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2014 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • CHINA IN TOWN

    published October 8, 2014

    Wang Yuanyuan choreographed for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, but her new three-part Wild Grass, opening tonight at the Harvey,... More >>

  • TURN, TURN, TURN

    published October 1, 2014

    Think of Fall for Dance as a collection of all-star trailers for the current season. Priced at a fraction of most uptown shows, each of the five... More >>

  • WAR DANCES

    published September 24, 2014

    Liz Lerman, the MacArthur-winning choreographer who had the foresight to settle on Washington, D.C., as the location for her politically savvy... More >>

  • IT TAKES A UNION TO TANGO

    published September 17, 2014

    Those of us raised in a social-dance universe where people rarely touch one other may find tango impossibly difficult — and supremely sexy.... More >>

  • UPTOWN, DOWN

    published September 10, 2014

    “What would have happened in 1963,” asked choreographer Trajal Harrell, “if someone from the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem... More >>

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    Choreographer Kyle Abraham Copes with Prosperity

    published September 3, 2014

    You'd think that winning just about every big prize the American grant-making community offers would put to rest any financial anxiety... More >>

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    The Comeback of Narrative Dance: Visions in the Dark

    published September 3, 2014

    When you attend a dance performance, you sit and watch other people move. They warm up; you settle down. They bask in bright light; you... More >>

  • DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

    published September 3, 2014

    A co-production of the National Ballet of Canada and London’s Royal Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in... More >>

  • FIVE MORE MINUTES

    published August 27, 2014

    Doris Humphrey, one of the mothers of modern dance, famously declared that all dances are too long. She never saw the DANCENOW Festival, now in... More >>

  • CHARGING THE BATTERY

    published August 13, 2014

    A new location, a new time, and a lineup of new stars and old favorites make the 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival an essential stop en route to... More >>

  • SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

    published August 6, 2014

    A big country with a rich cultural history, India keeps its traditions alive while creating environments for innovating into the future. Drive... More >>

  • THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    published July 23, 2014

    The future of dance in New York has names like Shamara, Vladimir, Jamilya, Onie, John, Juan, Kaitlen, and Ivoryona. It blossoms in this program... More >>

  • REALLY BIG SHOW

    published July 9, 2014

    Dancers do more at Moscow’s 238-year-old Bolshoi Ballet than throw acid at the boss and sleep with wealthy patrons. They rehearse and... More >>

  • THE KID IS All RIGHT

    published June 25, 2014

    The late tap master Gregory Hines once called Savion Glover “possibly the best tap dancer that ever lived.” Since his first appearance... More >>

  • OPEN HOUSE

    published June 18, 2014

    Anna Sperber, a mover and shaker in the burgeoning Brooklyn scene and a maker of powerful, sensual dances, has been a 2014 artist-in-residence at... More >>

  • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

    published June 11, 2014

    Under the auspices of ROVE (formerly RoofTop Dance), five innovative performers and their posses take up residence in a window north of Grand... More >>

  • LESSONS LEARNED

    published June 4, 2014

    Robert (“not the highway guy”) Moses, award-winning San Francisco–based choreographer and teacher, uses movement to explore the... More >>

  • IN BETWEEN

    published May 28, 2014

    A lot of theoretical language weighs down the announcement of Within between, the latest work from this consummate artist with a perpetual twinkle... More >>

  • HORSING AROUND

    published May 28, 2014

    In From the Horse’s Mouth, veteran performers Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham showed us how dancers talk, always inventing and sharing... More >>

  • RADIO DAYS

    published May 28, 2014

    If National Public Radio is your significant other — you know, the presence in your private life that you sometimes ignore but can’t... More >>

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    The Top 16 Dance Events in NYC This Summer

    published May 21, 2014

    DanceAfrica May 23–26 More than a mere performance, Baba Chuck Davis's annual downtown Brooklyn... More >>

  • IN MOTION

    published May 21, 2014

    Get in the spirit: Baba Chuck Davis, a “Pied Piper” of African-American cultural life in Brooklyn and beyond, hosts the 37th annual... More >>

  • LE DREAM

    published May 7, 2014

    The tsunami of French performance overtaking the city this month during DANSE gathers force with the Lyon Opera Ballet. Choreographer Christian... More >>

  • DROP THE LEASH

    published May 7, 2014

    The Joyce sold its downtown outpost last year for a breathtaking sum. Now it’s branching out again, presenting cutting-edge work from... More >>

  • DANCING IN THE STREET

    published April 30, 2014

    Topologie, the opening salvo in DANSE, an 18-day, multi-venue celebration of “French-American performance and ideas,” is both free and... More >>

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