Category: Choreography
Spring Awakening's Deaf Actors Dance to Music They Can't Hear
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, September 14, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 14, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
It's a moment that would be complicated in any musical: In the current Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, at the start of a song in the second act, a group of actors faces upstage, backs to the audience. They represent a forest of trees, and eventually they begin to sway in unison as the show transitions into a searing number about loss. For their...
She Wrote In English and Thought in Chinese
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, August 20, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 20, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
A new dance-play evokes the remarkable life of Pearl S. Buck --- Daniel Ezralow's career has gone global in recent years, so it seems appropriate that he's directing and choreographing Pearl, a "multicultural dance-play" that's inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck – the Nobel Prize-winning author whose enlightened ideas and global perspective...
Female Choreographers on the Rise
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, August 05, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 5, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The Joyce's summer season gives women their due --- Just when the ballet season has entered its one extended lull of the year, the Joyce Theater is coming to the rescue. Through August 16, its Ballet Festival will offer six varied and adventurous companies, giving each of them two evenings to showcase their repertories and dancers. For dance...
A Greek Tragedy Becomes a Spanish Dance
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, July 28, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 28, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
At one moment during Antigona, Noche Flamenco's adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, the chorus leader commands, "Let us dance and sing in the face of tragedy." Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio have taken Sophocles' command literally. In their Spanish-language version of the Greek tragedy, Antigone does not merely lament. She dances, ferociously,...
The Alchemy of a Mad Dance Scientist
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, June 30, 2015  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jun 30, 2015  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Moses Pendelton and his vision for Momix -- Momix founder and choreographer Moses Pendleton fits the bill of a mad dance scientist: His creations are otherworldly – etched with ethereal visuals that incorporate inventive technology – and since he asks dancers to slip between classical technique and acrobatic pyrotechnics, he seems...
Bridging the Gap Between Ballet and Modern Dance
By EMERI FETZER
Friday, May 22, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 22, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wendy Whelan pushes her own boundaries --- The dance world knows Wendy Whelan as a dazzling principal for New York City Ballet. For three decades, she has been celebrated for her classical performances, which showcase her expert lines and committed control. She's also been lauded for her consistent ability to reinvent herself, so when she...
The Trouble with Violence
By QUI NGUYEN
Thursday, May 07, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 7, 2015  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
In our brand-new series, Behind the Scene, playwright Qui Nguyen shares the challenges of mounting his latest show, Six Rounds of Vengeance --- When we decided to launch Behind the Scene --- an examination of the creation of a difficult sequence as told by the playwright --- we immediately reached out to Qui Nguyen. As cofounder of the Obie Award-winning...
What Does It Take to Dance for Mark Morris?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 15, 2015  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 15, 2015  •   Choreography  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the company's return to New York --- The Mark Morris Dance Group tours globally – they're even making two separate trips to Australia this year – but it's been quite a while since they've brought repertory programs to their longtime New York performance venue, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fortunately for dance fans,...
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