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Thursday, July 18, 2013

'Forever Tango' slinks back on Broadway, with a couple of guests by Robert Johnson

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…

SOURCE: NJ.com at 03:14PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's spring season is a showcase for dancing actors by Robert Johnson

A major event has been the refurbishing of Anna-Marie Holmes’ beloved staging of “Le Corsaire.”

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:37AM
Friday, June 21, 2013

Stairway to paradise: in his new show, 'STePz,' Savion Glover proves he's still the boss by Robert Johnson

Tapping on a staircase, Glover goes up, down and sideways taking incredible risks with the most expensive ankles in the business.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:09AM
Friday, June 14, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has all its bases covered in 'Four Corners' by Robert Johnson

Ronald K. Brown's new work confirms him as one of today's most important dance makers.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:18AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: for Lincoln Center, a premiere by Ronald K. Brown by Robert Johnson

The choreographer took cues from the Bible. Yet Brown's new dance also references Oyá, a Yoruba goddess who summons the winds of change.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:59AM
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lustig Dance Theatre's 'Jangala' is a howling success by Robert Johnson

Youngsters will be captivated by this tale, in which the man-child, Mowgli, is adopted by a pack of wolves and must use his wits to survive.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:24AM
Friday, May 24, 2013

Mischievous lovers make American Ballet Theatre's 'Month in the Country' anything but restful by Robert Johnson

Frederick Ashton’s "A Month in the Country," an outrageous sex-comedy, gives viewers a holiday from pure dance.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:11AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rhaw, yet refined: Rennie Harris' new hip hop company debuts on Broadway by Robert Johnson

The roster contains some powerful talents. Chief among them is Shafeek Westbrook, who has an uncanny ability to fold his body while balancing on one hand.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:53AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: a young dance-maker recalls the '50s by Robert Johnson

Kyle Abraham's "Another Night" will be featured, when the Ailey troupe returns to Newark this weekend.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:48AM
Friday, May 3, 2013

Dance Theatre of Harlem: rebirth of a legend by Robert Johnson

Under the stewardship of artistic director Virginia Johnson, the company's former prima ballerina, DTH is lighter and leaner, with a roster of fresh faces and a contemporary repertoire.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:49AM
Friday, March 22, 2013

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: dramas translated into pure energy by Robert Johnson

Rejecting an overt narrative, Jones says, 'I am trying to have it both ways about meaning and absolute freedom.'

SOURCE: NJ.com at 01:19PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Choreographer Mark Morris philosophizes as "Socrates" makes its Princeton debut by Robert Johnson

"The subject isn’t as important as the structure, and in that way, I work as a classical artist," Morris says.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 11:25AM
Thursday, February 28, 2013

A dangerous place: Lustig Dance Theatre sets Kipling tale in an urban jungle by Robert Johnson

"In our society, there are still those that are hunted and those that are the hunters," the choreographer says.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:57AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Martha Graham Dance Company puts a shine on the classics by Robert Johnson

Stardom—specifically, her own—was the unacknowledged subtext of all Martha Graham’s dances.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:17AM
Friday, February 15, 2013

Pacific Northwest Ballet makes too brief an appearance: more Balanchine, please by Robert Johnson

The star is Carla Körbes, whose glamorous Terpsichore wows Apollo, meticulously presenting her beautiful feet and taking flight in airy "brisés."

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:17AM
Friday, February 8, 2013

The Trisha Brown company will dance on by Robert Johnson

'The work needs the bodies of the dancers to continue,' says executive director Barbara Dufty

SOURCE: NJ.com at 02:16PM

Buglisi Dance Theatre offers premieres, and an electric performance by Robert Johnson

An artist with a mystical streak, Buglisi shows her dancers momentarily suspended in the space between two worlds.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:38AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trisha Brown Dance Company to present her final works at BAM by Robert Johnson

The company will release a statement on Thursday, revealing how it plans to continue.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 01:38PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Renowned hoofer Savion Glover pays his respects in 'SoLe Sanctuary' by Robert Johnson

There's nothing gloomy about the pyrotechnic dancing that Glover and his sidekick, Marshall Davis Jr., offer to the memory of the departed.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:04AM
Saturday, January 5, 2013

Focus Dance melds theatrics and pure motion by Robert Johnson

Despite the ailing economy, this festival isn’t backing away from dance that pushes boundaries.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 10:51AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

American Ballet Theatre opens treasure vault by Robert Johnson

This company needs more than seven performances to display all the marvelous works it has accumulated over the years.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:41AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lustig Dance Theatre offers two starry previews, and the tango-inspired 'Oblivion' by Robert Johnson

The company offers two new crowd-pleasers, without resorting to kitsch.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:19AM
Friday, September 7, 2012

DanceNow Festival: small stage, big talents by Robert Johnson

The stage at Joe's Pub may be tiny, but the choreographers who line up to appear there during the annual DanceNow Festival know its potential.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:54AM
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Smart-phone screens may be the next frontier for choreographers to conquer by Robert Johnson

iPhone users can now keep dances in their pockets, releasing the magic whenever they choose.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 10:39AM
Friday, March 16, 2012

Swanky, new digs: the Paul Taylor Dance Company makes itself at home at Lincoln Center by Robert Johnson

The Taylor company opened its annual season on Tuesday

SOURCE: NJ.com at 09:31AM
Friday, February 24, 2012

Lustig Dance Theatre takes flight in "The Winged" by Robert Johnson

The desire to soar inspires a new collection of dances.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 10:41AM
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dance Theatre of Harlem's DTH2: young virtuosos promise to revive a legend by Robert Johnson

Signs of renewal include a premiere by Donald Byrd, and a ballerina's memorable debut.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 10:26AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In "Story/Time" choreographer Bill T. Jones' company takes a waltz down memory lane by Robert Johnson

The choreographer's memories, and some second-hand tales, are poignant, hilarious and sometimes terrifying.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 08:51AM
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Choreographer Parsons tames his wild impulses by Robert Johnson

Parsons translates the roundness of the globe into obsessive circling.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 06:27PM
Friday, January 6, 2012

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble surges forward with Balanchine's "Glinka Pas de Trois" by Robert Johnson

The Ensemble expands its repertoire in anticipation of a 2013 relaunch.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 10:28AM
Monday, January 2, 2012

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company takes its last bow by Robert Johnson

This stellar troupe's demise calls for a paradigm shift in arts funding.

SOURCE: NJ.com at 04:32PM

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