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BWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico Opens at the Joyce Theater BWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico Opens at the Joyce Theater
by Rose Marija - April 24, 2015

On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, Ballet Hispanico opened its season. Under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, who became the company's second artistic director in 2009 since the company was founded and directed in 1970 by Tina Ramirez, the repertoire and feel has changed. Today's Ballet Hispanic... (more...)
BWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY BWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY
by Rose Marija - April 23, 2015

On April 17, 2015, David Hallberg Presents: Legacy, was presented as the final performance of the Youth America Grand Prix. Hallberg himself served as moderator, introducing the evening's participating dancers and the companies: Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, Tokyo Ballet... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a Gala BWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a Gala
by Melia Kraus-har - April 22, 2015

In addition to being an incredible highlight of YAGP's work, what other night can one see the best of the best and the best to be on one stage? From quivering port de bras of an eager eleven year old to the stoic grace of Paloma Herrera, YAGP proudly endorsed its place in supporting generations of... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Melia Kraus-har - April 21, 2015

Known for his contemporary, abstract choreography, Wheeldon's recent projects ventured towards epic storytelling, as with Cinderella, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Winter's Tale. Besides an exuberant audience, what came to mind on Wednesday, April 15th at the Palace Theatre, were curre... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NOCHE FLAMENCA at Joe's Pub BWW Reviews: NOCHE FLAMENCA at Joe's Pub
by Wesley Doucette - April 15, 2015

Noche Flamenca performs at Joe's Pub.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is Magnificent at City Center BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is Magnificent at City Center
by Marina Kennedy - April 14, 2015

Dance Theatre of Harlem enjoyed a magnificent season at City Center.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Comes Home to City Center BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Comes Home to City Center
by Sondra Forsyth - April 10, 2015

Opening night of Dance Theater of Harlem's 2015 season at City Center began with a curtain speech by Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, who was visibly more excited and confident on this third anniversary of the rebirth of the legendary company than she had been in 2014 when DTH danced at Jazz at L... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Karole Armitage's ON THE NATURE OF THINGS at AMNH BWW Reviews: Karole Armitage's ON THE NATURE OF THINGS at AMNH
by Jessica Abejar - April 08, 2015

For three nights only, after hours at the American Museum of National History, the spotlight was put on climate change. However, this issue was not presented through demonstration, lecture, or film, but rather through dance. With a narration written and performed by biologist Paul Ehrlich and suppor... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Contained Energy of Paul Taylor BWW Reviews: The Contained Energy of Paul Taylor
by Patrick Kennedy - April 07, 2015

A recent Lincoln Center showcase reveals the sense of careful composition behind a visionary American artist.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Seeking Harmony in the Art of Activism BWW Reviews: Seeking Harmony in the Art of Activism
by Melia Kraus-har - April 03, 2015

Both Erhlich and Armitage's welcoming remarks suggested ambivalence with the scope of this work; Erhlich even said, "we'll just see", and so the evening began. Combined with movement in a setting designated for tactile education, On the Nature of Things depicted a frenetic doom.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THERE AND HERE Moves at Schimmel Center BWW Reviews: THERE AND HERE Moves at Schimmel Center
by Matt Hanson - April 01, 2015

She awoke, as in the womb, floating through a numinous, fluid-suffused air. As to thread the very fabric of reality, musician and composer Hideki Kato synthesized textural sonar frequencies.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Eclectic Evening for PAUL TAYLOR'S AMERICAN MODERN DANCE BWW Reviews: An Eclectic Evening for PAUL TAYLOR'S AMERICAN MODERN DANCE
by Jessica Abejar - March 31, 2015

During its premiere season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance presented an eclectic evening of dance that had the audience experiencing a range of emotions. From wonder and awe to shockingly disturbing, glee to solemn reverence, the complex evening ha... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Presents Harlequinade and Cavalry Halt BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Presents Harlequinade and Cavalry Halt
by Rose Marija - March 31, 2015

On March 27 & 28, 2015, Co-Artistic Directors, Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov presented, at Peter Norton Symphony Space, a double bill of Marius Petipa's ballets of another era, well chosen for their young company, a large number of whom are students at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: JUILLIARD DANCES REPERTORY Shines at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater BWW Reviews: JUILLIARD DANCES REPERTORY Shines at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by Matt Hanson - March 31, 2015

Juilliard Dances Repertory artistic director Lawrence Rhodes fused together an evocative evening, a masterful juxtaposition of opposites, ruminating on the perennial themes of tradition and modernity through dance.... (more...)
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: 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...)





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