Category: Dance
This Is Not Just a Dance Festival
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, January 09, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 9, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Roxy + Company's new fest showcases multidisciplinary collaborations --- Growing up in Los Angeles, Roxanne Gordon never considered a career as a dance-maker. Yet she was always fascinated by movement and often used it as a mode to communicate when words failed her. At Kenyon College, she started studying dance as well as philosophy. Pursuing such...
How Neuroscience Inspired Michelle Dorrance
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, December 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded tapper revises Myelination for darker times --- Science might seem like unusual fodder for a dance-maker, but while reading Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code Michelle Dorrance started musing about myelin, the fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells. "I'm not a neuroscientist, but conceptually I was inspired by...
Alvin Ailey Unveils New Works This Holiday Season
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 06, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 6, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Two longtime dancers discuss the company's evolving repertoire Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater just kicked off its annual holiday run at City Center, a five-week gift to modern dance lovers showcasing the company's ever-expanding repertory. Yes, Ailey's beloved 1960 classic Revelations is still on the lineup, but artistic director Robert Battle...
She's Making This 'Island' Authentic
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, December 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Veteran choreographer Camille A. Brown comes to Broadway with Once on This Island --- Working on the first Broadway revival of a beloved musical can be a challenge -- especially for choreographers. A dance-maker needs to figure out how to realize her own vision while recognizing that another artist previously danced in her shoes. Although choreographer...
Why Garth Fagan May Be Having the Best Month Ever
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, November 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony-winning choreographer of The Lion King debuts new work at the Joyce --- Choreographer Garth Fagan is having quite a month. This past Sunday, he helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of Broadway's The Lion King, for which he won a 1998 Tony Award for Best Choreography. And this week, his eponymous 47-year-old dance company returns to the...
How Do You Put 'The Red Shoes' On Stage?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Matthew Bourne's latest dance-theatre piece reimagines a cinematic classic Are Matthew Bourne's productions dance or theatre? Considering the range of major stage awards the British director-choreographer has won and his work's crossover success, does it really matter? For 25 years, Bourne's robust, dramatically engaging shows have been captivating...
Meet American Ballet Theatre's Newest Soloist
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, October 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How Calvin Royal III came to be in Alexei Ratmansky's new ballet --- Ballet competitions may be scorned in some quarters for their tiresome, circuslike exhibitions of technical tricks. But behind the scenes, career-defining encounters often take place, as Calvin Royal III knows firsthand. For Royal -- an elegant and refined dancer who recently became...
Helping Dance Reflect the Diversity of Disability
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, October 11, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Oct 11, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
A new Dance/NYC initiative is championing integrated performances --- In 2015, Dance/NYC -- a nonprofit dedicated to promoting dance performance and appreciation in the metropolitan area -- released its Discovering Disability: Data and NYC Dance study. Although the findings weren't necessarily surprising, they were disheartening: People with disabilities...
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