Category: Choreography
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...
When Seeing Dance Is a Political Act
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Friday, May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How one dance fan resists by indulging in her favorite art --- Back in March, I sat riveted and disturbed as I watched Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild descend the stairs of Philadelphia's Painted Bride Arts Center in full Aunt Jemima regalia. "Twice a week, a white police officer kills a black person," she cooed. The singsong, Southern lilt of her voice...
A Choreographer Revisits His Rock Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Pascal Rioult debuts a new work set to the music he loved as a teen --- For much of his choreographic career, Pascal Rioult gravitated toward major classical works: Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Stravinsky, even celebrated scores other choreographers had used. He welcomed the challenge of translating such iconic music into movement. But recently, he's been...
WATCH: Meet The Love Show
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Love Show, which fuses multiple performance genres including cabaret, burlesque, circus, and various dance forms into unique theatrical experiences. This video was directed by Lauren Kay. It was shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Here's why Meet the Dance Company exists. You can meet more dance companies here....
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