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Monday, May 25, 2015

A Hundred Dances, One Cedar Lake by Lauren Kay

Enter the diverse, vibrant world of Cedar Lake BalletThough only in its seventh season, Cedar Lake Ballet has already become one of New York City's preeminent contemporary ballet companies.F…

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“The Nutcracker” Grows Up by Lauren Kay

American Ballet Theatre puts a vivid twist on a holiday classicAs the holidays approach, the dance world offers its annual flurry of The Nutcracker, that classic holiday tale about a little …

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A Broadway star, discovered at a rock show by Lauren Kay

Plucked from a New York club, Dan Mills makes his Broadway debut in “Million Dollar Quartet”Last December, at a gig at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, Dan Mills was focused on boosti…

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Taking Her Final Bow by Lauren Kay

After Sixteen Years, Annmaria Mazzini Leaves the Paul Taylor Dance CompanyThis year, Paul Taylor Dance Company celebrates 57 years, bringing classic repertoire and New York premieres alike t…

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Dance, Physics, and Theatre by Lauren Kay

Eddie Taketa anchors new work from Doug Varone and Dancers—Now in its 24th year, Doug Varone and Dancers continues to be a preeminent modern company in the New York City dancescape. Va…

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Merce Cunningham Dances Return to New York by Lauren Kay

A new program reintroduces New Yorkers to his early choreography — Modern dance icon Merce Cunningham was an innovator not only in angular shapes etched in otherwise flowing movement, …

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Brand New Song and Dance Man by Lauren Kay

Danny Gardner learns from Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly — The most famous song and dance men—the Fred Astaires and Gene Kellys—are synonymous with debonair style, majestic mo…

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Your Guide to Holiday Dance by Lauren Kay

A preview of this season’s holiday dance offerings in New York — As you start to deck the halls, remember that it’s also a bustling season for dance events, holiday-themed …

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Monday, October 20, 2014

What Exactly Is Queens-Style Dance? by Lauren Kay

The Queensboro Dance Festival celebrates dance companies from across the borough — In dance reputation terms, Manhattan has made its mark with stalwart institutions like American Balle…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Strange Trip to “Cinderella” by Lauren Kay

How Paige Faure unexpectedly landed her first Broadway lead — After hitting the boards of the Great White Way in ensemble and featured roles, Paige Faure has finally landed a Broadway …

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Melissa Errico Is Going “Crazy” by Lauren Kay

Inside her new cabaret at 54 Below — Recently, on a chilly April afternoon in her downtown studio/office, Broadway veteran Melissa Errico prepared for At the Corner of 54th & Crazy…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

When Boxers Dance (and Dancers Box) by Lauren Kay

How fighting and dance combine in Broadway’s Rocky — The new musical Rocky, now on Broadway at the Winter Garden, incorporates everything you’d expect from the classic film…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are You Brave Enough To Walk Through a Heart? by Lauren Kay

In her new dance piece, Jody Oberfelder turns biology into art — While big-budget extravaganzas and classical dance are firmly planted uptown, it can seem like the world of downtown da…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chance Encounters Create a Major New Show by Lauren Kay

The unlikely development of Martha Clarke’s Chéri — Like any good romance, timing was key to the flowering of Chéri, the new dance-theatre piece conceived, directed, and choreo…

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Your Guide to Holiday Dance by Lauren Kay

Along with the indulgent taste of eggnog, a general sense of good will, and the smell of pine needles in the air, the holidays usher in a season of dance, including several productions of th…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How Does Carole King Dance? by Lauren Kay

Inside the choreography in Broadway’s Beautiful — With a canon that includes “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “(You Make Me…

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Pushing the Boundaries of Tap by Lauren Kay

Dorrance Dance’s Michelle Dorrance sounds off at Fall For Dance — There are certain hallmarks of autumn in New York: hot lattes replacing iced coffee, the crisp autumnal smell re…

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Theatre, Dance, and Ritualistic Sacrifice by Lauren Kay

Iphigenia pushes the RIOULT dance company to new places — French choreographer Pascal Rioult has been fascinated with Greek mythology for decades. He not only delved into the stories a…

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dance Like Imelda Marcos by Lauren Kay

Inside the Choreography of “Here Lies Love” Choreographer Annie-B Parson, who founded Big Dance Theater in New York City, creates with a post-modern style all her own, and while …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dancing For Your Votes by Lauren Kay

Why Warren Carlyle makes the dancing in “Drood” accessible   In the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, currently at Studio 54 in a revival from the Roundabout, it’s c…

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Dance Like God is Watching by Lauren Kay

In Broadway’s “Scandalous,” dance is both religious and entertaining From the fierce undulations of a tribal circle to the constant swaying of men praying in a synagogue, t…

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Dance Lessons From Broadway Pros by Lauren Kay

Robert Hartwell’s onstage education in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” The ensemble of Nice Work If You Can Get It is filled with veteran Broadway dancers, so by comparison. …

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

An Explosion of Dance by Lauren Kay

How Gotham Dance Festival boosts both audiences and artists — The dance world is exploding. There are innovative choreographers all over the map, many using multimedia and intricate st…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Building Character: Mary Beth Peil by Lauren Kay

The actress plays a cantankerous diva for Primary Stages – Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages’ ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles With silver hair…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Dancer Becomes the Choreographer by Lauren Kay

How Kate Skarpetowska created striking dances of her own Buoyant, vivid movement; sensual partnering; and relatable themes have made Parsons Dance a New York staple since 1985. With his stab…

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Is It Dance or Sculpture? Or Both? by Lauren Kay

Chunky Move changes the rules of dance There’s a massive paper net hanging over the floor. It’s suspended in the air by dozens of strings, and when they move, the net springs to …

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Soledad Barrio’s Passionate Flamenco by Lauren Kay

The dancer liberates flamenco from conventional wisdom Editor’s note: After our recent story on flamenco dancer Israel Galvan’s performance at The Joyce, we couldn’t resist…

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Dance is Grueling, But His Face Is Serene by Lauren Kay

  Jun Kuribayashi thrives with Pilobolus   Even if you’ve never seen Pilobolus perform on stage, you’ve probably seen their blend of acrobatics, shadow shaping, and dan…

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seeing a Show? The Babysitter’s At the Theatre by Lauren Kay

Playwrights Horizons launches an innovative program for parents It’s a common conundrum: Parents in the tri-state area want to experience the city’s theatre scene, but they struggle with…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blooming in “Cactus Flower” by Lauren Kay

Jenni Barber puts her stamp on the fizzy sixties comedy — Like an episode of Mad Men or a rerun of Laugh-In, Abe Burrows’ fizzy comedy Cactus Flower is rooted in the sixties. The…

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dance, Physics, and Theatre by Lauren Kay

Eddie Taketa anchors new work from Doug Varone and Dancers — Now in its 24th year, Doug Varone and Dancers continues to be a preeminent modern company in the New York City dancescape. …

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