For five years now, Camille A. Brown had been processing a dance trilogy that aims to engage audiences beyond their seats.
The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”
This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at New York Live Arts, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.
Fabulously talented Broadway veteran Chuck Cooper is starring in “Prince of Broadway” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Cooper, who has one of the most distinctive voices on Broadway, is featured throughout the production singing songs that would be traditional and nontraditional for a Black actor.
Two women top this month’s calendar: Germaine Acogny with the U.S. premiere of “Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2” (Oct. 4-7) and Cynthia Oliver’s world-premiere “Virago-Man Dem” (Oct. 25-28), both at BAM Fisher.
Two of the dance world’s most esteemed contributors will be recognized for their long-standing artistry, service and support of the field by The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, Monday, Oct. 9.
The July calendar has a good deal of carry-over performances from last month and Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.In.Motion tops the list.
A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.
It seems that any visit to Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is a not-to-be-forgotten experience.
For nearly one year now, Kyle Marshall and dancers Oluwadamilare Ayorinde and Myssi Robinson have been in deep research, making his first full-evening work, “Colored.”
Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, and director, pianist, composer O’Farrill, the Mexican-born, informal ambassador to Cuban musicians, melded dance and music seamlessly.
Toward the end of choreographer/performer Marguerite Hemmings’ “we free” at Gibney Dance
Dance in March offers up an assortment of cultural forms and more.
Count on beautiful bodies moving through space as if there is nothing else to do but dance, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the brain-child of co-founders/artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, is a sure bet.
The young choreographer, social activist, Jamaican native living in Brooklyn, Marguerite Hemmings, tops this month’s calendar, and there are two chances to see her this month.
It is not surprising that for Reggie Wilson’s latest work, “Citizen,” he begins by directing his audience to keep thinking about these unreasoned times in the Black man’s history.
The experience begins on the trip to the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, now all of 18 years old but still a hidden gem, run by Artur Aviles (artistic director) and Charles Rice-Gonzalez (executive director), that give emerging artists a platform to show their work. The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space.
Finish 2016 and ring in 2017 with performances by the renowned flamenco company, Nocha Flamenca, where live music and principal dancer Soledad Barrio is a staple.
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The November calendar continues with traditional, worldly, contemporary and annual favorites.
The options are many for this month’s dance calendar: traditional, worldly, contemporary, annual favorites and so much more.
This year’s 32nd annual NY Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, moved from a five-year run at the Apollo Theatre to the Brooklyn Academy of Music at the Howard Gilman Opera House.
There is just one week left of New York City Center’s annual dance season opener program, Fall for Dance.
This month’s calendar is filled with events and performances that revisit the history of dance, offer a mix of dance from different cultures and look toward the future.
Once DJ Killer Boo, from Irie Jam Radio, stepped onstage and there was something to see other than the crew setting up, and amid intermittent jeering from the agitated crowd, there was much to forgive and possibly much to forget.
For August, dance can be seen indoors, and although there is more summer to be had, a good deal of outdoor performances are happening this month.
The dancers who make up Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company—Brittany Ballentine, Arcell Cabuag, Shayla Caldwell, Annique Roberts, Keon Thoulouis and Clarice Young—are true vessels for Brown’s recognized vocabulary.
There is beautiful movement, live music and a good deal of theater in Edisa Weeks’ “To Begin the World Over Again” (Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, June 30 to July 2).
Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June.
Together, Kyle Abraham, Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown and Rennie Harris have made a total of 13 works specifically for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Dance in June is full. Be sure to see the many festivals in and around the tristate area.
Countless colleagues, friends and patrons celebrate the chosen one on stage and in the audience. This year, it was Gus Solomons Jr.’s turn
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Just two years ago, the choreographer Paul Taylor announced a plan to reinvent his company, Paul Taylor Dance Company...
Season after season, with dancers coming and going (they are only contracted for two years), the dancers of Ailey II simply never disappoint.
In silhouette, accompanied by a soft hum, repeating, reaching and curving from one long limb to the other, Channon Judson’s arms, legs and torso wafts through the space for the opening of Urban Bush Woman’s “Walking With ’Trane” at BAM Harvey (Dec. 9-12)
Specially commissioned for BAM Fisher (Dec. 2 to 5), Souleymane “Solo” Badolo’s “Yimbegre” is a dance for men and a journey about one—Badolo
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, discusses the company.
Include dance in your holiday plans.
The late choreographer and early modern dance pioneer Jose Limón will always be recognized for his tremendous contributions in bringing breath to dance...
Camille A. Brown is a consummate soloist.
A lot happened in Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and anonymous bodies’ “#negrophobia” at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.
Patricia Hoffbauer makes work that pushes audiences in unconventional ways.
This month’s calendar begins with a celebration of a New York dance treasure...
This month’s dance calendar is jam-packed!
Two landmark dance events happen this month, with Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating the life of Geoffrey Holder (Saturday, Aug. 1) and as part of CityPark’s Foundation’s Summer Stage, a 40th anniversary celebration of Broadway’s “The Wiz,” headed by Tony Award winner George Faison (Aug. 12 to 14).
elon Vieira, artistic director of DanceBrazil, better known within the Brazilian dance community as “Maestre” (“Master”), is also the founder and artistic director of the Capoeira Foundation.
Bjorn Amelan is Bill T. Jones’ partner and the son of Dora Amelan, the 94-year-old French Jewish nurse and World War II social worker, for whom Jones’ newest work, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” is built.
For their recent, annual two-week season at Lincoln Center, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater planned new productions of Talley Beatty’s “Toccata” (1960), Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” duet from the larger work “Reminiscin’” (2005), the company premiere of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s “No Longer Silent” and the premiere of celebrated hip-hop choreographer, Rennie Harris’ “Exodus.”
Tap City, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s weeklong celebration of tap dance, returns for the 15th year July 6 to 11 with performances, award presentations, theater showcases, films and master classes.