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

June 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Ballet, Reviews

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

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!

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: Fresh Tracks Leaves a Definite Impression

Come to Fresh Tracks presented by Dance Theater Workshop and expect to be surprised.  Fresh Tracks 2010 offers some shocking works from new choreographers seeking to get their names out there. First on the program is up and down by Makiko Tamura who also dances in the piece alongside Ryoji Sasamoto. The dance is inspired […]

Dance Review: Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth, Swiss Solo Show is Super-Inspirational

The Joyce SoHo often presents unique, even avant-garde artists, and Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth exemplifies this fact.  As a soloist choreographer and dancer, she has created more than five full-length solo works and toured the world performing them.  In her work, she may incorporate movement phrases given to her by an international group of her friends and […]

Dance Review: Győr National Ballet at The Joyce Theater

Győr National Ballet of Hungary exhibits a powerful cultural force in “A Stravinsky Evening” at The Joyce Theater.  The evening is composed of two ballets that have powerful messages involving human experience:  Petrushka, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism and, Rite of Spring, that documents a human sacrifice ritual.  Intense music […]

Dance Review: Sweet Rasta! Bad Boys of Ballet Rock The Joyce

The air of the Joyce Theater is alive with excitement and anticipation for Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, the new performance featuring his company, The Bad Boys of Ballet.  A wonderful venue for dance, The Joyce also offers the perfect location in the heart of Chelsea for presenting a male dominated dance show to the […]

Theater Review: Dreamgirls Captures the Essence of the Apollo in its 75th Anniversary Year

Dreamgirls captures the essence of the Apollo Theater as the Apollo celebrates its 75th anniversary season. Known as the theater “where stars are born and legends are made,” the Apollo has helped great performers on their road to fame including Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Ella […]

Dance Review: Through “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” Complexions Moves Us- Now Celebrating 15 Years!

Complexions Contemporary Ballet presents a program of crowd-pleasers.  Dubbed the “15th Anniversary Medley # 1: A collection of audience favorites,” the program shows off the variety of repertoire the company has accumulated.  With beautifully constructed physiques the dancers articulate artistic abstractions.  Exhilarating, daring athleticism is displayed by the dancers whose superb skillfulness is masked in […]

Dance Review: Cirkus Cirkur Rocks it “Inside Out” Creating an Imaginative Circus Story

Cirkus Cirkör captures the heart of New Yorkers in its new production of “Inside Out.”  Visiting their website ( prior to the show, I knew I was in for a treat, seeing a beating heart on my MacBook. Directed by Tilde Björfors, who also founded Cirkus Cirkör in 1995, “Inside Out” the production is like […]

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