ABT continues on its path to becoming Alexei Ratmanskys company.
The black curtains form a dark wall across the proscenium assembled at Performance Space. Green and yellow lighting washes through the haze above the audience. We hear the ribbit of frogs, the buzz of crickets, and the swampy whir of the nocturnal.
Since I clasped hands and danced with an elder named Marta during the dance party that ends Zapatografía/Shoegraphy, Ive kept an eye on the choreographer: interdisciplinary artist Larissa Velez-Jackson. On an afternoon threatened by thunderstorms, we sat at a street café and spoke about injury/healing, working-artistry, and her Star Crap Method as components of her past products and ongoing processes.
The Metropolitan Museums Battle of the Legends on June 11 showcased six of New Yorks best voguers vying for the winners title.
Director Chen Shi-Zheng's Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, a premiere for The Shed's inaugural season of programming, is billed as a kung-fu musical, meant to be innovative in its combination of cultural forms and sensibilities. Instead, it's a confusing mishmash.