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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Review: Remaking the Ballets Russes, With a Queer Spin by Gia Kourlas

Christopher Williams, a choreographer captivated by the otherworldly, presents the New York premieres of “Les Sylphides” and “Afternoon of a Faun.”

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Review: How Deep Is Your Love? A Ratmansky Ballet Dives In by Gia Kourlas

Alexei Ratmansky’s “Of Love and Rage,” a New York premiere for American Ballet Theater, tells its story through fluent dancing bodies.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Review: At Ailey, Love Is a Battlefield, Film Noir Style by Gia Kourlas

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center with an anniversary and a premiere by its resident choreographer, Jamar Roberts.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ballet Theater Returns to the Met With a Gimmicky ‘Don Quixote’ by Gia Kourlas

American Ballet Theater opens its summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House with a triple cast, comic production. Where will it go next?

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Review: Witching Up ‘Giselle.’ (The Horror, oh the Horror.) by Gia Kourlas

English National Ballet brings Akram Khan’s “Giselle” to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a production that prizes style over substance.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

‘MJ’: Dancing the Pain, and Dancing the Pain Away by Gia Kourlas

What is the role of choreography on Broadway? Two musicals, “MJ” and “A Strange Loop,” shed light on the dancing body.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A Farewell and the Promise of a New Future at City Ballet by Gia Kourlas

The company’s spring season, a double whammy of Covid and injury, ended with the retirement of the principal Amar Ramasar.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Review: Looking for a Hero? Hold on to These Dancers by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Donna Uchizono presents “Wings of Iron,” a subtle, virtuosic exploration of the art of perseverance.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Revealing the Labor of Dance Through Constant Motion by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Abby Zbikowski brings her raw, genre-bending “Radioactive Practice” to New York Live Arts after a two-year delay.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Review: Ghosts Hover Over a New Collaboration at City Ballet by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Silas Farley and the composer David K. Israel team up for “Architects of Time,” a premiere for the Stravinsky Festival.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Review: L.A. Dance Project Celebrates Female Choreographers by Gia Kourlas

The best part? It’s not cosmetic. New York premieres by Madeline Hollander and Janie Taylor pair perfectly with a Bella Lewitzky revival.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Making Dance Out of Survival Skills and Reckoning With Grief by Gia Kourlas

Live audiences return for a new platform at Danspace Project featuring Mayfield Brooks, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Iele Paloumpis and Ogemdi Ude.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Review: Eiko, Dancing With Friends and With the Dead by Gia Kourlas

The Japanese dance artist, joined by four collaborators, brings her evolving “Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable” to N.Y.U. Skirball.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Review: Three Dancers, One Solo. How Do They Make It Their Own? by Gia Kourlas

Ashwini Ramaswamy, whose specialty is Indian classical dance, works with two dancers from other traditions in “Let the Crows Come.”

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Review: Exploring Nature and Nightlife at Martha Graham by Gia Kourlas

Martha Graham Dance Company brings two premieres and a classic to the City Center Dance Festival. The best new work? A soulful score by Jason Moran.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Review: Dancing the Night Away With Brazil’s Cia Suave by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Alice Ripoll and 10 dancers from Rio de Janeiro combine youthful abandon with an exploration of social injustice in “Cria” at BAM Fisher.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Review: The Sophisticated Simplicity of a Mark Morris Masterpiece by Gia Kourlas

The incandescent “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” returns to Brooklyn, leaving you as breathless as ever.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Looks to the Future With a New Artistic Team by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Nai-Ni Chen died in December. Now her company takes its next steps, beginning with a season at New York Live Arts.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

‘A Pandemic Notebook’ Review: Karole Armitage Presents Final Program of New Works by Gia Kourlas

In “A Pandemic Notebook,” the choreographer Karole Armitage presents her final program of new works. And, with Jock Soto, she returns to the stage.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Lauren Lovette Named Choreographer for Paul Taylor Dance Company by Gia Kourlas

Lauren Lovette, a former principal with New York City Ballet, has been named the resident choreographer of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Review: A Ballerina With Jazz in Her Bones Takes Over by Gia Kourlas

Tiler Peck, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, directs her own evening as part of City Center’s inaugural Artists at the Center series.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Ronald K. Brown Has a Mantra: ‘Absolute Victory Every Day’ by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer and dancer suffered a stroke in April. But he’s still moving, and that’s what matters.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Winter Season at City Ballet: ‘Now Is the Time for a New Generation’ by Gia Kourlas

The season saw more farewells, from principals Teresa Reichlen and Gonzalo Garcia, along with a rush of talent from the recently promoted.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Review: Exposing the Heart in a Brutal Dance of Love by Gia Kourlas

L-E-V, led by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, returns to the Joyce Theater with an evening-length work.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

A City Ballet Star Bids Farewell to the ‘Crazy Ballerina Life’ by Gia Kourlas

After 22 years, Teresa Reichlen, a “low-key” Hitchcock blonde, steps into her next chapter: motherhood and running a gallery.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Review: In Miami, a ‘Swan Lake’ That Blasts Off the Cobwebs by Gia Kourlas

Miami City Ballet’s production of Alexei Ratmansky’s enthralling “Swan Lake” brings a beloved work into crisp, clean and musical focus.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Review: City Ballet Gets a Modern Dance Fix by Gia Kourlas

A new work by the Ailey veteran Jamar Roberts shared a program with revivals by Pam Tanowitz and Kyle Abraham.

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David Gordon, a Wizard of Movement and Words, Dies at 85 by Gia Kourlas

For this choreographer, director and pioneer of postmodern dance, life was art and art was life.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Review: At City Ballet, Giving Voice to the Body, With Sneakers by Gia Kourlas

Justin Peck’s “Partita,” set to Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer-Prize winning composition, opened New York City Ballet’s winter season at Lincoln Center.

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What Do Dancers Bring to a Halftime Show? They Complete the Picture. by Gia Kourlas

Some dancers recoiled at the prospect of volunteering their services at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show: “You can’t make a living off of exposure.”

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Monday, January 24, 2022

City Ballet Promotes Seven Dancers as Performances Resume by Gia Kourlas

A crew of corps de ballet members, six women and one man, head into the delayed winter season with a new rank: soloist.

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