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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pam Tanowitz’s Next Act: ‘I Need to Make a Jewish Dance’ by Brian Schaefer

Tanowitz and the composer David Lang talk about how their new work is informed by biblical poetry, Israeli folk dance and their Jewish heritage.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Velcro or Snaps? The ABC’s of Stripping for a Cause by Brian Schaefer

Broadway Bares began as a response to the AIDS crisis. Thirty years later, the one-night-only burlesque spectacle remains a potent, frisky fund-raiser.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

A Surprising Global Dance Showcase, Deep in the Heart of Texas by Brian Schaefer

Dance Salad, an annual festival in Houston, is the brainchild of Nancy Henderek, whose hands-on involvement even extends to editing some of the works.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Queer, Arab, and Onstage After Orlando by Brian Schaefer

Two weeks ago, members of the Lebanese indie-pop band Mashrou’ Leila took the stage in front of a packed crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, wearing a flamboyant yet minimal uniform o…

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dance Machine of the 21st Century Imparts Vintage Broadway Steps to a New Generation by Brian Schaefer

An all-star team of Broadway professionals was recruited to teach yesterday’s dances to a young corps for a two-week program opening Monday at the Joyce Theater.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sonya Tayeh Strides Into New York’s Dance World With ‘The Wild Party’ by Brian Schaefer

The choreographer, who is a fan favorite on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is bringing her combative style to New York theater and concert dance.

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