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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Translating Traditional Korean Movement to ‘a Language for Our Time’ by Brian Seibert

“One Dance,” part of Korean Arts Week at Lincoln Center, puts a contemporary spin on rituals and ceremonies.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

At River to River, Dancers Tackle Weighty Topics With a Smile by Brian Seibert

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s free summer arts festival presented several pieces, including “duel c” on Governors Island, that employed humor for serious purposes.

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Monday, June 12, 2023

‘It’s About the Art Form’: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Turns 40 by Brian Seibert

Carlota Santana is neither a star performer nor a choreographer. But her skills as a director have kept her company an active part of the New York scene.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

How a Dance Class in Prison Helped Inmates Find Some Freedom by Brian Seibert

An arts program in a California state facility disproves the idea that “nobody dances in prison,” encouraging inmates to channel their lives and emotions into movement.

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Ballet Hispánico Debuts Two Works by Brian Seibert

Ballet Hispánico debuts two works: one about the 17th-century nun and poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and the other, “Papagayos,” featuring a supernatural hat.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

‘It’s About Connections’: Alicia Graf Mack Remakes Juilliard Dance by Brian Seibert

Mack, whom one student called an agent of change, wants to “create a place where people feel like themselves” — and a model for the professional world.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

For Brian Henry, Finding Krump ‘Felt Like Home, but a Better Version’ by Brian Seibert

The dancer, also known as HallowDreamz, is the face of krump in New York. Now he’s found another artistic home with the choreographer Andrea Miller.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Review: Absences, S-Curves and Wonderful Asymmetries by Brian Seibert

Two South Asian dance troupes, Nrityagram and Chitrasena, exemplars of different styles, team up for a program at the Joyce Theater.

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For Broadway Dance, High Kicks and Low Comedy in a Season of Change by Jesse Green, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Brian Seibert

Is theatrical choreography at a turning point? Or just leaping, lurching and shimmying as usual? Our critics weigh in.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Review: Dispassionate Traumas and Choral Dream Songs by Brian Seibert

Juliana May’s “Family Happiness” at Abrons Arts Center at times feels like a punishing exercise.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Review: City Ballet Holds Steady as an Old Guard Meets the New by Brian Seibert

The spring gala featured premieres by the veteran Christopher Wheeldon and a newcomer, Alysa Pires. The surprise was the lack of contrast and risk.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Review: At Trisha Brown, a New Voice With a Family Resemblance by Brian Seibert

A premiere by Judith Sánchez Ruíz goes its own way but, like Brown’s work, shows an active, questioning mind and a sensual physicality.

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Review: Where a Boxer’s Clinch Is a Slow-Dance Embrace by Brian Seibert

Shamel Pitts’s “Touch of Red,” at New York Live Arts, takes place in a boxing ring. It’s not a competition, though. It’s a relationship.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Returns to Sparkling Form by Brian Seibert

A decade after its rebirth, the company is assured and radiant in a challenging Balanchine and a moody piece set to James Blake’s electronic soul music.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Review: Pushing 100, the Martha Graham Dance Company Leans Into Youth by Brian Seibert

The two premieres in the company’s two-week run at the Joyce Theater are by fledgling choreographers whose efforts don’t add much to Graham’s legacy.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Review: The Dreamy Precision of an Everyday Surrealist by Brian Seibert

The choreographer Beth Gill’s “Nail Biter,” at the Fisher Center at Bard College, is absolutely deliberate but also mysterious.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Review: A New Zealand Troupe’s Oceanic Feelings by Brian Seibert

Atamira Dance Company’s “Te Wheke” at the Joyce Theater drops you into its world and trusts you can swim in it.

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Jenny Schlenzka Steps Down From Performance Space New York by Brian Seibert

Schlenzka, who took the reins in 2017, presided over a rebranding and a new name for the organization — and an experiment in artist rule.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Review: In ‘Alma,’ the Flamenco Star Sara Baras Warms Up by Brian Seibert

Baras’s show, the only dance production in this year’s Flamenco Festival New York, was looser than usual, with soothing moments and good times.

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92nd Street Y, a Storied Home of Dance, Gives It More Space by Brian Seibert

With a renovation, new studios and the return of dance to the Kaufmann Concert Hall, an institution once central to dance in New York invests in its future.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Stuart Hodes, Who Danced With Martha Graham, Is Dead at 98 by Brian Seibert

Devoting his long life to dance, he was also a choreographer, an educator and an author, and was still onstage in his 90s.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Review: Parsons Dance Is an Enjoyable Ride, as Usual by Brian Seibert

The company’s run at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan, featuring a premiere set to the soulful music of Bill Withers, is fun and clever in spots.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Review: In This Dance, Even the Nose Scratches Are Choreographed by Brian Seibert

“Blackbare in the Basement,” Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s first evening-length commission, shows a distinct voice still developing.

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Review: Awilda Sterling-Duprey Summons Dancing Forces of Nature by Brian Seibert

The New York debut of her performance “Lacks Criticality” coincides with an exhibition at the Whitney Museum that explores how artists have responded to Hurricane Maria.

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Review: Ohad Naharin Is More Than the Sum of His Imitators by Brian Seibert

Batsheva Dance Company brings Naharin’s “Hora” to the Joyce Theater, showcasing his idiosyncratic, often-emulated style.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

What to See This Spring in NYC: Broadway Shows, Concerts and More by Steven McElroy, Joshua Barone, Siobhan Burke, Jon Pareles, Brian Seibert, Lindsay Zoladz and Roslyn Sulcas

“Life of Pi” and Laura Linney on Broadway, Lise Davidsen at the Met Opera, SZA on tour: Here’s what we’re looking forward to this season.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

At Hubbard Street Dance, Making a Place for ‘the Other Folks’ by Brian Seibert

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, the Chicago troupe’s new leader, wants to expand the voices in the company, coming this week to the Joyce Theater.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

What an ’80s Feeling: ‘Flashdance' Turns 40 by Brian Seibert

The film helped bring breaking into the mainstream. Over the years, it also became famous for the subs and doubles of its star, Jennifer Beals.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Review: A Hip-Hop Take on Shakespeare’s Star-Crossed Lovers by Brian Seibert

“Rome & Jewels,” revived at the Joyce Theater, established Rennie Harris as a gifted and canny choreographer of street styles for the concert stage.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Review: From Lil Buck, History and a Chance to Flash Some Brilliance by Brian Seibert

“Memphis Jookin’: The Show,” which presents jookin “in the world it comes from,” is sincere entertainment, packed with talent and heart.

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The Night Falls: A Song and Dance Collaboration Straight Outta Swamplandia by Brian Seibert

The choreographer Troy Schumacher, the composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the novelist Karen Russell teamed up, pushing one another to new places in their mediums.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards