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Traveling the world with Pina Bausch is as easy as buying a ticket to the theater and watching one of her evening-length works. When you witness one of these spectacles, each of your senses is tapped: from the incredibly elaborate and illusory sets, to the blend of live music, spoken word, and the sounds of bodies in motion; from the evocative interplay between characters, to the visceral exposition of sensations.
Martha Grahams highly dramatic and theatrical modern dance tradition is being carried on by Jacqulyn Buglisi, former Martha Graham Dance Company principal and co-founder of Buglisi Dance Theatre. Buglisis company will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Joyce Theater February 38 with two programs, two premieres, and three other repertory works.
There is an intensity to Savion Glovers tap dancing that fills your eyes and ears and soul when you watch him perform. Each sound that slams, clicks, shuffles, flaps, trills, and stomps out of his shoes is loaded with the history of the art form.
Riff, Bernardo, Anita, Tony. The Sharks and the Jets. Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty. Maria. We know the names, we know the songs, we love the dancing.
When the curtains rise at the Metropolitan Opera, a hush befalls the audience and the magic begins.