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BWW Reviews: BALLET WEST Debuts at the Joyce Theater in NYC BWW Reviews: BALLET WEST Debuts at the Joyce Theater in NYC
by Sondra Forsyth - March 27, 2015

On May 25th 2015, opening night of Ballet West's debut season at the Joyce, three New York premieres and a world premiere showcased the company's admirable command of contemporary ballet. The world-renowned troupe from Salt Lake City does have the classics in its repertoire, but the decision by Arti... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor's Koch Season Attempts 'American Modern Dance' BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor's Koch Season Attempts 'American Modern Dance'
by Lauren Wingenroth - March 23, 2015

The premiere season of Paul Taylor's new (or at least newly re-named) company, Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance runs at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater this week, presenting many of Taylor's works as well as works by Shen Wei and Doris Humphrey. The new company's mission to be a repository... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ailey II is Charged with Energy and Panache BWW Reviews: Ailey II is Charged with Energy and Panache
by Rose Marija - March 23, 2015

On March 18, 2015, I had the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal of Ailey II's program A at the Joyce Theater. This young company, under Troy Powell, Artistic Director, since July 1, 2012, only the 2nd director since this group was formed in 1974, was energized and fully loaded.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCE BWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCE
by Rose Marija - March 20, 2015

The final performance of Manhattan Youth Ballet's spring production, Stories that Dance: Shakespeare and his Legacy, was full of joy. Four story ballets were performed with the young dancers involved in the story telling, rather than just going through the movements.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Delights at Lincoln Center BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Delights at Lincoln Center
by Matt Hanson - March 18, 2015

To capture the American idiom through an art form demands brazen courage, and a rare will dedicated to a lifetime of unapologetic originality. Paul Taylor is one of the few artists alive to tell the tale under a spotlight of unparalleled renown.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAVE OF THE HEART Inspires at 92nd Street Y BWW Reviews: CAVE OF THE HEART Inspires at 92nd Street Y
by Matt Hanson - March 17, 2015

Martha Graham, the first dancer to perform at the White House, who received the United States' highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom at the Bicentennial, is peerless in her affirmation of an authentic American lexicon, as through the ineffable beauty of the human body in movement.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Amanda Selwyn 'Renews' at BMCC BWW Reviews: Amanda Selwyn 'Renews' at BMCC
by Lauren Wingenroth - March 17, 2015

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre celebrated their fifteenth anniversary this weekend with the world premiere of Renewal, a work exploring "the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again." The expectations that this title creates, especially for a company specifically advertising their fifteenth seas... (more...)
BWW Reviews: EVENT Astonishes at The Joyce Theater BWW Reviews: EVENT Astonishes at The Joyce Theater
by Matt Hanson - March 13, 2015

Merce Cunningham is still one of the most challenging artists the United States has ever produced.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NY Theatre Ballet's GOOSE! BWW Reviews: NY Theatre Ballet's GOOSE!
by Holly Kerr - March 12, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet's production of Goose! was one of the offerings of the company's Once Upon a Ballet 2014-2015 series. Goose! is another enchanting jewel in the crown of witty and wonderful ballets by Keith Michael. Goose! brings to life characters from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Jack a... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CATHERINE ZEHR of Ballets with a Twist Talks Costuming at FIT BWW Reviews: CATHERINE ZEHR of Ballets with a Twist Talks Costuming at FIT
by Marina Kennedy - March 10, 2015

Catherine Zehr, Costume Designer for the NYC company, 'Ballets with a Twist' and Artistic Director and Choreographer, Marilyn Klaus were at FIT to discuss their unique collaboration to a full house audience. Dance pieces were performed by the troupe as part of the exciting event.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE LEGEND OF MULAN Makes Beautiful US Debut BWW Reviews: THE LEGEND OF MULAN Makes Beautiful US Debut
by Jessica Abejar - March 10, 2015

For only four performances at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, China Arts and Entertainment Group presented the first US performance of the Hong Kong Dance Company's The Legend of Mulan. Based on a folk poem of a young woman fighting in the Chinese army in place of her ill father, this b... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Makes Triumphant Return to the Joyce BWW Reviews: MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Makes Triumphant Return to the Joyce
by Marina Kennedy - March 05, 2015

See Malpaso Dance Company at the Joyce Theater now through March 8th. Their New York City premiere program will delight the audience.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York Ballet Theatre Leaps Through the Looking Glass BWW Reviews: New York Ballet Theatre Leaps Through the Looking Glass
by Michele Miller - March 05, 2015

New York Ballet Theatre's performance of The Alice-in-Wonderland in Follies was a vibrant, warm change from the bitter windy atmosphere that has been encompassing Manhattan. Although snow swirled around Chelsea, inside New York Live Arts the stage was warm and mystical.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it Well BWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it Well
by Rose Marija - March 03, 2015

The opening night of Carmen de Lavellade's As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on February 19, 2015, was electric. De Lavellade was on fire.... (more...)
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: 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...)





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