Category: Dance
Is Sentimentality a Dirty Word in Dance?
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, April 17, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 17, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Lar Lubovitch celebrates 50 years as a choreographer at the Joyce --- After a half century of running his own eponymous dance company, celebrated choreographer Lar Lubovitch is confident in his aesthetic preferences. "I defend my right to create beauty, even sentimentality, in a world where irony seems to be pervasive," he says as his troupe kicks...
Capturing the Complex Tone of 'Carousel' Through Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, April 13, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Ballet star Justin Peck on making his Broadway debut as choreographer --- Although Justin Peck has been a boldface name in the dance world for a number of years, the revival of Carousel at the Imperial Theatre marks his Broadway debut as choreographer. The 30-year-old joined New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2006 and was promoted to soloist seven...
WATCH: Gibney - Dance Performances and So Much More
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Thursday, April 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
At TDF we do much more than just sell tickets. We help build audiences by showcasing a wide range of performances and sharing peeks at the creative process. To that end, this spring we are partnering with Gibney so you can get to know this downtown dance hub via a series of short documentaries. Go behind the scenes at Gibney's two studios to see what...
'Symphonie Fantastique' as Rorschach Test
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 11, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 11, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Puppeteer Basil Twist revives the abstract show that launched his career --- The other night, MacArthur "genius grant"-winning puppet master Basil Twist spotted a face in his aquatic ballet Symphonie Fantastique, currently enjoying a 20th-anniversary run at HERE Arts Center. Considering Twist conceived the hour-long spectacle as an abstract work set...
How Do You Dance to Federico García Lorca?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, April 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Ballet Hispánico presents two world premieres inspired by the Spanish writer --- "I'm trying to branch out the awareness of what it is to be Latino in all its fabulousness -- not just from iconic representations or stereotypes from the past," says Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. Founded in 1970, the...
What's New This Season at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, March 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The stalwart company presents three world premieres, two by outside choreographers --- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance kicks off its annual three-week run at Lincoln Center with a diverse program that mixes company classics with exciting world premieres. In addition to presenting 14 enduring Taylor dances, the choreographer is debuting his 147th...
How This Series Is Recontextualizing Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Danspace Project's Platform 2018 touches on race, religion, and NYC history --- How do you frame new work in dance and link it to larger cultural concerns? That's what groundbreaking presenter Danspace Project set out to do with its innovative Platforms series, which launched in 2010. Each installment has a distinctive focus and emphasizes connections...
What Can One Dance-Maker Learn From Another?
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Choreographer Bebe Miller explores the creative process in The Making Room --- Choreographer Bebe Miller always prioritizes the investigative process. Even in the throes of creating, she likes to zoom out to consider how she actually makes the art. Does she prepare material before rehearsals? How does she engage the dancers in helpful dialogue? If...
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