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The Five Best Performances of Fall for Dance

Fall for Dance is a true treasure. Where else can you see 20 works in a span of 10 days, danced by companies from America, England, France, China, Cuba, Belgium, and Australia? (And for $10 per ticket, no less.) This … Continue reading

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“As If By Chance, All Kinds of Stuff All Over the Place”: William Forsythe’s I Don’t Believe in Outer Space

Time is a strange force. As a child, I remember listening to Prince’s “1999” on the radio and thinking how remote that year seemed. It was the future: distant, unimaginable, unimportant. Fast forward to December 31, 1999: I’m 15 years … Continue reading

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Taking Its First Step Without Wheeldon, Morphoses Brings Luca Veggetti’s Bacchae to the Joyce Theater

This year marks the start of a new chapter for Morphoses, the company founded in 2007 by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Lourdes Lopez. After Wheeldon stepped down last year, Lopez opted for a … Continue reading

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On a Small Stage, Big Lessons about Balanchine: Suzanne Farrell Ballet’s New York Debut at the Joyce Theater

When presenting a ballet company to New York for the first time, it takes courage to mount an all-Balanchine program that includes Agon and the pas de deux from Diamonds. It’s even more brazen — financial considerations aside — to … Continue reading

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Smoke & Mirrors at BAM: Beijing Dance Theater Presents the U.S. Premiere of Wang Yuanyuan’s Haze

Superficial beauty abounds in Haze, Wang Yuanyuan’s new work for the Beijing Dance Theater that had its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival this week. There’s the spare but evocative set design by Tan Shaoyuan, … Continue reading

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