Dance Evaluation: ‘The Nutcracker’ From American Ballet Theater at BAM

December 16th, 2013
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Dance Review: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Performs ‘The Nutcracker’

December 16th, 2013

As a pre-eminent dancer with American Ballet Theater in the 1970s and ’80s, Gelsey Kirkland was recognized for her storytelling. With her fabled vulnerability and big, sad eyes, she carried a lot of a total-size ballet: “Giselle,” “Romeo and Juliet” and, maybe most famously, “The Nutcracker.” In a 1978 review of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s variation (the same 1 that lit up the nation’s dwelling rooms by way of PBS), the critic Anna Kisselgoff wrote in The New York Instances that Ms. Kirkland, as Clara, “has found a single of her deepest roles.” A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural occasions in the […]

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Scene Stealers: Irina Dvorovenko, Lauren Lovette and Meg Stuart

December 15th, 2013

Dancers aren’t just the resources of choreographers and administrators, but their lifeblood. It will come down to have confidence in: Once a dancer steps onstage, the symbiotic studio partnership is transformed. By itself, the dancer balances that evanescent power of responsibility and flexibility. Sara Krulwich/The New York Instances Shonn Wiley and Irina Dvorovenko carrying out “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” in the Encores! manufacturing of “On Your Toes” at New York Town Centre. A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural events in the New York area, chosen by Instances critics. In 2013, these kinds of times could be discovered in diverse corners. […]

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Dance Overview: Tere O’Connor’s ‘Bleed’ Debuts at Brooklyn Academy of Songs

December 14th, 2013
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Dance Evaluation: Cori Olinghouse at Danspace Task

December 14th, 2013
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Dance Listings for Dec. thirteen-19

December 13th, 2013

Full reviews of recent dance performances: A searchable guide to these and other performances is at ? Carrie Ahern Dance (Friday) The first part of Carrie Ahern’s two-part exploration of death took place in a butcher’s shop and involved a lamb carcass and blood. “Borrowed Prey: Part II” should be a cleaner experience but promises to be no less provocative as Ms. Ahern takes on the subject of human death, specifically its relationship to technology and the seeming lack of rituals surrounding it in the West. At 8 p.m., Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, fourth floor, Lower Manhattan, […]

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Dance Assessment: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at Town Heart

December 12th, 2013

For its 2nd 7 days in residence at Town Middle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater reprised the a few functions that Robert Fight additional to the company’s repertory when he turned artistic director in 2011. Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court,” Rennie Harris’s “Home” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” pay for a thorough, generous appear at 3 styles: American contemporary dance, hip-hop and Gaga, the motion sort invented by Mr. Naharin, an Israeli choreographer. How can a performer’s existence change the stage’s canvas? How does matter make a difference, nonetheless veiled, grow to be common? A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural functions […]

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At a French Museum, Peeks at Nureyev’s World

December 11th, 2013

MOULINS, France — Like his fabled appetites for dance and sex, Rudolf Nureyev’s hunger for accumulating was insatiable. By 1983, when he was 45 and grew to become director of the Paris Opera Ballet, he was the rock star of dance and a really rich guy, with homes all above the world filled with treasures. His style for the sumptuous is evident in the ballets he staged, especially for that company, which has just begun a monthlong operate of his opulent “Sleeping Attractiveness,” a grand-scale eyesight of a royal court and its riches. Nureyev’s possess properties ended up fully the […]

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A Specific ‘Nutcracker’ Bond

December 11th, 2013

Gelsey Kirkland’s partnership with “The Nutcracker” operates deep. She played Clara reverse Mikhail Baryshnikov in his 1977 generation for American Ballet Theater, but one of her strongest reminiscences is of when she was a student at the College of American Ballet. Ms. Kirkland, a lovely wisp of a woman, was cast as the lead in George Balanchine’s basic version. What could go improper? “I experienced a crush on the prince in the other forged,” Ms. Kirkland explained, sitting down up coming to her spouse, the director and choreographer Michael Chernov, at their Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in TriBeCa. […]

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Dance Overview: Jon Kinzel’s New Operate Debuted at Chocolate Manufacturing unit

December 10th, 2013
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