New Acclaim for Batsheva

posted Monday, Nov 17

Batsheva Dance Company has reached a new level of acclaim, both for its dancers and its artistic director Ohad Naharin. The word spread from coast to coast about how amazing the touring Sadeh21 has been. Audiences left the theater feeling challenged, fulfilled and full of wonder. Social m… Read More >

 

The American at the Mikhailovsky

posted Monday, Nov 10

He’s not David Hallberg, but he’s tall and thin, has beautiful feet and magnificent ballon, and is now in a Russian ballet company.

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Dancers Curating Dancers

posted Sunday, Nov 02

The new locale of Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway has launched a six-week series curated by dance artists. Six well-known downtown choreographers have each chosen two less visible people to mentor and host at Gibney Dance. The idea of Double Plus is a c… Read More >

 

Dancing in Hollywood Via MoMA

posted Monday, Oct 27

The history of Hollywood movies is sprinkled with great dancing. And here to tell us about it is Debra Levine, the Los Angeles writer and scholar

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Wendy Whelan’s Farewell

posted Monday, Oct 20

Everyone came prepared with tissues or hankies. But in the end, there weren’t many tears—at least not as many as predicted—because Whelan herself projected such joy.

I was very moved by her during the first ballet, Balanchine’s Sonnambula. It was an eeri… Read More >

 

The Cornucopia of Fall for Dance

posted Saturday, Oct 04

This week the Fall for Dance festival bursts into New York, showering us with 20 companies in 10 days. From October 8 to 19, people travel from near and far to come to New York City Center and soak it all in—for just $15 a pop. This year there are plenty of new works for those of us who see … Read More >

 

Come Join the Future of Dance Education

posted Monday, Sep 29

Koplowitz's international Grand Step Project (2004), Courtesy Koplowitz.<… Read More >

 

Double-sided Gem in the Suburbs of DC

posted Monday, Sep 22

Awaa

 

Aszure Barton's Awáa. Photo by Kim Williams, courtesy of the Banff Cen… Read More >

 

Joffrey Celebrates 20 Years

posted Sunday, Sep 14

Joffrey Ballet

 

Christine Rocas and Miguel Blanco in RAkU. Photo by Cheryl Mann… Read More >

 

Paradise in Positano

posted Monday, Sep 08

What do Christopher Wheeldon, Olga Smirnova, Steven McRae, PeiJu Chien-Pott and Xander Parish have in common? They were all honored with the Premio Positano Danza Léonide Massine on Saturday in Positano, Italy. As one of the judges, I was there to soak in the artistry of these and other dan… Read More >

 

Velocity Rings In the Fall Season

posted Monday, Aug 25

YC

 

zoe | juniper. Photo by Tim Summers.

 

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Tiler Peck Improves on Degas

posted Monday, Aug 18

Tiler PeckLeave it to Susan Stroman to come up with a new idea for a musical. In just … Read More >

 

When Versatility Has Depth As Well As Breadth

posted Monday, Aug 11

There’s versatile and then there’s VERSATILE. I mean, well trained dancers can adapt from style to style with ease. But then there are dancers who can dig into completely different genres in a single evening.

So it was with Pacific Northwest Bal… Read More >

 

Pick a Borough, Any Borough

posted Tuesday, Aug 05

New York City dance has just been blessed with a brilliantly sensible project. The idea is so obvious, why didn’t anyone think of it before? The NYC public colleges have the space, and dance artists need the space. So, the CUNY Dance Initiative was born. Companies as established as Larry Kei… Read More >

 

The Bolshoi’s Spartacus: Fortunately, Unfortunately

posted Monday, Jul 28

Fortunately, the Bolshoi’s Don Q was fun and wonderful. Unfortunately its Swan Lake was dreary (though it livened up when our June cover girl, Olga Smirnova, took the … Read More >

 

Swept Away: Fire Island Dance Festival

posted Monday, Jul 21

The glories of nature blended with the glories of dance in DRA’s Fire Island Dance Festival, now celebrating its 20th year. It’s hard to resist letting your eyes rest on the waves of the bay behind the stage. And when th… Read More >

 

Dorrance Dance Unlocks Tap for Everybody

posted Monday, Jul 14

Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance performing at Jacob's Pillow in 2013. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

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The Bolshoi on Tour: Still Soviet After All These Years?

posted Monday, Jul 07

We will be excited to see the Bolshoi no matter what rep they are doing. The dancers deliver on a big scale (the word "bolshoi" means big), the tradition of handing down the classics is unbroken, and for this tour they are traveling with the Bolshoi orchestra. Plus, our sympathy is at an all-time … Read More >

 

Tap City Celebrates America

posted Tuesday, Jul 01

Singin in the Rain

Gene Kelly in Singin' In t… Read More >

 

Full Circle for Trey McIntyre Project

posted Monday, Jun 23

At Jacob’s Pillow this week, the Trey McIntyre Project will go out with a bang. They’ve visited the Pillow often since 2005, including the summer of 2008 when they announced the launch of a full-time company. The group is a hit with the Pillow audience, as it is with spectators all ove… Read More >