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Dance Theater

FACT/SF Hunts for Relief at San Francisco's Joe Goode Annex

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

It's no use trying to guess what Charles Slender-White will come up with next. Since its founding in 2008, his agile contemporary dance troupe, FACT/SF, has defied pigeon-holing.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Flying Apples and China Teapots: Gandini Juggling Smashed

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

You don't have to peel too many layers to get to the dark heart of Smashed, but the astonishing deftness with which this troupe of nine keep apples and crockery flying through the air kept the audience in stitches.

The Art of Falling: Hubbard Street Dance and Second City's Comic Liaisons

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Early on in the ingenious collaboration between Second City and Hubbard Street Dance, Procol Harum's counterculture hymn permeates Chicago's Harris Theater as actors and dancers assemble in rows of folding chairs facing the audience.

Shadows of War: A Stunning Trio at Birmingham Royal Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

One hundred years after the start of the First World Wa Birmingham Royal Ballet pays homage with a stunning triple bill of revivals that showcases British ballet at its musical best, its theatrical best and its stylistic best.

Complicated Brew: 'Stardust' Explores Intimacy & Technology (RADAR L.A.)

Turnstyle | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Technology and performance make dangerous dance partners for theater. "Stardust", a new dance-theater pi...

You Better Werk: Abrons Arts Center Presents Werk!: The Armitage Gone Variety Show

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

The vibrant colors mix with energetic choreography and bumping music to create an amazing spectacle. Yet unlike a great many other types of spectacle these days, the wonder is inspired not by an impressive set change, but rather by the virtuosic movements of these performers.

There's a Party Going on Right Here: Festen (The Celebration) at St. Ann's Warehouse

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

I have never seen a show with such temporally uneven acts. But though I'm not sure the intermission, which allows for a scene change, was necessary, I am quite happy that the play defied expectations in this way.

Director Of Alvin Ailey To Resign

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

According to a press release from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, executive director Sharon Gersten Luckman will step down in 2013 to pursue other p...

ReThink Review: Pina -- Maybe the Best 3D Movie So Far (And It's a Documentary)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I've seen the first spectacular 3D film that absolutely must be seen in 3D. And most amazingly, this film is a documentary about a German choreographer whom I'd never heard of. That film is Pina.

The Little Dance Company That Could

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

Here's one reason to head back inside for an evening or two before permanently retiring to the patio of some LoDo restaurant: the current performance of the Louder Than Words dance company.