Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dance Review: Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce

Garth Fagan Dance celebrates its 40th Anniversary this week at the Joyce. The Rochester-based company, famous for its modern-meets-ballet-meets-Afro-Caribbean aesthetic, delivers a varied program through Sunday.  It revives several company classics, premieres two new works, and introduces the choreography of company member Norwood Pennewell.  There are some hits and misses in this ambitious line-up. The […]

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 […]

Theater Review: Scandalous People at the Fringe

Scandalous People: A Sizzling Jazzical marks the latest effort from New York’s burgeoning Fringe Festival, which chose as a slogan this year, "New York’s Best Staycation."  Unfortunately, Scandalous People hardly provides an excuse to stay for the second act, much less stay in the City.  This sloppy, amateurish production, despite its respectable cast and its […]

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