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Miami City Ballet Takes Bold New Steps
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, April 12, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 12, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
What gives a ballet company its identity? The caliber and personalities of its dancers, the vision of its artistic director, the location in which it's based – these all play crucial roles. But original ballets, made specifically for the company, shaped around the dancers' individual skills and temperaments, can also be crucial in establishing...
WATCH: Meet Sidra Bell Dance New York
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, March 17, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 17, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Sidra Bell Dance New York, where the grotesque and the beautiful collide in exciting ways.   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....
Why Is Paul Taylor Revisiting Martha Graham?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, March 10, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 10, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The past, present, and future are in the new Paul Taylor Season --- In 1955 the 25-year-old Paul Taylor joined the company of Martha Graham, by then the influential matriarch of American modern dance. One of the first works he performed was Diversion of Angels, an unusually lyrical piece that celebrated youthful vigor and romantic ardor. Soon enough,...
Stephen Petronio Traces His Bloodlines
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, March 04, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 4, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The choreographer celebrates several of his families --- If you've ever wondered about Stephen Petronio's family, then take a trip to the Joyce Theater from March 8 to 13. The choreographer-dancer is inviting audiences to learn about his clan through a program that includes Trisha Brown's 1979 Glacial Decoy and Big Daddy (Deluxe), an investigation...
Introducing 'Meet the Dance Company,' Our New Film Series
By VICTORIA BAILEY
Tuesday, March 01, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 1, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
I am delighted to announce a new short film series at TDF Stages – Meet the Dance Company. A sister series to Meet the Theatre – which provides an in-depth look at some of New York's most vibrant Off and off-Off-Broadway companies – Meet the Dance Company provides the same intimate profile of dance troupes who appear in New York City....
In Pam Tanowitz's Dances, Every Body Tells a Story
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 17, 2016  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How the choreographer teases our idea of meaning and narrative --- The choreographer Pam Tanowitz is setting herself plenty of challenges with her second season at the Joyce Theater, which plays February 18-21. Two years ago, she presented a concise, continuous program: two works (plus a transitional "pause dance") performed with no break, all taking...
Can Dance and Drama Embody a Religious Movement?
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, January 27, 2016  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 27, 2016  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry turn the religious order into dance-theatre --- At first it looks like an odd coupling: Martha Clarke, the doyenne of evocative dance-theatre, and Alfred Uhry, the straight-ahead storyteller of works such as Driving Miss Daisy and Last Night at Ballyhoo. More than ten years ago, however, when they were both at a Thanksgiving...
94 Dancers and 4 World Premieres
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, December 10, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Dec 10, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
The radical scope of Juilliard's New Dances program --- It's not every day that you come across a dance program sporting four world premieres. Or one that features a cast of 94 dancers. But that is the exciting promise of Juilliard's annual New Dances program, which puts a premium on creativity and exploration. For the past two months, Juilliard's...
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