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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Daisy Phillps and James O'Hara in 'Faun' | Photo Diego Franssens Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Daisy Phillps and James O'Hara in 'Faun' | Photo Diego Franssens

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 5

Program 5 Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Sadler’s Wells London BODYTRAFFIC Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater The final program of the 2013 Fall For Dance festival is ready to be loved. It is vulnerable, expressive, virtuosic, and, at its best, proud. This whole festival is an opportunity…

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Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 3

Program 3 American Ballet Theater  Colin Dunne Ballet Hispanico  Introdans  Fall for Dance’s third program takes off with an American modern dance classic, visits an Irish step dancer, peaks with a world premiere by a Colombian-Belgian choreographer on a Latino dance company, and concludes with a Dutch company in a…

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HeadSpaceDance in "Light Beings" | Photo Urban Joren HeadSpaceDance in "Light Beings" | Photo Urban Joren

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 2

Program 2 Nrityagram 605 Collective HeadSpaceDance Dance Theatre of Harlem The Fall for Dance Festival 2013 continues in its atmosphere of discovery by jump starting young choreographer’s careers and celebrating its tenth anniversary season. With the eclectic mix of artists’ work from around the world, it’s no wonder New Yorkers…

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NYCB's Sara Mearns in
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, © The George Balanchine Trust
Photo | Paul Kolnik NYCB's Sara Mearns in Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, © The George Balanchine Trust Photo | Paul Kolnik

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 1

Program 1 Sara Mearns and Casey Herd Gabriel Missé and Analía Centurión Richard Alston Dance DanceBrazil The Fall For Dance festival, currently celebrating its tenth year, aims to create “a context for discussion, discovery and newfound enthusiasm” for a diverse audience (Susan Reiter’s program notes), offering low ticket prices and…

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Gallim in "Blush" Gallim in "Blush"

REVIEW: Gallim’s Blush at BAM

Dance has the special distinction of being both the pinnacle and precursor of society. Long before there were pointe shoes, galas and gilded theaters, dance bridged the gap between animals and early humans, in many cultures playing a critical role in the formation of a collective identity. On Wednesday night…

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Zvi Gotheiner's "Chairs" | Photo Grace Courvoisier Zvi Gotheiner's "Chairs" | Photo Grace Courvoisier

Celebrate Dance 2013 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Kicking off their season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Steps Repertory Ensemble has proven once again their devotion to collaboration in Celebrate Dance 2013.  Led by Artistic Director, Claire Livingstone, this company of twelve dancers showcased the choreography of six emerging and established artists, April 18-20, 2013. Always enamored…

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Carla Körbes and Seth Orza in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo | © Angela Sterling. Carla Körbes and Seth Orza in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette | Photo © Angela Sterling

REVIEW: Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Roméo et Juliette at City Center

For some, Romeo and Juliet is a story of love.  For others, it is a tale of tragic fate.  But in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production, which ran last weekend at City Center, it is primarily a story of adolescence — which provides a duly tormented backdrop for the story’s central…

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