Category: Dance
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...
What to Expect from Paul Taylor's Fall Season at Lincoln Center
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A tribute to its late founder, the lineup includes dances that haven't been seen in decades, and farewell performances by four longtime company members --- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance leaps into autumn with its first-ever fall (as opposed to spring) season at Lincoln Center, running October 29 to November 17. Curated by newly minted artistic...
What Type of Choreography Does a Ballet Dancer, Drag Queen, Pop Star Do?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran principal dancer James Whiteside makes his American Ballet Theatre choreographic debut --- American Ballet Theatre's fall season is a two-week whirlwind of revelations. The troupe's full-length story ballets are in storage until next spring. From October 16 to 27 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, ABT's focus is on the fresh and unanticipated. The...
13 Dance Performances to See This October
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, September 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Big companies like ABT and Paul Taylor return, plus ice theatre, dance plays and Misty Copeland! --- New York's dance scene reaches a critical mass this month with a slew of impressively varied offerings. Major companies (American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance) and choreographers (Kyle Abraham, William Forsythe) are represented,...
Edwaard Liang's Exciting Return to His New York City Ballet Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, September 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The former NYCB soloist on his circuitous journey from dancer to choreographer for the company that launched his career --- The past and present are colliding for Edwaard Liang. The former New York City Ballet soloist, now a prolific choreographer and artistic director of BalletMet, has created his first work for the company that set his career in...
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