Collaboration Anticipation: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Followed by Curran & Carr

Collaboration Anticipation: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Followed by Curran & Carr

NYC DANCE PREVIEWS BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA: Renowned Repertory & New Works Led by Barrio & Artistic Director Martín Santangelo | The news here is not that Noche Flamenca—the Madrid-New York collaboration between flamenco star Soledad Barrio and her husband Martin Santangelo—is celebrating its 30th anniversary, although that is certainly true. […]

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK| Some minutes before Burn began, there was an epic river of a rainstorm, pelting leftward, seen on the back screen. Booming claps of thunder were heard, and lightning illuminated the sky, which gave just a hint of a mountainous backdrop. After it subsided, Alan Cumming appeared onstage dressed in black, dark eyeliner […]

Best of Fall Dance Anticipates the Offerings of Meg Stuart, Robyn Orlin

Best of Fall Dance Anticipates the Offerings of Meg Stuart, Robyn Orlin

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Violet | Meg Stuart, born in New Orleans to theater professionals and now based in Belgium and Germany, attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and cut her teeth in the contact improvisation community. Her accomplishments are legion and her reach is wide. Stuart’s Violet, 11 years old, has already toured to […]

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Returning to action after its annual hiatus, the dedicated-to-dance Joyce Theater offers a rare outlier: An hour-long, one-man show, Burn, made collaboratively by the multi-talented Scottish actor Alan Cumming and choreographer Steven Hoggett, in celebration of the Scottish poet laureate Robert Burns. Arriving in Chelsea weeks after its world premiere at […]

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 […]

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