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Classic Danish Dances, Back in New York
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 08, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 8, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
By SUSAN REITER It's hard to think of dancing more guaranteed to warm an audience in the depths of winter than the program the Royal Danish Ballet's Principals and Soloists bring to the Joyce Theater next week. They will perform excerpts from the ballets of August Bournonville, the 19th-century choreographic master whose creations---the RDB's longtime...
Meet Company XIV
By Mark Blankenship
Wednesday, December 17, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 17, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Company XIV is a dance-theatre company where art and entertainment crash together. This video features company members Austin McCormick, Laura Careless, and Davon Rainey. y classic. ...
The Twyla Tharp Ballet We Nearly Lost
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, October 22, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 22, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How American Ballet Theatre rescued Bach Partita --- A new ballet requires weeks of intensive rehearsal in order to reach the stage, and if it's not properly taken care of, it can become extremely difficult to revive. In fact, if it isn't performed for a substantial period of time, and if the dancers on whom it was made start to lose their muscle...
Three Different Films in One Big Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, September 29, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 29, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
By SUSAN REITER It sounds like the line-up for an especially eclectic film festival: Terms of Endearment, Dr. Zhivago, and the 1961 French thriller Le Cercle Rouge. Instead, those movies are the basis of Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature, the latest adventure in the unexpected from Big Dance Theater. Playing through October 4 at...
Here's How Hedwig Walks (and Falls)
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, April 28, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 28, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Teaching Neil Patrick Harris to move like a punk goddess ---- You won't see Neil Patrick Harris doing kick ball changes in the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but all his movements---from how he sits on a stool to how he holds a microphone---have been meticulously planned with Spencer Liff. And if it all looks spontaneous,...
Stephen Petronio Dances on the Cutting Edge
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, April 04, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 4, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Stephen Petronio Company looks forward and backward at the same time --- Stephen Petronio's choreography intermingles discipline and wildness, with an underlying structure that gives his dances heft. In landscapes where danger lurks amid beauty, there's always something significant at stake. What's more, these stakes always feel immediate. Petronio's...
When Boxers Dance (and Dancers Box)
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, March 12, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 12, 2014  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How fighting and dance combine in Broadway's Rocky --- The new musical Rocky, now on Broadway at the Winter Garden, incorporates everything you'd expect from the classic film about a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia fighter who boxes his way to glory. The iconic run up the stairs, the climactic battle between Rocky and Apollo Creed, and even snippets...
What Do We Feel Like When We're Dancing?
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, November 18, 2013  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 18, 2013  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Susan Marshall has seen us dancing, and she wants to know more --- Although she's an established creator in the contemporary dance scene, Susan Marshall recently found herself intrigued by the way people dance when they're just having fun. "I was interested in the way popular dance and rock music function in our lives---the roles they serve and...
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