Category: Dance
What's It Like to Play the Choreographer's Relative?
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, October 03, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 3, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A young dancer embodies Bill T. Jones's kin in A Letter to My Nephew --- Lance T. Briggs is a muse for Bill T. Jones. The nephew of the MacArthur "Genius Grant"-winning choreographer, Briggs is a former dancer, songwriter, model, and male escort who struggled with drug addiction and ultimately contracted an illness that left him paralyzed from the...
Twyla Tharp Does Dylan...Again
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer Matthew Dibble discusses working on the choreographer's latest premiere --- Matthew Dibble is a technical powerhouse. As one of Twyla Tharp's longtime go-to dancers he has to be. Not only is he able to handle her challenging choreography, he also imbues the movements with palpable emotion. Over the years, he's tackled many of her abstract ballets...
WATCH: Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 14, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 14, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, an organization that produces concerts, facilitates educational programs, and creates site-specific performances, often outdoors, with diverse communities. This weekend on September 16-17, you can catch Kinesis in action on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College as the company presents TimePiece, or: Another imperfect...
WATCH: Camille A. Brown & Dancers
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, August 21, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 21, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a dance-theatre company that tells stories about current experiences and political views through social dance, tap, ballet, hip-hop, modern, and jazz. The troupe is well known for its evocative pieces such as BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, a celebration of African-American womanhood which ran at the Joyce and Jacob's...
See Free Dance Downtown
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, August 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Battery Dance Festival showcases genres from around the globe --- Although the Financial District traditionally inspires images of affluence not the performing arts, Battery Dance founder Jonathan Hollander had a different vision. For the choreographer, the neighborhood was "a no-brainer," he says. "When we opened in 1976, we were located on Stone...
WATCH: What Is Site-Specific?
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, August 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Site-Specific," which we made with our friends at Kinesis Project Dance Theatre. The video was directed by Andrew Block; shot and edited by Scott Fetterman; and features Zoe Allocco, Cassandra Cotta, Zachary Leigh Denison, Michelle Amara Micca, Melissa...
New Moves for a Revered Summer Dance Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, August 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jacob's Pillow debuts a new director and a new studio --- One of the busiest and most creative dance destinations during summer is the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, where decades of venerable history coexist with contemporary energy and innovation. This year the Pillow, as dance regulars call it, marks its 85th season with some...
Discovering New Talent at the Joyce Ballet Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, July 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How a pair of ballerinas became emerging choreographers --- A welcome biennial tradition for dance lovers, the Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival returns for its third edition this week. The 12-day festival features five up-and-coming choreographers presenting adventurous works in an intimate setting. Many of the participating dancers usually appear...
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