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What in the World is Interpretive Dance?
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Tuesday, April 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
You see more of it than you think --- A friend recently posted on social media that rather than finish the paper she'd been preparing for an academic conference, she would perform an interpretive dance. This elicited cheers and likes and those brilliant emojis that laugh and cry at once. Imagining her at the lectern, gesticulating flesh, blood, and...
A Dancer's Broadway Breakthrough
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Robin Masella moves from Cats to the Chocolate Factory --- Even in a stressful audition room, Robin Masella exudes a rare blend of passion and restraint. Her dynamic movement crackles, each fan kick and triple turn vibrant, while a mischievous smile flits across her face. But at the same time, her work remains impeccably clean. Each line is etched...
A Landmark Documentary Becomes a Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Taking Titicut Follies to the stage --- As collaborations go, this one is quite unexpected. The venerable and prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman is joining forces with – wait for it – James Sewell, the contemporary ballet choreographer. Add in Lenny Pickett, a mainstay of the New York music scene who's the longtime bandleader...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
The Loyalty of Paul Taylor Dancers
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, March 06, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 6, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Artists explain the company's long-term allure --- The 17 members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which opens its three-week season at Lincoln Center on March 7, are always listed in order of seniority. The current roster ranges from Michael Trusnovec, whose eloquence and versatility have anchored the Taylor repertory since 1998, to Kristin Draucker,...
On Broadway, This Goofy Dance Might Break Your Heart
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Significant Other's wedding choreography --- You wouldn't think a goofy wedding dance could break your heart, but here we are. Early in Significant Other, which is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, three college friends are gathered for another friend's wedding, and at first, they're far too cool for this particular school. Hanging on the...
The Past and Future of Martha Graham Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, February 08, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 8, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the company's latest New York program The Martha Graham Dance Company's repertory for its two-week season at the Joyce Theater covers a remarkable number of bases. With an eye toward legacy, the program includes five examples of Graham's own modern dance choreography. Selections range from Primitive Mysteries, a stark, ritualistic 1931 masterwork,...
BODYTRAFFIC Pushes Themselves (and Us)
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, January 13, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 13, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC highlights emotion in its work --- For decades, Los Angeles was practically bereft of concert dance. Classically inclined performers worried that moving to the City of Angels would end their careers unless they wanted to take a stab at industrial gigs or Hollywood. But now L.A'.s thriving dance scene proves...
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