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Dance News & Reviews

Review: Pit Stop Players and Chase Brock Experience Unite with Amazing Results

By Jody Williams, Contributing Writer, May 21, 2016

I had the pleasure of attending An Evening of Live Music and Dance Extravaganza: Pit Stop Players/The Chase Brock Experience at Peter Norton Symphony Space. The Pit Stop Players, ...

Review: Cuba’s DanzAbierta debuts at The Joyce Theater

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By Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Contributing Writer, May 15, 2016

With the new excitement around warming relations between the United States and Cuba, it’s not surprising that one of Cuba’s most celebrated contemporary dance troupes, DanzAbierta, made ...

Miami City Ballet At Lincoln Center

Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation presented the Miami City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln ...

Lincoln Center Goes 'Out of Doors' With a Big Free ...

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, July 21, 2017 Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival is bringing an other-worldly level of performers for an "only in New York" kind of experience. The festival’s free performances (that's right—FREE) runs July 26 through August 13, and includes a Double Dutch ...

Review: The Elusiveness of Peace Brought To the Fore In ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 In this era of dismal, seemingly endless intractability in the Middle East, it’s startling to be reminded that, not too long ago, the prospect of peace between Israel and Palestine was tantalizingly close. That reminder, and the horrible ...

Review: Compagnie XY Proves Its Strength Is Working Together

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 Compagnie XY is a French-based circus, but there’s no big top, no trapeze rig, no spangled leotards nor wild animals. Instead, it is a troupe of individuals with extraordinary abilities and exquisite training who develop theatrical programs that ...

Jazz Notes: Passing the Newport Jazz Festival Baton from Founder ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 19, 2017 As the new artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride has put his stamp on this year’s lineup for the 2017 performances, adding a mix of incredibly diverse musicians—though, by his own account, he was totally ...

Review: 'Assassins' Chills and Thrills at Encores! Off-Center

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, July 19, 2017 For years, I’ve been threatening to write a book entitled Everything I Know I Learned from Musical Theater. I have Andrew Lloyd Webber to thank for my religious education. I listened to Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and ...

An International Opera Festival in HD at Symphony Space

ZEALnyc, July 18, 2017 While many of the major opera houses are on hiatus until their fall seasons begin (at least here locally), there's no reason you can't still get your opera fix through some welcomed programming by the stalwart venue on the Upper West Side, Symphony ...

Art Break: You've Heard of Pop Art—Now There's Pope ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, July 17, 2017 Time to test those history skills by visiting our Downtown pick this week. Devon Dikeou has created a combination photo/object installation of ten chairs that reference portraits of Catholic Popes. Each chair is linked to an artist ...

Bang On A Can Festival Is Making Some Noise Again ...

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, July 14, 2017 Thirty years after their debut concert—a day-long marathon concert of experimental music in a SoHo art gallery—the founders of Bang on a Can, the composer trifecta of Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang, remain committed to ...

Review: Uplifting Theme Overshadows Post-Combat Realities in 'Almost Sunrise'

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, July 14, 2017 Almost Sunrise, the documentary film from award-winning filmmaking team, Michael Collins (director) and Marty Syjuco (producer) challenges and explores the misconceptions war and the inevitable and consuming effects Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has on the men and women ...

It's Time For The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition at ...

ZEALnyc, July 13, 2017 Summertime brings all sorts of special treats and delights, from outdoor performances and dining al fresco, but occasionally there are things that may draw you back indoors. Patek Philippe is collaborating with the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club to present The Art ...

Dada Masilo discusses art, narrative and her NYC debut with ‘Swan Lake.’

Jody Williams, Contributing Writer and Mark McLaren, Editor In Chief, January 29, 2016

South African-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo and Johannesburg’s The Dance Factory arrive in New York City next week with a ...

American Dance Machine for The 21st Century – Dance Review

Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, Dance Review, December 29, 2015

The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century is dedicated to preserving and performing choreography from all kinds of musicals. The members of this multi-talented ...

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TWYLA THARP – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Sheila Kogan, November 2015

 

The Joyce Theater presented Twyla Tharp’s company at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in celebration of Twyla Tharp’s 50th year choreographing. For the ...

Sylvie Guillem in ‘Life In Progress,’ and a Farewell Tour – Dance Review

Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, November 16, 2015 

Sylvie Guillem, the celebrated, international dancer, a former étoile (principal dancer) of the Paris Opera Ballet and a creative force in the dance world, is ...

Fall For Dance 2015 NYC

Fall For Dance – Mixed Program

Every year, New York’s City Center presents several programs of dance at very affordable prices called “Fall for Dance”. The hope is that by giving people an opportunity to see different dancers and dance styles that new audiences will be developed.

On October 10, ...

Pearl – A Dance-Drama About Pearl S. Buck

Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 1, 2015

Pearl, the dance-drama inspired by the life of novelist and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, is a beautiful and beautifully conceived project. The fascinating melding of ...

Pearl S. Buck Celebrated in Dance at Lincoln Center

Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, August 21, 2015

Pearl, a multi-visual celebration in dance of the life of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, comes to the David H. Koch ...

Two Dance Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Weekend – the Joyce Theatre Ballet Festival

Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2015

The Joyce Theatre, located in Chelsea, and formerly known as the Elgin Theatre, was previously a 1941 movie house and was transformed in the 80’s into one of the premiere dance venues in ...

Solo for Two: Ballet’s Power Couple — With Others

Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 10, 2015

When it was announced that Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev would be performing in a concert, I was really eager to see what they would do outside major ballet companies and ...