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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Channing Tatum Gives ‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Tap-Dancing Kick by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Christopher Gattelli’s “No Dames!” number in the film offered Mr. Tatum a showcase and took him out of his comfort zone.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A New Director for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival by Gia Kourlas

Pamela Tatge, the director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, is to take over beginning April 18.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: Bread and Puppet Theater Takes Up the Cause of a Puerto Rican Nationalist by Gia Kourlas

“The Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A Monument to the Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera” casts the imprisoned man as a victim.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

In ‘Flesh and Bone,’ Moira Walley-Beckett Leaps Darkly Into Ballet by Gia Kourlas

Ms. Walley-Beckett, a “Breaking Bad” writer, applies a similar sensibility to the dance world in a new series for Starz.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Critic’s Notebook: Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut in ‘On the Town’ by Gia Kourlas

Ms. Copeland, of American Ballet Theater, is briefly playing the role of Ivy, a.k.a. Miss Turnstiles, in the hit Jerome Robbins revival at the Lyric Theater.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Whitney Embraces Dancenoise, a Brash ’80s Performance Duo by Gia Kourlas

The museum will showcase the work of Anne Iobst and Lucy Sexton, who brought an intense, highly choreographed whirlwind of unison dancing and brutal slapstick to the East Village.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Prince’s Fate, Entwined With Desire by GIA KOURLAS

In “Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake” at City Center, Mr. Bourne’s reinterpretation of a classic raises the ballet’s inherent sexiness and gives Tchaikovsky’s m…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Critic’s Notebook: ‘American Ballet Theater: A History,’ a PBS Documentary, Is a Love Letter to a Dance Form by Gia Kourlas

The film, an “American Masters” episode directed by Ric Burns, features interviews with critics, dancers and directors.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Dance Review: Review: ‘NewYorknewyork @Astor Place,’ a Multilayered Production by Gia Kourlas

This dance-theater work from Mark Dendy at Joe’s Pub includes a cast of historical and contemporary characters from Astor Place and the surrounding area.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

N.Y.U.’s Center for Ballet and the Arts Seeks Female Choreographers by Gia Kourlas

The Center announced it would award the Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers starting this fall.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

David Alvarez on ‘Billy Elliot,’ the Army, and ‘On the Town’ by Gia Kourlas

Mr. Alvarez, who won a Tony for “Billy Elliot,” said ballet prepared him for basic training.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Two Ailey Dancers to Leave for New Roles in St. Louis by Gia Kourlas

The Alvin Ailey dancers Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd will become co-artistic directors of the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, where Antonio trained.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jack Ferver Takes Inspiration From Fred Herko by Gia Kourlas

In “Night Light Bright Light,” the dancer and choreographer Jack Ferver draws inspiration from the dancer and choreographer Fred Herko.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dance Review: Bebe Miller Introduces Two Choreographers in Gibney Series by Gia Kourlas

Two choreographers and their work take the spotlight in the final installment of the DoublePlus series.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

‘The Rite of Spring,’ Basil Twist’s Spin on Stravinsky by Gia Kourlas

Basil Twist uses silk, smoke and other materials in his work “The Rite of Spring,” part of the White Light Festival.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Sign of a New Spring in Rockettes’ Steps by Gia Kourlas

Radio City Music Hall’s resident dance company is using its first spring show since 1997 to try a new range of movements beyond its traditional kick lines.    

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dresden Ballet Dancer Wins Lead Role in New Starz Series by Gia Kourlas

Sarah Hay, an American member of the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, has won the lead role in the upcoming Starz series, “Flesh and Bone.”

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Alessandra Ferri Returns to the Stage in ‘Chéri’ by Gia Kourlas

Six years after retiring, the ballerina Alessandra Ferri is back onstage dancing in Martha Clarke’s production of “Chéri.”    

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Radio City Plans a Spring Spectacular, ‘Heart & Lights’ by Gia Kourlas

A section of “Heart & Lights,” the Rockettes’ first spring production at Radio City Music Hall since 1997, will be unveiled on Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent.”  &nb…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dance Review: Big Dance Theater in ‘Supernatural Wife’ - Review by Gia Kourlas

“Supernatural Wife,” a production by Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson’s Big Dance Theater, explores Euripides’ play “Alcestis.”

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

‘Sleep No More’ Is Theater Embedded With Dancers by Gia Kourlas

Maxine Doyle, the choreographer and co-director of this production, calls it “a theater show with a dance company in the middle.”

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Hanging Out With Bangin Sid by Gia Kourlas

Recalling a City Ballet party with some interesting entertainment.

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