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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’

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance

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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Company Highlights Choreographers Who Are Less Well Known

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film

cedarlake 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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On 150th Birthday, Loïe Fuller Comes Back to Life

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film

2294042316_57890fe7ff_t(2) The images of Loïe Fuller—her swirls of fabric illuminated by multicolored lighting—have resonated for over a century. This independent, innovative, fiercely curious and self-educated woman first hit the stage as a child actress. But she developed her own unique—and powerfully influential—brand of dance, inventing something that fit no existing categories, at a time before “modern [&hellip
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King’s Ballet Doesn’t Draw a Line at Modern Dance

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Caroline Rocher in Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Photo by RJ Muna Within San Francisco’s busy, diverse dance scene, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been an important and influential company for three decades. This technically accomplished, independent-minded troupe of 14 dancers performs King’s choreography that draws on his unusually varied dance background and reflects his intense curiosity and intelligence. But the company is just the best-known aspect [&hellip
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Mavericks of American Dance

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The Joffrey Ballet was an integral, vibrant element of the New York dance scene during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, but more recently it has barely been visible in the city. For those who attended its performances (at one point, the highly popular company had two six-week seasons a year at City Center) during those [&hellip
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