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2014 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • 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 >>

  • FREE SPIRIT

    published April 23, 2014

    Now in his third year at the helm of the former Dance Theater Workshop, Bill T. Jones adds intellectual heft to the operation with a project... More >>

  • HOT STUFF

    published April 23, 2014

    If you love daredevil acrobatics but cringe at the spangles and gender polarity of the average circus, LAVA, Brooklyn’s homegrown troupe of... More >>

  • ON THE BRINK

    published April 16, 2014

    Now in its 11th year, the Catch series, a movable feast of what curators Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie, and Caleb Hammons call “rough and... More >>

  • POISON APPLE

    published April 16, 2014

    A spate of fairy-tale-inspired ballets unsuitable for children has come our way from Europe. In the latest, Angelin Preljocaj’s 2008 Snow... More >>

  • MOON MAN

    published April 16, 2014

    Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, died two years ago, leaving a void in the downtown performance community. The unlikely art star, who began his... More >>

  • LOOKING BACK

    published April 2, 2014

    Giants walked among us in the late 20th century, including Trisha Brown and the late Robert Ashley. Brown, who arrived from Oregon in the early... More >>

  • STEP TO IT

    published April 2, 2014

    The proverbial overnight success that’s been years in the making, the American Tap Dance Foundation has trained and presented the... More >>

  • OPPOSITES ATTRACT

    published March 12, 2014

    Arriving from London, the real-life love story of a beauty (the delicious Julie 
Atlas Muz, a former Miss Coney Island 
and downtown... More >>

  • NO FEAR

    published February 19, 2014

    This season’s five-week “Stripped/Dressed” series, curated by choreographer Doug Varone, opens with a sidelong 
tribute... More >>

  • SPANISH FLY

    published February 12, 2014

    Performing 11 times over five days (there’s a Saturday matinee, too), unique flamenco artist Soledad Barrio revisits 15 years of appearances... More >>

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