From October 19 to December 14, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels will fill stages throughout New York City with contemporary dance. This will be the third Dance Reflections festival and the first to be hosted in the U.S., following editions in London in 2022 and in Hong Kong earlier this year.
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from November 2022.
Germaine Acogny, the “Mother of Contemporary African Dance,” Continues Her Conversation With Pina Bausch
The last pre-pandemic rehearsal in March 2020 for a production of Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring became a streaming video hit titled Dancing at Dusk, starring dancers from 14 African countries. This recast Rite finally premiered live last fall in four European cities, alongside common ground[s], a duet by and for Germaine Acogny and celebrated Bausch dancer Malou Airaudo.
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]
Known as the “mother of contemporary African dance,” Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny first saw Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring performed by dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Presented with the tale of human sacrifice and gender relationships, she couldn’t help but draw parallels between the ritualistic choreography and traditions from her African […]
Maybe it’s just by chance, but it seems like the upcoming lineup in New York City is designed to remind us of the women giants of our field. What a great welcome to the new season! • Twyla Tharp brings new and old work to the Joyce. She may be the most prolific living choreographer […]