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Teacher's Wisdom: Alexandre Proia

Alexandre Proia dances in splashes of colorful movement. At 6′ 2″, he streaks across a studio with an angled yet fluid phrase, something closer to a snippet of choreography than a classroom combination. Moments later, shifting his focus from artistry to technique, he speaks about using energy from the toes to initiate a passé.    A […]

Haunting Beauty

SFB’s Yuan Yuan Tan blends glittering technique with subtle artistry to create her stage magic. PC Matthew Karas Ask Yuan Yuan Tan if she is a big deal in her own country and watch her choreographed response. In a display of modesty any Giselle might envy, the Shanghai native softens her shoulders and lowers her […]

A Stirring Fall

Why cry about the economy? It won’t help, and a succession of dirges makes for wretched choreography, anyway. America’s dance companies and presenters aren’t mourning. They’re making the best of it. They’ll trim and adjust a bit this season. But they know that, for every cutback or compromise, the dance world can still put warm […]

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 […]

Petronio Summer Reunion

Summer Reunion DancemOpolitan at Joe’s Pub June 14–15, 2007 Reviewed by Emily Macel Family reunions should always include superheros and dancing.       In June, seven former members of Stephen Petronio’s company performed at the intimate caberet-style setting of Joe’s Pub—a fitting scene for the peculiar, lewd, and funny dancing that occurred that evening. Petronio […]

Salzburg Ballet

Salzburg Ballet Salzburg Landestheater, Salzburg, Austria October 16, November 3, 9–13, 18, 19, December 14, 29, 30, 2004 January 9, 18, 28, February 6, 24, 2005 Reviewed by Kate Mattingly   European opera houses—jewel-like theaters nestled into cities like Stuttgart, Brussels, and Salzburg—are studies in contrast. Their beautifully ornate interiors provide a distinct backdrop for […]

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