Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dance Review: The Richmond Ballet – Versatility and Seamlessness, The Whole Package

The Richmond Ballet’s performance at The Joyce Theater on Wednesday night achieves a feat which few ballet companies can successfully pull off.  They manage to master the classical ballet aesthetic of clean, long lines in the first piece of the night, Violin, while demonstrating their contemporary and modern movement mastery with Misa Criolla.  The final […]

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: Christopher Wheeldon’s Cohesive Company, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company at City Center

Christopher Wheeldon is a jack-of-all trades as he takes on City Center in Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company’s third season.  He serves as artistic director, fundraiser, promoter, spokesperson, and host for the evening as he welcomed the audience at the start of Sunday’s matinee performance to sit back and enjoy the show.  Mr. Wheeldon’s underlying goal for […]

Dance Review: Irresistible Dance, Fall for Dance at City Center

City Center’s Annual Fall For Dance Festival which is in its 6th season is a truly remarkable celebration of dance.  Fall For Dance bridges many divides; it brings together highly acclaimed and well-known companies such as ABT and Martha Graham Dance Company with smaller, up-and-coming dance companies.  This festival also bridges the gap between seasoned […]

Dance Review: Hot-Off-the-Press Dance, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is a hot-off-the press dance company with choreographer, Samar Haddad King, creating dances about the pervading issues and conflicts of today’s world. King looks at the controversy that arises amongst groups with varying belief systems and what happens when these systems collide.  According to Ms. King, her goal is to “collaborate […]

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 […]

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