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Dance Review: Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Summer 2010

June 14, 2010 by  
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I’m a Jersey boy, loud and proud.  It wasn’t until I moved to London at 19 to study dance did i begin to question or understand my heritage.  I would tell people,”oh ya know, I’m 1/4 French, 1/4 Italian, a little German etc.. and my English friends would say, “Are you baking a cake? A […]

Dance Review: Ailey II: A Force to be Reckoned With in the Dance World

June 1, 2010 by  
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Usually when you’re watching second companies perform you anticipate small mess-ups: slips, nervousness, unclean pirouettes, lack of confidence.  However, this was far from the truth with Ailey II at the Joyce Theater.  As part of the 1.2.3 Festival, Ailey II, along with ABT II and Taylor 2, take the stage for a shared week of […]

Dance Review: Youth America Grand Prix 2010 Gala “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow”

June 1, 2010 by  
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YAGP Gala presents a delightful mixture of dance prodigies and top dancers from around the world. All week the city has been buzzing with visiting dancers from top international dance schools.  Recently, I’ve been encountering the YAGP people quite a bit around the city in classes at Peridance and Steps.  Now, I get to see […]

Dance Review: ZviDance at DTW

May 29, 2010 by  
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Zoom is a dance piece created by the company, ZviDance. Run by choreographer Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance performs joyous, colorful, vibrant works that revel in the pure beauty of movement and physical expression.  Zoom is no different.  The piece is exhilarating and moving, and showcases the excellent company Mr. Gotheiner has assembled.  These are dancers that […]

Dance Review: The Stephen Petronio Company Springs Forward in its 25th Anniversary Celebration of Unique Work

May 25, 2010 by  
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Stephen Petronio is living his moment the opening night of his New York season at the Joyce Theater.   Located in Chelsea, the posh notoriously gay neighborhood, the Joyce Theater is swarming with just the type.  The bar is busy, with people partaking of the specialty cocktail “Love Me Tender” and cherry flavored popcorn, both in […]

Dance Review: The Whiz is Wicked, Fun, and Fierce!

May 25, 2010 by  
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A hip new version of The Whiz: Emerald City is whizzing about New York City, courtesy of nicholas leichter dance.  With an amazing recent run at Joe’s Pub, this production is provocative and unique, blending new music and fresh moves. Without a solid yellow brick road to follow, the numbers flow easily from one to […]

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

April 10, 2010 by  
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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: Crossing Over, Passing Through -Dance Brazil at The Joyce Theater

April 4, 2010 by  
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DanceBrazil continues to blur the boundary between capoeira and modern dance with their latest season at The Joyce Theater Formed by choreographer Jelon Vieira in 1977, DanceBrazil incorporates elements of Afro-Brazilian culture, especially the martial art of Capoeira, into their modern dance works. On Wednesday evening, the company presented two pieces at the Joyce Theater: […]

Dance Review: K+C= Genius, Keigwin + Company at The Joyce Theater

April 1, 2010 by  
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Keigwin + Company has done it again!  But this time, in the major league.  K+C has pulled off a very successful solo week of performances at the Joyce Theater.  But, would you expect otherwise?  Keigwin has an enticing creativity and wit that lures you into his world.  Once you’re there you’re bound to come back […]

Dance Review: Bring Your Lungs, Amy Marshall at Ailey Citigroup

March 29, 2010 by  
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Go see Amy Marshall at Ailey Citigroup to witness the polarities one dance company can embody in 90 minutes of work.  Brought to life with some of the most confident technique and fierce execution of ballet and modern choreography, Marshall’s dancers bring their audience to roaring cheers numerous times. Opening with 2005’s English Suite, a […]

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