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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...
How a Folk Music Hero Inspired a New Ailey Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Sunday, December 21, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Dec 21, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
By SUSAN REITER Matthew Rushing has been one of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's most indispensable and inspired dancers for over 20 years. These days, he wears two hats with the company. In addition to his responsibilities as Rehearsal Director, he continues to perform regularly as a guest artist. He delivers riveting interpretations of...
Meet Company XIV
By Mark Blankenship
Wednesday, December 17, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 17, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Company XIV is a dance-theatre company where art and entertainment crash together. This video features company members Austin McCormick, Laura Careless, and Davon Rainey. y classic. ...
A Rockette Prepares for Christmas
By MARK PEIKERT
Wednesday, December 03, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 3, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Rockettes may be synonymous with the holiday season, but the high-kicking dancers stay busy throughout the year. "I start training for Christmas probably about two or three weeks after we close the [previous year's Christmas] show," says seventh-year Rockette Mary Cavett. "You get yourself back in dance class; you maintain and take care of...
The Twyla Tharp Ballet We Nearly Lost
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, October 22, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 22, 2014  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How American Ballet Theatre rescued Bach Partita --- A new ballet requires weeks of intensive rehearsal in order to reach the stage, and if it's not properly taken care of, it can become extremely difficult to revive. In fact, if it isn't performed for a substantial period of time, and if the dancers on whom it was made start to lose their muscle...
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