Category: Dance
Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, October 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece --- Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-theatre pieces since founding his eponymous company in 2011. Choreographing classic musicals wasn't really high on his wish list -- until boundary-pushing director...
Fresh Voices in Modern Dance Converge in Brooklyn
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Friday, October 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition --- When Young Soon Kim founded White Wave Dance back in 1988, she set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, then a haven for scrappy artists looking for large spaces at low rents. That's where she crafted her delicately etched choreography style, like lines of movement calligraphy mixed with cutting-edge elements...
The Joyce Gets a Stunning Makeover for NY Quadrille
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, September 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Curated by Lar Lubovitch, the perspective-changing dance series returns for its second edition --- Even though John Jasperse and his dance company had performed at the Joyce in the past, he barely recognized the theatre when he walked into it two years ago for the inaugural NY Quadrille, conceived and curated by legendary choreographer Lar Lubovitch....
Classical Dance for Broadway Lovers
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, September 19, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 19, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
New York City Ballet pays tribute to Jerome Robbins in honor of his 100th birthday --- New York City Ballet's month-long fall season kicked off this week, and the eclectic lineup includes pieces by founder George Balanchine, new works by emerging choreographers and a farewell performance by retiring principal dancer Joaquin De Luz. But for fans who...
Making 'Spaces' for Different Styles of Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, September 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 5, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off autumn with the return of a powerhouse collaboration --- Dance and jazz have an illustrious intertwined history. But Spaces -- a full-evening collaboration between legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and innovative hoofers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes -- is particularly thrilling. The program sold out during its two-night...
See Free Outdoor Dance this August in NYC
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, August 01, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 1, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch an eclectic selection of companies at three alfresco festivals --- Free outdoor theatre is considered a rite of summer in New York City. But there are also plenty of no-cost alfresco dance performances during the dog days of the season. Uptown, downtown and on the Queens waterfront, you'll find a wide variety of movers and shakers, from classical...
What Does It Take to Be a Momix Dancer?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, July 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran company members on working for visionary choreographer Moses Pendleton --- The mesmerizing and fantastical visuals conjured by Momix come directly from founder Moses Pendleton's expansive imagination. Aided by artful lighting and projections, the company of "dancer-illusionists" transforms into eye-popping flora and fauna, evoking a Southwestern...
Returning to the Dance Scene Where Her Career Began
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, June 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 26, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Former NYCB performer Melissa Barak brings her own troupe to the Joyce Ballet Festival --- The Joyce Ballet Festival (June 26-July 7) is a homecoming of sorts for Melissa Barak. The dancer-choreographer launched her professional career here in the city, performing with New York City Ballet from 1998 to 2007. Now her eponymous Los Angeles-based troupe...
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