Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: REVERBDANCE FESTIVAL 2014
by Jessica Abejar - March 26, 2014

Fantastic artistry, skillful control, and incredible dynamics were all offered on the last evening of the REVERBdance Festival 2014, leaving the audience in high anticipation as to who would win the most coveted prize. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: Martha Graham Dance Company Mixes Old and New Flavors
by Victoria Shadle - March 25, 2014

Watching a notable prolific choreographer's company perform two of her historic masterpieces is always a treat. Even more flavorful is when these pieces surround the main course of a world premiere created by a new star in the dance world. Judging from the packed house's resounding applause, it will go down in the minds of many as a decadent meal of modern dance. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY to Air on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty sees the popular choreographer return to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. The ballet, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airs Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: ARB's SIGNATURE DUETS Surveys the Wide World of Ballet
by Patrick Kennedy - March 26, 2014

The latest American Repertory Ballet performance at Hamilton Stage in Rahway drew together five short-form ballets, inviting viewers to compare and contrast these vibrant offerings. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 DESTINY RISING at Joyce Theater to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

On Monday, April 21 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation will present DESTINY RISING, an evening of dance artistry benefiting the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program (which to date has awarded an impressive $8.4 million in college scholarships). Featuring special guest performances from prominent professional dance companies from all over the country, outstanding NYC Dance Alliance alumni and NYC Dance Alliance faculty, some of the artists taking part include Broadway dancers and NYCDA faculty Joey Dowling (In The Heights, Sweet Charity) & Andy Pellick (Original casts of Wicked & Tarzan) and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: BALLET DU GRAND THEATRE DE GENEVE Returns to the Joyce With a New York Premiere
by Sondra Forsyth - March 27, 2014

The evening of March 25th 2014 was opening night for a six-day run at the Joyce Theater of 'Glory', a mostly glorious offering choreographed by Greek-born Andonis Foniadakis for the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve. A press release referred to the piece as 'an evening-length work' but that depends on your definition of an evening at the theater. 'Glory' is only about an hour long and is performed, wisely, without an intermission. Interrupting the action would have been a mistake. Even so, programming for adults rarely lasts a mere 60 minutes. The company might have been better off giving us a double bill, although to be fair the tickets are modestly priced at $10 to $49 and $26 to $37 for Joyce Theater members. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR'S 1982 'Mercuric Tidings' Trumps His 2014 Premiere
by Sondra Forsyth - March 24, 2014

On the evening of March 20th 2014, as part of the Diamond Anniversary celebration of the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater, the troupe offered a triple bill that included a recent world premiere and an enduring favorite from 1982. The first two offerings, choreographed in 2012 and 2013 respectively, earned only tepid applause from everyone in the audience including me. The closing piece, on the other hand, rightfully received a nearly thunderous ovation and I was clapping as enthusiastically as the rest of the dancegoers. I only hope that this disparity between the work that was choreographed over three decades ago and those more newly created is not an indication that Taylor, at 83, is no longer turning out the top quality dances that secured him a place in the pantheon of great American modern dance pioneers. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Shen Wei Dance Art's Season to Include World Premiere of Solo for Shen Wei and Revival of MAP, 4/29-5/4
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

When Shen Wei decided to present a season at the Judson Memorial Church, April 29-May 4, he faced a problem. This famed lover of the grand scale would not be able to hang his set for "Map" performances, well, not if he wanted his audience seated on all four sides. However, Shen Wei Dance Arts' season, which also features the world premiere of a solo for the choreographer, shows that when there's a will, Shen Wei finds a way. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 The Joffrey Ballet Presents ROMEO & JULIET, 4/30-5/11
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet's 2013-14 "Masters of Dance" season comes to a close this spring with the U.S. Premiere of Krzysztof Pastor'sRomeo & Juliet. Pastor, Director of the Polish National Ballet and Resident Choreographer of the Dutch National Ballet, originally created this new version ofRomeo & Juliet in 2008 for the Scottish Ballet. His work has never before been seen in Chicago. Romeo & Juliet runs for 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, April 30 - May 11. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
by Barnett Serchuk - March 26, 2014

As I was going to the Paul Taylor performance I saw a woman wearing a mink coat and my brain retreated to my early teenage years when all those Blackglama ads were in vogue. You remember them: 'What becomes a legend most?' Among those featured in the advertisements were Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham, among the many icons. (more...)

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