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Dance Your Way Into the Fall With Festivals That Take You to the Past and To the Future

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, September 12, 2016

No one enjoys returning to work after summer vacation. The leftovers of wanderlust sit chilling in the refrigerator of your soul. (Or the frigid air conditioning of your office.) Is there any chance for ...

Review: ‘Mozart Dances’ Delights Again at Mostly Mozart

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 29, 2016

Mozart Dances by Mark Morris was commissioned for and performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2006 at the former New York State Theater. It was revived for ...

Review: Wheeldon’s ‘Winter’s Tale’ Culminates the Lincoln Center Festival

Hannah Fischer and Artists of The National Ballet of Canada in The Winter’s Tale. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor.

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 2, 2016

The Winter’s Tale, Christopher Wheeldon’s sumptuous ...

BroadwayCon Promises More Guest Stars, Panels, and Special Events To ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, January 18, 2018 Last January, fans of Broadway and all things theater-related flocked to the Javits Center for the second annual BroadwayCon. There they encountered a convention floor of booths, autograph signings, sing-along’s, seminars and talks, all featuring seasoned Broadway veterans. ...

Review: American Soprano Jennifer Rowley Conquers Tosca at Met Opera

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, January 15, 2018 Up and coming American soprano Jennifer Rowley has boldly claimed for herself a new, career-changing role. Puccini's Tosca is a monumental climb for a soprano, a career-defining mountain if, perhaps, not the toughest vocal peak. The opera greats, including ...

Art Break: See 'Power in Print' at the NYPL's Schomburg ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 15, 2018 This week Art Break celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day with some gallery shows reflecting his ideals. Whether it’s the inclusion of all as represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s show of art from around the ...

Mälkki Conducts New York Philharmonic with Violinist Baiba Skride

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, January 14, 2018 The New York Philharmonic welcomed busy Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki to the podium and Latvian solo violinist Baiba Skride, for a stimulating program beginning with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major. While it may be notable that ...

NYC This Week 1.15.2018

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, January 14, 2018 Temperatures are radically up and down here in NYC, but we have some great reasons to head indoors. Here is what's hot This Week in NYC. Read on. Everybody loves Cuba. Well, that is, most everybody who has visited ...

Elegance On Display With the Winter Antiques Show at the ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2018 The Winter Antiques Show is your chance to see a wonderful variety of objects from the decorative and fine arts. This year’s group of over 65 dealers and experts will be presenting items that come with a guarantee ...

Outsider Art Fair Merges A Variety of Styles and Mediums ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 11, 2018 The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-sixth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as ‘art brut’, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined art’. Today, the genre is known ...

NYC This Week 1.9.2018

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, January 9, 2018 Our young new year has been a cold one. So how about some ideas that will warm your heart, body and soul. Read on. 2ndStage Theater has a mission to tell essential American stories. And there's no more essential, ...

Jazz Notes: Umbria Jazz Festival, Orvieto Dazzles In Its 25th ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, January 8, 2018 As a result of his successful summer jazz festival founded in 1973 in the Umbria region of Italy, Carlo Pagnotta, the artistic director of the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, started a new festival twenty-five years ago in the ...

Art Break: Looking Outside the Box With Donald Judd at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 8, 2018 This week Art Break starts off January with four examples of artists who weren’t afraid to explore ideas and methods outside their expertise or comfort levels. Although he didn’t know it, Donald Judd’s training in ...

Review: L.A. Dance Project at the Joyce Presents Millepied’s Creative Collective

Stephanie Amurao in “On The Other Side” by Benjamin Millepied; photo by Laurence Phillipe.

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 1, 2016

The Joyce Theater is such a wonderful place to view dance. Small enough that you can see ...

Review: A Day of Ratmansky at American Ballet Theater

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, May 24, 2016

On May 21, I attended both the matinee and evening performances of American Ballet Theater (ABT). Six ballets were presented, all choreographed by Russian-born choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, one of the most ...

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 ...

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 ...