Category: Dance
94 Dancers and 4 World Premieres
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...
Is This Is a New Era for Modern Dance Troupes?
Wednesday, December 02, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Larry Keigwin joins other major choreographers to change the rules --- In modern dance, it's been a tradition for many decades: a choreographer launches a company bearing his or her name, and audiences come to see a program of that person's works. Merce Cunningham's company existed to perform the brilliant, groundbreaking pieces that he produced until...
Pilobolus Turns Shadows Into Dance
Thursday, November 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 19, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside their visually astonishing new work --- Since 1971, Pilobolus has stretched the ways in which dancers share and shift weight in modern dance. The troupe's partnering style—dancers twisting, winding, gently toppling—has continued to remain a trademark. In 2006, however, another Pilobolus stamp was created in an unlikely place: a...
A Choreographer Asks About Black Men's Lives
Monday, November 09, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 9, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The urgency and beauty of Kyle Abraham's program at the Joyce --- Kyle Abraham's conversation moves at warp speed as he speaks from Dallas the morning after the first performance of Absent Matter, which has its New York premiere this week at the Joyce Theater. He's already had two morning meetings, and he is contemplating a crucial change he hopes...
Darkness and Light in George Takei's Life
Thursday, October 29, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 29, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dance tells a complex story in the Broadway musical Allegiance --- Inspired by actor George Takei's life, Allegiance is distinguished not only by the caché of its famous source, but also the gravitas of its subject matter: The musical tells the tale of Takei's experience as a Japanese American during WWII, including the horrible reality of...
When Is Ballet Like a Photograph?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 27, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Troy Schumacher brings a surprising group of artists to his ballets --- When Troy Schumacher discusses his five-year-old ballet company, he rarely uses the word "I" to describe its direction or approach. Instead, he chooses "we" again and again, and that's right on target for the aptly named BalletCollective. Integrating a wide variety of art...
A Major Dancer-Choreographer That New Yorkers Barely Know
Thursday, October 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Gotham finally gets a full performance from Aakash Odedra --- New York has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the uniquely eloquent, powerfully focused dancer/choreographer Aakash Odedra. While earlier this month he premiered his third complete solo program in England, next week's performances of Inked and Murmur will mark the first time...
Cinderella: Erotic and Universal
Tuesday, October 13, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Oct 13, 2015  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Inside Company XIV's dance-theatre twist on a fairy tale --- What if you took everything in our culture that was indebted to Cinderella and put it on a single stage? Just think of all the songs, ballets, fancy shoes, and enchanted mice you'd have to account for. In one sense, you'd be confronted with aesthetic chaos, but in another, you'd experience...
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