Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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: 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: Crazy, Sexy, Inferno

Hello, Disco Dance Lovers . . .  Do I have the show for you!  This past week the iDANZ Crew and I checked out an interactive lounge show called Crazy, Sexy, Disco at the Water Street Restaurant’s Underwater Lounge in Dumbo, Brooklyn, choreographed by the lovely ladies, Liz Piccoli, Jen James, and Svea Schneider.  This […]

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 […]

Dance Review: Dance Theater Voodoo Queen

Dance Theater "Voodoo Queen" cast a spell on me this past Sunday evening  at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC.  I found myself transported to New Orleans, almost two centuries ago, to experience the legendary tale of the Voodoo Queen through dance, music, and storytelling. Inspired by the novel "Voodoo Dreams" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, this […]

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