Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dance Review: Blues, Rock, and Rachmaniov! -Complexions at The Joyce Theater

On opening night of the Complexions Fall/Winter season at The Joyce Theater, the audience, comprised with many power players of the dance world, not only buzzes with excitement and anticipation, but also disappointment.  We hear that dance royalty, the breathtaking brilliant and talented, Desmond Richardson, is suffering from an injury (received earlier in the afternoon) […]

Dance Review: The Strong and the Beautiful, Cedar Lake at The Joyce

Well, what’s there not to say about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet?  A diverse repertory company of exquisite technical beasts would be dream and playground for any guest choreographer; or, so it seems, based on the three works on the bill (Sunday Again, Unit in Reaction, and Hubbub) for one of their evenings at the Joyce […]

Dance Review: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, the ultra-sexy company formed by Wal-Mart heiress Nancy Laurie, burst onto the scene in 2003, garnering innumerable Dance Magazine covers and glowing reviews.  On Wednesday night, I impatiently awaited the rise of the curtain on the company’s second program of their fall season at The Joyce.  The bill featured the company […]

Class Watch: Camille Brown, “Keep it Simple, Keep it Real and Give a Tendu Soul”

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under iDANZ Features, Reviews

A major concept that’s branded on your body after taking a Camille Brown master class is that you can get a lot out of the simplest steps by adding soul.  Whether it’s injecting a little spirit into the rond de jambe that flirtatiously traces circles on the ground, the port de bras that resists each […]

Dance Review: Ballet Preljocaj’s "Empty Moves" at BAM

“Why?” This is the continuous thought running through my head while watching Ballet Preljocaj perform Angelin Preljocaj’s Empty Moves (parts I & II) at BAM.  The piece, choreographed to John Cage’s 1977 speech Empty Words, which was recorded in Milan before a vocal and rambunctious crowd, sets a standard for contemporary choreographers.  Like abstract artwork, […]

Dance Review: Swift Solos at DTW, olive Dance Theatre

As I walk in New York City’s DTW to see olive Dance Theatre’s Ken Swift Solos, I’m handed fortune cookies and wonder why, but, as I open one, I see the fortunes say, "Why do you break?" and "What inspires you?"  …Hmmmm.  The show opens with video footage of hip hop dance dignitary Ken Swift, […]

Dance Review: Swan Lake Soars To New Heights, Matthew Bourne

In a triumphant return to the New York stage and Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is a feast for the senses that sends you into the sky! Mr. Bourne has introduced the great tale of Swan Lake in an innovative, inspiring, and entertaining new way.  No longer the stuffy and reserved version, Bourne’s production is […]

Dance Review: First Annual PCDC Festival hits MMAC

Sometimes it takes years to build community – especially if you’re a newbie.  Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company built one in just a year in NY – culminating with the 1st Annual PCDC Festival at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on September 18th.  Ten emerging and established choreographers show works new and old to a […]

Dance Review: DecadanceTheater Takes Hip Hop Dance Soaring to Heights as High as the Empire State Building

Waking into Joyce SoHo for the performance of Deacadance Theater, I am immediately massaged by the sounds of Hip-Hop beats.  Creating the vibe on the ones and twos is DJ Henry C, spinning the joints that hype everyone to get crunk.  Finally the house lights dim and the crowd erupts into thunderous applause, and we […]

Feature: Listen to Savion Glover Talk to iDANZ in a Fascinating In-depth Interview

July 3, 2010 by  
Filed under iDANZ Features, iDANZ NewsWire

"Keep SLYDE Alive! . . . with a Y." Performance:  Savion Glover’s "Sole Power" Venue:  Joyce Theater,  www.Joyce.org Run:  June 21 – July 10, 2010 Listen to Interview NOW….. Definitely an inspiration to all young tappers and future Broadway dancers… Savion Glover takes the theater world by storm with youthful zeal as a 12 year […]

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