Fall For Dance Festival – Program 5: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Pontus Lidberg Dance, Aakash Odedra Company, Sarasota Ballet – New York
The word transcendent gets tossed around a lot, overused, especially in the performing arts. But if one performer deserves it at this year’s Fall For Dance Festival, it is Aakash Odedra.
Fall For Dance Festival – Program 4: Brian Brooks Moving Dance Company, Australian Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Rennie Harris Puremovement – New York
Refreshingly unpretentious, Students is nothing but the purest proof that hip-hop choreography is just as polished an art form as any other,..
Puppeteer Basil Twist is pushing boundaries again in New York as part of the White Light Festival, with a triple bill based on Stravinsky…
Fall For Dance Festival – Program 2: Lucinda Childs, Semperoper Ballett, Wang Ramirez, Alvin Ailey – New York
“AP15, an award-winning work choreographed and danced by urban dance collaborators Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, brought the other “wow” factor to Program 2.”
But the true revelation – and the main reason to see this production – is Alessandra Ferri.
“…it’s hard not to get the impression that New York City Ballet is on a roll.”
Fall For Dance Festival – Program 1: Black Grace, SF Ballet, Russell Maliphant, Mark Morris – New York
New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival opened its 11th season with a very fresh program…
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, is there a ballet choreographer working today who is more imaginative, more wholly himself, than Alexei Ratmansky?
One cannot help but be amazed by the number of exceptional women in the company, and by how differently they approach the steps, the music and the temperament of each ballet.
The evening is divided into two parts, with images of love and coupling more dominant in the first and greater abstraction seeping into the second.
It’s as pointless to complain about ballet galas as it is to grumble about the weather. They serve a purpose…
For the second year in a row, the Fall for Dance Festival began with a pair of performances at the outdoor Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, one of the most enchanting spots in the city.
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a showy affair…
As he has shown again and again, the choreographer Mark Morris has a way with Baroque music. He clearly adores it…
If there’s one thing you can say for Yuri Grigorovich’s 1968 ballet Spartacus, it’s that it gets its point across loud and clear.
…the real star of Don Quixote is the Bolshoi itself.
It is even more disappointing that the troupe should open its run with a Swan Lake so lackluster… It’s not the dancers’ fault. At every level, the Bolshoi dancers move with thrilling force and fullness.
…I think it’s safe to say that she is an artist who follows her obsessions with a tenacity that is both admirable and frequently defeating.
Watching Rosas danst Rosas this weekend it was easy to understand why it still stands as a prime example of De Keersmaeker’s choreographic approach.
Reich’s score is, of course, a constant pulse. De Keersmaeker provides no rest for the senses. She matches Reich in density and motion. It is mimicry of the highest order.