Anahid Sofian Celebrates 50 Years of Dance on West 15th Street

Anahid Sofian Celebrates 50 Years of Dance on West 15th Street

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | Anahid Sofian opened her Oriental dance studio on West 15th Street in 1972, and is celebrating that auspicious occasion on Sat., June 18, with a night of dance, music, and libation. Billed as an Atelier Orientale, it will feature performers who were her students or teachers at her studio at one […]

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | Wings of Iron is multiple award-winning choreographer Donna Uchizono’s world premiere, presented at Baryshnikov Arts Center, postponed several years due to the pandemic. The 80-minute work features four outstanding female dancers, an original score by composer okkyung lee, and lighting design by Joe Levasseur, Uchizono’s longtime collaborator. Wings of Iron examines […]

Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | It’s been three years since the eight-member New York-based Jon Lehrer Dance Company performed together in the Big Apple. On May 6, for one night only, they will bring their trademark kinetic athleticism to The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, with a just under two-hour program featuring a […]

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Notable as much for its live music as for its deeply committed dancing, the first program of the Limón Dance Company’s spring season at the Joyce Theater spans 96 years of choreographic exploration. Beginning with the stately sweep of Doris Humphrey’s 1928 Air for the G String, a female quintet that […]

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | José Limón—whose remarkably resilient dance company celebrates its 75th year with a two-week, two-program season at the Joyce April 19-May 1—was a Mexican painter who fell in love with dance in New York after seeing the German Expressionist dancer Harald Kreuzberg. At 22, he began studying modern technique with pioneering American […]

Trocks’ Trove at the Joyce: Timely and Timeless, Sublime and Ridiculous 

Trocks’ Trove at the Joyce: Timely and Timeless, Sublime and Ridiculous 

NOTE: Due to “break-through COVID-19 cases detected within the company,” all scheduled performances through January 2 have been cancelled. Click here for more information, including ticket holder options. BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Issues of race make headlines, while issues of gender increasingly occupy the public mind. It used to be easy: Men were men and […]

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York was forced to go nearly two years without the flurry of snowflakes that typically descend on stages each year with various incarnations of The Nutcracker. Among the boldest and most decadent interpretations of this Christmas classic is Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge. This production has a bit of classic ballet […]

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