Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Dance Review: Face the Music … and Dance!

Thursday night I packed my bags for New York’s Best Staycation… a trip to the FringeNYC…  a festival of over 201 shows breaking onto the city’s performing arts scene. “Face the Music… and Dance!”, produced by Rachel Routh and directed by Tina Croll, celebrated five contemporary modern choreographers and enjoyed sold out crowds this weekend […]

Dance Review: Circuits, Patricia Noworol Dance Company

As part of this year’s New York City Fringe Festival, Patricia Noworol Dance Company explores the relationships in a powerful new work between choreographer and dancer, man and woman, self and body. Performed at the Robert Moss Theatre in the East Village, this piece begins with a series of false starts and repetitions.  This establishes […]

Theater Review: Scandalous People at the Fringe

Scandalous People: A Sizzling Jazzical marks the latest effort from New York’s burgeoning Fringe Festival, which chose as a slogan this year, "New York’s Best Staycation."  Unfortunately, Scandalous People hardly provides an excuse to stay for the second act, much less stay in the City.  This sloppy, amateurish production, despite its respectable cast and its […]

Dance Review: Nature’s Wonders Highlight Downtown Dance Festival

Spotlighted by shots of sunlight poking through the greenery of Battery Park’s trees, the Downtown Dance Festival comes to life.   Although the threat of rain teases NYC in the morning, it turns out to be a gorgeous day for dance in the park. The 28th Annual Downtown Dance Festival is presented by the Battery Dance […]

Dance Review: A Noontime Lunch Break Roars with a Bang, Downtown Dance Festival

The Downtown Dance Festival roars in the weekend with a bang for a noontime lunch crowd on Friday, August 21.   Featuring five hot dance companies, Jamal Jackson Dance Company, isadoraNOW, C3 Tap Co-operative, Stefanie Nelson Dance Group, and Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dances for a Variable Population, this free event at Chase Plaza is part of a […]

Dance Review: Sad day for Downtown, Dance, and Festivals

The opening day of the 28th Annual Downtown Dance Festival was not the best representation of what is happening in downtown, or in dance or in any festival I have been to.   I found the program to be long, boring, and under rehearsed.  There are some saviors, but overall, the first day of the 28th […]

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Dance Review: Ballet Noir – Fierce Infusion of Hip-hop and Ballet, Style and Grace

  A beautiful dance company, Ballet Noir embraces a beautiful day in the East River Park of Manhattan, bringing the gift of dance to the gathered crowd. Presented by City Parks Foundation, this summer program features dance performances free to the public in various parks throughout New York City and its suburbs. This afternoon’s program […]

Dance Review: Sir MacMillian, Duato, and Young Soon Hue…. Oh My! -Tulsa Ballet at The Joyce

 Sir MacMillian, Duato, and Young Soon Hue…. Oh My! Tulsa Ballet is tearing through New York City right now, and I have had the pleasure of seeing their brilliance Tuesday Night at the Joyce Theatre.   Although they have not been seen in NYC in over 20 years,  I wish to say this . .  Tulsa […]

28th Annual Downtown Dance Festival

28th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN DANCE FESTIVAL AUGUST 17-23 7 DAYS – 21 COMPANIES Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Theater Dance, Traditional Indian, Russian Folk ALL PERFORMANCES FREE TO THE PUBLIC Battery Dance Company announces its 28th Annual DOWNTOWN DANCE FESTIVAL with 7 days of free performances by 21 dance companies from the U.S., India, and the Republic of […]

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