An Autumn Cornucopia of New and Vintage Dance Works

An Autumn Cornucopia of New and Vintage Dance Works

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | October is, in its way, our most colorful month, and a reprise of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Curriculum II—a rich stew of language, idea, movement phrases, and buckets of bright paint applied to the bodies of 10 gorgeous, diverse dancers—seems a good way of welcoming it to town. From its […]

‘Terror Vision’ Brings Old Hollywood Horror to Times Square

‘Terror Vision’ Brings Old Hollywood Horror to Times Square

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | Spooky Season in New York is off to an early start this year. An interactive haunted house has been running just off Times Square since a week before Fall officially began. The premise of Terror Vision is that the audience members are visiting HorrorWood Studios. They are guests of a film […]

Zimmer on Dance: Ballet X, Fall for Dance, Bijayini Satpathy

Zimmer on Dance: Ballet X, Fall for Dance, Bijayini Satpathy

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER (For Part I of Zimmer’s fall dance column, click here.) Bijayini Satpathy: ABHIPSAA — a seeking | Conceived and developed during the pandemic, this new work in the Odissi tradition had its first performances at Duke University in 2021, and makes its New York premiere in Chelsea, at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Dancer-choreographer […]

Chelsea Dance in Living Color: A First Look at Fall

Chelsea Dance in Living Color: A First Look at Fall

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | There’s been a sea-change in our dance and performance art communities. Building since before the pandemic, it is now firmly entrenched. The first inkling of the shift came years ago, when the proportion of Bessies (New York Dance and Performance Awards) won by BIPOC artists began to rise dramatically. On August […]

Cyberbullying Doc ‘Break the Game’ Speedruns Through Levels of Nuance

Cyberbullying Doc ‘Break the Game’ Speedruns Through Levels of Nuance

BY CHARLI BATERSBY | The documentary Break the Game begins with director/producer/co-editor Jane M. Wagner sorting through three thousand hours of footage of Narcissa Wright playing video games. When someone has three thousand hours of footage of themselves playing video games, and changes their name to “Narcissa,” and sleeps in front of a webcam with […]

Pilobolus, at 50, Brings New & Repertory Works to the Joyce

Pilobolus, at 50, Brings New & Repertory Works to the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Pilobolus—the mostly-male performance ensemble founded at Dartmouth College in 1971—had its 50th anniversary celebration derailed by the pandemic, but picked up the pieces and is touring now with two retrospective programs, each containing new works and repertory favorites. In residence at the Joyce through the end of July, the Connecticut-based troupe […]