Category: Choreography
How Do You Explore the Tulsa Race Massacre Through Dance?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Monday, December 02, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 2, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran choreographer Donald Byrd discusses his politically charged world premiere for Alvin Ailey --- When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commissioned acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd to create his fifth piece for the company, he knew immediately that he wanted to go back to the troupe's roots. "In the early days, the work was about the black...
What Type of Choreography Does a Ballet Dancer, Drag Queen, Pop Star Do?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 10, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 10, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran principal dancer James Whiteside makes his American Ballet Theatre choreographic debut --- American Ballet Theatre's fall season is a two-week whirlwind of revelations. The troupe's full-length story ballets are in storage until next spring. From October 16 to 27 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, ABT's focus is on the fresh and unanticipated. The...
Edwaard Liang's Exciting Return to His New York City Ballet Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, September 19, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 19, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The former NYCB soloist on his circuitous journey from dancer to choreographer for the company that launched his career --- The past and present are colliding for Edwaard Liang. The former New York City Ballet soloist, now a prolific choreographer and artistic director of BalletMet, has created his first work for the company that set his career in...
Fusing Break Dancing, Ballet and Modern Moves
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, September 13, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 13, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The Montreal-based RUBBERBAND makes its Joyce Theater debut --- Choreographer Victor Quijada's eclectic background accounts for his signature fusion style. The son of Mexican immigrants, he was raised in Los Angeles where he began break dancing in his youth. Later, at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, he studied with post-modern master...
A Dance Show for Theatre Lovers
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, July 19, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 19, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Emmy-nominated choreographer Al Blackstone makes his Joyce Theater debut with Freddie Falls in Love --- Three years ago, when a job Al Blackstone had fell through, the choreographer decided to put his unexpected free time to good use by focusing on his passion project: Freddie Falls in Love, a 75-minute dance-theatre piece told entirely through...
Why Modern Dance Master Mark Morris Is Busier Than Ever
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, July 05, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 5, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The venerable choreographer discusses his latest world premiere at the Mostly Mozart Festival --- When a new dance by legendary choreographer Mark Morris is announced, his choice of music is always very telling. That's because he approaches scores with a musician's sophisticated ear and understanding, showcasing his deep historical knowledge of each...
7 Dance Performances to See This July
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, July 02, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 2, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Catch Tony-winning tapper Savion Glover, dance-theatre from an Emmy winner, an alfresco freebie and more --- New York's dance scene continues its hot streak with visits from renowned international and regional companies, a new work from tap genius Savion Glover and a dance film festival at Lincoln Center. Of the seven offerings we're highlighting,...
8 Dance Performances to See This June
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, June 12, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 12, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Catch renowned companies, cutting-edge choreographers and even a few free alfresco events --- Summer may not typically be thought of as a hotbed of dance. But this June is full of movement, with an intriguing range of options for dance lovers to explore. Of the eight performances we're highlighting, two are FREE and, as of press time, a few others...
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