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Old (Creative) Habits
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

Old (Creative) Habits

At 82, Twyla Tharp shows no signs of slowing down. She brought two world premieres and an all-star revival to the Joyce this week. The newest dances made it clear that although she’s still a dynamo, aging is very much on her mind. She is exploring wistful terrain these days, but she is doing it with her characteristic humor and high step count.  

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Essence of the Female
REVIEWS | Merilyn Jackson

Essence of the Female

Ausia Jones, who also dances with Ballet Jazz Montreal, choreographed the opening work at PennLive Arts presentation of the company’s touring show, Essence. 

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For the Dance Moms
INTERVIEWS | Sophie Bress

For the Dance Moms

Dance has always been a part of Tammy Greenwood’s life. Growing up, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics, and when her daughter took up the art form, she became involved through the unwavering—and sometimes self-sacrificing—support that is often asked of a dance mom.

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Strictly Ballroom 

Strictly Ballroom 

The New York City Ballet’s excellent 2023 Fall Season featured only the works of founding choreographer George Balanchine. This winter, eight choreographers are being showcased as the company’s 75th anniversary...

Performance

New York City Ballet: “The Four Temperaments” and “Liebeslieder Walzer” by George Balanchine

Place

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, February 6, 2024

Words

Faye Arthurs

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Enlightenment
REVIEWS | Karen Hildebrand

Enlightenment

June 16, 1989. Wearing only black leggings and a pixie haircut, Molissa Fenley performed her solo, “State of Darkness,” inspired by Nijinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” at the Colorado Dance Festival in Boulder. 

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Germaine Acogny, The One
INTERVIEWS | Victoria Looseleaf

Germaine Acogny, The One

It was June of 1984, when the West German dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, under the artistic direction of Pina Bausch, made its American debut at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

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A Star is Reborn 
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

A Star is Reborn 

It is not unusual for a New York City Ballet program to consist of two Peck ballets and a Ratmansky. But until last night, there had not been two different Pecks represented in such a scenario.

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Timeless Expression
REVIEWS | Karen Greenspan

Timeless Expression

In these fast-paced times, where we are bombarded with spectacles that compete to be flashier, more action-packed, and more hi-tech than the next, it was a joy to experience an evening of charm and timeless simplicity. 

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Mere Mortals

Mere Mortals

The popular sentiment is clear: Matrix atmosphere meets ballet is a hit. “Mere Mortals,” Tamara Rojo’s first production as new artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, must be counted a...

Performance

San Francisco Ballet: “Mere Mortals” by Aszure Barton and Sam Shepherd

Place

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA, January 26 and 31, 2024

Words

Rachel Howard

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For the Soul
REVIEWS | Marina Harss

For the Soul

The name of Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson’s group, Music from the Sole, is an obvious allusion to the fact that the motor behind their performances is rhythm, and that this rhythm is often produced by the soles of the feet, in the form of tap. 

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Coast to Coast
REVIEWS | Merilyn Jackson

Coast to Coast

Bodytraffic returned to Penn Live Arts at Annenberg during last weekend’s snowstorm to perform the world premiere of Philadelphia-based choreographer Matthew Neenan’s latest work, “I Forgot the Start.”

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The Incredibles
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

The Incredibles

If Simone Biles, Baryshnikov, Michelle Kwan, Mr. Wiggles, and Bruce Lee somehow had a baby, that child would be an ideal candidate for the Compagnie Hervé Koubi.

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In Praise of Light

In Praise of Light

France-based Compagnie Hervé Koubi returned to the Joyce after four years to perform its latest evening-length work, “Sol Invictus.”

Performance

Compagnie Hervé Koubi: “Sol Invictus”

Place

The Joyce Theater, New York, NY, January 23, 2024

Words

Karen Greenspan

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Naked Ambition
REVIEWS | Karen Hildebrand

Naked Ambition

Dressed in hot pink ruffles and five-inch heels, a tiara perched on his shaved head, Arthur Aviles entered the stage as Maéva, a “Latino ghetto matriarch,” who launched into rapid fire Spanglish as a welcome to the Abrons Art Center audience for “Naked Vanguard: Works.” 

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A Moving Feat
REVIEWS | Victoria Looseleaf

A Moving Feat

Époustouflant! Indeed, breathtaking is the word for Diavolo|Architecture in Motion’s world premiere, “Existencia,” the 70-minute commissioned work seen at the Soraya for two performances in mid-January.

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Celebrating Process
FEATURES | Karen Greenspan

Celebrating Process

Works & Process has been part of the New York dance ecosystem for 35 years—championing performing artists and supporting their creative process from studio to stage and beyond. 

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Blossoming
REVIEWS | Rachel Howard

Blossoming

How does a gifted choreographer become an artist? I thought about this question a lot after seeing “Blooming Flowers and the Full Moon,” former ODC/Dance member Natasha Adorlee’s first full-length piece.

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Where the Road Leads

Where the Road Leads

Days away from presenting and performing in her own company’s first full-length ballet, Alina Cojocaru is at the height of her powers. And what powers they are.

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