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On Broadway: Rent Redux

Keigwin with Rent dancers. Photo by Matthew Murphy.     Off-Broadway theaters have a lot less room for dancing than the big Broadway houses. So it seems counterintuitive that a show would end up with additional choreography after leaving Broadway. But that, says Larry Keigwin, is what he’s hoping for when the megahit Rent, which […]


  Retirements   Gavin Larsen , whose passionate commitment to Balanchine’s choreography has made her a leading interpreter of his work at Oregon Ballet Theatre, gave her farewell performance on May 2, dancing in his 1972 Duo Concertant.   “She’s that rare artist who combines dedication and intelligence with a poignant musical and dramatic instinct,” […]

Daniel McCusker Dance Projects

Daniel McCusker Dance Projects “regrets only + some other things” Green Street Studios Cambridge, MA March 12–13, 2010 Reviewed by Iris Fanger   McCusker’s Horizon. Photo by Michael Hoy, Courtesy Daniel McCusker Dance Projects.   Danny McCusker’s program of five premieres and an earlier duet began with (nostalgia), a reminder of his lineage. As four […]

Tall Order

Dazzling in costumes embellished with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals apiece, 36 statuesque dancers descend a grand staircase. The legendary Radio City Rockettes take their places for the final number, “Let Christmas Shine.” After 75 years with mostly minor choreographic changes in the Radio City Christ­mas Spectacular, the show was revamped in 2007 to appeal […]

Josette and Joseph Wiggan: All in the Family

Psychologists looking for signs of sibling rivalry in tap dancers Joseph and Josette Wiggan will be decidedly disappointed. The brother and sister phenoms, now 19 and 22, began tapping 10 years ago and have been, for most of their performing lives, metaphorically joined at the hip. The two spent seven years dancing with Los Angeles-based […]

25 To Watch

Feng-Yi Sheu Taking Up the Mantle of Martha “Go at your audience with a whip,” Louis Horst used to tell Martha Graham. When the Martha Graham Dance Company came to City Center last April, its second New York season since winning back the rights to its own repertory, the whip was in one body: Fang-Yi […]

Eating and Drinking for Energy

What—and when—to eat and drink before performing     Whether you dance through a season’s worth of high-powered performances, or just gear up periodically for a couple of big ones, you have probably tried every possible food combination to help fuel you past your first entrance. You’ve eaten power shakes or steaks, had protein bars […]

Joseph Allen Decker Dance Company

Danny Davalos and Tina Tsunoda in Storm. Photo: Michael Higgins.   Joseph Allen Decker Dance Company Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, CA March 11–13, 2005 Reviewed by Victoria Looseleaf   It’s no secret that Hollywood worships at the altar of youth, beauty, and box-office clout. Clearly, the adoring audience was digging the major heat generated by Joseph […]

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