Celebrating Ninety Years of Merce Cunningham on April 16, 2009By Mary Love Hodges
Merce Cunninghams new Nearly Ninety opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Spring Gala like a rock show through a kaleidoscope.
Dancing? Its AwesomeBy M.J. Thompson
Artist, movement innovator, and Judson Dance Theater alum Trisha Brown is still hot, still fluid, and busier than ever before.
Young Ballerina Brings Fresh Interpretations to ABTBy Mary Love Hodges
For their spring 2009 season, American Ballet Theatre will spruce up its roster of world-renowned ballerinas when they welcome Natalia Osipova, 23-year-old shooting star from the Bolshoi Ballet, as a guest artist.
Pomps Perils : World Premiere of Rioults The Great Mass at the Joyce, April 2009By Dalia Ratnikas
Pascal Rioult once danced with Martha Graham, who thrust her heart to the heavens while tilting her pelvis to the Earth.
Nederlands Dans Theater II at the Joyce April 8-11, 2009By Erika Eichelberger
Nederlands Dans Theater IIs recent run at the Joyce Theater showcased former artistic director and current house choreographer Jiri Kylians stunning movement vocabulary, young dancers with exquisite technique, and intriguing concepts.
Book Review: Reading Dance, Edited by Robert GottliebBy Susan Yung
With springs overdue arrival comes the promise of viewing things with fresh eyes.
Keeping it Kamp: Keigwin Kabaret at Symphony Spaces Thalia Dance, April 2009By Dalia Ratnikas
If you avoid dance because its stuffy, or serious, or tedious, but you dig nudity and dirty jokes, Keigwin + Companys Keigwin Kabaret is a good way to get your feet wet.
Book Review: Merce My Way, Photographs by Mikhail BaryshnikovBy Susan Yung
Mikhail Baryshnikov has become such a familiar presence in New Yorks cultural world that its easy to take him for granted.
Deganit Shemy and Company Dance Theater Workshop, April 16-18
Deganit Shemys wonderful companyfocused, committed, super strong womenmakes muscular moves with considerable style throughout Arena, a full-length work that takes on organized sport as a metaphor for violence.
Mandance! HORSEs Bones at the JoyceBy April Greene
It can be tempting to harbor resentment toward male choreographers and dancers, historically charged as they are with garnering more fame and money than their equally hard-working and talented female counterparts.