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Dance Review: Alexandance at Triskelion Arts

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Performance Art - Dance

Alexandance’s first full length show, A Vertiable Smorgasbord, is a fascinating glimpse into worlds both funny and fierce.  Presented by Triskelion Arts, choreographers Alex Springer and Xan Burley lay it all on the line in a jam-packed evening of short dances ranging from wittily astute to traumatically effective.      The gems of the evening are two […]

Dance Review: Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon at City Center, NYC

Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon’s weekend at City Center is a ballet feast.  Serving up everything from a tidbit of Swan Lake to an exciting new work from ballet’s newest it-boy Christopher Wheeldon to former ABT stars, Corella’s brand new company shows that it has the mettle to not only bring more ballet to Spain, […]

Dance Review: Together, But Different -Parker & Gibney at Symphony Space

In a new program at Symphony Space     David Parker and Gina Gibney present an interwoven evening of works that show just how different and yet subtly reminiscent two very distinct contemporary works can be.  For the new series entitled “Short Form Weave,” Parker and Gibney are invited to make works to the music of composer, […]

Dance Review: José Limón Performs Timeless Works at BAC

José Limón Dance Company performs radiantly with timeless perfection!  Showcasing in New York City at Baryshnikov Arts Center, There is a Time, by Limón, and Rooms, by Limón’s close colleague Anna Sokolow, these two legends offer disparate and compelling visions of the same generation in American dance history, both of which to dancers’ delight still […]

Dance Review: Richard Alston, Smooth Moves and Recklessness

Richard Alston’s newest season at the Joyce is a surprising medley of three works, blending disparate styles into one evening of stirring dance. Alston, a British choreographer, begins the program with Shuffle it Right from 2008- a very American dance for an American audience. Featuring the early jazz music of Hoagy Carmichael, Alston’s dancers glide […]

Dance Review: Fraulien Maria, Doug Elkins and Friends

Doug Elkins’ Fraulien Maria is an absolute joy.  Featuring exuberant, unbridled dancing and a soundtrack that everyone can sing along to, Elkins’ loving send-up of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music" is a must-see for the Holiday season. A man in a tuxedo takes the stage at Dance Theatre Workshop while the […]

Dance Review: Last Life at The Brick

Last Life is an R-rated thrill.  Timothy Haskell’s new fight play, performed as part of the two-week long Fight Fest at the BRICK theatre in Williamsburg, takes a time-hopping journey through a dark and violent world, leaving some viewers invigorated and those more sensitive, myself included, a bit queasy. Watching Last Life is like watching […]

Dance Review: Nutcracker with the Neville Dance Theatre

What can I say?  I love The Nutcracker.  And the Nutcracker, as performed by Neville Dance Theatre, is a revitalized production full of the magical holiday spirit we know and love. Growing up in Maine, I fell in love with the Maine State Ballet’s Nutcracker, then watched my peers in Robinson Ballet’s Nutcracker and, most […]

Dance Review: Carrie Ahern at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Theories about creation tend to take one of two routes, either there was always something, or, before there was, there was not. Sensate, Carrie Ahern’s new work at the Brooklyn Lyceum, speaks strongly for the first of these ideas. Walking into Ahern’s version of the Brooklyn Lyceum is stepping into a world that has always […]

Dance Review: International and Full of Angst; Naganuma’s New American

Darcy Naganuma’s company, Naganuma Dance, is a collection of beautifully muscled bodies that know how to move.  In their latest show, Nouveau Americain, this weekend at Joyce SoHo, Naganuma brings out all her tricks, b-girling, pas-de-chat-ing, and high-kicking through dissertations on our nation’s troubled state. The first and strongest piece of the evening, Ameriwho?, opens […]

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