Category Archives: Reviews

Found Objects: Ivy Baldwin’s Ambient Cowboy

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ivy Baldwin is a collector of steps. I imagine her gathering them the way a wine enthusiast amasses bottles, with an eye for quality and taste, storing them in the cool cellar of

Found Objects: Ivy Baldwin’s Ambient Cowboy

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ivy Baldwin is a collector of steps. I imagine her gathering them the way a wine enthusiast amasses bottles, with an eye for quality and taste, storing them in the cool cellar of

Slow Dancing: Last Touch First at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A few years ago, photographer David Michalek filmed 43 dancers and choreographers with a high-definition camera. He projected the clips on giant screens at Lincoln Center. Each five-second segment was played in extreme

Slow Dancing: Last Touch First at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A few years ago, photographer David Michalek filmed 43 dancers and choreographers with a high-definition camera. He projected the clips on giant screens at Lincoln Center. Each five-second segment was played in extreme

6000 Miles Away–or, a Love Letter to Sylvie Guillem

[Read this article on The Huffington Post.] To American ballet fans younger than 35 or so, Sylvie Guillem is a mythical creature. We missed her years as the star of first the Paris Opéra Ballet and then the Royal Ballet.

6000 Miles Away–or, a Love Letter to Sylvie Guillem

[Read this article on The Huffington Post.] To American ballet fans younger than 35 or so, Sylvie Guillem is a mythical creature. We missed her years as the star of first the Paris Opéra Ballet and then the Royal Ballet.

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s New York Season

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Paul Taylor’s greatest gift is shading — adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography reaches bright extremes, yet its strongest

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s New York Season

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Paul Taylor’s greatest gift is shading — adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography reaches bright extremes, yet its strongest

Mad Science: David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group’s “Restless Eye”

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] “I’m interested in an irrational response to our perceived place in the universe.” So says choreographer David Neumann in his program notes for Restless Eye, which runs through April 1 at New York Live

Mad Science: David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group’s “Restless Eye”

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] “I’m interested in an irrational response to our perceived place in the universe.” So says choreographer David Neumann in his program notes for Restless Eye, which runs through April 1 at New York Live

Pam Tanowitz’s Untitled (The Blue Ballet)

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] The relationship between ballet and modern dance is at best uneasy. You might say they have trust issues. Ballet dancers tend to condescend to modern choreography, polishing the life out of it —

Pam Tanowitz’s Untitled (The Blue Ballet)

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] The relationship between ballet and modern dance is at best uneasy. You might say they have trust issues. Ballet dancers tend to condescend to modern choreography, polishing the life out of it —

Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Let’s begin by acknowledging that Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances — Gloria, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato — tug at us powerfully. He can align steps and music in a way

Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Let’s begin by acknowledging that Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances — Gloria, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato — tug at us powerfully. He can align steps and music in a way

Ballet Arizona at The Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] New York City’s Joyce Theater is a lovely venue, intimate and uncluttered. It’s small enough to be a realistic option for touring regional ballet companies. But sometimes it feels as if these modest

Ballet Arizona at The Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] New York City’s Joyce Theater is a lovely venue, intimate and uncluttered. It’s small enough to be a realistic option for touring regional ballet companies. But sometimes it feels as if these modest

The Posh World of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A chic crowd gathered at the Joyce Theater last Wednesday — thin women in fat furs, chattering in French. It was the opening night of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and some of

The Posh World of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A chic crowd gathered at the Joyce Theater last Wednesday — thin women in fat furs, chattering in French. It was the opening night of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and some of

Will Rawls and Isabel Lewis

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] In 1982, choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones curated a project called Parallels. He asked eight black artists to make dances, hoping to explore whether the terms “black dance” and “post-modern dance” made any sense together.

Will Rawls and Isabel Lewis

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] In 1982, choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones curated a project called Parallels. He asked eight black artists to make dances, hoping to explore whether the terms “black dance” and “post-modern dance” made any sense together.