Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dance Review: Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet… Everything You Expect and More!

Sunday evening I had the distinct pleasure of traveling by subway all the way up to the tip-top of the Bronx to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to see a company I have heard so many great things about but have never seen live. Well let me tell you, in short Lines Ballet […]

Dance Review: Joffrey Ballet School’s The Nutcracker

A favorite of the holiday season, The Nutcracker is a treat for an audience of all ages.  In the beautiful NYU Skirball Theater, the Joffrey Ballet School presents its own version with choreography by Davis Robertson adapted from classic versions by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.  This production does an excellent job of showcasing the […]

Dance Review: Sweet Rasta! Bad Boys of Ballet Rock The Joyce

The air of the Joyce Theater is alive with excitement and anticipation for Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, the new performance featuring his company, The Bad Boys of Ballet.  A wonderful venue for dance, The Joyce also offers the perfect location in the heart of Chelsea for presenting a male dominated dance show to the […]

Dance Review: Reviving and Premiering Hispanic Dance- Ballet Hispanico at The Joyce

It’s Tuesday night at The Joyce Theater and the red velvet curtains open to reveal Ballet Hispanico, led by the recently appointed artistic director, Eduardo Vilaro, as they revisit some oldies but goodies and premiere several new dances. The first revival of the night, Goodnight Paradise, created in 1994 by Ramon Oller, is a physical […]

Dance Review: Nutcracker with the Neville Dance Theatre

What can I say?  I love The Nutcracker.  And the Nutcracker, as performed by Neville Dance Theatre, is a revitalized production full of the magical holiday spirit we know and love. Growing up in Maine, I fell in love with the Maine State Ballet’s Nutcracker, then watched my peers in Robinson Ballet’s Nutcracker and, most […]

Dance Review: Ballet Hispanico Gets a One Way Ticket on the HOT TAMALE TRAIN!!!

If Mary Murphy, guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance, attended Ballet Hispanico’s opening night at The Joyce on Tuesday, she would definitely have handed out several tickets on the “hot tamale train.”  Ballet Hispanico turns on the heat this season with a program of sultry solos, delicious duets, and raw traditional pieces […]

Dance Review: Complexions, 15 Never Looked So Good!

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is bringing in its 15th anniversary with a bang!  This season at the Joyce Theater, Complexions has a variety of programs that covers the many shades of dance through the eyes of artistic directors, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.  What’s most exciting about this season, besides the dancers being more beautiful than […]

Dance Review: Through “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” Complexions Moves Us- Now Celebrating 15 Years!

Complexions Contemporary Ballet presents a program of crowd-pleasers.  Dubbed the “15th Anniversary Medley # 1: A collection of audience favorites,” the program shows off the variety of repertoire the company has accumulated.  With beautifully constructed physiques the dancers articulate artistic abstractions.  Exhilarating, daring athleticism is displayed by the dancers whose superb skillfulness is masked in […]

Dance Review: Complexions at The Joyce

If you are in that camp that only wants to see super-human trinas with well-toned, to-die-for bodies, crazy extensions, and legs for days, then Complexions is the dance company to see.  For their 15th anniversary season at The Joyce Theater, Complexions presents four brand new works.  Tonight, I get the chance to witness two of […]

Dance Review: Nicholas Bruder on Ballet Hispanico at Queens Theatre in the Park

This past Saturday, I found myself at the beautiful, yet hard to find, Queens Theatre in the Park for Ballet Hispanico, brought to life by its new artistic director and former Ballet Hispanico dancer, Eduardo Vilaro. Goodnight Paradise opens the evening, choreographed by Ramon Oller.  Originally performed in 1994, this piece easily boasts the most […]

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