★★★★✰ The choices Jamar Roberts made for his final show were, unsurprisingly, apt. The program began with a solo for himself, You Are the Golden Hour that Would Evanesce, created for the occasion...
Tag - Wynton Marsalis
★★★★✰ In New York, the holidays are inseparable from the Ailey season and this year, despite everything, has that same celebratory feeling. Marina Harss on new works by Jamar Roberts and Robert Battle.
An introduction and rummage through the treasure trove that is the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive archive
The Jacob’s Pillow website contains an important and incredibly diverse dance archive under the banner "Dance Interactive" - Susanna Sloat introduces an important resource and calls out many video gems...
★★★✰✰ The dance comments, illustrates and riffs on ideas and sounds in the music. Like Marsalis’s compositions, it’s neither banally literal, nor thoroughly abstract, but lies somewhere in the middle, deriving its inspiration and energy from currents in the music.
★★★★✰ Ronald K. Brown is one of those choreographers who returns to a similar mode in piece after piece, so it’s easy to take him for granted. But what a powerful mode it is.