past Sunday, he helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of Broadway's The Lion King, for which he won a 1998 Tony Award for Best Choreography. And this week, his eponymous 47-year-old dance company returns to the...
How Do You Put 'The Red Shoes' On Stage?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Matthew Bourne's latest dance-theatre piece reimagines a cinematic classic Are Matthew Bourne's productions dance or theatre? Considering the range of major stage awards the British director-choreographer has won and his work's crossover success, does it really matter? For 25 years, Bourne's robust, dramatically engaging shows have been captivating...
WATCH: Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 14, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 14, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, an organization that produces concerts, facilitates educational programs, and creates site-specific performances, often outdoors, with diverse communities. This weekend on September 16-17, you can catch Kinesis in action on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College as the company presents TimePiece, or: Another imperfect...
WATCH: Camille A. Brown & Dancers
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, August 21, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 21, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a dance-theatre company that tells stories about current experiences and political views through social dance, tap, ballet, hip-hop, modern, and jazz. The troupe is well known for its evocative pieces such as BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, a celebration of African-American womanhood which ran at the Joyce and Jacob's...
Discovering New Talent at the Joyce Ballet Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, July 18, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 18, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How a pair of ballerinas became emerging choreographers --- A welcome biennial tradition for dance lovers, the Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival returns for its third edition this week. The 12-day festival features five up-and-coming choreographers presenting adventurous works in an intimate setting. Many of the participating dancers usually appear...
When Seeing Dance Is a Political Act
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Friday, May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How one dance fan resists by indulging in her favorite art --- Back in March, I sat riveted and disturbed as I watched Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild descend the stairs of Philadelphia's Painted Bride Arts Center in full Aunt Jemima regalia. "Twice a week, a white police officer kills a black person," she cooed. The singsong, Southern lilt of her voice...
A Choreographer Revisits His Rock Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Pascal Rioult debuts a new work set to the music he loved as a teen --- For much of his choreographic career, Pascal Rioult gravitated toward major classical works: Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Stravinsky, even celebrated scores other choreographers had used. He welcomed the challenge of translating such iconic music into movement. But recently, he's been...
WATCH: Meet The Love Show
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Love Show, which fuses multiple performance genres including cabaret, burlesque, circus, and various dance forms into unique theatrical experiences. ...
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