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Friday, June 7, 2019

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Brings The Pygmalion Effect to New York City Center by Robert Johnson

Choreographer Boris Eifman's latest ballet is inspired by ballroom dancing and runs June 7–9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Pays Homage to Isadora Duncan by Robert Johnson

The company is performing at Lincoln Center through March 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:10AM
Monday, January 23, 2017

Reflecting National Dialogue Through Dance by Robert Johnson

Ailey shines a spotlight on Apartheid, police brutality, the cradle-to-prison pipeline, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:00PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Choreographer created show's stunts and dances in 'Spider-Man' by Robert Johnson

Daniel Ezralow’s father hoped he would become an accountant.

SOURCE: at 05:58PM
Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Lauri Stallings and glo create magical migratory performance in Central Park by Robert Johnson

NEW YORK –“You don’t usually see them out here in the North Woods,” a woman observed admiringly, as she and her small son paused trailside

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 11:02AM
Friday, August 22, 2014

Ramya Ramnarayan and Rajika Puri share stories and dances of devotion by Robert Johnson

"This is a program that will open the doors for people," the dancer and choreographer promises.

SOURCE: at 04:37PM

Choreographer Liz Lerman probes America's wounds in 'Healing Wars' by Robert Johnson

The choreographer believes healing can take place, when we share experiences in the theater.

SOURCE: at 04:10PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Answering 'The Call of the Siren' at the NY International Fringe Festival by Robert Johnson

Even with its gumshoe plot and a cast of comic-book characters, this play is packed with earnest philosophizing.

SOURCE: at 01:55PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sheepish lovers sigh, then lament as Mark Morris' dancers romp through 'Acis and Galatea' by Robert Johnson

Handel's pastoral tale is about “love and death and learning lessons, fighting what you can and giving up on what you can’t,” the choreographer says.

SOURCE: at 10:51AM
Friday, August 1, 2014

Irish dancers will leave them reeling in Morristown by Robert Johnson

The Peter Smith School of Irish Dance will be the final act in this summer’s Music Beyond Borders series of free, lunchtime concerts on the Morristown Green.

SOURCE: at 08:47AM
Friday, July 25, 2014

The Bolshoi Ballet's 'Don Quixote' is a hard sell by Robert Johnson

"Don Quixote" is typically a crowd-pleaser, but the Bolshoi tries too hard to convince us we are having a good time.

SOURCE: at 08:46AM
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Bolshoi Ballet at Lincoln Center: lots of swans, but not so many stars by Robert Johnson

Like most modern re-interpreters of "Swan Lake," choreographer Yuri Grigorovich does not believe in redemption.

SOURCE: at 08:29AM
Friday, July 11, 2014

The cycle of life: Pilobolus Dance Theater shows off its new set of wheels by Robert Johnson

In "The Inconsistent Pedaler," the bicycle becomes a vehicle that a young girl rides into adulthood while the act of pedaling becomes a metaphor for life itself.

SOURCE: at 09:19AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Keeping time with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Lincoln Center Festival celebrates an early 'phase' of her career by Robert Johnson

The current retrospective, De Keersmaeker says, charts her development as a choreographer, particularly in relation to music.

SOURCE: at 08:37AM
Friday, July 4, 2014

Time for Summerstage: Ballet Hispanico among the groups performing in the open air by Robert Johnson

Ballet Hispánico will perform its piece "Asuka," a tribute to the Queen of Salsa, and "Sombrerisimo," a witty showcase for the company's men.

SOURCE: at 08:42AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Going global: Boston Ballet extends its reach with a connoisseurs' collection of modern works by Robert Johnson

While Boston Ballet performs evening-length classics at home, director Mikko Nissinen believes that New York audiences are sophisticated enough to savor mixed bills of neo-classical and cont…

SOURCE: at 08:36AM

Move Live on Tour: the Houghs take center stage by Robert Johnson

This dance revue traveling the long way from Kansas to California gives admirers of Julianne and Derek Hough a chance to see their idols in the flesh — and maybe even dance with them.

SOURCE: at 08:22AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiere: Robert Moses' new 'Lesson' is a pleasure by Robert Johnson

The new work is a delicate dance in which the lightest touch produces arousal, and electricity travels through the body in waves.

SOURCE: at 09:50AM
Friday, June 13, 2014

American Ballet Theatre: dancing 'til the clock strikes midnight by Robert Johnson

This exhilarating evening-length production signals a sunny outcome for fans of Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella," who have waited for decades while ABT experimented with inferior ve…

SOURCE: at 08:34AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lustig Dance Theatre: dancing to a live pulse by Robert Johnson

A collaboration with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will feature dances set to music by Britten, Copland and Stravinsky.

SOURCE: at 03:07PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Choreographer Lydia Johnson lets the music take her by Robert Johnson

The choreographer says Mozart’s music helps to keep her from despair. "It’s uplifting, and there’s a sense of order and staying afloat."

SOURCE: at 08:32AM
Friday, May 30, 2014

Choreographer John Jasperse finds space to dance inside the cracks by Robert Johnson

Jasperse's curious exploration of areas that other choreographers have left untouched gives his work a sensual and provocative edge.

SOURCE: at 08:52AM
Friday, May 23, 2014

MalPaso makes the right moves, debuting in a premiere by Ronald K. Brown by Robert Johnson

Choreographer Ronald K. Brown doesn’t buy the idea that artists can detach themselves from suffering in the world around them.

SOURCE: at 10:56AM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In American Ballet Theatre's 'Don Quixote,' slapstick surrenders to beauty by Robert Johnson

"Don Quixote" has been box-office gold since it entered the theatre's repertoire in 1978, and audiences adore it with good reason.

SOURCE: at 08:16AM
Friday, May 16, 2014

New York City Ballet nods to its glorious past, but stumbles moving forward by Robert Johnson

Justin Peck's choreographies, including "Everywhere We Go," display a powerful imagination for organizing groups, yet he is not the savior all await — not yet, anyway.

SOURCE: at 09:55AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works offers a healthy dose of improvisation by Robert Johnson

"Surface Tensions" is a dance about having to live inside one’s own skin, and about the attempts that people make to escape their isolation by rubbing against each other.

SOURCE: at 08:23AM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet shows off its latest commissions by Robert Johnson

“We don’t have a resident choreographer. We have five of them, or eight,” says artistic director Tom Mossbrucker.

SOURCE: at 11:07AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Choreographer Alyssa Derling invites her audience to play a role by Robert Johnson

In an intimate, gallery space, volunteers may contribute words, music and/or movement ideas for the performers to react to.

SOURCE: at 09:23AM
Friday, April 25, 2014

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, where new music and dance move forward together by Robert Johnson

Chen describes her new work as a "mindscape" haunted by shadows, in which some dancers sit isolated while others nearby illustrate their thoughts.

SOURCE: at 11:18AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dance Theatre of Harlem: loving the classics, but with eyes on the future by Robert Johnson

"The power of Dance Theatre of Harlem is that it affords a different perspective on the art form," says artistic director Virginia Johnson

SOURCE: at 09:31AM
Friday, April 18, 2014

Hot lips: Ballet Hispanico smooches its way through an amorous season premiere by Robert Johnson

The company's new contemporary repertory isn’t necessarily high-minded, and it certainly isn’t dreary.

SOURCE: at 12:30PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards