Category: Dance
How Do You Dance to Federico García Lorca?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, April 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Ballet Hispánico presents two world premieres inspired by the Spanish writer --- "I'm trying to branch out the awareness of what it is to be Latino in all its fabulousness -- not just from iconic representations or stereotypes from the past," says Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. Founded in 1970, the...
What's New This Season at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, March 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The stalwart company presents three world premieres, two by outside choreographers --- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance kicks off its annual three-week run at Lincoln Center with a diverse program that mixes company classics with exciting world premieres. In addition to presenting 14 enduring Taylor dances, the choreographer is debuting his 147th...
How This Series Is Recontextualizing Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Danspace Project's Platform 2018 touches on race, religion, and NYC history --- How do you frame new work in dance and link it to larger cultural concerns? That's what groundbreaking presenter Danspace Project set out to do with its innovative Platforms series, which launched in 2010. Each installment has a distinctive focus and emphasizes connections...
What Can One Dance-Maker Learn From Another?
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Choreographer Bebe Miller explores the creative process in The Making Room --- Choreographer Bebe Miller always prioritizes the investigative process. Even in the throes of creating, she likes to zoom out to consider how she actually makes the art. Does she prepare material before rehearsals? How does she engage the dancers in helpful dialogue? If...
Shining a Spotlight on Mature Female Artists
By PIA CATTON
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 23, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Lumberyard's fest features three artists long absent from NYC stages --- When the leaders of Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts were planning their multidisciplinary Winter Festival at New York Live Arts, their first priority was simple. "We wanted to do a season of women," says artistic adviser Dan Hurlin, adding that a second guideline soon...
Malpaso Is Ready to Re-Joyce
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Despite much political uncertainty, a Cuban dance company returns to NYC --- Malpaso Dance Company does not waste time. Based in Havana, this adventurous contemporary troupe has evolved at lightning speed since it was founded a little over five years ago. By May 2014, Malpaso had its inaugural New York season at the Joyce Theater, and this week the...
This Is Not Just a Dance Festival
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, January 09, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 9, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Roxy + Company's new fest showcases multidisciplinary collaborations --- Growing up in Los Angeles, Roxanne Gordon never considered a career as a dance-maker. Yet she was always fascinated by movement and often used it as a mode to communicate when words failed her. At Kenyon College, she started studying dance as well as philosophy. Pursuing such...
How Neuroscience Inspired Michelle Dorrance
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, December 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded tapper revises Myelination for darker times --- Science might seem like unusual fodder for a dance-maker, but while reading Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code Michelle Dorrance started musing about myelin, the fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells. "I'm not a neuroscientist, but conceptually I was inspired by...
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