Category: Choreography
Making the Unsung Heroes of WWI Move
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, November 28, 2018  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 28, 2018  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
The challenges of choreographing the new musical The Hello Girls --- Christine O'Grady has spent much of her career choreographing regional revivals, injecting familiar favorites such as 42nd Street, West Side Story and The Wiz with complicated, fun movement. So when Cara Reichel and Peter Mills of Prospect Theater Company asked her to collaborate...
Twyla Tharp Works You've Never Seen
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, November 13, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 13, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The legendary dance-maker reflects on her early years in Minimalism and Me --- In 1965, a very brief, rather odd dance performance took place in a Hunter College art studio. The choreographer was an unknown named Twyla Tharp, who had graduated from Barnard College two years earlier with an art history degree, and danced briefly with Paul Taylor's...
How ABT's Fall Season Moves Beyond Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 18, 2018  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Oct 18, 2018  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
American Ballet Theatre debuts two works that incorporate tap and contemporary dance --- This week, American Ballet Theatre returns to Lincoln Center with a fall season that is lean, adventurous and bracingly contemporary. Alongside works by eminent choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins (in honor of his centennial), Twyla...
Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, October 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece --- Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-theatre pieces since founding his eponymous company in 2011. Choreographing classic musicals wasn't really high on his wish list -- until boundary-pushing director...
Fresh Voices in Modern Dance Converge in Brooklyn
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Friday, October 05, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 5, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition --- When Young Soon Kim founded White Wave Dance back in 1988, she set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, then a haven for scrappy artists looking for large spaces at low rents. That's where she crafted her delicately etched choreography style, like lines of movement calligraphy mixed with cutting-edge elements...
The Joyce Gets a Stunning Makeover for NY Quadrille
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, September 26, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 26, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Curated by Lar Lubovitch, the perspective-changing dance series returns for its second edition --- Even though John Jasperse and his dance company had performed at the Joyce in the past, he barely recognized the theatre when he walked into it two years ago for the inaugural NY Quadrille, conceived and curated by legendary choreographer Lar Lubovitch....
Classical Dance for Broadway Lovers
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, September 19, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 19, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
New York City Ballet pays tribute to Jerome Robbins in honor of his 100th birthday --- New York City Ballet's month-long fall season kicked off this week, and the eclectic lineup includes pieces by founder George Balanchine, new works by emerging choreographers and a farewell performance by retiring principal dancer Joaquin De Luz. But for fans who...
See Free Outdoor Dance this August in NYC
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, August 01, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 1, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Catch an eclectic selection of companies at three alfresco festivals --- Free outdoor theatre is considered a rite of summer in New York City. But there are also plenty of no-cost alfresco dance performances during the dog days of the season. Uptown, downtown and on the Queens waterfront, you'll find a wide variety of movers and shakers, from classical...
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