Posts Tagged ‘Baryshnikov Arts Center’

LeeSaar’s Dancing Tongues

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Toward the end of LeeSaar’s Princess Crocodile, seven bare legged female dancers line up, open their red-painted mouths, and— like it’s the most mundane thing in the world—wildly wag their tongues at the audience. This culminating act lasts a good minute. It felt oddly fitting, and it became the theatrical highlight of the newest work by the husband-wife team Saar Harari and Lee Sher, seen April 10 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Howard Gilman Performance Space.

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Crystal Pite’s Futuristic Choreography

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Ten years later, I saw Crystal Pite’s “Dark Matters.” Her choreography augured a new movement style, a “Matrix”-like sense of physical wonder. On January 24 at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Pite’s choreography enthralled the audience. At the end of “The You Show,” made in 2010 with her company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, Pite and her eight dancers received a standing ovation.

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A Lustrous 25th Anniversary Season: Susan Marshall & Company

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

To understand the power of a good title, look no further than Susan Marshall’s “Adamantine.” In the dance work—which had its New York premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on June 9 in celebration of the Susan Marshall & Company’s quarter-century mark—six performers are bathed by and dressed in an adamantine luster. That is a brilliant, non-metallic shade of gray, whose chameleon-like qualities becomes a metaphor for the paradoxes of urban living. With Mark Stanley’s lighting and Jeremy Lydic’s set design, one minute the stage space is darkly diluvian, like a bad subway ride. In the next it’s heavenly, like the setting sun transforming a nondescript building’s façade into a golden field of light.

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May Dance in New York City

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

By Rachel Straus May 1-2 Guggenheim Museum The popular Works + Process series presents “American Ballet Theatre on to Act II.” Current ABT dancers will perform excerpts from their upcoming Metropolitan Opera House season. ABT alumni will discuss the challenges dancers face in the second act of their careers.  You can watch the event each […]

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February Dance Happenings in New York City

Monday, January 31st, 2011

By Rachel Straus February 4 and 5 @ 8:00 p.m. Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet at City Center Magloire’s choreographic inspiration is music. Lately, the German-born, composer-choreographer has been inviting emerging dance makers to his evenings at City Center’s studio. The program will include three world premieres: Constantine Baecher’s Sketches Of A Woman Remembering (a […]

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Men at Work: Adam Barruch, Philippe Saire, and Wally Cardona

Monday, January 10th, 2011

by Rachel Straus Sometimes it helps to be overtly theatrical. Take Adam Barruch. At Dance Theater Workshop (January 5 and 6), the choreographer-performer opened the Emerging Artists showcase as though he were hit by lightening. Barruch’s ferociously physical attack belies his boyish, slight-of-hip appearance. Under a pool of light, he slammed his fist like a […]

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