At the Joyce, Every Dive Into ‘Sw!ing’ Ends with a Jam

At the Joyce, Every Dive Into ‘Sw!ing’ Ends with a Jam

  BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The Joyce’s program director Aaron Mattocks’ commitment to vernacular dance and live music will be on full display during the run of Sw!ng Out, a two-week dive into Lindy Hop accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band. Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, and Macy Sullivan join Caleb Teicher in collaborative […]

Choreographer Cerrudo’s ‘It Starts Now’ Begins World Premiere Run Sept. 28

Choreographer Cerrudo’s ‘It Starts Now’ Begins World Premiere Run Sept. 28

Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, who has been choreographing for more than a decade at companies all over the U.S. and Europe and is now the (very first) resident choreographer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet, offers the world premiere of his first solo production, It Starts Now, a “capsule of moments…the feeling of time stretching in […]

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Performance Mix Festival, June 10-13 | This venerable fete celebrates its 35th anniversary with four days of in-person outdoor performances, live stream, installations, and screenings, featuring work by queer artists from across North America. On opening night at 8:30pm, Anh Vo presents a live performance of non-binary pussy, a “revolutionary concert, fusing […]

Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the (Dance) World: A Symposium Rallies the Troupes

Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the (Dance) World: A Symposium Rallies the Troupes

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | New York City’s dance community has been hammered by the pandemic; thousands of jobs have been lost, projects evaporated, careers disrupted. But next week, the artists and scores of professionals who love, support, and rely on them will gather virtually for Justice. Transformation. Education.—a four-day symposium designed to “reimagine the dance […]

Chelsea Choreographers Confront the Pandemic, in the Country and on Zoom

Chelsea Choreographers Confront the Pandemic, in the Country and on Zoom

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Chelsea has, per capita, a high percentage of creative artists; we’re surrounded by dance theaters, and within a few blocks of my Penn South apartment I found four contemporary choreographers. They’re all, of course, challenged by our yearlong pandemic restrictions. I asked each a few questions about what they’ve lost and […]

‘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, […]

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