Dance is a difficult thing to experience outside of the theatre, but for the sustainability of the artform it has to find a way to make itself more widely available.
Tag - Joyce Theater
...it’s that ambiguity in their performances — the tension between seriousness and satire — that makes the company such a joy to watch.
More than sculpture, the choreography reminded me of exhibitions of body-building.
Over the course of an hour and a half the story is told, more or less, twice: first in swift pantomime (aided by projections) and then in a series of more intensely danced interludes.
Within (Labyrinth Within) is no masterpiece, but it presents exciting possibilities for contemporary ballet while avoiding the hyperextended steps and sexual clichés that muddy so much of the field.
Shivalingappa first caught my eye at the 2007 Fall For Dance festival, where she danced Varnam, a Kuchipudi solo. I was immediately struck by her musicality, the power and precision of her footwork, and the absolute clarity of her movements. And to the grace of her upper body and a jump that seems to comes out of nowhere, light and airy as a cat’s.
I believe that the current dancers have greater technical proficiency and more years of stage experience than previous members , and with those elements, Ballet Master Amy London's avid quest toward perfection can finally be realised.
Soledad Barrio makes every moment look improvised. You watch, you wait, and you hold your breath.
'Oh, Inverted World' is fun and fresh, and it proves McIntyre - who also leads his own company, the Trey McIntyre Project - to be a choreographer of many talents.
Disappointment is an inevitable part of theatre-going - I mean, how often do performances live up to our expectations? - but it is especially hard to swallow when it comes at the hands of one of the artists we most admire....
Every performance by the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble feels like a revelation. We are lucky that the company visits New York regularly...