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Dance Is Part of the World at Large
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, September 15, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 15, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Choreographer John Jasperse sees history (and the future) in his latest work --- What's left behind after a dance is performed? Given the art form's notoriously ephemeral nature, how do long-gone dance events retain their impact and influence? Can one identify the remnants of a dance, as one can with a human body? These questions underscore Remains,...
A Newbie's Guide to Watching Dance
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Tuesday, August 30, 2016  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 30, 2016  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
You're already an expert. Yes. Really. You. --- So you think you can't understand dance? Feel panic at the prospect of enduring a dance performance, then being asked for your opinion afterwards? Sure you'll be dumbfounded by this art form that stands impenetrable before you, mysterious or aloof or alienating? Take heart. Concert dance might be new...
WATCH: Dance and Science Collide at Jody Oberfelder Projects
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, August 26, 2016  •   Dance  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 26, 2016  •   Dance  •    2 comments Share This
Meet Jody Oberfelder Projects, where every performance offers you a personal adventure.   This video was directed by Lauren Kay. It was shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Here's why Meet the Dance Company exists. You can meet more dance companies here....
They Shook Up Ballet in Philly, and Now They're In New York
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, August 11, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 11, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Get to Know BalletX --- The words "summer vacation" certainly mean nothing to the dancers of BalletX. This forward-looking, Philadelphia-based ensemble has been performing nonstop during July and August. Immediately following their two-week summer home season – which, typically, offered two world premieres – they performed at...
Can You Find Yourself While You're Playing a Cat?
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, August 01, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 1, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
In the Broadway revival of Cats, Tyler Hanes has a surprising revelation --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles It takes a special kind of performer to star in Cats, the musical about a group of junkyard felines angling for a chance to be reincarnated in the so-called "Heaviside Layer." For...
HEWMAN Brings Dance Where It Wasn't Before
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, July 29, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 29, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Their new dance can't be finished without you --- In 2014, three recent Juilliard alums looked at the resource- and time-scare dance world and decided to combine forces. They already shared an aesthetic interest in the human body and artistic principles about promoting audience engagement, so really, the chance to co-manage company responsibilities...
When You're Dancing Shakespeare, Every Movement Matters
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, July 21, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 21, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How dancers create character in Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet --- He may not have been a dancer, but Shakespeare has become indispensable to the ballet. Choreographers can't resist his work, with plays like Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream constantly being reimagined for dance troupes across the world. Still, Christopher Wheeldon...
Twyla Tharp Classics Find New Life
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, July 11, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 11, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The legendary choreographer presents a rare revival of her material --- Last November Twyla Tharp marked her 50th anniversary as a choreographer in a big way – with a program of two brand-new works at Lincoln Center. But Tharp – ever the disciplined and creative choreographer – has more to offer in celebration of this milestone....
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