Category: Choreography
Experience Merce Cunningham's Legacy Throughout NYC
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, March 11, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all over town --- Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 on April 16 and several local institutions are celebrating the seminal choreographer's creativity, innovation and impact on generations of dance-makers. A native of Washington State, Cunningham was a notable...
Finding Inspiration in Ballet, Spirituals and Prison Songs
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, March 06, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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Dancer-choreographer Silas Farley debuts Songs From the Spirit at the Metropolitan Museum --- Last July, Silas Farley spent a day at California's San Quentin State Prison listening to music composed by inmates. The setting was a stark contrast to the grand stages on which Farley, an elegant 24-year-old member of New York City Ballet, usually performs...
WATCH: Gallim
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, February 11, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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Meet Gallim, a Brooklyn-based dance company that celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience. Founded in 2007 by choreographer Andrea Miller, the troupe performs in traditional and offbeat spaces, including museums and its home base, a church in Clinton Hill. From February 12 to 17, you can catch Gallim at the Joyce...
Why Are These Ballet Dancers Wearing Sneakers?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, February 07, 2019  •   Choreography  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Feb 7, 2019  •   Choreography  •    4 comments Share This
NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck --- When Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing premiered two years ago at New York City Ballet, it offered an exciting jolt. There wasn't a pointe shoe or ballet slipper in sight. Instead, the dancers wore sneakers and outfits (designed by Humberto Leon) you might see young folks wearing...
Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM --- Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't exactly an internationally renowned cultural center. Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 by a group...
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
Reconceiving 'Coppélia' for the 21st Century
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, December 27, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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Director-choreographer Chase Brock premieres his first dance-theatre work Off-Broadway --- After 15 years of assisting on or contributing to Main Stem productions, Chase Brock is about to make his full-fledged Broadway musical choreographic debut with Be More Chill in February. But instead of using the holidays to rest up for rehearsals, the prolific...
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...
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