Review: After Merce, the Dances Go On, and Go On to Inspire

When a choreographer dies, the survival of the work is at all times in peril. When Merce Cunningham died, in 2009, the threat felt particularly acute. In the custom of contemporary dance, the repository of any choreographer’s legacy has normally been a namesake firm, however the legacy plan for Cunningham…

JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’

A couple of years in the past, JoJo Siwa emerged as a tween surprise on the fact present “Dance Moms,” recognized for her brassy one-liners, rapid-fire pirouettes and rainbow-hued ensembles topped with big hair bows. Today, Siwa, 18, is about to return to dance actuality TV — as a budding…

Review: A Choreographer’s of-the-Moment Brand of ‘Not Knowing’

As the grand reopening of Broadway continued this week, a smaller theatrical enterprise, far throughout city, was additionally revving up once more. For the primary time since March 2020, Target Margin Theater welcomed a stay viewers into its no-frills warehouse house in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, presenting a brand new work…

All the Ways to Fall for Dance Again Onstage and Beyond

When the world shut down final 12 months, entire slates dance programming evaporated in a single day. Yet all of a sudden everybody was dancing: at digital dance events and on TikTookay challenges, in the swelling crowds at social justice protests, in the streets as election outcomes rolled in. This…

‘Light and Desire’ Review: Express Yourself, if You Can

A smiling girl opens her mouth to talk, however earlier than the phrases get out, she stops. Some invisible pressure, apparently internalized, has silenced her. This happens in the beginning of “Light and Desire,” a brand new work by the choreographer Colleen Thomas, and it’s a sequence or sample to…

‘Release. Joy. Love.’ A Dance Festival at Little Island.

The benefit of a Zoom interview is that it might happen anyplace. “I’m stuck in New York parking horror,” the faucet dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel mentioned. “But I’m parked.” Starting quickly, Casel will likely be parked in a much more picturesque spot than a metropolis road. She and her…

Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse’s Wife, Gets Her Due This Fall

A dance isn’t simply in regards to the steps. But what if Gwen Verdon hadn’t occurred to Bob Fosse? Nicole Fosse, their daughter, has a suspicion that her mom had an excellent deal to do with Fosse’s steps. Nicole was there when he would ask Verdon to indicate him just…

Review: Passion Fruit Dance Company Brings the Club to the Stage

As they’ve been doing usually since the begin of the pandemic, the father-son D.J. duo generally known as St. James Joy acquired the get together began proper, this time at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on Friday night. Then D.J. Pfunk and the home producer Saadiq Bolden shook the newly…

Madeline Hollander’s ‘Review’ at Performa Is Apt for the Moment

Marking is a dancer’s secret weapon. Think of it as going by way of the motions of choreography with out really performing it. As the arms glide by way of the dance, the ft transfer alongside its spatial pathways. A finger spinning in the air? That signifies a flip. For…