Category Archives: Short Review

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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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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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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Danspace Project: Pam Tanowitz

Expansive works by Pam Tanowitz filled the performance space at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan’s East Village. Some of the cast was made up of her own company members, but a large presence was that of the Purchase Dance Corps, … Continue reading

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New Chamber Ballet

Miro Magloire’s presentations, given in the elegant studios of New York’s City Center, feature finely crafted choreography, excellent musicians, some compositions written expressly for the evening’s dances, simple, tasteful costuming, and welltrained dancers. It’s as though Magloire is not just … Continue reading

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Lichtungen: Tanzprojekt Elfie Schäfer-Schafroth

Tanzprojekt Elfie Schäfer-Schafroth’s Lichtungen was presented at the Joyce Soho performance space as part of its ’Inbound Festival’. The work opens with a down spot on a small, mechanical hula doll which spins and sways in its allotted pool of … Continue reading

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Multimedia: Pascal Rioult

Joyce Theater New York City Pascal Rioult’s dances are all painted from the same palette of movement but what keeps an evening of his works from blending into one long piece is the variety of his concepts.

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Dances for an iPhone

Baryshnikov Arts Center New York City I had not heard of Richard Daniels before, but two things drew me to his informal studio showing: curiosity about how the project would, in some way, be related to the iPhone, and then … Continue reading

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