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 […]

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 […]

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