April’s performance calendar is filled with happy returns, from Broadway once again welcoming Camille A. Brown to a fresh cohort of contemporary artists at Danspace Project for its Platform 2022. Here’s what’s piqued our interest.
It’s a short month, but February is jam-packed. From a double-helping of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to a long-absent Balanchine solo created for the late Paul Taylor, here are the shows that most piqued our interest. The Lost Episode Michael Trusnovec Erin Baiano, Courtesy NYCB NEW YORK CITY When Martha Graham and George Balanchine collaborated […]
When Jan Fabre’s troupe Troubleyn presents his Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24 hour performance) at NYU Skirball tomorrow it does so under a heavy cloud of controversy. Fabre is a celebrated Belgian multidisciplinary artist who has been honored as Grand Officer in the Order of the Crown, one of the […]
Some of my favorite experiences as both an audience member and a dancer have involved audience participation. Artists who cleverly use participatory moments can make bold statements about the boundaries between performer and spectator, onstage and off. And the challenge to be more than a passive viewer can redefine an audience’s relationship to what they’re […]
Bill T. Jones is one of the few choreographers who can weave together social consciousness with choreographic inventiveness. This is visible in all three parts of his Analogy Trilogy, a 6½-hour marathon that comes to NYU Skirball Center on Sept. 22 and 23. In this Trilogy, Jones goes beyond his own cultural identity. The first […]