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The company's new contemporary repertory isn’t necessarily high-minded, and it certainly isn’t dreary.
The choreographer paints a tumultuous world, flashing with mysterious energy yet oh so tender.
While the number of competitors increases and schools try to award more scholarships, jobs for dancers aren’t keeping pace. In the United States, anemic arts funding is strangling the ball…
"I’ve been surrounded by geniuses," Rushing says. "So I have a very high standard."
"I took off my heels. I took off my fancy little dress, and I had about 20 minutes to learn this piece," says Shay Bland.
The most important thing the Graham company can teach other contemporary dance troupes built around the work of a single choreographer is never, ever give up the fight.
The current repertory gives a sense of this choreographers' breathtakingly varied achievement. Yet part of the pleasure for longtime fans comes from noticing connections among works, and the…
"You have to bring these ballets back, not only to preserve what was, but also to discover your own path," says choreographer Douglas Martin
The ballet company has dedicated three performances to presenting new works that celebrate local artists in honor of the state’s 350th anniversary.
"This is a celebration of young artists, and the future of New Jersey — that’s how we see it," says the company's assistant artistic director, Paul H. McRae.
The company is twisting itself out of shape to produce novelties, when its directors should have realized long ago that since Balanchine’s death their most important task is preservation.
"I dream about animals all the time," says this choreographer of "The Rite of Spring." "That’s another crazy thing. They speak to me in languages, in Chinese or En…
Dancer Christopher Williams has a pugnacious physicality. Yet the landscapes through which he passes feature natural wonders and larger-than-life figures, which dwarf him with their grandeur.
This year's ambitious program promises to expand the celebration into a "total experience" for the audience, the choreographer says.
Even when the troupe bows to a master choreographer, its focus remains on youth.
In many ways, "Gloria" continues the work begun by DTH founder Arthur Mitchell, a former New York City Ballet star who created the company with ballet master Karel Shook in respons…
Whether in synch with absent companions or possibly pursued by them, Kravas' characters are never allowed their freedom.
According to festival curator Laurie Uprichard, American choreographers can't be pigeon-holed.
Ailey has imported works by European artists before, but Wayne McGregor's "Chroma" is all about making a stunning impression — not just with frenzied movement, but also with hand…
"You have to move, when you hear this music," says choreographer Robert Garland.
Speaking of 'Chroma,' choreographer Wayne McGregor says he wanted "an "empty" space where "the body would provide the color."
While only skilled performers dare attempt them, the dances of the divertissement are an idealized expression of the life force and the movement potential within a child.
The characters in “Play/Pause” live under a microscope, isolated but without privacy. Their interactions are cold and brief as they slide off one another, exhausted.
Fans should not miss Polina Semionova in "Theme and Variations" tonight, or Veronika Part in "Les Sylphides" on Sunday.
A moment during the garden party during which Tchaikovsky’s music slows and a footman kicks an onstage gramophone suggests Bourne’s attitude toward his source material.
In a successful ballet, of course, the whole fairy tale armature is simply an excuse for dancing, but here ingenuities of plot and scenery take center stage with the choreography seemingly a…
The company aims to overwhelm us with an avalanche of thrilling new repertory.
"It’s about getting ourselves out there," says Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare, who claims that 40,000 people in Britain watched the transmission of "Alice’s Adventur…
"The music is shockingly gorgeous," says Douglas Martin, who has choreographed a new "Romeo and Juliet" that American Repertory Ballet will present on Friday.
"It doesn’t matter if you tell stories or you don’t tell stories," says choreographer Andrea Miller. "It matters if you’re courageous, and if you’re taking big risks.&…
Argentina’s sexy national dance is its own best advertisement, and with a company of "backup" dancers who are nothing short of brilliant, the tango doesn’t need help from anyon…