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BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Keeps Jerome Robbins Work Alive BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Keeps Jerome Robbins Work Alive
by Rose Marija - May 20, 2015

Jerome Robbins choreographic masterpiece, Goldberg Variations, to Johan Sebastian Bach's musical masterpiece of the same name, was first on New York City Ballet's program on Wednesday evening, May 13, replete with many stars of the company. Pianist Susan Walters sat far left on stage level, playing ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Takes New York City BWW Reviews: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Takes New York City
by Rose Marija - May 19, 2015

This is a contemporary ballet company in the style of European contemporary companies. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton -- a former beloved dancer with the Joffrey Ballet for 11 years and then with the acclaimed Nederlands Dance Theater for five years, after which he became Artistic Di... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CHERYLYN LAVAGNINO DANCE Flourishes at Danspace BWW Reviews: CHERYLYN LAVAGNINO DANCE Flourishes at Danspace
by Matt Hanson - May 19, 2015

Cherylyn Lavagnino's choreography is an audacious blend of signatures, absolutely strong in her guidance of the body to fruition through movement and stillness.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SUZANNE FARRELL, a Guest of LIVE from NYPL, Recounts Her Legendary Ballet Career BWW Reviews: SUZANNE FARRELL, a Guest of LIVE from NYPL, Recounts Her Legendary Ballet Career
by Sondra Forsyth - May 14, 2015

Suzanne Farrell, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, proved herself to be a charming and thoroughly engaging raconteur when she appeared on the evening of May 12th 2015 as a guest of LIVE from NYPL. The event at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in NYC was abl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place History BWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place History
by Lauren Wingenroth - May 12, 2015

Books are the structure around which Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork @ Astor Place is built. The cramped Joe's Pub stage is set with an abstracted skyline of books, soon to be destroyed by Mei Yamanaka as she embodies the forces of gentrification that Dendy not-so-subtly suggests are destroying our twic... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Gods Prevail in NYCB's Black and White Festival II BWW Reviews: The Gods Prevail in NYCB's Black and White Festival II
by Melia Kraus-har - May 11, 2015

Hear the Dance:Russia, covered forty years of Balanchine accompanied by Stravinsky's music from his Apollo, created in 1928 for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, to 1957's Agon, to two works from 1972, Duo Concertant and Symphony in Three Movements. In Balanchine's temple on Lincoln Center's campus, his ch... (more...)
BWW Reviews: OTHER MYTHS by Jonah Bokaer BWW Reviews: OTHER MYTHS by Jonah Bokaer
by Wesley Doucette - May 08, 2015

Jonah Bokaer, renowned as the youngest ever Cunningham performer, continues his exploration of sculptural vitality in 'Other Myths.' At the Lightbox event space the audience clusters itself around a taped off dance floor. One by one the dancers stoically invade the dance space, accompanied by a puls... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jeanette Stoner Shoots for Simplicity, Doesn't Land BWW Reviews: Jeanette Stoner Shoots for Simplicity, Doesn't Land
by Lauren Wingenroth - May 07, 2015

Jeanette Stoner's aesthetic is crystal-clear. She's interested in objects, particularly large objects with interesting physical qualities, and the way that these objects relate to the human body. An admirable, though not unique area of interest for a choreographer. Unfortunately, the clarity of her ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Showcases Three Minimalist Masterpieces in 'Balanchine Black & White I' BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Showcases Three Minimalist Masterpieces in 'Balanchine Black & White I'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 06, 2015

The spring 2015 season of the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center boasts not one but two programs featuring George Balanchine's minimalist masterpieces that are affectionately referred to as the "leotard ballets" by dancers and devotees alike. On the evening of May 1s... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Variety and Virtuosity with the ARB SIGNATURE DUETS BWW Reviews: Variety and Virtuosity with the ARB SIGNATURE DUETS
by Patrick Kennedy - May 05, 2015

The American Repertory Ballet presented an extraordinary performance of 'Signature Duets' on the Hamilton Stage of UC PAC.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno
by Rose Marija - May 05, 2015

On April 27th, Words On Dance and Symphony Space presented Ballet to Broadway: Christopher Wheeldon with Rita Moreno, at the Peter J. Sharp Theater, just two weeks after the opening of Wheeldon's An American in Paris, on Broadway. The evening consisted of film clips interspersed with conversation. O... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Lyon Opera Ballet Performs at the Joyce BWW Reviews: Lyon Opera Ballet Performs at the Joyce
by Rose Marija - May 04, 2015

The Lyon Opera Ballet, the acclaimed classically trained, contemporary dance company from France, opened at the Joyce Theater on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The house was full and seemed full of anticipation.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Mark Morris Dance Group: Return to BAM BWW Reviews: Mark Morris Dance Group: Return to BAM
by Jennifer Fried - April 30, 2015

Mark Morris Dance Group has grown so busy touring to places as far off as China or Timor that the company has not performed at BAM since 2012.   Morris's work was certainly welcomed with its minimalist, serene, and exceptionally music quality, epitomizing Balanchine's quote, "see the music, hear the... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SHORE Sparkles at New York Live Arts BWW Reviews: SHORE Sparkles at New York Live Arts
by Matt Hanson - April 29, 2015

At spring, people return from the wintered isolation of their respective family nuclei and form one whole organism, made up of all the parts that sustain a community.... (more...)
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: 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...)




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