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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

What Does ‘Post-Emerging’ Look Like in Today’s Dance Landscape? by Siobhan Burke

Fresh Tracks, at New York Live Arts, showcases early-career dance makers. This year’s talented crop wonders about next steps.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Saddling Up and Feeling Spry at Martha Graham by Siobhan Burke

Under the banner “American Legacies,” the Martha Graham Dance Company dusted off a classic, “Rodeo,” premiered a companion piece and welcomed FKA twigs for a guest solo at City Cente…

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Review: ‘A Pledge, a Plea and a Love Letter’ to Africa by Siobhan Burke

In “Until the Lion Tells the Story…,” Lacina Coulibaly walks in his ancestors’ footsteps.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Irish Dance for All Levels, All Bodies, All Genders by Siobhan Burke and Yael Malka For The New York Times

Gayli, a dance night at a Brooklyn bar, provides a welcoming atmosphere for Irish social dancing, an exacting art form known for high-pressure competition.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Review: Lucid Dreaming, Person to Person by Siobhan Burke

In Ursula Eagly’s “Dream Body Body Building” at the Chocolate Factory, the dancers seem to be transmitting a dream state to the audience.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Review: Twyla Tharp From Three Sides Now by Siobhan Burke

Her program at the Joyce Theater features an extroverted dance from 1975 and two new works: an introspective solo to Jacques Brel and an antic look at a choreographer creating.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

‘Kill B.’ Review: Dances of Dominance by Siobhan Burke

In this work, inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films, Croatian performers address the fraught director-actress relationship at its core.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

From Ballet to Blackjack, a Dance Pioneer’s Amazing Odyssey by Siobhan Burke

George Lee was the original Tea in “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” A documentary filmmaker found him and a lost part of ballet history in Las Vegas.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Review: In These Dances, the Themes Are Lines and Curves by Siobhan Burke

Molissa Fenley’s “From the Light, Between the Lamps,” a collection of short works, is a steady, rigorous exploration of movement to music.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Review: Music From the Sole Brings a Party to the Joyce Theater by Siobhan Burke

The group, led by Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson, leans into tap’s oneness of dance and music for “I Didn’t Come to Stay.”

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

Hear the Dance: Audio Description Comes of Age by Siobhan Burke

Recent experiments in describing dance, like the film “Telephone,” approach it not just as an accessibility service but as a space for artistic exploration.

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Rice Krispie Treats in a Plastic Tube, and Other Dances by Siobhan Burke

In her funny and fidgety way, the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth presents new works that probe the uses and limits of language and movement.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

(La)Horde: Dancing Out Primal Impulses and Resistance by Siobhan Burke

In two programs, (La)Horde and the Ballet National de Marseille introduced New York to work that taps into a youthful, rebellious spirit.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Review: These Art-Historical Nudes Become Bodies in Time by Siobhan Burke

Spare and simple, “Aging Prelude” at the Chocolate Factory is a new beginning for the choreographic duo Chameckilerner.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Petronio Residency Center to Close After Six-Year Run by Siobhan Burke

The center, an unstructured retreat for dance artists, ran into financial difficulties that were heightened by the pandemic.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Yoshiko Chuma’s ‘Shockwave Delay’ Finds Its Groove at La MaMa by Siobhan Burke

Yoshiko Chuma and her company’s “Shockwave Delay” at La MaMa layers movement and music with video and spoken text. It’s a lot to take in.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Review: These Rites of Spring Push Back at Ruthlessness by Siobhan Burke

The South African choreographer and dancer Dada Masilo’s “The Sacrifice,” at the Joyce Theater, responds to Pina Bausch.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Review: A Choreographer in Conversation With James Joyce by Siobhan Burke

In “Yes and Yes,” at the Irish Arts Center, Liz Roche responds to “Ulysses,” true to her own voice as she converses with his famously convoluted one.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

At La MaMa, a Dance Festival That Embraces States of Change by Siobhan Burke

Bobbi Jene Smith’s “Broken Theater” is perhaps the most high-profile offering at La MaMa Moves!, but other programs were just as memorable.

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Review: A Choreographer Who Excavates Misalignment by Siobhan Burke

Kathy Westwater’s dances at the Chocolate Factory, “Revolver” and “Choreomaniacs,” build on her focused movement investigations of the last 20 years.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Review: Ayodele Casel Shares the Floor With Varied Visions of Tap by Siobhan Burke

At New York City Center, a characteristically generous Casel presents works by other choreographers as well as her own “Where We Dwell V.2.”

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Boom Times for Miguel Gutierrez, an Artist of Ordered Excess by Siobhan Burke

Gutierrez, whose work often calls attention to the precariousness of life in the performing arts, is experiencing a period of midcareer abundance.

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Friday, April 7, 2023

Review: On Faye Driscoll’s Life Raft, Spinning Toward the Unknown by Siobhan Burke

In “Weathering” at New York Live Arts, the performers seem like the last holdouts of a civilization clinging to survival.

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Review: A South Korean Troupe’s Physical Risks and Daunting Tasks by Siobhan Burke

The contemporary dance group Bereishit performed two works by its founder, Park Soon-ho, at NYU Skirball.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Review: He Needs Your Help. And She’s Trapped Under a Mound. by Siobhan Burke

In Dean Moss’s “Your marks and surface,” at Danspace, images of softness and struggle coexist.

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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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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A Flamenco Star’s Percussive Mastery and Insouciant Subversions by Siobhan Burke

Israel Galván brought a new iteration of his visually pared-down, danced-without-music “Solo” to Baryshnikov Arts Center.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

A Raucous New Festival, With a Friends and Family Vibe by Siobhan Burke

The interdisciplinary Out-FRONT! fills a gap in the dance calendar, showing incandescent works like Jasmine Hearn’s “Salt and Spirit.”

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Review: A Fierce Clarity of Vision in ‘J’ai Pleuré Avec les Chiens’ by Siobhan Burke

The Indigenous artist Daina Ashbee’s first group piece, at the Gibney, simmers with tension and offers an approach to healing.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Review: From an Eco Art Village, a Dance About Community by Siobhan Burke

Vertigo Dance Company’s “Pardes” is handsomely constructed if occasionally contrived.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Review: In ‘Folds,’ Caught Between Laughter and Grief by Siobhan Burke

Ivy Baldwin’s defiant and poignant work for four dancers at the Chocolate Factory Theater is the outcome of deeply considered collaboration.

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