Speaking in Taps

Last month at the Joyce, Savion Glover directed and choreographed STePz, a program featuring himself, Marshall Davis Jr., and the tap trio 3 Controversial Women, or 3CW (Robyn Watson, Ayodele Casel, and Sarah Savelli). With a series of numbers and sketches, the program paid homage to some of the greatest tap artists and musicians, from Sammy Davis Jr. to Chuck Green to many others, as well as celebrating and sharing the joy of tap with an enthusiastic and receptive audience. Continue reading

Celebrating the Power of Dance

There’s no contest: the most fun dance performance of the summer is consistently National Dance Institute’s Event of the Year, held at LaGuardia High School. Established in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise, NDI brings dance into the lives of public school children through free classes and programs that build self-confidence and a love and appreciation of the arts. Led by Ellen Weinstein’s artistic direction, they currently partner with 31 schools in the New York City metro area, working with around 5000 kids every week, and recently led a cultural exchange in China. Continue reading

Beyond the Razzle Dazzle

Led by director Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater’s revival of Pippin at the Music Box Theatre admirably takes on a musical theater classic, while also managing to bring fresh perspective to it.  Continue reading

Pulsing With Life

To close out their week of performances at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented a program on Sunday, June 16 that featured new works and old favorites: Ronald K. Brown’s Four Corners, which had its world premiere earlier in the week; Kylián’s always interesting Petite Mort; and the classic Revelations, which continues to be a crowd favorite (and rightly so).  Continue reading


Broadway Sunset

Broadway Sunset

Music Box Theatre, June 22, 2013

A Week in Dublin


ImageHa’penny Bridge, Dublin

ImageSt. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

If it is possible to fall in love with a place after being there for less than 24 hours, then that’s what appears to have happened between me and Dublin. The first time I saw it was a one-day whirlwind, a brief stop on part of a longer journey, but I saw enough to leave me desperately wanting more – and, one year later, back I was. Continue reading


Sing For Hope

Pianos in Lincoln Center, June 16, 2013
taken at intermission from the balcony of the David H. Koch Theater