Category: Dance
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...
The New Life of Paul Taylor's Modern American Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, March 12, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 12, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
As Paul Taylor's esteemed dance company returns to Lincoln Center for its annual three-week season, performing now through March 29, the repertory will feature the usual assortment of vintage Taylor pieces alongside two anticipated premieres. For all that's familiar, however, much has changed since this time last year. The company not only bears a new...
Merce Cunningham Dances Return to New York
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, February 20, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Feb 20, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
By LAUREN KAY Modern dance icon Merce Cunningham was an innovator not only in angular shapes etched in otherwise flowing movement, but also in choreographic structure: Among other variables, he used chance to determine which sections of choreography were to be performed---and in what order--- creating what was called an Event. As Cunningham's right-hand...
The Legendary Carmen de Lavallade Reflects on Her Career
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, February 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Distilling a nearly seventy year career into a taut, 70 minute performance is no easy task, especially when the artist in question has had encounters with notables ranging from Josephine Baker to Stephen Sondheim, Susan Hayward to Duke Ellington. Still, with her new work As I Remember It, Carmen de Lavallade highlights an enormous portion of her...
Classic Danish Dances, Back in New York
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 08, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 8, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
By SUSAN REITER It's hard to think of dancing more guaranteed to warm an audience in the depths of winter than the program the Royal Danish Ballet's Principals and Soloists bring to the Joyce Theater next week. They will perform excerpts from the ballets of August Bournonville, the 19th-century choreographic master whose creations---the RDB's longtime...
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