Category: Dance
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
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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...
WATCH: Gibney's Spring Season
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, April 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A few weeks ago, we went behind the scenes at Gibney to give you an intimate look at how this downtown dance hub crafts performances and fosters community. We continue our coverage of this singular performing arts organization with a pair of mini-documentaries about Gibney's upcoming split bill -- Senior Company Director Amy Miller's Valence and guest...
Is Sentimentality a Dirty Word in Dance?
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, April 17, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
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