‘Carousel’ Dances Are a New Feather in the Enigmatic Justin Peck’s Cap

‘Carousel’ Dances Are a New Feather within the Enigmatic Justin Peck’s Cap

When Justin Peck emerged as knowledgeable choreographer in 2012, he appeared instantly a grasp of his commerce. His dances for the brand new revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel,” on the Imperial Theater on Broadway, are one more feather in his cap. Though simply 30 years previous, he’s already acquired such renown that, […]

New Yorkers and Their ’80s Routines — Block by Block

New Yorkers and Their ’80s Routines — Block by Block

The period might need been previous New York’s final actual gasp — a time when the very streets, soiled and unsafe as they had been, appeared infused with chance. Here, notable locals revisit their routes and routines, from lunch on the Upper East to nighttime sojourns to then-emerging neighborhoods like TriBeCa. Below 42nd Street Penny […]

Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management

Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management

These accusations are available a tense local weather for the ballet world, which has not remained resistant to the #MeToo motion. In December, Peter Martins retired from his place as ballet grasp in chief of the New York City Ballet, following allegations of abuse and harassment; after an investigation, the corporate stated the accusations weren’t […]

Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises

Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises

Like a golden marriage ceremony anniversary, the 50th anniversary of a dance firm is an achievement that deserves a celebration — extra so, since far fewer dance firms than marriages final that lengthy. In each circumstances, although, you don’t go to the social gathering anticipating surprises. The 50th anniversary season of the Lar Lubovitch Dance […]

The Indian Monks’ Dance, Flowering With the Aid of Women

The Indian Monks’ Dance, Flowering With the Aid of Women

“The main characteristic of the movement,” Ms. Bora stated, “is what we call ‘ulah’ — fluidity, like waves in a river.” The sensuality that’s so prevalent in lots of classical Indian dance varieties is absent right here. “In this tradition,” Ms. Bora defined, “Krishna is not seen as a consort or a lover, but as […]

Review: William Forsythe’s Infectious New Hip-Hop Ballet

Review: William Forsythe’s Infectious New Hip-Hop Ballet

LONDON — William Forsythe’s new “Playlist (Track 1, 2)” for English National Ballet is a blast. Just 10 minutes lengthy, it had the viewers whooping in the course of the efficiency and on its ft by the point the curtain got here down. On its opening two nights, Thursday and Friday, viewers have been rewarded […]

Merce Cunningham’s Centennial Will Bring a Global Celebration

Merce Cunningham’s Centennial Will Bring a Global Celebration

Photo Merce Cunningham, middle, with members of his firm performing “RainForest” in 1968. Credit Jack Mitchell/Getty Images The Merce Cunningham Trust introduced Monday, on what would have been Cunningham’s 99th birthday, a worldwide centennial celebration of his legacy, starting this fall. More than 60 presenting organizations and dance corporations from around the globe are anticipated […]

City Ballet’s New Team Gets a Crash Course in Season Planning

City Ballet’s New Team Gets a Crash Course in Season Planning

Mr. Martins had commissioned 4 new works: one by Matthew Neenan, the choreographer in residence at Pennsylvania Ballet and the co-founder of BalletX in Philadelphia; one by Gianna Reisen, a younger dancer and choreographer who gained reward for her first work for the corporate in September; and two by Mr. Peck. One of Mr. Peck’s […]

Lar Lubovitch: Confessions of a Former Go-Go Dancer

Lar Lubovitch: Confessions of a Former Go-Go Dancer

That fall, he left faculty and went to check dance at Juilliard. In addition to Graham and Limón, who have been each on the college, he got here into the orbit of the British ballet choreographer Antony Tudor, whom he nonetheless considers one in every of his strongest influences. Tudor taught his college students that […]

I Was Skeptical About Ecstatic Dance

I Was Skeptical About Ecstatic Dance

On an in any other case unremarkable Tuesday night, I discovered myself going through a stranger, swinging my arms forwards and backwards, and hooting like an owl. “HOOOOOO!” I yelled, blinking uncomfortably. “WOOOOP!” she yelled again. I used to be warming up for an ecstatic dance session at Union Square Ballroom in Manhattan, which I […]