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Artistry in Dance: 'American Dance Machine' & 'Noises Off'

Barry Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year.

This Winter, American Dance Machine Triumphed in New York City

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Three weeks of rehearsals, 12 choreographers, 18 numbers, and 22 dancers: those were the statistics that culminated in American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's two-week stint at the Joyce Theater this winter.

Ballet Memphis' Return to New York

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Religion. Sexism. Vice. Body image. Race. Dance is one of the most physical languages offered to man and explores the world through a visceral lens that makes words obsolete.

The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?

DANCENOW's 20th Anniversary Is a Cause for Celebration -- and Reflection

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

ZviDance; Photo credit: Stephen Delas Heras On September 10, 2001, a 24-year-old made the trek from Pennsylvania to New York City. A decade later,...

BalletX Boasts Power and Innovation in Matthew Neenan's 'Sunset, o639 Hours'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Tucked inside Sunset, o639 Hours are countless moments of intimacy and ingenuity. For example, when Andrea Yorita moves to "Letter from Francis Elizabeth in San Francisco to William in Auckland," she's discreet, with all the weight and earnestness of someone who longs for her lover, but is afraid to tell him.

The Ashley Bouder Project Disappoints at the Joyce's Ballet Festival

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Of course, The Ashley Bouder Project was the most popular show of the run, and people begged for seats regardless of price. Somehow, "bravos" echoed despite a banal bill filled with the kind of choreography that is pushing ballet into its grave.

Fifty Shades of Bland: Chamber Dance Project at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Attired in drab jeans and shirts, the boyishly charming Jacob Bush and the sophisticated Davit Hovhannisyan did a credible job of executing movements both standing and on the ground, but they seemed uncomfortable and tenuous at times. Were they lovers quarrelling or quarrellers loving?

Momix's Alchemia Defies Reality

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Moses Pendleton has the humility and confidence to accept the existence of magic and repurpose it as his tool. In his latest work for Momix, he maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace.

Moses Pendleton Is an Alchemist, and His Company Is Making Magic at the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.

"Restless Creature" Could Be A Little More Restless

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon in Chelsea. Wanderers traipsed across the High Line, stealing light from the sun and embracing summer with selfies and gelato. Underneath them and a few streets east, crowds ventured into the Joyce, the heat outside prompting a soft malaise among them.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Ballet Hispanico: Are You Down for a Discourse?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Ballet Hispanico's troupe is diverse to reflect "who we are as hybrids in the world." Pieces like Mancillas' are about what it means to be mortal and flawed, not what it's like to come from a specific race or ethnicity. The world isn't cookie cutter, and neither is Vilaro's company.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

CultureZohn: Down Havana Way: Why Artists Are the Hope for Normalization

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

When I ask Alicia Alonso about the thaw in US-Cuban relations, the historic events of the week and if she is happy about that, she simply says, "Who wouldn't be?"

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Collaborates With Terence Blanchard to Celebrate 20 Years

Karim Orange | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Karim Orange

This program consists of repertory favorites and three premieres. Included in the lineup, are appearances featuring special guest artists, including co-founder Desmond Richardson and American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland.

MOMIX Re-Mix

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

MOMIX delights in all that is illusory in the world -- a butterfly from a chrysalis, a flower from a bud.

WATCH: Why This Broadway Hunk Is Inviting You Into His Bedroom

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway's Ryan Steele is stripping down and inviting you into his bedroom...for an incredible new viral project. Steele, who stars in the new mov...

Pilobolus at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

If human centipedes, Houdini-like escapes, Cirque de Soleil-style aerial acrobatics and lots of very sexy, muscular performers in dance belts appeal to your sense of fun and aesthetics, then Pilobolus' annual run at the Joyce Theater should be your cup of tea.

Working Women at The Joyce Theater

Christopher Duggan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

The Joyce Theater's Working Women performances were so cool, because I know all the talented women involved. I have histories with them, and working at this dance performance was just like photographing my friends.

Sean Curran, Choreographer, Uses Literature to Inspire Movement

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts
Scott Alexander Hess

I've only shared the stage once with the astounding Bessie Award-winning choreographer Sean Curran -- and I'll never forget it.

Soledad Barrio: Duende Is Hard Work

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Onstage she bristles and crackles like a high tension wire carrying more voltage than it can safely hold. She continues to gather more and more energy with little crescendos that hint at what is to come.

Smuin-fuls of Fun at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.21.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

The dancers from the Smuin ballet are all talented and energetic and they telegraph their enthusiasm to an equally excited audience. They are a wonderful regional company -- just not quite up to snuff.

Gotham Dance Festival in New York City

Christopher Duggan | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Christopher Duggan

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Pilobolus' Cyborg Dance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

The New York-based dance company Pilobolus released a behind-the-scenes trailer of it's new work, Automaton. It's a collaborative piece choreographed ...