Category: Dance
WATCH: Gallim
Monday, February 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 11, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Gallim, a Brooklyn-based dance company that celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience. Founded in 2007 by choreographer Andrea Miller, the troupe performs in traditional and offbeat spaces, including museums and its home base, a church in Clinton Hill. From February 12 to 17, you can catch Gallim at the Joyce...
Why Are These Ballet Dancers Wearing Sneakers?
Thursday, February 07, 2019  •   Dance  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Feb 7, 2019  •   Dance  •    4 comments Share This
NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck --- When Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing premiered two years ago at New York City Ballet, it offered an exciting jolt. There wasn't a pointe shoe or ballet slipper in sight. Instead, the dancers wore sneakers and outfits (designed by Humberto Leon) you might see young folks wearing...
Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM --- Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't exactly an internationally renowned cultural center. Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 by a group...
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
Reconceiving 'Coppélia' for the 21st Century
Thursday, December 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Director-choreographer Chase Brock premieres his first dance-theatre work Off-Broadway --- After 15 years of assisting on or contributing to Main Stem productions, Chase Brock is about to make his full-fledged Broadway musical choreographic debut with Be More Chill in February. But instead of using the holidays to rest up for rehearsals, the prolific...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
Still Dancing with Alvin Ailey After 21 Years
Wednesday, December 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 5, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran dancers discuss the company's 60th anniversary season --- Although it's exciting when a young new dancer catches your eye for the first time, it's even more thrilling to watch that performer mature artistically over the years. These days, many leading New York companies are enriched by veteran members who've been dancing for decades, such...
Twyla Tharp Works You've Never Seen
Tuesday, November 13, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 13, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The legendary dance-maker reflects on her early years in Minimalism and Me --- In 1965, a very brief, rather odd dance performance took place in a Hunter College art studio. The choreographer was an unknown named Twyla Tharp, who had graduated from Barnard College two years earlier with an art history degree, and danced briefly with Paul Taylor's...
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