Category: Dance

The Tortured History Behind Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

“This ballet was conceived in paradise,” Simon Morrison, a music professor at Princeton University and the author of “The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years,” said in an interview. “Prokofiev was…

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A Choreographer Who Connects With Stones and Trees

Ms. Takei, who came to New York in 1967, moved back to Tokyo in 1992 to raise her son. There, she continued to choreograph and perform, but her engagements here…

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Labor Unrest Hits Ballet Theater, and Dancers Consider a Strike

Photo A rehearsal of the School of American Ballet’s Workshop Performances at Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, in 2012. American Ballet Theater’s dancers and stage managers have been negotiating…

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That Obscure, Unattainable Object of Desire: Your Own Art

Mr. Moss’s slippery, multilayered performance works use dance, theater, video and, frequently, audience participation. All come into play in “Petra.” In the Fassbinder film, Petra is a demanding, narcissistic fashion…

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Dance in NYC This Week

Photo Kader Attou and Compagnie Accrorap will appear at the Joyce Theater. Credit João Garcia Our guide to dance performances. KADER ATTOU — COMPAGNIE ACCRORAP at the Joyce Theater (Jan.…

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Review: A Cuban Troupe’s Strong Dancers, Less Strong Premieres

Photo Abel Rojo, center, and fellow members of the Malpaso Dance Company in Sonya Tayeh’s “Face the Torrent” at the Joyce Theater. Credit Andrea Mohin/The New York Times It was…

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Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Usually, after watching a performance that I’m reviewing, I’m alone with my thoughts and opinions. But that wasn’t the case last week, after I caught Moriah Evans’s “Figuring” at American…

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Russian Theater Director’s House Arrest Is Extended

Photo Kirill S. Serebrennikov, a theater director who is accused of embezzling money meant for his theater company. Credit Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency MOSCOW — A court on Tuesday extended…

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Opening Wide: The Bolshoi’s New, More Poetic ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Mr. Grigorovich is the figure most closely identified with the Bolshoi, but Mr. Ratmansky is no stranger here, having served as the ballet company’s artistic director from 2004 to 2008.…

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Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

Multiple dance forms of the United States were on view last week at the Joyce Theater. As a rule, this dance theater presents one company a week — but here…

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