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Why Garth Fagan May Be Having the Best Month Ever
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, November 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony-winning choreographer of The Lion King debuts new work at the Joyce --- Choreographer Garth Fagan is having quite a month. This past Sunday, he helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of Broadway's The Lion King, for which he won a 1998 Tony Award for Best Choreography. And this week, his eponymous 47-year-old dance company returns to the...
How Do You Put 'The Red Shoes' On Stage?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Matthew Bourne's latest dance-theatre piece reimagines a cinematic classic Are Matthew Bourne's productions dance or theatre? Considering the range of major stage awards the British director-choreographer has won and his work's crossover success, does it really matter? For 25 years, Bourne's robust, dramatically engaging shows have been captivating...
Meet American Ballet Theatre's Newest Soloist
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, October 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How Calvin Royal III came to be in Alexei Ratmansky's new ballet --- Ballet competitions may be scorned in some quarters for their tiresome, circuslike exhibitions of technical tricks. But behind the scenes, career-defining encounters often take place, as Calvin Royal III knows firsthand. For Royal -- an elegant and refined dancer who recently became...
Helping Dance Reflect the Diversity of Disability
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, October 11, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Oct 11, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
A new Dance/NYC initiative is championing integrated performances --- In 2015, Dance/NYC -- a nonprofit dedicated to promoting dance performance and appreciation in the metropolitan area -- released its Discovering Disability: Data and NYC Dance study. Although the findings weren't necessarily surprising, they were disheartening: People with disabilities...
What's It Like to Play the Choreographer's Relative?
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, October 03, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 3, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A young dancer embodies Bill T. Jones's kin in A Letter to My Nephew --- Lance T. Briggs is a muse for Bill T. Jones. The nephew of the MacArthur "Genius Grant"-winning choreographer, Briggs is a former dancer, songwriter, model, and male escort who struggled with drug addiction and ultimately contracted an illness that left him paralyzed from the...
Twyla Tharp Does Dylan...Again
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer Matthew Dibble discusses working on the choreographer's latest premiere --- Matthew Dibble is a technical powerhouse. As one of Twyla Tharp's longtime go-to dancers he has to be. Not only is he able to handle her challenging choreography, he also imbues the movements with palpable emotion. Over the years, he's tackled many of her abstract ballets...
WATCH: Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 14, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 14, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, an organization that produces concerts, facilitates educational programs, and creates site-specific performances, often outdoors, with diverse communities. This weekend on September 16-17, you can catch Kinesis in action on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College as the company presents TimePiece, or: Another imperfect...
WATCH: Camille A. Brown & Dancers
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, August 21, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 21, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a dance-theatre company that tells stories about current experiences and political views through social dance, tap, ballet, hip-hop, modern, and jazz. The troupe is well known for its evocative pieces such as BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, a celebration of African-American womanhood which ran at the Joyce and Jacob's...
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