Category: Dance
A Landmark Documentary Becomes a Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Taking Titicut Follies to the stage --- As collaborations go, this one is quite unexpected. The venerable and prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman is joining forces with – wait for it – James Sewell, the contemporary ballet choreographer. Add in Lenny Pickett, a mainstay of the New York music scene who's the longtime bandleader...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
The Loyalty of Paul Taylor Dancers
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, March 06, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 6, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Artists explain the company's long-term allure --- The 17 members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which opens its three-week season at Lincoln Center on March 7, are always listed in order of seniority. The current roster ranges from Michael Trusnovec, whose eloquence and versatility have anchored the Taylor repertory since 1998, to Kristin Draucker,...
On Broadway, This Goofy Dance Might Break Your Heart
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Significant Other's wedding choreography --- You wouldn't think a goofy wedding dance could break your heart, but here we are. Early in Significant Other, which is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, three college friends are gathered for another friend's wedding, and at first, they're far too cool for this particular school. Hanging on the...
The Past and Future of Martha Graham Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, February 08, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 8, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the company's latest New York program The Martha Graham Dance Company's repertory for its two-week season at the Joyce Theater covers a remarkable number of bases. With an eye toward legacy, the program includes five examples of Graham's own modern dance choreography. Selections range from Primitive Mysteries, a stark, ritualistic 1931 masterwork,...
BODYTRAFFIC Pushes Themselves (and Us)
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, January 13, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 13, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC highlights emotion in its work --- For decades, Los Angeles was practically bereft of concert dance. Classically inclined performers worried that moving to the City of Angels would end their careers unless they wanted to take a stab at industrial gigs or Hollywood. But now L.A'.s thriving dance scene proves...
How Do You Dance About OCD?
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, January 04, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the shifting meanings of Sharon Eyal's choreography --- Sharon Eyal is reticent to nail down the definition of her dance company, LEV, or its newest work, OCD Love, which will have its Joyce premiere from January 11 to 15. Yet when she discusses her art, she assumes she'll be understood. After a curly-cue explanation about her troupe's style,...
A Choreographer Inspired By Martin Luther King, Jr.
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 14, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 14, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A new dance in the Ailey season honors King's genius --- On a recent work trip to Atlanta, dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin stumbled upon the inspiration for a dance. Touring the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, she found herself enraptured in a room devoted to the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was especially...
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