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Shen Wei Dance Arts' "Rite of Spring" | Photo Bruce R. Feeley Shen Wei Dance Arts' "Rite of Spring" | Photo Bruce R. Feeley

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2012 at New York City Center: Program 5

Program 5 Shen Wei Dance Arts Laboratory Dance Projects CIRCA María Pagés The Fall for Dance Festival always seems to offer a healthy smorgasbord of dance treats. Program 5 of the festival offered the usual variety from intellectually stimulating work to compromised artistry. To open the evening, Shen Wei Dance…

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Darrah Carr Dance Company in Dingle Diwali | Photo Matthew Murphy Darrah Carr Dance Company in Dingle Diwali | Photo Matthew Murphy

PREVIEW: Bessies Nominees Sean Curran and Darrah Carr

“Speaking an old language in a new way with a contemporary accent,” are the words that come to mind for Bessie nominee Sean Curran while discussing collaborations happening in New York’s dance scene. Curran’s own collaboration with Darrah Carr Dance Company earned both the company and guest choreographer a Bessie…

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Megan Fairchild and Chase Finlay in George Balanchine's "Duo Concertant" | Photo Paul Kolnik Megan Fairchild and Chase Finlay in George Balanchine's "Duo Concertant" | Photo Paul Kolnik

REVIEW: New York City Ballet’s “Black and White”

In many Balanchine works, the first strains of a Stravinsky score serve as musical nitroglycerin: poised in stable tension, dancers suddenly explode into movement well matched to the music’s complexity and precision. Such was the case Saturday afternoon in New York City Ballet’s “Black and White” program, which continues the…

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Blakeley White-McGuire in Martha Graham’s ‘Chronicle’ | Photo Michele Ballantini Blakeley White-McGuire in Martha Graham’s ‘Chronicle’ | Photo Michele Ballantini

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival 2012 at New York City Center: Program 2

Program 2 Juilliard Dance American Ballet Theater The Hong Kong Ballet Martha Graham Dance Company It was a night for classics at New York City Center’s Program 2 of Fall For Dance Festival. The spectrum of work illuminated the deep historical tradition of codified technique and striking discipline. Juilliard’s senior…

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Jonah Bokaer and Anthony McCall "ECLIPSE" | Photo Stephanie Berger Jonah Bokaer and Anthony McCall "ECLIPSE" | Photo Stephanie Berger

REVIEW: Jonah Bokaer’s ECLIPSE at BAM

Editor’s note: DancePulp would like to welcome Rick Herron, guest contributor and contemporary arts curator. We are thrilled to have him in the ongoing conversation of dance. The heat having finally broken, New Yorkers are back in town, getting down to business and starting a new season. New York Fashion…

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Fred Astaire 1952 | Photo Getty Images Fred Astaire 1952 | Photo Getty Images

Looking Back: A Dance Icon Video Tour

Editor’s note: DancePulp would like to welcome Leah O’Donnell to our Guest contributors. We are excited to share Leah’s experienced voice with you. Every dancer has an idol. Even our idols can trace their own influences through history. As far as our family trees can be traced, so can our…

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"CURTAIN" SACD Performance Jonah Bokaer; Installation Daniel Arsham; Costume by Richard Chai | Photo Pascal Gely "CURTAIN" SACD; Photo by Pascal Gely

Dance Is Not Forever, and He’ll Prove it

One year ago, visual artist Daniel Arsham proposed a set design for choreographer Jonah Bokaer’s new work CURTAIN: “The stage design will be composed of a non-Newtonian substance that I have developed over the last year,” Arsham wrote. “It is a material that has properties of both a solid and of…

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