Category: Choreography
A Choreographer Inspired By Martin Luther King, Jr.
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 14, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 14, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
A new dance in the Ailey season honors King's genius --- On a recent work trip to Atlanta, dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin stumbled upon the inspiration for a dance. Touring the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, she found herself enraptured in a room devoted to the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was especially...
WATCH: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates the Scope of Latin Culture
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, December 01, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Dec 1, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Meet Ballet Hispánico, where Latin cultures and American culture are all part of the artistic vision. 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....
With a Proudly Feminine Musical, a Director Finds Her Voice
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, November 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside A Taste of Things to Come --- Sitting in the York Theatre Company's house on a recent Monday, Lorin Latarro juts her neck forward to listen intently to a rehearsal of A Taste of Things to Come . A pencil pokes out of her ponytail. She reaches back to grab it, scribbles on the script, and whispers to her associate. She never once, however, moves...
Dozens of Cultures in One Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, November 11, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 11, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Nederlands Dans Theater brings new work to New York --- Bringing his company to New York means a lot to Paul Lightfoot, artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater. So plenty of thought and careful planning went into the program of four dances the company performs at City Center from November 16-19. He had a lot of work to choose from. NDT, based...
The Inclusive Empire of Gibney Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, October 31, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Oct 31, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
From new work to vital spaces, Gina Gibney offers the dance world a rich array --- Gina Gibney wears so many hats that when she wants to create a new work, it seems it might be difficult for her to focus on choreography. After all, her Gibney Dance Center has been expanding in size, ambition, and range of activities over the past five years, and...
How Can an Architect Inspire a Dance Company?
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, October 19, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 19, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
For BalletCollective's new works, choreographer Troy Schumacher called on some unlikely collaborators --- When an emerging dance company opts for a nontraditional approach, it can quickly go awry. Too much gimmick, not enough goods. Fortunately, Troy Schumacher has avoided that common misstep with his troupe BalletCollective by devising a singular...
How Do You Dance In a Musical Like 'Falsettos'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, October 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the Broadway revival's choreography --- You might not think of Falsettos as a choreographer's showcase. After all, William Finn's Tony Award-winning 1992 musical is an intimate portrait of a family whose lives are upended when Marvin leaves his wife Trina for a man named Whizzer. Soon enough, Trina is remarried to Mendel, Marvin's psychiatrist,...
In Broadway's 'The Cherry Orchard,' a Surprising Use of Dance
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, October 11, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 11, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Making Chekhov a moving experience --- There's a scene in the Roundabout Theatre Company's current Broadway revival of The Cherry Orchard where partygoers stream on and off the stage, making merry and celebrating the return of Madame Ranevskaya, a Russian landowner who has fallen on hard times. But the celebration takes a dramatic turn when the...
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