Category: Dance
What Type of Choreography Does a Ballet Dancer, Drag Queen, Pop Star Do?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran principal dancer James Whiteside makes his American Ballet Theatre choreographic debut --- American Ballet Theatre's fall season is a two-week whirlwind of revelations. The troupe's full-length story ballets are in storage until next spring. From October 16 to 27 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, ABT's focus is on the fresh and unanticipated. The...
13 Dance Performances to See This October
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, September 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Big companies like ABT and Paul Taylor return, plus ice theatre, dance plays and Misty Copeland! --- New York's dance scene reaches a critical mass this month with a slew of impressively varied offerings. Major companies (American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance) and choreographers (Kyle Abraham, William Forsythe) are represented,...
Edwaard Liang's Exciting Return to His New York City Ballet Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, September 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The former NYCB soloist on his circuitous journey from dancer to choreographer for the company that launched his career --- The past and present are colliding for Edwaard Liang. The former New York City Ballet soloist, now a prolific choreographer and artistic director of BalletMet, has created his first work for the company that set his career in...
Fusing Break Dancing, Ballet and Modern Moves
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, September 13, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 13, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Montreal-based RUBBERBAND makes its Joyce Theater debut --- Choreographer Victor Quijada's eclectic background accounts for his signature fusion style. The son of Mexican immigrants, he was raised in Los Angeles where he began break dancing in his youth. Later, at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, he studied with post-modern master...
10 Dance Performances to See This September
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, August 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 27, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dive into the fall dance season with New York City Ballet, a 40-piece fest and even a FREE event --- Plenty of major dance companies and venues like New York City Ballet and The Joyce Theater are kicking off their fall seasons this month. But there are also a number of intriguing one-offs and under-the-radar dance performances worthy of your September...
Why Boys Doing Ballet Should Be No Big Deal
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Monday, August 26, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 26, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Quashing the bullying isn't enough to lift the stigma. Boy dancers need to be championed --- Unless you've been on vacation on a remote island with no cell service since last Friday, you're aware of the outrage Good Morning America host Lara Spencer sparked by mocking 6-year-old Prince George for enjoying ballet. Over the past 72 or so hours, her...
See The Royal Ballet's Newest Star at the Joyce
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, August 02, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 2, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The venerable company's newly minted principal Marcelino Sambé shows off his range at the two-week Ballet Festival --- These days, New York dance lovers only get rare glimpses of The Royal Ballet, Britain's leading classical company. Once a regular visitor, the troupe was last here four years ago. But from August 6 to 18, fans can get a mini-fix...
8 Dance Performances to See This August
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, July 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch internationally renowned ballet dancers, companies from India and China, and free outdoor performances The dog days of summer could be renamed the dance days as there are plenty of performances to see this August, including the Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival, vibrant Indian and Chinese troupes, and no-cost outdoor programs at Lincoln Center...
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