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posted Monday, Jul 21
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Michelle Dorrance performing at Jacob's Pillow in 2013. Photo by Christopher Duggan.
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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 >
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 >
posted Monday, Jun 16
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The new Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway is shaping … Read More >
posted Monday, Jun 02
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posted Monday, May 26
This week, embedded in the usual mix of mostly Balanchine and a sprinkle of Robbins at New York City Ballet, are two new works that are very NOW. They are Benjamin Millepied’s Neverwhere and Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go. If you go to Read More >
posted Sunday, May 18
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Twyla Tharp, Eiko and Larry Keigwin are some of the guest artists that st… Read More >
posted Monday, Apr 28
Breaking from its tradition of starting each season with tried-and-true Balanchine ballets, NYCB opens its spring season tomorrow with 21st-century choreographers. It might be risky, but I say, All hail to living dance makers!
There will be no shortage of choreographic grandeur. Among t… Read More >
posted Monday, Apr 21
Every once in a while a funding organization hits on a good idea that’s a win-win for both art and education. Such is the new CUNY Dance Initiative, which will bring more dance to university students in NYC while also providing space for choreographers.
Starting this summer, … Read More >
posted Monday, Apr 14
Youth American Grand Prix, the largest youth competition for ballet in the world, has always stressed artistry as well as technique in its galas. For its blockbuster 15th anniversary two-night celebration, students in the house screamed equally for fabulous jumps and turn… Read More >
posted Friday, Apr 11
As if it weren’t enough that Youth America Grand Prix is giving us three fantastic programs of dance at the Koch Theater—and last night’s show was dizzyingly good, earning thunderous applause—the organization is also giving us a public interview with Sergei Filin. The Bolsh… Read More >
posted Sunday, Mar 30
Yes, dance has spread throughout the world. But there are times, like this last stretch of March Madness, that New York still feels like the center of the dance world. The wonder for me was not that I saw eight dance events in one week, but that they were all exciting performances with cr… Read More >
posted Monday, Mar 24
Although the Graham season this weekend emphasized Martha’s Greek connection, it got me thinking more about her Asian connection. From the legendary Yuriko in the 1940s on down to the latest star, PeiJu Chien-Pott, these dancers have been breathtaking interpreters of Graham’s vision.… Read More >
posted Monday, Mar 17
It’s pleasantly shocking to see the choreographic diversity pouring out of colleges and universities. And it’s not just the better-known dance departments that are producing daring, well-crafted work, but also many community colleges.
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posted Sunday, Mar 09
Jiří Kylián has been a gigantic influence in Europe for decades, but it’s been rare to see his works in the U.S. Now, suddenly, his choreography is highly visible. This week, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presents four of his pieces in its Read More >