Bustling festivals, fresh premieres, unexpected team-ups—the dance scene is only burning brighter as we enter the final weeks of summer. Here are our top picks for August.
William Forsythe is bringing his multi-faceted genius to New York City in stripped down form. His “Quiet Evening of Dance,” a mix of new and recycled work now at The Shed until October 25, is co-commissioned with Sadler’s Wells in London (and a slew of European presenters). As always, Forsythe’s choreography is a layered experience, […]
Last week, I attended a show I’d been eagerly anticipating: Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed, a brand-new performance venue in New York City. Not only was I looking forward to Akram Khan’s choreography (not to mention a sword-wielding PeiJu Chien-Pott and remixes of Sia’s music), but I was anxious to get a taste […]
Akram Khan loves to dive into genres he is unfamiliar with. While his own movement vocabulary is a hybrid of kathak and contemporary dance, he has choreographed a new Giselle for English National Ballet, collaborated with flamenco artist Israel Galván and made a dance theater duet with film star Juliette Binoche. Now, in between touring […]
When dancers kick their legs, they typically try to avoid hitting their colleagues. But the performers in the upcoming show Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, choreographed by Akram Khan, have had to train to do just the opposite. “It’s not a grand battement. You’re kicking someone’s face. It has to have intention,” says Martha Graham Dance […]
We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year’s “Season Preview”—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling. A Night of Natalia Osipova—With David Hallberg David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova have a rare, […]
The Shed might not open its doors for another year, but this month Manhattan’s new multidisciplinary arts center is showcasing the type of programming it hopes to offer. A Prelude to The Shed takes over an empty lot near the High Line for two weeks of ever-shifting programming. It will include dance battles featuring Reggie […]