Category: Choreography
What Does It Take to Be a Momix Dancer?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, July 25, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 25, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran company members on working for visionary choreographer Moses Pendleton --- The mesmerizing and fantastical visuals conjured by Momix come directly from founder Moses Pendleton's expansive imagination. Aided by artful lighting and projections, the company of "dancer-illusionists" transforms into eye-popping flora and fauna, evoking a Southwestern...
Which Broadway Choreographer Is Making His NYC Directorial Debut?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, July 23, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 23, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How Joshua Bergasse is putting his own stamp on Smokey Joe's Cafe --- At a recent matinee of the Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, iconic numbers such as "On Broadway" and "Hound Dog" inspired audience members to sing and dance in their seats. During "Stand By Me," an entire throng jumped up, all clapping...
Returning to the Dance Scene Where Her Career Began
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 26, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 26, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Former NYCB performer Melissa Barak brings her own troupe to the Joyce Ballet Festival --- The Joyce Ballet Festival (June 26-July 7) is a homecoming of sorts for Melissa Barak. The dancer-choreographer launched her professional career here in the city, performing with New York City Ballet from 1998 to 2007. Now her eponymous Los Angeles-based troupe...
After Four Decades, Molissa Fenley Is Still in Her Prime
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 19, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 19, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The sexagenarian dancer-choreographer performs new and old work at Danspace Project --- At an age when many of her peers are flirting with retirement, Molissa Fenley continues to be a vital force in dance, not just as a choreographer but as a performer, too. The 63 year old has been the foremost interpreter of her own work since she burst onto the...
WATCH: Shamel Pitts at Gibney Dance Center
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Attention modern dance lovers: Brooklyn-bred dancer, choreographer and teacher, Shamel Pitts, is bringing his multimedia piece Black Box: Little Black Book of Red to Gibney Dance Center May 31 to June 2. It's a raw and personal work about the search for identity that incorporates spoken word, video and evocative lighting. We chatted with Pitts about...
How Do You Present Dance in a Museum?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 15, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance company performs in the Met Breuer this month --- On an unseasonably gray afternoon earlier this month, I was one of a handful of visitors wandering the Met Breuer galleries, and the melancholy outside seemed to have seeped into the space. But, once I reached the fifth floor, the mood lifted dramatically. There in a square...
WATCH: Gibney's Spring Season
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, April 25, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 25, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
A few weeks ago, we went behind the scenes at Gibney to give you an intimate look at how this downtown dance hub crafts performances and fosters community. We continue our coverage of this singular performing arts organization with a pair of mini-documentaries about Gibney's upcoming split bill -- Senior Company Director Amy Miller's Valence and guest...
Is Sentimentality a Dirty Word in Dance?
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, April 17, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 17, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Lar Lubovitch celebrates 50 years as a choreographer at the Joyce --- After a half century of running his own eponymous dance company, celebrated choreographer Lar Lubovitch is confident in his aesthetic preferences. "I defend my right to create beauty, even sentimentality, in a world where irony seems to be pervasive," he says as his troupe kicks...
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