★★★✰✰ A sense of very controlled chaos accumulates. I’m sometimes reminded of the videos and installations of the artist Bruce Nauman. Her actions and interactions, including snatches of willfully, wonderfully contorted dancing...
Tag - New York Live Arts
Six Performances That Stayed with Me in 2017 - Marina Harss with her personal selection of New York dance memories this last year.
★★★★✰ Oh, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. What other choreographer can so doggedly drive a viewer to the verge of despair and then, almost casually, throw open the doors to ecstasy, all within the span of an hour?
★★★✰✰ Some artists focus on movement, others prioritize emotion. Nichole Canuso is adept at syncing the two, mapping them out with meticulous attention to detail in her latest, multimedia dance theatre work, Pandaemonium
Jeremy McQueen’s dance company, Black Iris Project, have their debut season at New York Live Arts this week - 27 & 28 July. Shanti Crawford spoke with the emerging choreographer about his new company, what drives them and the NY Live Arts bill.
★★★✰✰ The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, a pre-professional troupe of young dancers under the direction of David Robertson, performed a mixed but very split bill on Thursday night, roughly dividing the six-work program into two moods: spring/summer and dark and stormy.
None of it made any sense, and yet there were moments of heart-catching beauty...
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.
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.
He dances with his whole body, his head, his feet, his back, his chest, even the tips of his fingers. His movements are full of detail and texture and sensuality, peppered with sudden changes of tempo and force..
Some experiments sound better on paper - especially when one admires the artist behind them - than they turn out to be in reality.
Tere O’Connor can be a frustrating choreographer. Look for structure and you’ll likely be thwarted, frustrated, or worse. Because it clearly is there, but you can’t understand it.