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Friday, February 23, 2024

Review: Flowing Along in Alonzo King’s Current by Brian Seibert

“Deep River,” featuring the choreographer’s company, Lines Ballet, has a meditative flow without much grit.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Review: A Former ‘Riverdance’ Star Reclaims Irish Heritage by Brian Seibert

Jean Butler’s “What We Hold,” at the Irish Arts Center, is an installation-like work that seeks restrained classicism in a post-“Riverdance” world.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Review: Showing Off Rock-Solid Technique and Some Erotic Acrobatics by Brian Seibert

Philadanco! returns to New York with four premieres that highlight the dancers’ skills without revealing much deeper artistry.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Choreographer Wore Pointe Shoes by Brian Seibert

Tiler Peck, a New York City Ballet star, is making her first work for the company. “It’s my opportunity to pass on to the next generation anything that’s been given to me.”

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Dan Wagoner, Acclaimed Modern Dancer, Is Dead at 91 by Brian Seibert

He worked with the Martha Graham and Paul Taylor troupes and then created his own group, Dan Wagoner and Dancers.

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Review: They Fly. They Spin. They Change How You See the Amazing. by Brian Seibert

In Compagnie Hervé Koubi’s “Sol Invictus” at the Joyce Theater, the dancers’ extraordinary moves are integrated into a poetic vision.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Bringing a Diversity of Hip-Hop Dance to the Concert Stage by Brian Seibert

The highlight of the street dance festival “Motion/Matter” at the Perelman Performing Arts Center came at the end: an all-styles battle that honored roots.

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Review: A Dance Duo’s Committed High Jinks Interruptus by Brian Seibert

Lisa Fagan and Lena Engelstein’s picaresque “Deepe Darknesse” models itself on the randomness of an ancient Roman novel, “The Golden Ass.”

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Maurice Hines, Tap-Dancing Star With His Brother, Dies at 80 by Brian Seibert

He rose to stardom in an act with Gregory Hines and also performed on and off Broadway.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Mapping the Lesser-Known Territories of American Modern Dance by Brian Seibert

An exhibition at New York Public Library tells a different, more inclusive story about the genealogy of an art form.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

All Together Now: Dance Takes Over the Perelman Arts Center by Brian Seibert

“The March” explores unison, while “Is It Thursday Yet?” concerns a dancer’s struggle to understand herself after receiving a diagnosis of autism.

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

‘Bzzz’ Turns Art Forms of Solo Virtuosity Into a Group Affair by Brian Seibert

The tap dancer Caleb Teicher and the beatboxer Chris Celiz have expanded an earlier collaboration into an evening-length work at the Joyce Theater.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Best Dance Performances of 2023 by Gia Kourlas and Brian Seibert

New York City Ballet’s 75th anniversary celebration and Dance Reflections from France delivered some of this year’s brightest moments.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

She Has the Attention of Dance Companies, and She Is Prepared by Brian Seibert

Amy Hall Garner is readying the new work “Century” for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, on the heels of other premieres and with more to come.

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Review: At ‘Dancing With Glass,’ the Spotlight Rests on the Composer by Brian Seibert

The five dance selections that are part of the Dance Reflections festival take varied approaches to piano exercises written by Philip Glass.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Review: Treading an Endless Road That Connects to the Past by Brian Seibert

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born’s hybrid show, “Adaku, Part 1,” about a precolonial African village, mixes dance theater, song and drama.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

‘Buena Vista Social Club,’ Gets Another Life as a Musical by Brian Seibert

The best-selling album turned veteran Cuban musicians into global stars and inspired a documentary almost 30 years ago. Now it’s an Off Broadway musical.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Review: A ‘Jungle Book’ With the Climate Crisis on Its Mind by Brian Seibert

The choreographer and director Akram Khan’s reimagining of Kipling’s fable updates the message but leaves out the fun.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Company, Resigns by Brian Seibert

Battle is stepping away after running the company for 12 years, citing health concerns.

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Kevin Wynn, Choreographer of Complex Movement, Dies at 67 by Brian Seibert

He became known for his “layered movement dialogue” and was an uncommonly dedicated teacher who mentored students over decades.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Review: Kyle Marshall’s History Lessons, in Fragments by Brian Seibert

His company’s debut program at the Joyce Theater has three New York premieres, including one about the Black roots of rock.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

At Paul Taylor, a Drum Circle and a Fierce Sisterhood by Brian Seibert

A new work by Larry Keigwin and a company premiere by Ulysses Dove join programs that benefit from live music.

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Friday, November 3, 2023

Review: In ‘Köln Concert,’ Dancing Like Everyone’s Watching by Brian Seibert

Music by Keith Jarrett and Joni Mitchell set Trajal Harrell and his dancers in motion, but this pandemic-era piece feels mannered instead of spontaneous.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

This ‘Fairy Queen’ Connects the Dots Between Purcell and Street Dance by Brian Seibert

A production featuring graduates of Le Jardin des Voix, run by William Christie, with choreography by Mourad Merzouki, comes to Lincoln Center on Thursday.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

At Ballet Theater, a Thrilling Puck and a Moment to Take Stock by Brian Seibert

Jake Roxander’s soaring Puck in “The Dream” was the highlight of American Ballet Theater’s final two programs this fall, the first season programmed by Susan Jaffe.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Joey Evans Is Back. This Time He’s a Struggling Artist. by Brian Seibert

A new “Pal Joey” at City Center has reimagined the never-quite-satisfying script to make Joey (Ephraim Sykes) a forward-thinking Black jazz singer.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Review: Slow Poses and Clouds of White Powder by Brian Seibert

Sankai Juku, an all-male Butoh company, returns to New York with a program of greatest hits that too often feels tedious.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Edwaard Liang Appointed Artistic Director of Washington Ballet by Brian Seibert

Liang, a choreographer who has run BalletMet in Ohio for 10 years, is the first Asian American to lead a ballet company of this size and stature.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Review: An African Choir’s Disillusioning Journey to the West by Brian Seibert

Gregory Maqoma and Thuthuka Sibisi’s “Broken Chord” considers the 19th-century tour of a group of South African singers to England and North America.

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Review: Tennis Throuples and the Ghosts of Ballets Russes by Brian Seibert

Two dances at Baryshnikov Arts Center are part of Christopher Williams’s project of reimagining, and often queering, works by Diaghilev’s company.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Review: This Dance About Refugees Has Flow and a Groove by Brian Seibert

Olivier Tarpaga’s “Once the dust settles, the flowers bloom” is a subtle work of beauty and mystery.

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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