Dance

Celebrating Ninety Years of Merce Cunningham on April 16, 2009

Merce Cunningham’s new Nearly Ninety opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Spring Gala like a rock show through a kaleidoscope.

Dancing? “It’s Awesome”

Artist, movement innovator, and Judson Dance Theater alum Trisha Brown is still hot, still fluid, and busier than ever before.

Young Ballerina Brings Fresh Interpretations to ABT

For their spring 2009 season, American Ballet Theatre will spruce up its roster of world-renowned ballerinas when they welcome Natalia Osipova, 23-year-old shooting star from the Bolshoi Ballet, as a guest artist.

Pomp’s Perils : World Premiere of Rioult’s The Great Mass at the Joyce, April 2009

Pascal Rioult once danced with Martha Graham, who thrust her heart to the heavens while tilting her pelvis to the Earth.

Nederlands Dans Theater II at the Joyce April 8-11, 2009

Nederlands Dans Theater II’s recent run at the Joyce Theater showcased former artistic director and current house choreographer Jiri Kylian’s stunning movement vocabulary, young dancers with exquisite technique, and intriguing concepts.

Book Review: Reading Dance, Edited by Robert Gottlieb

With spring’s overdue arrival comes the promise of viewing things with fresh eyes.

Keeping it Kamp: Keigwin Kabaret at Symphony Space’s Thalia Dance, April 2009

If you avoid dance because it’s stuffy, or serious, or tedious, but you dig nudity and dirty jokes, Keigwin + Company’s Keigwin Kabaret is a good way to get your feet wet.

Book Review: Merce My Way, Photographs by Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov has become such a familiar presence in New York’s cultural world that it’s easy to take him for granted.

Deganit Shemy and Company Dance Theater Workshop, April 16-18

Deganit Shemy’s wonderful company—focused, committed, super strong women—makes muscular moves with considerable style throughout Arena, a full-length work that takes on organized sport as a metaphor for violence.

Mandance! HORSE’s Bones at the Joyce

It can be tempting to harbor resentment toward male choreographers and dancers, historically charged as they are with garnering more fame and money than their equally hard-working and talented female counterparts.

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