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Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney

REVIEW: Neil Greenberg’s “This” at NYLA

In discussing This, the work which premiered at New York Live Arts last week, Neil Greenberg makes it clear that the dancers were a very integral and very early part of the creative process. We, too, will start with them: Omagbitse Omagbemi: resolute, inquisitive, confident; Molly Lieber: frank and sculptural,…

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Pina Bausch's "Kontakthof" at BAM | Photo Theatre de la Ville Pina Bausch's "Kontakthof" at BAM | Photo Theatre de la Ville

REVIEW: Pina Bausch’s “Kontakthof” at BAM

Pina Bausch has a gift for holding up a beautiful mirror and gently showing us how ridiculous we look. In Kontakthof, scenes unfold wildly out of proportion, with hysterical shrieks meeting compulsive preening meeting a fake mouse corpse. “There are dancers onstage,” Anna Wehsarg comments at one point: “do you…

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RoseAnne Spradlin at New York Live Arts | Photo Ian Douglas RoseAnne Spradlin at New York Live Arts | Photo Ian Douglas

REVIEW: RoseAnne Spradlin at New York Live Arts

G-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) begins like a ballet gone wrong—Rebecca Warner and Natalie Green repeat classical vocabulary interminably, as though possessed or as though they have forgotten the next step and are desperately trying to summon it via muscle memory. A live (exceptional) musical trio pipes in, led by an…

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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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