Category: Choreography
How Neuroscience Inspired Michelle Dorrance
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, December 20, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 20, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded tapper revises Myelination for darker times --- Science might seem like unusual fodder for a dance-maker, but while reading Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code Michelle Dorrance started musing about myelin, the fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells. "I'm not a neuroscientist, but conceptually I was inspired by...
Alvin Ailey Unveils New Works This Holiday Season
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 06, 2017  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 6, 2017  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Two longtime dancers discuss the company's evolving repertoire Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater just kicked off its annual holiday run at City Center, a five-week gift to modern dance lovers showcasing the company's ever-expanding repertory. Yes, Ailey's beloved 1960 classic Revelations is still on the lineup, but artistic director Robert Battle...
She's Making This 'Island' Authentic
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, December 01, 2017  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 1, 2017  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Veteran choreographer Camille A. Brown comes to Broadway with Once on This Island --- Working on the first Broadway revival of a beloved musical can be a challenge -- especially for choreographers. A dance-maker needs to figure out how to realize her own vision while recognizing that another artist previously danced in her shoes. Although choreographer...
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...
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