The Pillow & Beyond: Summer Dance Programs Near NYC

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As summer gets underway, there’s no dearth of dance events in the city, indoor and outdoor, expensive and free. But if you’re escaping New York for somewhere greener or closer to the sound of the waves, there are plenty of first-rate dance offerings available. The verdant Berkshires, the culture-rich area in western Massachusetts, offer the [&hellip
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On the Stage This Time, David Gordon Watches the Dancers

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David Gordon has shifted the audience’s physical perspective at Joyce Soho just as he has been doing creatively for five decades. For his deftly layered, smart and stimulating new work, Beginning of the End of the…, the seating is along the north side of the black-box space, providing a much wider, shallower performing area. With [&hellip
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Legendary Russian Dancers Featured In “Treasures Of The Russian Ballet”

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legacy Bolshoi and Kirov vitality preserved  Legendary Russian dancers show why they are legends in the new DVD Treasures of the Russian Ballet (ICA Classics/Naxos). It contains performances by Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and (then) Leningrad’s Kirov filmed by the BBC in London from 1956 to 1963, some on stage, some in the television studio. The longest excerpt in [&hellip
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Natalie Lomonte Keeps Spider-Man in Step

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FE&FW-Spiderman By Angela Barbuti The first Broadway show Natalie Lomonte ever saw was The Phantom of the Opera. She was visiting New York for the first time with her mother’s dance studio. After purchasing last-minute tickets, they were seated in the 11th row, in the spot where the infamous chandelier comes crashing down on the audience. [&hellip
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Australian Ballet Makes Big Impression in New York City

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Fifty years is a milestone definitely worth celebrating, and the Australian Ballet’s anniversary programming includes its first New York performances since 1999. Now led by former principal dancer David McAllister, the company is bringing two new programs of works to its repertory. The mixed bill, entitled Infinity, includes the latest collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre, [&hellip
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Two Choreographers Come Together at Joyce

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dancepic If you’re a freelance choreographer, you go where the work is. For Peter Quanz, that has meant trips to Cuba, Siberia and Hong Kong. Jodie Gates’ choreographic assignments have taken her to Berlin and many U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C., Denver and Philadelphia. Both have found a home base from which to coordinate and balance [&hellip
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Boylston Lands her ‘Dream Role’ Dancing in ‘Swan Lake’

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Isabella Boylston. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor. This is Isabella Boylston’s big bird season. The engaging American Ballet Theatre soloist, who has been injecting a vibrant personality and crisp virtuosity into her roles since joining the company in 2007, is taking on two big new assignments: those iconic ballet birds, the Swan Queen and the Firebird. She makes her debut as Odette/Odile [&hellip
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Company Highlights Choreographers Who Are Less Well Known

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is now at Joyce Theater. Visiting companies coming to town often offer programs featuring what might be termed the usual suspects—works by the same few choreographers tend to appear in many repertories. But one of the youngest local troupes, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, is also one of the most individual in its point of view and repertory choices. In particular, [&hellip
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The World at Her Feet: Annabella Gonzalez celebrates 35th anniversary

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Annabella Gonzalez Dance started its 35th season on March 16. by Adam Rathe Despite being best known for her feet, Annabella Gonzalez first came to New York City on a Greyhound bus. The Mexican-born founder of Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, which is celebrating its 35th year with a weekend-long program March 16 and 17 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, came to New York one summer ostensibly to study theater, but left—returning [&hellip
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The World At Her Feet

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Annabelle Gonzalez Dance is starting its 35th season on March 16th Annabella Gonzalez celebrates 35th anniversary By Adam Rathe Despite being best known for her feet, Annabella Gonzalez first came to New York City on a Greyhound bus. The Mexican-born founder of Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, which is celebrating its 35th year with a weekend-long program March 16 and 17 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts [&hellip
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