Category: Choreography
A Choreographer Who Never Stops Listening
Thursday, May 12, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 12, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Beth Gill's investigation of psychological space --- Choreographer Beth Gill is an active listener, and for Catacomb, a new work that premieres at The Chocolate Factory on May 18, she's listening first to herself. "At the beginning of this project there was a personal agenda to reconnect with a slightly older way of working for myself," she says....
Miami City Ballet Takes Bold New Steps
Tuesday, April 12, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 12, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
What gives a ballet company its identity? The caliber and personalities of its dancers, the vision of its artistic director, the location in which it's based – these all play crucial roles. But original ballets, made specifically for the company, shaped around the dancers' individual skills and temperaments, can also be crucial in establishing...
In 'Tuck Everlasting' Dance Tells an Immortal Story
Monday, March 28, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 28, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How Casey Nicholaw shapes the new Broadway musical --- As a director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw is understandably known as a man who can keep the laughs coming. His recent Broadway hits like The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, and The Drowsy Chaperone have all been praised for their gut-busting setpieces, like musical numbers about...
Stephen Petronio Traces His Bloodlines
Friday, March 04, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 4, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
The choreographer celebrates several of his families --- If you've ever wondered about Stephen Petronio's family, then take a trip to the Joyce Theater from March 8 to 13. The choreographer-dancer is inviting audiences to learn about his clan through a program that includes Trisha Brown's 1979 Glacial Decoy and Big Daddy (Deluxe), an investigation...
In Pam Tanowitz's Dances, Every Body Tells a Story
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 17, 2016  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How the choreographer teases our idea of meaning and narrative --- The choreographer Pam Tanowitz is setting herself plenty of challenges with her second season at the Joyce Theater, which plays February 18-21. Two years ago, she presented a concise, continuous program: two works (plus a transitional "pause dance") performed with no break, all taking...
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...
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