‘Continuous Replay’ Arrives at New York Live Arts

‘Continuous Replay’ Arrives at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | In 2012, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company took over Dance Theater Workshop’s space at 219 W. 19th St., and Jones’s energy has powered it ever since. Now called New York Live Arts, it is a producer and presenter of the new Can You Bring It. On Nov. 19 at 8pm, the […]

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | With live performance shut down all over the city, those of us who survive by ogling beautiful movers and making sense of their art are starved for stimulation. Thus it was that the mere promise of living, breathing dancers floating barefoot or in pointe shoes, and accompanied by actual musicians sharing […]

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled practically every live performance in the country, creating financial havoc for the thousands of Americans employed in the theater, dance, and music industries. The upside: The world’s best dance companies are releasing both new and archival works for free, on their websites, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Live, […]

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Live Arts and The Joyce Theater have suspended their programming. For details, click on the applicable links below, to be taken to their websites. Scottish Ballet | Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this boundary-breaking troupe returns to town with a double bill: Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo, to […]

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | New York Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a series of new works by award-winning female choreographers, starting this weekend with Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s through the mirror of their eyes, which has a score by Sivan Jacobovitz and an all-star cast […]

Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance | This triple bill, choreographed by Chelsea resident Lavagnino, features two works to music by composer Martin Bresnick: the 2016 Veiled, and the brand-new Tales of Hopper. The latter plucks characters from eight moody paintings by Edward Hopper, and locates them in transparent set pieces by designer Jesse Seegers; […]

Shanghai Ballet Brings ‘Swan Lake’ to Town

Shanghai Ballet Brings ‘Swan Lake’ to Town

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Nutcracker season is just barely over, and a new bevy of ballet is swooping down on New York, with feathery wings. There are productions of Swan Lake in the months ahead, and leading the flock this weekend is the Shanghai Ballet’s 80-dancer-strong Grand Swan Lake. Derek Dean directed and staged the […]

New Year, New Moves: January 2020 Dance

New Year, New Moves: January 2020 Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | From January 10 through the 14th, arts presenters from all over the world converge on the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Conference, where artists of all stripes set up opportunities to showcase their work. Ordinary dance fans can share the abundance at these Chelsea spots: […]

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