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Kidd Pivot's "Tempest Replica" | Photo Jorg Baumann Kidd Pivot's "Tempest Replica" | Photo Jorg Baumann

REVIEW: Kidd Pivot’s “The Tempest Replica” at the Joyce Theater

Rock-star choreographer. Shakespeare. Cool, full-body costumes that turn top-notch dancers into chalk-white mannequins. On the surface, Kidd Pivot’s “Tempest Replica,” which ran at the Joyce last week, was replete with intriguing ingredients. Unfortunately, however, they didn’t combine as successfully as promised. True to its name, “Tempest Replica” distills the Bard’s…

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Ballet Next in "Tintinnabuli" | Photo Paul B. Goode Ballet Next in "Tintinnabuli" | Photo Paul B. Goode

REVIEW: Ballet Next at the Joyce Theater

Ballet Next opened its season at the Joyce Theater Tuesday with Alison Cook Beatty’s premier of “Tinntinnabuli.” Set to Arvo Part’s “Tabula Rasa”. The piece begins on a solemn note. The audience is peering in on a dark and fearful hour. Michele Wiles prays desperately into a beam of light…

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Hofesh Shechter Company in "Political Mother"| Photo Julieta Cervantes Hofesh Shechter Company in "Political Mother" | Photo Julieta Cervantes

REVIEW: Hofesh Shechter’s ‘Political Mother’ at BAM

It is rare that a viewer can describe a dance performance as a full-bodied experience, but that is exactly what occurred for those seated in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, during Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother. Israeli born, British based musician turned choreographer, Hofesh Shechter, engulfs viewers with…

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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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