Category: Dance
Putting Their Own Stamp on an Iconic Twyla Tharp Work
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, May 14, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 14, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
American Ballet Theatre's spring season includes a trio of pieces by the legendary dance-maker --- American Ballet Theatre's spring season, which runs through July 6 at the Metropolitan Opera House, is dominated by full-length narrative ballets, from perpetually popular 19th-century classics including Swan Lake and Le Corsaire, to more recent, lit-based...
How Do You Explore Gender Identity Through Dance?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer-choreographer Jody Oberfelder completes her body-part trilogy with Madame Ovary --- After investigating the heart and head in her immersive dance works 4CHAMBERS and The Brain Piece, choreographer Jody Oberfelder wondered where she should travel for the final installment of her body-part trilogy. She landed on the gut and genitals, and the...
A Rare Chance to See Dance from Down Under
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, April 26, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 26, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Joyce Theater presents its first-ever Australia Festival --- Australia has an active and varied dance scene, but New York audiences rarely have an opportunity to sample any of what goes on there. The expense of traveling to the U.S. makes it difficult for Australian companies to visit, plus they're usually busy touring their own cosmopolitan continent....
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
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
By SUSAN REITER
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
By SUSAN REITER
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
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
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
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
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,...
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