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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?

What the Heck Is Postmodern Dance?

Nora Younkin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Postmodern dance often values movement for movement's sake rather than movement as a vehicle for storytelling. One gets the sense that the audience happens upon these events by accident. The scene existed before the audience arrived and will continue long after they are gone.

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.

Martha Graham Dance Company Is As Relevant as Ever in Its Joyce Season

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In 1960, dance critic Jill Johnston reviewed Martha Graham's season at the 5th Street Theatre. She likened the choreographer to "a kind of high priest...

ADF 6: "I Have to Do It. I Have to Give It a Try" -- the Students Speak

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

Why the diversity? Because modern dance encourages it, for one thing. If classical ballet still inclines toward symmetrical rows of swans, in other types of Western dance the pendulum's swung towards a gathering of individuals, varied in look and movement background.

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

Art Around Town: January 17 Through 24

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

What do you get when you combine classical and popular music, American and international musicians, opera with cabaret chamber music and rock? These are just some of the combinations you'll find at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Trisha Brown At The Venice Biennale

Artwrit | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

A tip of the hat to an eternal muse, the Palao Grassi company certainly does justice to Brown's lasting impact on the continuous evolution of the contemporary dance discipline. But in the end, Trisha Brown never gets old.

What Does It Take To Revive A Masterpiece?

By Trina Mannino Click here for the original article. Diane Madden joined Trisha Brown’s Company in 1980, when she was 21. Now, 32 years later, ...

Jodi Melnick & David Neumann Premiere Their Profound "July" at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Debra Levine | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Whether by intention or accident, "July" augurs a return to, or perhaps a renewed version, of chivalry and respect between a man and a woman in the art form.

George Maciunas: The Man Who Invented SoHo

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roslyn Bernstein

The grand shopping mall that is SoHo was until recently the arts center of New York City, a neighborhood created by artist visionary George Maciunas.