Category: Dance
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...
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. ...
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