Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Cairo Dispatch The arrest of a Russian stomach dancer uncovered simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene. Critics say foreigners are sullying an historic artwork kind. Many Egyptians love them. ImageThe Russian stomach dancer Ekaterina Andreeva, often called Johara, at a marriage in Cairo just a few months after her arrest.CreditLaura Boushnak for The New York […]

Larsen Thompson, the Dancer From Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ Video, Wants to Be a Pop Star

Larsen Thompson, the Dancer From Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ Video, Wants to Be a Pop Star

The teenage dancer, mannequin and singer from Thousand Oaks, Calif., can be performing in her first film. ImageLarsen Thompson, a mannequin and dancer, on the Westlake Village Inn.CreditNico Young for The New York Times Big Break: In 2015, Ms. Thompson and a fellow dancer, Taylor Hatala, approached their teacher Janelle Ginestra, a YouTube-famous choreographer in […]

8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

eight Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY at Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y. (July 6-7, 7 p.m.; July eight, 5 p.m.). Recently, Mr. Petronio, a longtime staple of the New York City trendy dance scene, established a residency middle within the Hudson Valley. This week, his firm will get an opportunity to satisfy its new neighbors with a efficiency […]

The Changing Shape of American Ballet Theater

The Changing Shape of American Ballet Theater

When we speak of fashion, nevertheless, we flip to repertory. Here, Ballet Theater stays a divided soul. The firm has lengthy been America’s foremost exponent of what has been referred to as the Holy Trinity of classical ballet: Petipa the Father, Balanchine the Son, Ashton the Holy Ghost. This 12 months, in an anomaly, Ashton […]

The Los Angeles Dance Scene. Yes, There Is One.

The Los Angeles Dance Scene. Yes, There Is One.

But there have been discoveries too. Micaela Taylor, whose firm the TL Collective carried out her “PowerShift” on the L.A. Dance Project headquarters, mixed breaking and popping strategies to create a exact and creative bodily language, providing abrupt, truncated isolations of physique components together with vibrating higher our bodies and excessive kicking legs. A too-short […]

A Choreographer Unafraid of Masterpieces Takes on T.S. Eliot

A Choreographer Unafraid of Masterpieces Takes on T.S. Eliot

First Bach, now T.S. Eliot. Pam Tanowitz has developed a behavior: choreographing to masterpieces. After final 12 months’s acclaimed collaboration with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein — an evening-length work set to Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations — her newest supply of inspiration is T.S. Eliot’s beloved “Four Quartets,” a 75-year-old poetic exploration of time and reminiscence. When […]

Marcelo Gomes to Return to the New York Stage With Sarasota Ballet

Marcelo Gomes to Return to the New York Stage With Sarasota Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet introduced this week that it had engaged the previous American Ballet Theater principal dancer Marcelo Gomes to carry out as a visitor artist. The earliest of his appearances, on the Joyce Theater on Aug. 18, will probably be his first on a New York stage since he resigned from Ballet Theater in […]

Ballet Today, the Good and the Bad, on Display at the Joyce

Ballet Today, the Good and the Bad, on Display on the Joyce

Ballet is an artwork of amplitude. For centuries, its bodily fashion has been designed to radiate upward and outward into the farther reaches of opera homes. Nonetheless, it prospers in smaller areas too. The Joyce Theater, with a seating capability of 472, is one in every of them. Every summer time since 2013, the Joyce […]

Ashley Bouder, the Feminist Ballerina With a Mission

Ashley Bouder, the Feminist Ballerina With a Mission

At the top of a two-hour rehearsal on a current afternoon, Ashley Bouder whipped via a sequence of unwavering fouetté turns, then dashed to the again of the studio and — with the ultimate notes of a racing, brassy rating — collapsed to the ground. “That was insanely amazing,” mentioned the choreographer Lauren Lovette, who […]