Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts stops dancing next month at the same time as his choreographic practice becomes ever more prominent. Claudia Bauer talks to one of the greats of AAADT about life and his Ailey world premiere next month at City Center.
Tag - Works and Process
★★★★✰ A handsomely patterned, stylized salute to New York City club dancing.
★★★★✰ LaTasha Barnes wanted Black dancers dedicated to contemporary Black vernaculars to also immerse themselves in the jazz dance world of the Lindy Hop. The very engaging Jazz Continuum is the result.
★★★★✰ “Take Me Back,” makes you forget, for a half hour or so, that you are wearing a mask. Different dancers come to the fore, with voguing sashays or quick arm slices, breaking moves, individual, or simultaneous – startling and satisfying when a group is on the floor, revolving together...
★★★★★ Mark Morris Dance Group dancers in Words - a Works & Process Pop Up Performance at the Guggenheim Museum. ★★★✰✰ Christine Jones, Steven Hoggett and David Byrne's SOCIAL! the social distance dance club - at the Park Avenue Armory.
Works & Process, a series that has been running at the Guggenheim Museum for over thirty-five years, is a valuable part of New York City’s cultural life and, in Covid-19 lockdown it's spawned much digital and work in bubbles from creatives and creative spaces all around...
Answer: "Do it!" Question: "What advice would you give to a young dancer who aspires to choreograph?"
Two young NYCB choreographers have been out talking and showing what they do: Justin Peck at the Guggenheim and Troy Schumacher at the 92nd Street Y. Marina Harss on why they are so worth tracking...
What made this Peter so right-feeling was that all elements of the show — storytelling, music, stage action — were so well integrated.