Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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

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

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: Lyons Opera Ballet- Well Worth the Wait!

It’s been over fifteen years since the Lyons Opera Ballet graced the stage of the Joyce Theater. Now back with a very impressive line up of works by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, and Maguy Marin; the Lyons Opera Ballet company’s performance is well worth the wait! With a program of such riveting and renowned choreographers […]

Dance Review: Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet… Everything You Expect and More!

Sunday evening I had the distinct pleasure of traveling by subway all the way up to the tip-top of the Bronx to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to see a company I have heard so many great things about but have never seen live. Well let me tell you, in short Lines Ballet […]

Dance Review: Ballet Hispanico Gets a One Way Ticket on the HOT TAMALE TRAIN!!!

If Mary Murphy, guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance, attended Ballet Hispanico’s opening night at The Joyce on Tuesday, she would definitely have handed out several tickets on the “hot tamale train.”  Ballet Hispanico turns on the heat this season with a program of sultry solos, delicious duets, and raw traditional pieces […]

Dance Review: Bill T. Jones, Serenade/Proposition- An Affectionate Farewell

How do you create an original work about a legendary historical figure, in one hour, with ten bodies and the stage as your open canvas?  How do you capture the essence of a single person, through modern dance, who lived a life, made history, and died almost 100 years before you were born?  This is […]

Dance Review: SENSEDANCE, Impending Visit- Short, Sweet, and on Pointe!

On Saturday evening, as I sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Oasis Theater, I skim through the program to try and get a sense of what I will see onstage.  There’s always a weird feeling of anticipation when you’re about to see work from a choreographer you are unfamiliar with.  You just don’t really know what […]

Dance Review: Reverb Festival 2009 -The Place to Be… Period!

I’ve always believed that there is no better way to spend your rainy Saturday night than being in a theater for a good show. Little did I know how “good of a show” I would end up seeing.  O.M.G. I cannot stop talking about Reverb Festival 2009. Mainly, because I can’t remember the last time […]

Dance Review: Hirabayashi’s Return to the Roots Redefines “Dance Theater”-Expect the Unexpected

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the words “dance theater” at the end of a company’s name, I think to myself “please don’t let this be a combination of dance and bad acting.”   Companies can get away with that in the classical ballet world, but modern dance… uh, no! However, contrary to […]

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