Category Archives: Review

ABT II and The Royal Ballet School

The Ailey Citigroup Theater New York City Some years ago, American Ballet Theatre’s junior company, ABT II, shared a program with The Royal Ballet School. I remember thinking the kids from ABT II looked as good as any professional company … Continue reading

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New Chamber Ballet: Equal Treatment for Musicians

It hardly seems fair, tucking ballet orchestras down in a pit, given how crucial their contribution is. For a more sensitive, equal treatment of dancer and musician, look to New Chamber Ballet where musicians are given their due.

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Two works by Emery LeCrone

Emery LeCrone is a promising young choreographer worth keeping tabs on. Two of her works were presented by different companies, at different venues, on the same night—a busy schedule which indicates how much attention her work is getting.

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Brian Carey Chung’s Lonely House

Brian Carey Chung—artistic director and choreographer for Collective Body | Dancelab—sets the bar high for himself with Lonely House which is set to jazz sung by the late Abbey Lincoln. Willy Laury and Giorgia Bovo make the perfect pair for … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Strømgren,
Godani, Ekman

When I first saw Jo Strømgren’s Sunday Again a few years ago, I came away with more of the humorous moments he intersperses throughout the work. They’re still there, but on this second viewing it’s the discord that hangs with … Continue reading

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Keely Garfield’s Twin Pines

Duo Multicultural Arts Center New York City Keely Garfield chose the right venue for her performance of Twin Pines. The Duo Multicultural Arts Center in New York’s East Village is an old five-story building with performance spaces on different floors … Continue reading

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The New York Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary

New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project, created by Peter Martins in 1992, was founded as a showcase for new work. The New York Choreographic Institute, on the other hand, is an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and was founded … Continue reading

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Fall for Dance at New York City Center

New York City Center hosts a series called ‘Fall for Dance’, punning on autumnal performance dates and its intent to lure new audiences into a love affair with dance. Of course all the die-hard dance fans in the city also … Continue reading

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Andrea Miller choreographs Wonderland for Gallim

Andrea Miller’s new work, Wonderland, has the feel of a circus gone awry. It’s 45 minutes long and would be grueling for an audience if, in its weirdness, it weren’t so fascinating.

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Paradigm, a dance company for dancers over 40

Paradigm, a dance company for dancers over 40, boasts some iconic names from the world of dance, for example: Gus Solomons, Jr., Valda Setterfield and Carmen DeLavallade. In a recent concert the company presented a number of works incorporating the voice.

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