Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dance Review: Blues, Rock, and Rachmaniov! -Complexions at The Joyce Theater

On opening night of the Complexions Fall/Winter season at The Joyce Theater, the audience, comprised with many power players of the dance world, not only buzzes with excitement and anticipation, but also disappointment.  We hear that dance royalty, the breathtaking brilliant and talented, Desmond Richardson, is suffering from an injury (received earlier in the afternoon) […]

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: 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: Son of Sound – SAVION GLOVER HAD ME AT HELLO

With a clever mind, his heart on his sleeve and a pair of supernatural feet, Savion Glover, the artist, unleashes mind-boggling rhythms in his current production, “Sole Power” at Manhattan’s mecca for exemplary dance, The Joyce Theatre.  In the footsteps of tap legends, Savion Glover pays homage, one beat-filled rhythm at a time, to those […]

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

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

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: 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 Richmond Ballet – Versatility and Seamlessness, The Whole Package

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

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

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 […]

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