Category Archives: Dance

APAP 2014 at Peridance

APAP at Peridance Sunday, January 12, 2014 Program B – 630 p.m. Peridance’s APAP showcase never disappoints.  They always put together a diverse program of interesting companies and compelling choreography. This year’s Program B opened with Mettin Movement’s Aeon, an … Continue reading

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Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company presents The Nutcracker 2013

Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company presents The Nutcracker The Historic St. George Theatre December 22, 2013 – Matinee All photos by Kim Max Photo The Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company was impressive when I first saw them perform back in 1995.  It … Continue reading

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Crossroads – Hip Hop and Hoops

Crossroads – Hip Hop and Hoops — An Indigenous Experience Frank Waln, Samsoche Sampson, Ike Hopper Chen Dance Center Friday, November 8, 2013 The Chen Dance Center in New York City’s Chinatown is one of my favorite dance venues.  There … Continue reading

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Wheeldon’s Cinderella – San Francisco Ballet

Cinderella Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon San Francisco Ballet Friday, October 25, 2013 Christopher Wheeldon takes a decidedly different approach to his production of Cinderella.  He shows facets of the characters which don’t always come up in the traditional telling of … Continue reading

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BalaSole – Visages

Bala Sole – Visages October 24, 2013 Ailey Citigroup Theater Young dancers who set out on the journey toward a performance career learn early on that the dance world can be a cruel place which excludes many whose hearts are … Continue reading

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Benjamin Briones Ballet – Choreographer’s Residency

Benjamin Briones Ballet – Choreographers Residency and Performance Steps on Broadway – September 20, 2013 I always look forward to seeing new works by Benjamin Briones, Ursula Verduzco, and the choreographers and dancers with whom they work.  Their programs always … Continue reading

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Open Rehearsal with Ballet Next

Ballet Next Residency at Kingsborough Performing Arts Center Open Rehearsal August 8, 2013 Photos and video courtesy of Ballet Next When Ballet Next’s Artistic Director Michele Wiles launched into her first effort at choreography, she began by working in her … Continue reading

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American Ballet Theatre’s Sylvia

Sylvia June 25, 2013 Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House From the opening moments in the Sacred Forest, I was reminded that Sylvia and her Attendants occupy a unique role in classical ballet. It’s not … Continue reading

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Graham Deconstructed: Acts of Light

Graham Deconstructed: Acts of Light Martha Graham Dance Company with an introduction by Artistic Director Janet Eilber June 20, 2013 Graham Studio Theatre The experience of an audience member can be so deeply enhanced when an Artistic Director takes the … Continue reading

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Print Design for Dance Studios

I’ve had a life long love affair with dance, especially with ballet.  It began in the 1970s when I took class at American Ballet Theatre School.   These days I work behind the scenes for a couple of dance companies and … Continue reading

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