Category: Dance
See Free Outdoor Dance this August in NYC
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, August 01, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 1, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch an eclectic selection of companies at three alfresco festivals --- Free outdoor theatre is considered a rite of summer in New York City. But there are also plenty of no-cost alfresco dance performances during the dog days of the season. Uptown, downtown and on the Queens waterfront, you'll find a wide variety of movers and shakers, from classical...
What Does It Take to Be a Momix Dancer?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, July 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran company members on working for visionary choreographer Moses Pendleton --- The mesmerizing and fantastical visuals conjured by Momix come directly from founder Moses Pendleton's expansive imagination. Aided by artful lighting and projections, the company of "dancer-illusionists" transforms into eye-popping flora and fauna, evoking a Southwestern...
Returning to the Dance Scene Where Her Career Began
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Former NYCB performer Melissa Barak brings her own troupe to the Joyce Ballet Festival --- The Joyce Ballet Festival (June 26-July 7) is a homecoming of sorts for Melissa Barak. The dancer-choreographer launched her professional career here in the city, performing with New York City Ballet from 1998 to 2007. Now her eponymous Los Angeles-based troupe...
After Four Decades, Molissa Fenley Is Still in Her Prime
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 19, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 19, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The sexagenarian dancer-choreographer performs new and old work at Danspace Project --- At an age when many of her peers are flirting with retirement, Molissa Fenley continues to be a vital force in dance, not just as a choreographer but as a performer, too. The 63 year old has been the foremost interpreter of her own work since she burst onto the...
These Men Are Making New Moves
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Thursday, June 07, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 7, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How 10 Hairy Legs breaks gender stereotypes in dance --- Randy James, the founding artistic director of 10 Hairy Legs (10HL), was watching his dancers run through their Baryshnikov Arts Center program, which runs June 7 to 10. His stance was wide and commanding but his face was alight as he observed the swirl of movement. A smile flashed across his...
WATCH: Highlights from the TDF Irene Sharaff Awards
Tuesday, May 29, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 29, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Last month at our 24th annual TDF Irene Sharaff Awards, which honors costume designers, we did something we never had before: recognized four artists from the world of dance. On April 20 at the Edison Ballroom, legendary designers including Bob Mackie, Jane Greenwood and Susan Hilferty, and our TDF Costume Collection staff helped fete four fabulous...
WATCH: Shamel Pitts at Gibney Dance Center
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Attention modern dance lovers: Brooklyn-bred dancer, choreographer and teacher, Shamel Pitts, is bringing his multimedia piece Black Box: Little Black Book of Red to Gibney Dance Center May 31 to June 2. It's a raw and personal work about the search for identity that incorporates spoken word, video and evocative lighting. We chatted with Pitts about...
How Do You Present Dance in a Museum?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance company performs in the Met Breuer this month --- On an unseasonably gray afternoon earlier this month, I was one of a handful of visitors wandering the Met Breuer galleries, and the melancholy outside seemed to have seeped into the space. But, once I reached the fifth floor, the mood lifted dramatically. There in a square...
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