Wayne McGregor and Alvin Ailey Troupe, Collectively 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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Bolshoi Dancer Jailed for six Several years in Acid Assault Case

December 3rd, 2013

MOSCOW — A Moscow court docket on Tuesday identified Pavel V. Dmitrichenko, the former Bolshoi Theater soloist, guilty of buying an acid assault in January that almost blinded the theater’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, in what some have known as the worst scandal in the Bolshoi’s background. Prosecutors have requested a sentence of 9 years in a penal colony for Mr. Dmitrichenko, whom they explained was enthusiastic by revenge for Mr. Filin’s denial of essential roles to Mr. Dmitrichenko and his widespread-legislation wife, Anzhelina Vorontsova. Yuri Zarutsky, the guy that Mr. Dmitrichenko admitted to inquiring to strike Mr. Filin “on […]

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Isaac Mizrahi Directs ‘Peter & the Wolf’ at the Guggenheim

December 3rd, 2013

“Peter &amp the Wolf” swiftly turned a holiday custom at the Guggenheim Museum following it was initial presented in 2007. Every calendar year, a various artist generates installations to visually interpret the tale, punctuated by the narration of Isaac Mizrahi, the style and layout impresario. This 12 months, for the very first time, Mr. Mizrahi is transforming a live performance with artwork and storytelling into a total theatrical creation underneath his command: He is directing the actors and developed the set and the costumes. Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Isaac Mizrahi, standing at middle, with, from left, Julie Cunningham as […]

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Dance Overview: New York City Ballet Offers ‘G. Balanchine’s The Nutcracker’

December 2nd, 2013
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Critic’s Notebook: Alina Cojocaru and Tamara Rojo at English Countrywide Ballet

December 2nd, 2013
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At the Ballet, Nosebleed Seats Have Perks

December 1st, 2013
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Dance Overview: ‘Feet Really do not Are unsuccessful Me Now!,’ With Rhythmic Circus and Root Town

November 30th, 2013
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘After Midnight’ Harks Back again to the Cotton Club Days

November 29th, 2013

Is great faucet dance on Broadway a factor of the past? In a single sense, apparently not. “After Midnight,” the jazz revue that opened at the Brooks Atkinson this thirty day period, showcases some of the best, most state-of-the-artwork tapping introduced in a Broadway theater in several a 12 months. Amusing issue is, it’s established in 1932. The present has been deservedly praised for its massive and gifted solid of singers and dancers and especially for its band, the 16 musicians named the Jazz at Lincoln Middle All-Stars who carry to lively daily life the audio of Duke Ellington and […]

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Dance Listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5

November 29th, 2013

Complete critiques of modern dance performances: A searchable guidebook to these and other performances is at ? Carrie Ahern Dance (Tuesday and Wednesday) The first part of Carrie Ahern’s two-portion exploration of loss of life took place in a butcher’s store and involved a lamb’s corpse and blood. “Borrowed Prey: Portion II” need to be a cleaner encounter but promises to be no much less provocative as Ms. Ahern takes on the matter of human demise, particularly its connection to technologies and the seeming deficiency of rituals surrounding it in the West. (Also Dec. nine to 13.) At 8 p.m., […]

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In Acid-Attack Trial, Dancers Trade Phase for Stand

November 28th, 2013

MOSCOW — Dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet occupied a different stage on Wednesday as a procession of performers took the witness stand to protect the status of the troupe’s inventive director, Sergei Filin, who was the victim of an acid attack and — throughout the demo of these accused of involvement in the assault — the subject matter of denunciations by existing and former firm customers. The Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is on trial, accused of ordering the January attack. Testimony has unleashed a new round of rumors and reports of dysfunctional management at the illustrious Moscow firm, the place […]

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