Karole Armitage is in a groove, and it's environmental. On the Nature of Things, presented at the American Museum of Natural History, is her latest in a string of works addressing the all too rapid ecological devastation humans are wreaking on the planet.
Author - Lauren Gallagher
Lauren Gallagher is a dance writer based in New York City. Formerly a dance critic for the San Francisco Examiner, she spent her childhood as a Rudolf Nureyev groupie and considers London her second home. She Tweets about ballet, books, cars, and life at: @snickersnacked.
The most obvious, and pleasurable aspect of New York City Ballet's mixed bill Hear the Dance: America is its juxtaposition of two very different works by Jerome Robbins.
The balcony pas de deux, what all the paramours have come to see, is decent. There are the sweeping, leg splitting lifts, drippy back drapes (so much so that Hyltin at times looks dead), and romantic clutches in abundance.
It is hard to know where to start with “Baroque’d”, Ballet Next’s latest season, but it’s safe to say Something Sampled, one of the program’s three world premieres, is, for better or worse, what most people will talk about.
There are some companies that are always worth seeing just to watch them move: NDT is one of them, and NDT 2 – at the Joyce through Sunday – is no different.
If you really think about it, Swan Lake is, for lack of a better phrase, an odd duck...
To watch Bournonville is to see visages of Marie Taglioni or Carlotta Grisi lifted straight from a lithograph, complete with the sloping shoulders, the torso tipping from the waist and the demure demeanor. As to the men, Bournonville gave them stuff to do,..
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is making a big deal out of its premieres this year, but at the company's "All New" program during its City Center residency, Matthew Rushing's Odetta was the standout work.
While the program slumped, mood wise, in the middle, it went out with a bang thanks to Larry Keigwin's Exit Like an Animal.
Although juxtaposed with several new and recently revived productions, Alvin Ailey's Revelations looks just as good now as it did 10, 15, or even 20 years ago, and probably looks just as good as it did at its premiere, way back in 1960.
Herein lies one of the more unfortunate traits of Kontakthof: there is more madness than dancing...
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.
Refreshingly unpretentious, Students is nothing but the purest proof that hip-hop choreography is just as polished an art form as any other,..
"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."
New York City Center's Fall For Dance Festival opened its 11th season with a very fresh program...
Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a showy affair...
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.
Like the best comedians, Ekman is as facetious as he is profound, leaving the viewer with plenty to ponder post-performance.