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How They Became a Downtown Ballet Company
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 16, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 16, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
New York Theatre Ballet moves (literally) into a new era --- To say it's been an eventful year for New York Theatre Ballet would be a considerable understatement. In May 2014, this resilient chamber ensemble, acclaimed for its sense of artistic purpose and thoughtful repertory choices, almost faced homelessness. After 33 years of operating –...
Two Ailey Legends Say Goodbye
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The past, present, and future of Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd --- They joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater six months apart in 2004, became a couple during their second year with the company, and got married in 2013. Now – to the great dismay of Ailey's numerous admirers – Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd will...
Bridging the Gap Between Ballet and Modern Dance
By EMERI FETZER
Friday, May 22, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 22, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wendy Whelan pushes her own boundaries --- The dance world knows Wendy Whelan as a dazzling principal for New York City Ballet. For three decades, she has been celebrated for her classical performances, which showcase her expert lines and committed control. She's also been lauded for her consistent ability to reinvent herself, so when she...
The Ballet I Keep Going Back to
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, May 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Why I keep attending The Goldberg Variations at New York City Ballet  ---  According to the programs I've kept (because, of course, I save them all), I've seen Jerome Robbins' The Goldberg Variations more than a dozen times since 1980. Why do I always make sure to catch the Tony Award-winning choreographer's expansive 1971 ballet every...
What Does It Take to Dance for Mark Morris?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the company's return to New York --- The Mark Morris Dance Group tours globally – they're even making two separate trips to Australia this year – but it's been quite a while since they've brought repertory programs to their longtime New York performance venue, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fortunately for dance fans,...
Protecting Your Indie Spirit in Brooklyn
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, April 09, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 9, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
In a new home, Triskelion Arts helps keep scrappy dance alive --- In 2000, five young dancers rented a loft on a mostly-deserted street in a still-questionable Brooklyn neighborhood called Williamsburg. They toiled to make Triskelion Arts, the new space, a home not only for their own choreographic endeavors, but also a center for artists searching...
Not Everyone Can Dance Like This
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, April 07, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 7, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the killer choreography of An American in Paris --- While the dance world at large continues to wage an uphill battle (see: the closing of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Broadway is enjoying a surge of dance-heavy shows. The charge is led by three musicals currently on the boards. Gigi and On the Town – both choreographed by...
How to Be a Courtesan (on Broadway, At Least)
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, March 31, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 31, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Performance secrets from Gigi's female ensemble -- The 1958 movie musical Gigi brought je ne sais quoi to the big screen, following a young Parisian girl who is groomed to be a companion for a wealthy playboy… until they fall in love for real. Complete with romance, glamour, and tunes like "Thank Heavens for Little Girls," the film is a beloved...
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