Tag: joshua bergasse

Joshua Bergasse and Alberto Lopez Herrera Collaborate On a New Dance Musical About Migrants Entering the U.S.

This month, Massachusetts’ Barrington Stage Company premieres A Crossing, a tale of migrants coming over the southern U.S. border. It’s being billed as a dance musical, which, for Joshua Bergasse, who co-conceived, directed and choreographed the work, feels right. “It’s a traditional musical in that we have songs, but we’re telling so much of the […]

Meet Dario Natarelli, the 21-Year-Old Tap Dancer Who's Already Served as Michelle Dorrance's Assistant Choreographer

While tapping to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Dario Natarelli finds a way to make something we have all heard before sound new. His choreography alternately matches the rhythmic cadence of King’s words and honors the meaningful pauses between them. Watching the masterful control he has over his footwork and dynamics, […]

6 March Performance Picks From Our Editors

A feast of Forsythe, a surfeit of Dorrance Dance, a challenge to how we perceive refugees. Our editors’ performance picks this month run the gamut. Boston’s Mixtape Master BOSTON Halfway into his five-year partnership with Boston Ballet, William Forsythe is gifting East Coast audiences with his first new work for an American company since 1992. […]

Our Broadway Faves Just Got Major Nominations

It’s Broadway awards season, and tons of our favorite dancers and choreographers are getting big-time recognition. The Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday and the Best Choreography finalists include: Andy Blankenbuehler for Bandstand Peter Darling and Ellen Kane for Groundhog Day Kelly Devine for Come From Away Denis Jones for Holiday Inn Sam Pinkleton for […]

Broadway Choreographers Bring New Shows to the Stage

It’s mad-dash time on Broadway, as shows scramble to qualify for the June 11 Tony Awards. “It is a crazy season,” says Andy Blankenbuehler, who won last year for choreographing Hamilton. And the 10 musicals arriving in the two months preceding the deadline, April 27, “are all over the map,” he says. “So many different […]

How Joshua Bergasse Won The Golden Ticket

He’s the Emmy-winning, Tony-nominated Joshua Bergasse in the playbill, but just “Josh Bergasse” (pronounced bare-GAHSS) when he affably introduces himself to the 70 people assembled at Broadway Dance Center for his advanced theater class. They know who he is, of course, and it’s the reason they’re there. Reese Snow, BDC’s associate executive director, calls him […]