Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Dance connoisseurs look forward to August and the arrival in town of Drive East, a weeklong festival of South Asian music and dance by some of India’s brightest stars. Bijayini Satpathy opened the fest on Monday, with a brilliant demonstration of Odissi dance, comprised of exquisite shapes, colors, and sounds emanating […]

Running for his Dance Life: British Doc Celebrates Superstar Nureyev

Running for his Dance Life: British Doc Celebrates Superstar Nureyev

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The second film about Rudolf Nureyev to hit the city this spring (the first being the The White Crow, a Ralph Fiennes-directed biopic), Jacqui and David Morris’s 2018 Nureyev is much the more powerful, entertaining, and affecting. A British production released abroad last September, it incorporates documentary film footage of the […]

Zimmer on Dance: ‘Women / Create!’ at New York Live Arts

Zimmer on Dance: ‘Women / Create!’ at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | For years, Jennifer Muller/The Works has curated a spring festival of edgy female choreographers in Muller’s Chelsea loft. This month, an expanded version of the project (Women / Create!—A Festival of Dance) moves down the block into the spacious environs of New York Live Arts, and features, in addition to Muller’s […]

A World of Dance, at Home in Chelsea

A World of Dance, at Home in Chelsea

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Chelsea teems with historic dance in late May, including five days of performances by the venerable Limón Dance Company at the Joyce, and six shows, curated by Sans Limites Dance, at the Hudson Guild Theater, featuring work by close to 50 different choreographers from around the globe. Performing with the Limón […]

Zimmer on Dance: May Fare

Zimmer on Dance: May Fare

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | One of the great success stories of American contemporary dance is that of David Parsons, an athletic kid, fond of the trampoline, who emerged from Kansas City in 1977 with a work/study scholarship to New York’s Ailey School. He supported himself pumping gas in Manhattan, until an apprenticeship with the Paul […]

Zimmer on Dance: The Joyce and New York Live Arts

Zimmer on Dance: The Joyce and New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | As happens in many parts of California, the wide-open spaces and warm, dry climate of Australia encourage the growth of good dancers. Three programs from Down Under coming to the Joyce include, April 29 through May 1, Attractor, a collaboration among Senyawa, an Indonesian musical duo, and two of Melbourne’s most […]