Tag Archives: William Forsythe

Angelenos Boo Merce!: L.A. Dance Project’s Dramatic Premiere

This past weekend marked the premiere of L.A. Dance Project at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. Of course this is the event – the full-evening debut of Benjamin Millepied’s new LA-based company – that all dance-going Angelenos … Continue reading

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ALBERT EVANS FAREWELL

Photos by Paul Kolnik (top, of Albert Evans during final curtain call, bottom with Wendy Whelan in Herman Schmerman) Sunday afternoon longtime beloved principal with NYCBallet, Albert Evans, gave his final performance. He danced two roles he is well-known for … Continue reading

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INTERVIEWS WITH SONYA TAYEH AND BILLY BELL

Okay, here are the interviews I did with Sonya Tayeh and Billy Bell last week at the DeMa Dance Company rehearsal. (Bell and Tayeh are most known for their work on So You Think You Can Dance, if you don’t … Continue reading

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A FALL SMORGASBORD: CATHERINE GALLANT, EMIO GRECO, WILLIAM FORSYTHE, AND LUCINDA CHILDS

Reviewed by Christopher Atamian In the past month I attended four very different performances that were all interesting for different reasons.  Readers will forgive me for giving brief overviews of each rather than the more in-depth analysis that they undoubtedly … Continue reading

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COMPUTER CRASH!

Just as I was about to send the final version of my novel off to the publisher my computer crashed. My wonderful friend Mika allowed me to use hers for the day. But since I don’t know how long my … Continue reading

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TONIGHT IS ALMOST HERE!: ABT AT AVERY FISHER AND FORSYTHE AT BAM

Finally, ABT’s Contemporary season is here; it opens tonight at Avery Fisher Hall, at Lincoln Center, with premieres by choreographers Azsure Barton, Alexei Ratmansky and Benjamin Millepied (pictured above, left to right). Plus, there’s a special addition — a performance … Continue reading

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SOME FAVORITES FROM VAIL

Wow, there are a lot of video clips up of the many many companies and dancers that performed at this year’s Vail International Dance Festival. Here are some of my faves: Dance Brazil in a modern / capoeira combo, Luna: … Continue reading

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THE POPULARITY OF KEIGWIN + COMPANY

Photo of Larry Keigwin’s Bolero / NYC by Andrea Mohin, from NYTimes. Photo of Keigwin’s Triptych by Matthew Murphy, taken from idanz. During ballet season my time is so limited and I just can’t attend everything I want to. And … Continue reading

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When Is My Beloved Alvin Ailey Going to Start Live-Streaming?

Kristin Sloan just wrote this excellent post on The Winger. Apparently, the Berliner Philharmoniker is doing like Misnomer did and is live-streaming their performances. Except they’ve set theirs up so that they have a permanent website and they charge people … Continue reading

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Complexions @ Joyce Chelsea & Foniadakis's Rite of Spring @ Joyce SoHo

(photo by Andrea Mohin, NYTimes, of Desmond Richardson and S. Epatha Merkerson, in “I Will Not Be Broken”) Sorry, am very behind again on my review posts — so busy with all manner of stuff to get done before Thanksgiving! … Continue reading

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It's Cedar Lake Time Again

Next week, Wednesday through Saturday, August 20-23, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will present its next work, The Copier, an installation piece by Jill Johnson. I have high hopes for this one, as Johnson is a protege of William Forsythe, one … Continue reading

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Kirov, Forsythe, and Alvin Ailey Outdoors

(photo from Apollinaire Scherr’s Foot in Mouth review) (photo by Andrea Mohin, from Roslyn Sulcas’s NY Times review) Last night I went to see the Kirov Ballet (based in St. Petersburg, Russia) currently performing (through this weekend) at New York’s … Continue reading

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More Voices on Morphoses

So, the first round of Morphoses reviews are flowing in. Thank you Tobi Tobias for saying what I was trying so very hard to say way too late at night (there are plusses and minuses to writing immediately after a … Continue reading

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Morphoses' First Full Program: A Complete and Utter Bore, Unfortunately

And anyone who has been reading my blog for the past couple of weeks knows it pains me to say that. But unfortunately tonight was one of the most mind-numbing, boring nights I’ve ever had at the ballet. And I … Continue reading

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David Michalek's "Slow Dancing": A Good Idea But Poorly Executed (*Update in Bold)

Hehe, my friend, Ariel Davis, a young journalist currently in NYC for an internship with a big magazine, emailed me bright and early yesterday morning to tell me that we were quoted in the NYTimes! Of course I immediately scoured … Continue reading

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William Forsythe!

William forsythe Originally uploaded by swan lake samba girl via mobile. A favorite choreographer / dancer of mine on the far right screen.

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Baryshnikov @ doug varone

Baryshnikov @ doug varone Originally uploaded by swan lake samba girl via mobile. Baryshnikov @ Doug Varone‘s Dense Terrain at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ha ha, I know it’s only the back of his head, but I swear it’s him! … Continue reading

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Dance as Performance / Dance as a Way of Life: "Dancing-on-View" at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

Last night, I was invited to a final rehearsal of “Dancing-On-View,” a four-hour-long series of modern dance pieces created by choreographer and former Twyla Tharp muse, Sara Rudner (who shows herself in one piece here to be, still, an amazing … Continue reading

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You Made Me a Monster

Last night, I went to see another piece by Forsythe, this time at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. My usual dance friends were all busy, so I managed to convince my friend and fellow co-worker, Jonathan, who rarely goes to dance … Continue reading

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Can (Or Should) Dance Have "(Political) Meaning"?

As with DEATH IN VENICE, I’m totally late in writing this (blasted briefs, annoying job!), but better late than never, right?… On Thursday night, Dea and I went out to BAM to see THREE ATMOSPHERIC STUDIES choreographed by American-expatriate-in-Germany, William … Continue reading

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