Category: Dance
WATCH: Breton Follies
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, March 25, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 25, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Breton Follies, a boutique production company specializing in site-specific immersive dance-theatre with a vintage twist. Founded by dancer-choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan, the troupe takes a cinematic approach to movement, with a vernacular rooted in classical ballet, cabaret and Latin rhythms while honoring the style and sounds of Golden Age...
The Evolution of Ballet Hispánico's Melissa Verdecia
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Thursday, March 21, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 21, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How the dancer became the "anchor" of the company's spring run at the Joyce --- Rehearsing for Ballet Hispánico's upcoming run at the Joyce (March 26-31), seven-year company veteran Melissa Verdecia moves without a fingertip of superfluous effort. As she runs through a section of Bennyroyce Royon's Homebound/Alaala, her lithe arms flap once,...
How Raja Feather Kelly Gives Shows All the Right Moves
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, March 20, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 20, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Why this "movement dramaturg" is so sought after on the New York theatre scene --- Raja Feather Kelly, one of the busiest choreographers in New York, wants to make something clear: "I don't just make dances." Although he's the newly minted artistic director of New Brooklyn Theatre, an innovative site-specific troupe that recently merged with the...
Experience Merce Cunningham's Legacy Throughout NYC
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, March 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all over town --- Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 on April 16 and several local institutions are celebrating the seminal choreographer's creativity, innovation and impact on generations of dance-makers. A native of Washington State, Cunningham was a notable...
Finding Inspiration in Ballet, Spirituals and Prison Songs
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, March 06, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 6, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer-choreographer Silas Farley debuts Songs From the Spirit at the Metropolitan Museum --- Last July, Silas Farley spent a day at California's San Quentin State Prison listening to music composed by inmates. The setting was a stark contrast to the grand stages on which Farley, an elegant 24-year-old member of New York City Ballet, usually performs...
WATCH: Gallim
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, February 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Gallim, a Brooklyn-based dance company that celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience. Founded in 2007 by choreographer Andrea Miller, the troupe performs in traditional and offbeat spaces, including museums and its home base, a church in Clinton Hill. From February 12 to 17, you can catch Gallim at the Joyce...
Why Are These Ballet Dancers Wearing Sneakers?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, February 07, 2019  •   Dance  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Feb 7, 2019  •   Dance  •    4 comments Share This
NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck --- When Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing premiered two years ago at New York City Ballet, it offered an exciting jolt. There wasn't a pointe shoe or ballet slipper in sight. Instead, the dancers wore sneakers and outfits (designed by Humberto Leon) you might see young folks wearing...
Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM --- Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't exactly an internationally renowned cultural center. Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 by a group...
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