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Three Ailey Graces: Boykin, Graf, and Smallwood

“Alvin used to call the dancers gods and goddesses—when we did something right,” says Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. During her performing career, Jamison certainly exuded a goddess-like aura. It isn’t a stretch, then, to see that the dancers she has hired and coached look like they’re doing something […]

Dance Matters

Hawaiian festivals, Aix gets axed, Rainer does Stravinsky, Dance Place’s 25th     The Hawaiian Scene: Grass Skirts and Dancing Geckos Hawaii may be a vacation paradise, but the state is rapidly gaining a reputation for its cultural offerings, too. Among a wide range of dance attractions, hula is still the predominant style, with hundreds […]

25 To Watch

Dawn Fay Ballet Memphis doesn’t rank its dancers in the typical hierarchical sense. However, if there were a scale, Dawn Fay would undoubtedly land on top as the company’s prima. Watching Fay dance is a bit like listening to Melissa Etheridge sing rock or Diana Krall jazz: She is soulful, insightful, a powerhouse of strength. […]

Sourcing Stravinsky

Sourcing Stravinsky Dance Theater Workshop, NYC April 19–22, 2006 Reviewed by Cynthia Hedstrom   The reference to “sourcing” in the title of this program, curated by Annie-B Parson, is apt. The dances are not so much choreographed to Igor Stravinsky’s music as inspired by this icon of 20th-century classicism.   Yvonne Rainer’s AG Indexical, with […]

Reviews & Previews

In this version, Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette at night, when she is still a maiden, and he witnesses her dawn transformation into a swan at the hands of the vengeful Rothbart. (Much use is made of his billowing cape.) As a girl, Odette wears a long, white gown, and the flowing partnering […]

Holland Dance Festival

Amos Ben-Tal & Sintaro O-uel of the Netherlands Dance Theater in Sad Case, choreographed by Paul Lightfoot. Photo by Joris Jan Bos. Holland Dance Festival Lucent Danstheater, Theater aan het Spui, Korzo Theater, The Hague February 4-21, 1998 Reviewed by Helma Klooss The sixth Holland Dance Festival was dedicated to the artists who actually bring […]

Celebrating Dance Magazine Award Honoree Robert Battle

This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit Robert Battle once told an interviewer on PBS, “Something about movement, very early on for me, signified life.” As a youngster, it wasn’t likely that he would become a […]