Monday, May 20, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Sarah Panayiotou Leñador's "am I real?" at Abron's Art Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Leñador and her collaborators have created an evening that takes us through the highs and lows of being. Whether or note  we’ve witnessed her mental breakdown or the world breaking her …

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IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company, American Legacies at New York City Center (Part 2) by The Dance Enthusiast

"At the age of 96, Graham surprised her fans with the antics of Maple Leaf Rag, but perhaps she found a source of mirth in her own longevity...From her raised vantage-point, she can see the …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: “Message in a Bottle” at New York City Center with Songs by Sting, Direction & Choreography by Kate Prince by The Dance Enthusiast

"Sometimes the songs’ repurposing works brilliantly, such as when “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” originally written about an unseemly relationship between a teacher and pupil, is used…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's 75th Spring 2024 Season “The Future” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"One of the many layers that make me love Dances … is its sense of community. The work is as non-hierarchical as ballet was able to get at Lincoln Center in 1969...Brahms-Schoenberg Qu…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, AMERICAN LEGACIES " The Rite of Spring" at New York City Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring is not about exotic people separated from us by time and distance. It’s about the here and now. Unlike Errand into the Maze, where we remain passive s…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Rachel Gill's "The Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever?" at Arts On Site by The Dance Enthusiast

"In Gill's  Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever? seemingly unrelated elements speak to Rachel and Chelsea's shared curiosity of each other.  Deliberateness and care are constants o…

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IMPRESSIONS: "THAT SHOW," a Celebratory Evening Showcasing Emerging New York Performance Artists by The Dance Enthusiast

"I found myself in a loft in Chinatown delightedly surrounded by a slew of familiar faces. A certain sector of the New York dance scene—young, determined, earnest— mingled about, doused …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Saturday, May 11, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: “THE MOMENT” with More Fish Dance Company at The Joyce’s New York Center for Creativity and Dance by The Dance Enthusiast

"By the end of the exhilarating afternoon, we’ve come to realize (if we didn’t know already) that dance improvisations are far from random noodlings of the body. Creating a score, playin…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Sydney Skybetter on Choreorobotics, De-Stabilizing Norms, and The Dancing Future by The Dance Enthusiast

"I don't anticipate that there's going to be robots on the floor of the Joyce anytime soon, but it's interesting to me that Jacob’s Pillow, which is rebuilding the Doris Duke Theater, is i…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's 75th Spring Season “The Future” at Lincoln Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"The company describes its spring season on the cover of the playbill as “The Future.” I keep my fingers crossed, and wish for the best." Henning Rübsam, New York

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Morgan McEwan's MorDance in their New Yonker's Studio Space by The Dance Enthusiast

"McEwan knows how to charge an enormous space with energy. The dancers have the dynamism and sheen of thoroughbreds." Deirdre Towers, Yonkers

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Friday, May 3, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at The Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"In Searching for Goya at The Joyce Theater, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the longstanding flamenco company based in New York City, presents a compendium of dances predicated on the…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Ballet Hispánico at New York City Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Ballet Hispánico celebrated Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th year as artistic director with a powerful season at New York City Center." Hannah Lieberman, New York

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 10:48PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Dominica Greene "ENUF" at Triskelion Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"Greene’s ancestors smile as she smiles, laugh as she laughs, and the presence of her family in the audience fills the space with warmth and recognition. Her offering is for them as much a…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: The Lydian Gale Parr, A Chamber Oratio Featuring The Dancers of Ballez at Target Margin Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"The Lydian Gale Parr  imaginatively and wholeheartedly embraces the questions and considerations of our time in its multi-layered tale of an identity and gender shifting hero who attempts …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Monday, April 29, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Sydney Dance Company at the Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"In ab (intra,) choreographed by Sydney Dance Company’s artistic director Rafael Bonachela, the dancers regard each other throughout the seventy-five-minute piece as they navigate tenderne…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

POSTCARDS: Ballet Hartford Artistic Director, Claire Kretzschmar, Choreographs "Raffaella" in Indiana. by The Dance Enthusiast

"Raffaella is a fairytale ballet inspired by the life of a radiant ballerina, Raffaella Stroik, who died unexpectedly at age 23."  - Claire Kretzschmar

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024

IMPRESSIONS a Texas Round Up: Houston Ballet's "Bespoke" and Ballet Austin's "POE/ A Tale of Madness" by The Dance Enthusiast

"When I saw Houston Ballet in 'Fall for Dance' at New York City Center last October, I was impressed by the dancers’ fine technique and exuberant execution...Ballet Austin’s long-time di…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Monday, April 22, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Beth Gill “Nail Biter” at NYU Skirball by The Dance Enthusiast

"heels click clack one rib sideways shins lit by shins coattails and beret a flash of red lining" - Sarah Cecilia Bukowski, New York  

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Leslie Cuyjet “For All Your Life” at The Chocolate Factory Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"Leslie Cuyjet is a master of layers. Her multimedia performance exhibition “For All Your Life”teems with interpenetrating modes of expression as words, objects, imagery, and movement ec…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 21, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Dance Theatre of Harlem at New York City Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"This is a program for our time, - respectful of the past and confidently embracing the future." Henning Rübsam, New York, New York

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Saturday, April 20, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Ballet Hispánico's Eduardo Vilaro on "Buscando a Juan" and Changing Narratives by The Dance Enthusiast

"We're going to change narratives through full length work. So in the future, there are more heroines to talk about beyond Eva Perón, there are more heroes beyond Juan de Pareja, and there …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Nederlands Dans Theater at New York City Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Based in The Hague, NDT is home to some of the most talented and versatile dancers on the planet, but the company is cherished for its innovative, multifaceted choreography." — Cecly Pla…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Megan Williams and Eve Beglarian's "Smile though your heart is aching" at Mark Morris Dance Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"This entrance set the deliberate, thoughtful tone of Williams’ evening length work set to Beglarian’s anthology, Machaut in the Machine Age. Filled with gentle trios, duets, solos, and …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Clymene Aldinger's CLYMOVE Dance at The Ailey Citigroup Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"CLYMOVE Dance’s 2024 Spring Gala and Season celebrated the fourth year of Clymene Aldinger’s company, and left the viewers at The Ailey Citigroup Theater feeling empowered. " Kristen He…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory’s “The Absolute Future” at NYU Skirball by The Dance Enthusiast

"Through these events Kelly probes questions on two sides of the same coin: what brings us together and what tears us apart. Beauty, terror, and vulnerability vibrate from every atom of this…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS from Boston: Vertigo Dance Company in “MAKOM” Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston by The Dance Enthusiast

" 'So complex the time we are in,' sighs Wertheim whose tours to China and Brazil had been cancelled because of anti-Israeli sentiment. . “But we can always connect,” she adds hopefully.…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Friday, April 12, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: August Henderson/ August & Co. in "Transverberation" at Triskelion Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"Transverberation sweeps viewers into an experience of intimacy, reflection, and acceptance...with raw, authoritative performances by August Henderson, Jack Blackmon and Ragin Smith. " Krist…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 03:42PM

IMPRESSIONS: Stacy Grossfield's metamorphosis 2 at The Chocolate Factory Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

  Addressing issues that affect the lives of contemporary women, Grossfield in metamorphosis 2 examines the far-right, wellness culture, Millennials, Boomers, feminism, Blackness, Whitenes…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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