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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 ...

Rebecca Clarke Is 'Composer of the Week' In Upcoming BBC ...

ZEALnyc, May 26, 2017 It seems odd that we are still playing catch-up with highlighting and bringing focus to the accomplishments of the vast majority of female composers, both domestically and internationally, but there you have it. Our media counterparts across the pond seem to be a ...

Review: Parsons Dance 'Celebrates the Joy of Movement'

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, May 26, 2017 Parsons Dance began a two-week residency at the Joyce Theater last week, which concludes this weekend. Much of the advance publicity was centered around a premiere (Hello World) which was to feature flying drones as part of the performance.  ...

Vision Fest 22: A Free-Jazz Festival at Judson Memorial Church All ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor, May 26, 2017 In its 22nd annual edition, Arts for Art presents the always adventurous, always eclectic Vision Fest with an array of avant/experimental musicians who have committed their artistry to stretching the boundaries of jazz into the free zone. They're ...

Rite of Summer Music Festival Begins With A Bang This ...

ZEALnyc, May 25, 2017 Rite of Summer Music Festival returns for its seventh season this weekend on Saturday, May 27 with performances by Talujon Percussion. They will be performing a program entitled "Dark Full Ride," which includes works by Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, John Cage and Steve Reich. ...

Review: 'Building the Wall' Depicts a Trump-Era Dystopia

By Dan Bacalzo, Contributing Writer, May 25, 2017 Robert Schenkkan’s powerful new play, Building the Wall, is a gripping cautionary tale, set in the near future, that imagines some of the consequences that could result from Donald Trump’s presidency. Director Ari Edelson and his superb ...

Jazz Notes: Project Grand Slam Bandleader Robert Miller Talks About ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, May 25, 2017 On the eve of new fusion ensemble Project Grand Slam’s fifth recording, The PGS Experience, founder and leader Robert Miller says that even though his 11-year-old group experienced a profile elevation this past year, he still finds ...

Review: British Import 'Rotterdam' Takes On Gender Identity With Uneven ...

By Dan Bacalzo, Contributing Writer, May 25, 2017 Gender identity and sexuality are at the forefront of Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. But while the script approaches its subject matter with sensitivity, humor, and a certain amount of complexity, heavy-handed ...

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Spring Show Opens This Weekend

ZEALnyc, May 24, 2017 The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit commences its 2017 shows this Memorial Day Weekend and the following weekend.  The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and ...

The 'Daly Show' is Coming to Vermont as Tim and ...

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, May 24, 2017 “Tim Daly is my favorite actor. Tim Daly is my favorite brother. Not necessarily in that order.” Those are the words of Tony Award winner (Gypsy, 1990) and multiple Emmy recipient Tyne Daly speaking of her younger brother Tim Daly, ...

Shakespeare in the Park: A 'How To Get Tickets' Primer

ZEALnyc, May 23, 2017 The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park is one of the best theater deals in town. Any town. You can’t beat seeing remarkable performances from people like James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, or Liev ...

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 ...