The Ailey Legacy
17 Nov 2015 Celebrating the past remains important
to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
even as it marches into the future.
Twyla Tharp’s 50th-Anniversary Tour
16 Nov 2015 -- Given the chance to stick out her neck, choreographer Twyla Tharp will never say “no.” Although she confesses to tossing sleeplessly at night as she worries about her 50th-Anniversary Tour, with dawn the nightmares fade and she returns to her task. This artist, courageous more often than not, wouldn’t have
things any other way.
Ades Made Visible
14 Nov 2015 -- And so it is with a compelling spirit
of reinvention that the choreographers
mined their own vocabularies to reflect
and contrast with the form and content
of Adès’s musical ideas, discovering
synergies and transposing across disciplines.
In the final production, Adès’s distinct
musical signature stands as the unifying
thread, with each dance offering a
dynamic physical solution to an intriguing
Words and Movement
11 Nov 2015 -- Dyslexic dancer/choreographer Aakash Odedra
collaborated with choreographer Lewis Major
to create Murmur, about how Odedra’s learning
difference enables him to find new ways to
communicate. We asked him to share his
experience with dyslexia, how it informs his
art, and why it has opened up new pathways
to connect with others.
09 Nov 2015 -- The Danish choreographer on his world
premiere for New York City Ballet
Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances
31 Oct 2015 -- Freely using the dance techniques he acquired in the 60s, Bruce developed his authentic
voice but ‘always keeping one foot in the real world. My father knew what poverty was and he
instilled in me strong feelings about politics and injustice.’
27 Oct 2015 -- Choreographer and dancer Garrett Smith’s new contemporary commission, Reveal
“I think that ballets without librettos, popularly known as abstract ballets, though appearing
to convey nothing but the exercise of pure dancing, should have… a personal fount
of emotion from which the choreography springs.”
Birds Of A Feather: Dancer Mary Elizabeth Sell on the Sisterhood of Swans
17 Sep 2015 -- This fall, Peter Martins’ Swan Lake returns to New York City Ballet for eight performances only. The full-evening ballet, which received its world premiere in 1996 by the Royal Danish Ballet, and was first performed by NYCB in 1999, features scenic and costume design by Per Kirkeby. Here, dancer Mary Elizabeth Sell reflects on being a part of the famed flock of swans.
The Taming of the Shrew: A classic comic ballet closes the season
03 Aug 2015 -- Houston Ballet closes its 2014-15 season with John Cranko’s wonderfully comic ballet The Taming of the Shrew, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, John Cranko’s version of The Taming of the Shrew is considered a classic.