Category: Dance
She Wrote In English and Thought in Chinese
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, August 20, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 20, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A new dance-play evokes the remarkable life of Pearl S. Buck --- Daniel Ezralow's career has gone global in recent years, so it seems appropriate that he's directing and choreographing Pearl, a "multicultural dance-play" that's inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck – the Nobel Prize-winning author whose enlightened ideas and global perspective...
Female Choreographers on the Rise
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, August 05, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 5, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Joyce's summer season gives women their due --- Just when the ballet season has entered its one extended lull of the year, the Joyce Theater is coming to the rescue. Through August 16, its Ballet Festival will offer six varied and adventurous companies, giving each of them two evenings to showcase their repertories and dancers. For dance...
A Greek Tragedy Becomes a Spanish Dance
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, July 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
At one moment during Antigona, Noche Flamenco's adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, the chorus leader commands, "Let us dance and sing in the face of tragedy." Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio have taken Sophocles' command literally. In their Spanish-language version of the Greek tragedy, Antigone does not merely lament. She dances, ferociously,...
The Alchemy of a Mad Dance Scientist
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, June 30, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jun 30, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Moses Pendelton and his vision for Momix -- Momix founder and choreographer Moses Pendleton fits the bill of a mad dance scientist: His creations are otherworldly – etched with ethereal visuals that incorporate inventive technology – and since he asks dancers to slip between classical technique and acrobatic pyrotechnics, he seems...
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...
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