Dance Review: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at the Joyce Theater

December 10th, 2013

The program that Noche Flamenca is presenting at the Joyce Theater via Sunday is nearly the very same as the 1 this exemplary flamenco troupe offered at the Cherry Lane Theater in 2010. The Joyce, exactly where the firm has executed given that 2011, is significantly less personal than the Cherry Lane but holds much more than 2 times as several seats. That size permits much more men and women to encounter a solo by the company’s star, Soledad Barrio. And encountering Ms. Barrio is an knowledge every person need to have. Andrea Mohin/The New York Occasions Soledad Barrio performing […]

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Theater Review: Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo in ‘Ch?ri’ at the Signature

December 9th, 2013
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Dance Overview: ‘LIFT’ by the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe at City Heart

December 9th, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ongoing its run at Metropolis Centre on Thursday and Friday nights with two a lot more showings of “Revelations,” a stunning rendition of Ronald K. Brown’s “Grace” and a ponderous addition to the repertory that normally takes edge of the Ailey dancers but presents them little in return. In Aszure Barton’s “Carry,” bare chests, thigh slaps and a pseudo-tribal sensibility elicit a single cringe right after one more. No, “Carry,” which received its world premiere on Friday, is not the creative director Robert Battle’s finest hour. Ms. Barton, whom Mr. Battle received to know as […]

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A Tap-Dancing Act by the Minsky Sisters

December 8th, 2013

Dolled up in skimpy nineteen twenties-period costumes, they had been the afternoon’s nostalgic, tap-dancing enjoyment. This was a luncheon marketing and advertising celebration place on by Georges Duboeuf to unveil the new Beaujolais nouveau at the cozy Cercle Rouge bistro downtown. Peacock feathers poked out of their hair. Men and women experienced alerted them that peacock feathers were regarded as negative luck for performers and would direct to misfortunes like phases imploding or curtains likely up in flames — but oh effectively. No calamities at all happened, and they acquired flattering applause. Beaming patrons snapped pictures with them. Properly, certain. […]

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The Week In advance | Dance: Footwork With Fury

December 7th, 2013

It is simple to affiliate flamenco with wild stamping, and Soledad Barrio can stamp with fury. But she can also do much more than that — a lot far more. Her dynamic and psychological variety will help make her 1 of today’s major exponents of this standard Spanish sort. In her organization, Noche Flamenca, she is surrounded by excellent dancing associates, guitarists and singers, and the little troupe can seem to be like a loved ones onstage. In her solos, Ms. Barrio invests aged flamenco kinds with new daily life, displaying herself capable of each light-weight dartings and outbursts of […]

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Dance Evaluation: Donna Uchizono Firm at New York Dwell Arts

December 7th, 2013
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‘Nutcracker Rouge,’ at the Minetta Lane Theater

December 6th, 2013

There is a legislation, apparently, that in December absolutely everyone have to see a production that has the term “Nutcracker” in the title. In any other case why would there be so a lot of of them? A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural occasions in the New York location, chosen by Moments critics. Properly, there’s excellent information at the Minetta Lane Theater for these who simply cannot stand to sit through the previous ballet yet once again but really do not want to go to jail for not satisfying their nutcrackerly accountability. It is referred to as “Nutcracker Rouge,” and […]

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Dance Listings for Dec. 6-twelve

December 6th, 2013

Full reviews of recent dance performances: A searchable guide to these and other performances is at ? Carrie Ahern Dance (Monday through Dec. 13) 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 […]

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Critic’s Notebook: On an Expansive Phase, a Company Spreads Its Wings

December 4th, 2013
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Wayne McGregor and Alvin Ailey Troupe, Together on ‘Chroma’

December 4th, 2013

On a recent afternoon, 10 dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater caught their breath after a run-through of “Chroma,” an exceptionally fast-paced, convoluted work by the British choreographer Wayne McGregor. The windows of the fifth-floor studio offered sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan, but the city looked almost sleepy next to the dancing that had just happened. Mr. McGregor, who resembles a walking exclamation point — tall, gangly, animated — seemed pleased with this latest incarnation of the piece. (He first created “Chroma” in 2006 for the Royal Ballet in London, where he is the resident choreographer.) On Wednesday, […]

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