Category: Dance
How a Johannesburg Choreographer Created an African Opera
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, January 10, 2020  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 10, 2020  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Gregory Vuyani Maqoma's singular Cion comes to The Joyce Theater --- Most choreographers who've set dances to Maurice Ravel's Boléro lean into its sensuality and drama. But when South African choreographer Gregory Vuyani Maqoma first heard the iconic orchestral piece, he interpreted it in a different way. "It felt like a lament," he says....
12 Dance Performances to See This January
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, December 31, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 31, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The return of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, New York City Ballet's new season, international companies and more --- Welcome to a new year of eclectic dance performances. January brings three disparate Swan Lakes, including the return of Matthew Bourne's radical interpretation; plus diverse dance showcases at the Joyce and the 92nd Street Y; international...
This Aspiring Dancer Had Never Seen a Professional Dance Performance Until TDF
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How TDF's Introduction to Dance program changed Antonio Rosario-Richardson's life --- Brooklyn native Antonio Rosario-Richardson first fell in love with dancing at age 8, when Ballet Tech conducted a six-week workshop at his elementary school. Since then, he's studied a variety of styles, initially at Dance Atlantic Inc., now at Talent Unlimited High...
You've Never Seen a 'Nutcracker' Like This
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 18, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 18, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tap genius Michelle Dorrance puts her stamp on the famous Christmas ballet --- There is a cornucopia of Nutcrackers twirling all over New York this holiday season, but none as exuberant as Michelle Dorrance's tap-dancing take on the Christmas staple. Set to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazzy interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic score, The...
How Do You Explore the Tulsa Race Massacre Through Dance?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Monday, December 02, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 2, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran choreographer Donald Byrd discusses his politically charged world premiere for Alvin Ailey --- When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commissioned acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd to create his fifth piece for the company, he knew immediately that he wanted to go back to the troupe's roots. "In the early days, the work was about the black...
13 Dance Performances to See This December
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, November 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch Michelle Dorrance, Alvin Ailey and multiple Nutcrackers --- 'Tis the season of Nutcrackers, and not just at Lincoln Center. Our December roundup includes three other, more intimate and less pricey mountings of Tchaikovsky's Christmas ballet, plus tap genius Michelle Dorrance at the Joyce, the annual holiday run of Alvin Ailey American Dance...
NYC's Dance Scene Is Changing. Here's Why
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, November 07, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 7, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Four new dance programmers talk about their respective visions for the Joyce, BAM and other cultural institutions --- New York's dance scene has some fresh movers and shakers. At a striking number of venues, new leaders are expanding the roster of artists who get showcased on their stages. Two notable regime changes occurred at the Joyce Theater,...
11 Dance Performances to See This November
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 29, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch international companies, Broadway choreographers and politically minded pieces --- This month's roundup of intriguing dance events includes pieces from three choreographers who've worked on Broadway; visiting companies from New Zealand, Ireland and Spain; politically charged programs and a celebration of Merce Cunningham as his centennial draws...
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