November 28, 2015

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Features: Dance Features

In Search of Something: Sylvie Guillem’s Last Dance
18 Nov 2015
Guillem’s independent spirit has inspired numerous dancers.

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 sonic proposition.

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.

Kim Brandstrup
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.’

No Limits
27 Oct 2015 -- Choreographer and dancer Garrett Smith’s new contemporary commission, Reveal

Classical Ashton
23 Oct 2015 --

“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.”

Jennie Somogyi The Principal Dancer Bids Farewell to NYCB
24 Sep 2015 -- A highlight of last spring’s Black & White Festival at New York City Ballet was the return of Principal Dancer Jennie Somogyi in George Balanchine’s Episodes.

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.

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