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BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double Bill BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - February 27, 2015

New York City Ballet's 'All Balanchine III, Hear the Dance: Italy' features a perfect pairing of pieces that brim with Balanchine's incomparable sense of showmanship. Ballet is an art form, but Mr. B knew that it can also serve as sheer entertainment without losing integrity. Beyond that, he was a m... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BELLADONNA Stuns at 92Y BWW Reviews: BELLADONNA Stuns at 92Y
by Matt Hanson - February 27, 2015

The animate mastery of Adam Barruch thrilled and silenced audiences at the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: EVIDENCE Triumphs at The Secret Theater BWW Reviews: EVIDENCE Triumphs at The Secret Theater
by Matt Hanson - February 26, 2015

Juan Michael Porter II introduced Evidence: the baldwin suite with a truly majestic eloquence, his face radiant with pride as he intoned the name James Baldwin.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NCB Celebrates its Achievements, Reveals its Flaws BWW Reviews: NCB Celebrates its Achievements, Reveals its Flaws
by Aaron Fallon - February 26, 2015

Anniversaries aren't only cause for celebration. They're pivotal moments of self-evaluation. They inspire reflection on the milestones of the past, introspective consideration of the present, and a longing gaze towards the journey ahead. This year, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, New Chamber... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Graham Company Continues to Thrive BWW Reviews: Graham Company Continues to Thrive
by Lauren Wingenroth - February 25, 2015

For the past two weeks, the Martha Graham Dance Company has shared its 89th performance season with The Joyce. Inspired by the theme of 'Shape and Design,' the program blends old and new works that show the continuing relevance and sustainability of this company - an important statement in a moment ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow
by Rose Marija - February 25, 2015

Keeping the traditional dances, stories, and music of more than ten Native American tribes--from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions alive--the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers brought the spirit of these first Americans to the Theater for the New... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ALL BALANCHINE: Hear the Dance Italy.  The Warmth of Tuscany in February BWW Reviews: ALL BALANCHINE: Hear the Dance Italy. The Warmth of Tuscany in February
by Wesley Doucette - February 25, 2015

The NYCBallet performs 'Square Dance,' and 'Harlequinade.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HAVANA RAKATAN Scores at City Center BWW Reviews: HAVANA RAKATAN Scores at City Center
by Matt Hanson - February 24, 2015

Without missing a beat, Havana Rakatan exploded onto the Midtown soundscape with a supercharged magnificence.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Shari Barrett - February 22, 2015

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY ballet with glorious music by Tchaikovsky premiered in Moscow in 1890. With original choreography by Marius Petipa, it is considered one of the greatest story ballets of all time and the epitome of classical ballet. The story represents much more than just the fairy tale, showi... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BLOOD ON THE VEIL Celebrates the Often-Maligned Art of Belly Dance BWW Reviews: BLOOD ON THE VEIL Celebrates the Often-Maligned Art of Belly Dance
by Sondra Forsyth - February 20, 2015

'Blood on the Veil' is a mesmerizing theater piece with the commendable mission of dispelling the misconception that the ancient oriental art of belly dancing is nothing but a dance of seduction. Written, choreographed, and performed by the multi-talented Carol Henning, the performance involves not ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's R+J Mixes Slapstick With Tragedy BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's R+J Mixes Slapstick With Tragedy
by Sondra Forsyth - February 18, 2015

I've never been a fan of Peter Martins' choreography so I was surprised to find myself moved by the "balcony pas de deux" in Romeo + Juliet, his adaptation for the New York City Ballet of Shakespeare's tragic tale about star-crossed lovers. Sterling Hyltin as Juliet and Robert Fairchild as Romeo, re... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York Theater Ballet's CINDERELLA at Florence Gould Hall BWW Reviews: New York Theater Ballet's CINDERELLA at Florence Gould Hall
by Samantha Bancroft - February 18, 2015

New York Theater Ballet (NTYB) presented Cinderella on February 8, 2015 as one of their innovative one-hour ballets for children. Although NYTB's production moved swiftly along to keep the children's attention, the timeless story of Cinderella still effortlessly shined through.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BLACK SWAN Empowers at The Ailey Citigroup Theater BWW Reviews: BLACK SWAN Empowers at The Ailey Citigroup Theater
by Matt Hanson - February 18, 2015

American Dance Theater is one of the most ingenious innovations of New York and African-American arts. Through a glass facade, downstairs from the larger-than-life iconic photograph of Alvin Ailey, choreographer Iquail Shaheed opened his arms to a warm audience at Ailey Citigroup Theater on the even... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BalletNext Fails to Bring Boldness BWW Reviews: BalletNext Fails to Bring Boldness
by Lauren Wingenroth - February 16, 2015

Though BalletNext brands itself as a company "that encourages risk-taking with a focus on the process of creating new work," its run at New York Live Arts this past weekend confounded anyone familiar with the experimental programming that the venue usually presents.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Extraordinary SHAPE & DESIGN by Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce BWW Reviews: Extraordinary SHAPE & DESIGN by Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce
by Marina Kennedy - February 15, 2015

See the Martha Graham Company at the Joyce through February 22nd. Three distinctive programs are being presented so you can enjoy the talents of this extraordinary troupe again and again.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'CAMBUYÓN' at The New Victory Theater BWW Reviews: 'CAMBUYÓN' at The New Victory Theater
by Jennifer Vazquez - February 14, 2015

Wooden crates. Wine bottles. A box of matches. To the untrained eye these items are just that — unassuming everyday objects. However, to the artistic masterminds of 'Cambuyón', these items are world-class instruments.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening
by Jessica Abejar - February 12, 2015

As a part of its Hear the Dance program for the Winter 2015 season, the New York City Ballet presented two pieces featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. They were choreographed by the Company's most renowned choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With minimal set and costume... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nederlands Dans Theatre II BWW Reviews: Nederlands Dans Theatre II
by Jennifer Fried - February 09, 2015

As an emerging dancer entrance into Nederlands Dans Theatre II, the training company for one of the world's leading innovative contemporary is tantamount to an Ivy League acceptance. Having the chance to see the talented young artists perform works by resident choreographers Paul Lightfoot and Sol ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Brings its Unique Flavor to Lincoln Center BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Brings its Unique Flavor to Lincoln Center
by Rose Marija - February 02, 2015

In the first week of New York City Ballet's return to the Koch Theater after Nutcracker season, I was excited to attend the January 21st performance featuring Russian composers.... (more...)
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: 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: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double BillBWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double Bill

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