Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Dance Review: inDANCE, a Monsoon Rain of “Fabulousness”

There was an inDANCE monsoon last night in NYC…. and it rained "fabulousness" all over SoHo. Hari Krishnan, the choreographer of inDANCE, creates a spectacular palette of creative choreography, color, and costume.  inDANCE is a Bharatanatyam inspired Contemporary Canadian Dance Company made up of a beautifully eclectic group of dancers that have a fierce understanding […]

Dance Review: Intricate Time Passage of Tap, Savion Glover at The Joyce

Savion Glover has a reputation for defying laws of gravity in order to achieve the most dynamic sounds and fastest speeds  possible with his tap shoes. His effortless mastery of executing lightening speed sounds justifies the lingering question, " Is he superhuman?" But, the true lesson that Solo in Time teaches is that Savion Glover […]

Dance Review: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

NICE! . . . That’s all I had to say after seeing Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Brooklyn College’s Whitman Hall on Sunday. Dancers displayed power, grace, and precision through intricate foot combinations, stylized arms, and musical accuracy. The audience was full of people from different backgrounds and ages. There were only four woman and […]

Dance Review: Los Farruco… an Explosion of Passion!

Feet stomping. Voices wailing.  Hands twirling.  Fingers strumming.  Smoke whirling.  The New York City Center did not fail to deliver what I like to call an EXPLOSION of passion this past Sunday, February 22, with Los Farruco, the finale to the 2009 New York Flamenco Festival.  Less than two hands full of performers would grace […]

Dance Review: SOUND CHECK brought the rhythm . . . Who could ask for anything more?

Take it to the Stage: American Tap Dance Foundation’s 4th Annual Benefit ATDF’s show brought back the beat! The American Tap Dance Foundation’s 4th Annual Benefit, held at Judson Memorial Church, combined professional tap ensembles and legendary tap soloists with ATDF’s Tap City Youth Ensemble, and presented them with skilled, live jazz musicians and popular […]

Dance Review: Carmen—Passionately Beautiful Flamenco

Antonio Gades’ Company worked it out with their critically acclaimed Carmen (1983) which originally premiered in Paris. This dance/theatre fusion combines the best of classical flamenco, props/theatrical staging, and performing musicians with Bizet’s original opera score from 1875. Ultimately, Carmen was a performance of raw life on stage -a tragic heroine, who could very possibly […]

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