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During Its Fifth Season, Jessica Lang Dance Returns to the Joyce Theater

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Julie Fiorenza stands stationary -- completely frozen, stuck in an eternity of (dis)quiet. In the silence of her body lies a secret tension, a brooding psychology paradoxical to the simplicity of her one-legged stance, and her stillness begs for movement.

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, h...

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.

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 07.10.2016 | 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.

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.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Brian Brooks And Run Don't Run

Christopher Duggan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Brian Brooks Moving Company performed Run Don't Run at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn. It's a great new theater and the dance's set design was an exciting feature to photograph.

Larry Keigwin: From Dynamite Dancer to Choreographer Extraordinaire!

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Scott Alexander Hess

I'll never forget the way Keigwin lept around me as I sat stock still in a chair in awe of his breathtaking artistry. It was absolutely thrilling. No less thrilling was catching Keigwin + Co. last week again, at The Joyce.

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.

The Years It Takes to Make a Moment: Pascal Rioult Premieres Iphigenia

Johnny Nevin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Pascal Rioult is a choreographer, but he constructs his works from materials that very few others know how to find.

'Like Hanging On To The Tail Of A Dragon'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts

Dance has long possessed the ability to elevate our thoughts, dreams and desires, investigating complex societal issues through interpretative bodies....

Falling in Love With Dance

Christopher Duggan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

One of my very first jobs in New York City was working at the box office at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico performed that season. The company danced Good Night Paradise by Ramon Oller, and I was totally taken away. It swept me off my feet.

Ballet Next Brings Five World Premieres to the Joyce Theater

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

As I watched a rehearsal of Mauro Bigonzetti's new work titled, BachGround, I was reminded of Wiles' desire to bring the company's work to more people and to audiences who may not be familiar with ballet.

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.

Fierce, Fun, and Fulfilling: Keigwin + Company Opens at The Joyce

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

As an audience member, I believe in the journey each piece takes and am willing to follow where it leads. More importantly, I was moved -- I left feeling as though I'd experienced something -- an unfortunate rarity in today's landscape.

Interview With Martha Graham Principals

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

This interview with Martha Graham Dance Company principals Tadej Brdnik and Blakeley White-McGuire was conducted in March before the company's annual run at the Joyce.

The Global Search for Education: Where Is the Next Martha Graham?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How important is dance to life? How important is oxygen to life? In American culture today, Martha Graham's legacy serves as a constant reminder of the importance of dance in our lives.

Amber Genuske

Dance Represents Loss In New York Performance

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Genuske | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- A dancer moves across the stage in what begins as a fluid motion. Just as the motion is about to end, the dancer stumbles, moving into the...

Hanukkah: Finding My Inner Light as a Jew

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

I do not subscribe to the Jewish religion, but to be one who is self-hating or denying of authentic parts of me would be to deny real ecology which has to include the diversity, not only outside, but inside of us as well.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet World Premiere at SummerStage

Jessica Cui | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jessica Cui

Last night, the weather could not have been more perfect as SummerStage celebrated its 25th year with an enchanting and brilliant dance performance. W...