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February 26, 2013
This ornate spectacular arrives in New York as part of an ongoing showcase of Chinese performing arts made possible by the international promoter China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG) and the Ministry of Culture for the People's Republic of China. It's diplomacy by cultural means with peace and friendship as its themes.
January 9, 2013
Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Michael Taylor (Choctaw), a Caribou Dance (from the Inuit people of Alaska), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance
January 9, 2013
The aim of the Interpreters Archive video series is to document the viewpoints of leading dancers on whom Balanchine choreographed his ballets or with whom he worked closely, capturing his intentions at the time of creation through coaching sessions with dancers of today.
January 9, 2013
In the past, the showdown featured other Indian dance styles, notably bhangra and garba-raas, but not this year.
October 22, 2012
The Museum of Modern Art will be streaming live video of select performances and programs from "Some sweet day" at MoMA.org/live.
October 16, 2012
"For nearly six decades Taylor has been inventing movement and creating dances which delight and challenge the audience. Starting in 1954, Taylor was one of the early radicals reimagining the ways that that one might use dance to communicate ideas. The Bessies salute him as a pioneer who helped reshape the landscape of American dance."
September 18, 2012
Tonight, September 18, Linyekula returns to Florence Gould Hall to debut his autobiographical new work, Le Cargo, which tells of his 2011 return to Obilo, the Congolese village where he spent part of his childhood. Co-presented by "Crossing the Line" (the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual fall festival) in association with the Museum for African Art.
August 23, 2012
Rama Hari is considered a masterwork of choreographer and BP founder Alice Reyes, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (libretto), maestro Ryan Cayabyab (music) and National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal (set and costume design). The show is a ballet-opera adaptation of the Indian epic, "The Ramayana."
June 15, 2012
Pâquerette is a duet between a man and a woman who re-discover their childlike innocence through the intensities of penetration.
June 13, 2012
Want to see how they built Igor Josifov's "2-Dimensional"? Click on my slideshow. In this unusual performance, the artist is an observer as much as he is observed while the spectator becomes a performer.
June 10, 2012
"Auto + Batterie" matches up two enticing signature works, in which French choreographer David Wampach conspicuously foregrounds the theatrical relationship between dance and music.
March 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.: Tamasaburo Bando V is one of Japan’s most celebrated performers of Kabuki, the traditional dance/drama form whose roots date back some 500 years. On Thursday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the 61-year-old artist offers a free presentation that is open to the public as part of the annual Kyoto Symposium, March […]
October 18, 2011
NEW YORK CITY — Randy Gener will serve as moderator and facilitator at a two-day symposium, Dialogues Across Culture: A Model for Building Enduring Partnerships, presented by MAPP International Productions and the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium. The free symposium will take place Friday, October 28 (7pm-9pm) and Saturday, October 29 (11am-4pm) at Columbia University. In the second day of the symposium, Gener […]
August 16, 2011
"She was camera shy, wouldn't look at the camera, so it was difficult to get her picture," says the photographer and performance artist William Yang. "Her dancers held her in high esteem, revered her, regarded her as the guru. In an interview she was asked how she chose her dancers, and her reply, as I remember, was, '...if I could somehow love them.' "