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BWW Reviews: Mariinsky Brings Classical, Contemporary Chopin to BAM BWW Reviews: Mariinsky Brings Classical, Contemporary Chopin to BAM
by Lauren Wingenroth - January 30, 2015

The curtain rises on Michel Fokine's Chopiniana to a corps de ballet of sylph-like women frozen around a singular man. Chopin: Dances for Piano, a two-night program by Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, features three works set to the music of Chopin, beginning with this beloved 1908 "plotless" ballet blanc... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The Joyce BWW Reviews: PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The Joyce
by Marina Kennedy - January 28, 2015

Parsons Dance will be at the Joyce through February 1st and they are presenting two distinctive programs. Metropolitan area audiences should not miss the chance to see this extraordinary modern dance company.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INTERMEZZO DANCE COMPANY Features Large-Scale Talent in a Small-Scale Venue BWW Reviews: INTERMEZZO DANCE COMPANY Features Large-Scale Talent in a Small-Scale Venue
by Elizabeth Portnoy - January 22, 2015

New York is the home of some of the most renowned and exemplary dance companies in the world, such as New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. It is quite easy for New York balletomanes to fall into the habit of seeing the same iconic and large-scale works year after year. While there is no... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ROYAL DANISH BALLET: PRINCIPALS AND SOLOISTS, A Joyous and Polite Precision BWW Reviews: ROYAL DANISH BALLET: PRINCIPALS AND SOLOISTS, A Joyous and Polite Precision
by Wesley Doucette - January 21, 2015

The Royal Danish Ballet returns to New York in the Joyce Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Straight-Up BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Straight-Up
by Melia Kraus-har - January 20, 2015

Sunday, January 18th, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House swelled with anticipation for Mariinsky Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, conducted by Valery Gergiev. In Ratmansky's hands, the tale occurred in the Russia of the 1930's and in the manner of Mikhail Zoshchenko's satirical, to-the-point sto... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Corps de Ballet Is the Star of the MARIINSKY BALLET's 'Swan Lake' at BAM BWW Reviews: The Corps de Ballet Is the Star of the MARIINSKY BALLET's 'Swan Lake' at BAM
by Sondra Forsyth - January 19, 2015

On January 16th 2015 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the unparalleled precision of the Mariinsky Ballet's corps in "Swan Lake" was rightfully rewarded with the evening's most thunderous applause. Every tilt of the head, every flick of the wrist, every pose, every hop in arabesque was performed in ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ALISON CHASE PERFORMANCE, Defying Physics BWW Reviews: ALISON CHASE PERFORMANCE, Defying Physics
by Wesley Doucette - January 14, 2015

Alison Chase presents premiers of her company's physically demanding compositions at Columbia.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MR. B'S THE NUTCRACKER Shows Its Age at 60 BWW Reviews: MR. B'S THE NUTCRACKER Shows Its Age at 60
by Sondra Forsyth - December 31, 2014

After the 1954 New York City Ballet premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, the production reigned supreme as the gold standard for the holiday classic even though William Christensen's excellent 1944 version was the first one ever staged in this country. By now, however, countless superb it... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland Transforms into Princess Clara BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland Transforms into Princess Clara
by Rose Marija - December 24, 2014

Misty Copeland transforms into Clara the Princess... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Presents THE NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by Rose Marija - December 23, 2014

'Tis the season. On December 11, 2014 my first viewing of The Nutcracker this season was the opening night of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's delightful version, choreographed and directed by Michael Chernov, co-artistic director, after Vasili Vainonen, assisted by Gelsey Kirkland and Alexandra Lawler. Wha... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THIS BWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THIS
by Brendan Drake - December 22, 2014

Last weekend New York Live Arts hosted the premier of Neil Greenberg's This, a full length work taking inspiration from Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation.... (more...)
Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next Month Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Known for its larger-than life theatricality and surreal aesthetic based on Miami's unique subculture, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre premieres two full-length dance theatre works that fuse contemporary dance, theatre, opera, music, performance art and drag.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: United Palace of Cultural Arts Presents THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: United Palace of Cultural Arts Presents THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
by Samantha Bancroft - December 19, 2014

Ever wonder what would happen to the classic tale of The Nutcracker if it was dropped into present day Upper Manhattan? Yea, me either really. But it sure did cross United Palace of Cultural Arts' (UPCA) mind this year when UPCA's executive director, Mike Fitelson, and choreographer Jennifer Weber r... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by Jessica Abejar - December 17, 2014

The sights and sounds of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker are a staple to Christmastime in New York City. The American Ballet Theatre has brought this timeless tradition to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the past five years. The Company began its final run of Artist in Resident Alexei Ratmansky's The... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City Center BWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City Center
by Marina Kennedy - December 16, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is now onstage at New York City Center through January 4th. Artistic Director Robert Battle presents an exciting and versatile series of performances to metropolitan area audiences.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances BWW Reviews: Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances
by Melia Kraus-har - December 16, 2014

Shouts and sighs intermittently filled The Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Sunday, December 14th in response to Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances: Edition 2014. Choreographers Austin McCormack and Loni Landon (both Juilliard Alumni), Kate Weare and man about town Larry Keigwin each presented a work ... (more...)
Moscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre Today Moscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

An annual tradition at the State Theatre, Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life...and snows over the audience! This fun-for-the-entire-family classic will be performed for two audiences today, December 13th.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Russell Maliphant Company STILL CURRENT at the Joyce is Stunning BWW Reviews: Russell Maliphant Company STILL CURRENT at the Joyce is Stunning
by Marina Kennedy - December 12, 2014

If you haven't seen the Russell Maliphant Company, now is the time. This season's production, Still Current is on stage at the Joyce Theater through Sunday, December 14th.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS Fascinates at Joyce Theater BWW Reviews: DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS Fascinates at Joyce Theater
by Matt Hanson - December 11, 2014

In the heart of the wildly characterful Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, the Joyce Theater marquee entrances with a retro ambiance. Opening in 1982, the Joyce Theater has come to represent the magnanimous foundations of modern performing arts in New York. None so embodies this history as authentic... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human Condition BWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human Condition
by Melia Kraus-har - December 10, 2014

Anna's Americana by the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble on December 4th provided a glimpse into Anna Sokolow's investigation of the human condition in the intimate space of The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Alan Danielson's Are We There Yet (2000) accompanied three works by Sokolow, Preludes (1984),... (more...)
Sally Turkel Promoted to Principal Dancer with Ballet San Antonio Sally Turkel Promoted to Principal Dancer with Ballet San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Following a successful run of The Nutcracker, Artistic Director Gabriel Zertuche has promoted company member Sally Turkel to Principal Dancer effective immediately.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Wandering with Jessica Lang Dance BWW Reviews: Wandering with Jessica Lang Dance
by Melia Kraus-har - December 09, 2014

Jessica Lang Dance premiered The Wanderer at BAM Fisher in a wintery diorama that showcased Artistic Director and Choreographer Jessica Lang's comprehensive design. Starting a few minutes late on Friday, December 5th allowed time to observe the stage. Five white trees made of coiled rope hung from... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Cirque's KURIOS Brings Magic and Wonder to MarymoorBWW Reviews: Cirque's KURIOS Brings Magic and Wonder to Marymoor

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