5 Non-Nutcracker Shows We Have Our Eyes on This December

Delayed debuts, triumphant returns, onstage reunions—there’s loads to celebrate across the December performance landscape. Here are five offerings we don’t want to miss. Way Back Wednesday NEW YORK CITYThe 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon dramatizes the events of a bank robbery gone wrong and the ensuing police standoff. One of the men attempting this robbery […]

Rare 1932 Footage of Isadora Duncan’s “The Cherubim”

The original Isadora Duncan dancers (“The Isadorables”) first performed at the Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York, in 1923, and the tradition continued with a repeat performance in 1932. Almost a century after their debut, Duncan’s choreography returned to the gardens last week when Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company danced at the […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns is a force. There is a monumentality to her dancing that was apparent even as a young corps member of 19, cast in her first Swan Lake with New York City Ballet. She threw herself into the role heart and soul, stretching each shape to the limit, trusting the music to carry her […]

The Barefoot Ballerina Crashing Paul Taylor's Lincoln Center Season

One of New York City Ballet’s most adventurous ballerinas will be a special guest of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance for its annual season at the Koch Theater. Sara Mearns is performing solos created by early modern dance icon Isadora Duncan as staged by Lori Belilove. Also on the menu: Paul Taylor Dance Company members […]

Plugged In

Paul Taylor on PBS; reissue of Isadora Duncan’s My Life; Taylor’s Facts and Fancies: Essays Written Mostly for Fun; The Pointe Book; Ailey II in the online campaign “The Backstory”; Rhythm Is It! documentary       Paul Taylor’s Beloved Renegade, with Michael Trusnovec and Laura Halzack.  Photo by Paul B. Goode, Courtesy PTDC. TV […]

New York Notebook

Lazarus of Manhattan With athletic bodies bounding and slicing through space, Stephen Petronio Company brings the premiere of his full-length work, LIKE LAZARUS DID, to the Joyce. It’s set to live music by alternative hip-hop composer Son Lux and the generation-Y chamber group yMusic, as well as the adolescent voices of The Young People’s Chorus […]

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