Category: Dance
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
Celebrating the Past and the Future of the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Thursday, April 04, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 4, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How the venerable troupe's 50th anniversary honors its history while looking ahead --- Reaching a 50th anniversary is a huge milestone for any American dance company. But for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, its half-century celebration at City Center (April 10-13) represents an against-the-odds achievement as one of the first and most lauded black ballet...
All About the EVE Project
Thursday, March 28, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 28, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Martha Graham Dance Company is debuting new works by women during its two-week Joyce run --- Since so many Martha Graham works feature heroines confronting crises or indulging their passions, the dance-maker's namesake company has long been known for showcasing strong women. But this season the troupe's focus feels even more feminist because...
WATCH: Breton Follies
Monday, March 25, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 25, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Breton Follies, a boutique production company specializing in site-specific immersive dance-theatre with a vintage twist. Founded by dancer-choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan, the troupe takes a cinematic approach to movement, with a vernacular rooted in classical ballet, cabaret and Latin rhythms while honoring the style and sounds of Golden Age...
The Evolution of Ballet Hispánico's Melissa Verdecia
Thursday, March 21, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 21, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How the dancer became the "anchor" of the company's spring run at the Joyce --- Rehearsing for Ballet Hispánico's upcoming run at the Joyce (March 26-31), seven-year company veteran Melissa Verdecia moves without a fingertip of superfluous effort. As she runs through a section of Bennyroyce Royon's Homebound/Alaala, her lithe arms flap once,...
How Raja Feather Kelly Gives Shows All the Right Moves
Wednesday, March 20, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 20, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Why this "movement dramaturg" is so sought after on the New York theatre scene --- Raja Feather Kelly, one of the busiest choreographers in New York, wants to make something clear: "I don't just make dances." Although he's the newly minted artistic director of New Brooklyn Theatre, an innovative site-specific troupe that recently merged with the...
Experience Merce Cunningham's Legacy Throughout NYC
Monday, March 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all over town --- Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 on April 16 and several local institutions are celebrating the seminal choreographer's creativity, innovation and impact on generations of dance-makers. A native of Washington State, Cunningham was a notable...
Finding Inspiration in Ballet, Spirituals and Prison Songs
Wednesday, March 06, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 6, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer-choreographer Silas Farley debuts Songs From the Spirit at the Metropolitan Museum --- Last July, Silas Farley spent a day at California's San Quentin State Prison listening to music composed by inmates. The setting was a stark contrast to the grand stages on which Farley, an elegant 24-year-old member of New York City Ballet, usually performs...
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