Category: Choreography
In 'On Your Feet!', the Dancers Never Stop Rehearsing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 16, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet the team who keeps refining this Broadway hit, months after opening --- In the late 1980s, tweens and adults alike were dancing along to Gloria Estefan's high-energy music videos. Hits like "Get On Your Feet," "Conga," and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" proved undeniably infectious, and as audiences watched the singer and her band shimmy across MTV,...
Can Dance and Drama Embody a Religious Movement?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 27, 2016  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry turn the religious order into dance-theatre --- At first it looks like an odd coupling: Martha Clarke, the doyenne of evocative dance-theatre, and Alfred Uhry, the straight-ahead storyteller of works such as Driving Miss Daisy and Last Night at Ballyhoo. More than ten years ago, however, when they were both at a Thanksgiving...
Is This Is a New Era for Modern Dance Troupes?
Wednesday, December 02, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 2, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Larry Keigwin joins other major choreographers to change the rules --- In modern dance, it's been a tradition for many decades: a choreographer launches a company bearing his or her name, and audiences come to see a program of that person's works. Merce Cunningham's company existed to perform the brilliant, groundbreaking pieces that he produced until...
Pilobolus Turns Shadows Into Dance
Thursday, November 19, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 19, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside their visually astonishing new work --- Since 1971, Pilobolus has stretched the ways in which dancers share and shift weight in modern dance. The troupe's partnering style—dancers twisting, winding, gently toppling—has continued to remain a trademark. In 2006, however, another Pilobolus stamp was created in an unlikely place: a...
A Choreographer Asks About Black Men's Lives
Monday, November 09, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 9, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The urgency and beauty of Kyle Abraham's program at the Joyce --- Kyle Abraham's conversation moves at warp speed as he speaks from Dallas the morning after the first performance of Absent Matter, which has its New York premiere this week at the Joyce Theater. He's already had two morning meetings, and he is contemplating a crucial change he hopes...
Darkness and Light in George Takei's Life
Thursday, October 29, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 29, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Dance tells a complex story in the Broadway musical Allegiance --- Inspired by actor George Takei's life, Allegiance is distinguished not only by the caché of its famous source, but also the gravitas of its subject matter: The musical tells the tale of Takei's experience as a Japanese American during WWII, including the horrible reality of...
When Is Ballet Like a Photograph?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 27, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Troy Schumacher brings a surprising group of artists to his ballets --- When Troy Schumacher discusses his five-year-old ballet company, he rarely uses the word "I" to describe its direction or approach. Instead, he chooses "we" again and again, and that's right on target for the aptly named BalletCollective. Integrating a wide variety of art...
A Choreographer Finds American Poetry in Central Asia
Monday, September 28, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 28, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Séan Curran's latest work at BAM --- In the spring of 2012, choreographer Séan Curran and a slew of his dancers traveled to central Asia to visit the Kyrgyz Republic. As art ambassadors of Brooklyn Academy of Music's DanceMotion USA initiative, the modern dance troupe crisscrossed the country, seeing performances and meeting...
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