Tag Archives: Dance

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

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

Blushing at BAM

In the program notes to Blush, performed by Gallim Dance at BAM last week, Andrea Miller, the work’s choreographer and the artistic director of Gallim, mentions some of the emotions a blush is caused by: discomfort, embarrassment, anger, love. Typically, one might recoil from the sensations that inspire a blush, but Miller’s hour-long work forces the viewer to confront these unsettling feelings in all their complexity. Continue reading