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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

‘The Mood Room’ Review: 1980s Anomie, California Style by Brian Seibert

In Big Dance Theater’s new work, premiering at BAM Fisher, Annie-B Parson melds her sensibility with that of the Conceptual artist Guy de Cointet.

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Best Dance of 2021 by Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke

A year of uncertainty was capped by a happy ending: a rush of performances this fall, including standouts by masters (Twyla Tharp) and breakout stars (LaTasha Barnes).

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Robert Battle on Running Ailey: ‘This Is My Choreography Now’ by Brian Seibert

Celebrating 10 years as the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Battle says he is most proud of the chances he has taken.

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Review: When Real Life Adds an Unexpected Round to the Fugue by Brian Seibert

Created during the pandemic, Zvi Gotheiner’s “The Art of Fugue,” performed by ZviDance at New York Live Arts, now registers as a work of recovery.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

A New Kind of Native American Dance Troupe by Brian Seibert

Indigenous Enterprise is rooted in tradition but also has hip-hop influences, discernible in footwork, bounce and especially attitude.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

‘Narcissus’ Review: Remember Echo Too (and Don’t Forget Their Fate) by Brian Seibert

The choreographer Christopher Williams’s queer reimagining of the Narcissus myth is brilliantly conceived and costumed, though a bit stodgy.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Review: Bent by the Pandemic, the Graham Company Dances On by Brian Seibert

The Martha Graham Dance Company’s return to the Joyce Theater featured a premiere, classic repertory and an intriguing experiment in reconstruction.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Review: In ‘Unedited,’ the Revisions Are Part of the Tradition by Brian Seibert

Risk and improvisation are integral to kathak, the Indian classical dance form on display in Rachna Nivas’s stunning solo performance at Dixon Place.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fall for Dance Review: Splats, Blue Moods and Go-Go Grooves by Brian Seibert

This mixed-nuts dance series returned with a whiplash-inducing program of Streb Extreme Action, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham and the Verdon Fosse Legacy.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Swing Today: ‘Our Dance Is Modern Because We’re Alive Right Now’ by Brian Seibert

Caleb Teicher’s “Sw!ng Out” at the Joyce Theater aims to bring swing onstage as it lives today in a program that’s part variety show, part hangout.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Review: A Choreographer Stakes an Independent Claim by Brian Seibert

Alejandro Cerrudo’s “It Starts Now” gets its underwhelming debut at the Joyce Theater.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Mark Morris Dance Group Debuts ‘Water’ in Its Element by Brian Seibert

Also on the bill for this free outdoor program is the choreographer’s U.S. premiere of “Quad,” a wordless television play by Samuel Beckett.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Review: Keeping the Dance Fires Burning at the Joyce by Brian Seibert

The excellent Bharatanatyam troupe, Ragamala Dance Company, reopens the theater to live performance with “Fires of Varanasi.”

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Review: At City Ballet, Getting Back to Showing New Work, Live by Brian Seibert

Mauro Bigonzetti’s premiere was slight, but a way to show off Maria Kowroski, who retires in October.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Review: After Merce, the Dances Go On, and Go On to Inspire by Brian Seibert

“In Conversation With Merce,” a virtual program, features Merce Cunningham’s “Landrover” and responses to it, by Liz Gerring and Kyle Abraham.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

‘Light and Desire’ Review: Express Yourself, if You Can by Brian Seibert

In Colleen Thomas’s work at New York Live Arts, created and performed by women, the sense of pent-up release was strong.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Review: Passion Fruit Dance Company Brings the Club to the Stage by Brian Seibert

The up-and-coming company tried to deliver energy to an audience in Brooklyn with “Trapped,” but the last thing we need onstage is more screen time, our critic writes.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Lauren Lovette and Jamar Roberts Pivot From Dance to Choreography by Brian Seibert

Two stars, Lauren Lovette of City Ballet and Jamar Roberts of Alvin Ailey, are retiring from the stage to focus on making dances.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Review: A Home Delivery, Shiny and Bright by Brian Seibert

“The Other Shore,” by the Seattle-based dance and visual art team Zoe Juniper, features an experience with a Google Cardboard VR viewer.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

How Misty Copeland and Robert Garland Are Uniting Black Dancers by Brian Seibert

A rare gathering of Black dancers from different companies meet to discuss a new production on Little Island, curated by Misty Copeland and Robert Garland.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Patricia Wilde, Ballerina Showcased by Balanchine, Dies at 93 by Brian Seibert

Quick and daring with New York City Ballet, she was a favorite of its leader, who would throw her into a role sometimes with barely a rehearsal.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

On the Road With Ballet Theater. Who Needs Red Velvet Seats. by Brian Seibert

The company’s response to pandemic cancellations? An eight-city tour with sleeper buses and a foldout stage to perform outdoors.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

A Vogue Legend, Still Enlarging Circles of Pleasure by Brian Seibert

Archie Burnett, dancer, teacher and a father of the House of Ninja, has a show at Jacob’s Pillow. With his cast, “it’s like a family love affair.”

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Review: A Better Day Dawns With Pam Tanowitz’s Witty New Dance by Brian Seibert

This choreographer sculpts outdoor space, with her performers creating new dimensions in a Bard SummerScape production.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Review: Jacob’s Pillow Is Back, With a Tapping Tour of the Grounds by Brian Seibert

Rain interfered with Dorrance Dance’s evening program, but the ensemble’s matinee was a playful, inviting reintroduction to the festival.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

‘It Taunts the Eye’: Footwork’s Fast Moves Loom Over Chicago by Brian Seibert

Projected onto the Merchandise Mart, “Footnotes” honors a style that’s become popular around the world but isn’t always given recognition in its hometown.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

At Ailey’s Spring Gala, Different Kinds of Hope by Brian Seibert

The gala features five new pieces, including one by Jamar Roberts, whose recent work confirms his importance.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Review: Christopher Wheeldon Creates a Memorable Realm by Brian Seibert

Wheeldon’s “Curious Kingdom,” on a Pacific Northwest Ballet program with two premieres, achieves moments of exquisite beauty.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

DanceAfrica Turns Its (Virtual) Gaze to Haiti by Brian Seibert

The festival features a film that shows the light and empowerment of vodou, a tradition of danced communication and communion with ancestors and spirits.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Review: The Charms and Pitfalls of Dancing the Gods on Camera by Brian Seibert

This year’s iteration of the Indian dance festival, in two programs, is online; with Surupa Sen, what’s gained is emotional intimacy.

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Review: Bill Robinson’s Rags-to-Riches Tap Tale by Brian Seibert

“The Mayor of Harlem,” a streaming Tap Family Reunion production, features period-style dance numbers by an adept cast of hoofers.

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