Dance

  • Visions in the dark

    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 find... More >>

  • [Summer Guide 2014]

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

  • Strut your stuff at these parties

    Verboten Promising two soundsystems, a visual installation, and a massive secret location in Brooklyn, Verboten's deep house and techno... More >>

  • Choreographer Tere O'Connor lets it Bleed at BAM

    Comedian Steven Wright has observed that you can't have everything. "Where would you put it?" Dilemmas like that don't faze choreographer Tere... More >>

  • Streb: Forces Through December 22 David Van Tiegham provides music and Jim Lewis, who wrote Fela!, words for the high-impact hijinks of... More >>

  • Big Dance Theater creates a culture that destroys itself

    Last autumn, the fearless folks at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City let Big Dance Theater into their basement to stage Sybil Kempson's... More >>

  • Royal Ballet September 17–29 Britain's premier ballet troupe arrives at the Joyce with an award-winning dance version of Kafka's The... More >>

  • Yanira Castro/a canary torsi: The People to Come June 25–29 Yanira Castro's 2009 Bessie-winning Dark Horse/Black Forest involved fraught... More >>

  • A multimedia tribute to the polymath Awakenings author

    Bill T. Jones could not be busier this week. His 30-year-old ensemble, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, just opened "Play and Play," a... More >>

  • Stephen Petronio Company April 30–May 5 His inspirational evening-length work, Like Lazarus Did, sets Petronio's fleet, fluid... More >>

  • American Ballet Theatre October 16–20 Agnes de Mille's ballet Rodeo makes feminists bare their teeth. Its heroine, who likes to ride with... More >>

  • New York City Ballet June 5 through 10 American Ballet Theatre June 21 through 23 What better ballet to see in June—preferably with a... More >>

  • Head upriver

    Yvonne Rainer and The Village Voice go way back. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater, the iconoclastic, obstreperous, and... More >>

  • It's torture and a guitar at New York Live Arts

    A Fender Stratocaster lies next to a bank of stage lights. When someone turns the guitar on, it buzzes. No one fixes the buzzing, and the noise... More >>

  • Two Irish choreographers try to conjure the elusive

    How wispy can a performance be and still amount to something? Experimental artists have been asking this question for nearly 50 years, but the... More >>

  • It's crowd control at The White Box Project

    At Descent—the first piece of Noémie Lafrance's to get everyone's attention, in 2002—the audience gathered at the top of the... More >>

  • A choreographer dies; the work lives on. Or does it? And if the artist in question has created and maintained a company devoted to the... More >>

  • William Forsythe, Martha Clarke, Shantala Shivalingappa, and more.

    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company September 16–18, 20–25 Perhaps you’re too young to have seen three memorable duets made... More >>

  • The cartoonist's most famous character comes to new life on screen

    When Jules Feiffer was still "a kid, hanging out in the Village," he says, "unemployed and unemployable, without the weekly cartoon in the... More >>

  • The Joyce hosts the noted tap star, plus maybe Gregory Hines's shoes

    Savion Glover’s annual multiple-week encampment at the Joyce can often seem like a battle between two sides of a guy who’s been told... More >>

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I See England, I See France: Museum at FIT Shows Off Underpants

It is with naked astonishment that one encounters a lavender Hanky Panky thong in a museum exhibition. It is also, in fact, with some dismay that one spies the underwear one… More >>

It's Only Kickball, Stupid Isn't Either

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Robert Gober's Angsty Minimalism Hits MOMA in October

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Choreographer Kyle Abraham Copes with Prosperity

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Falls Picks: Books

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Fall Picks: Dance

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Fall Picks: Theater

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Five Decades of James Lee Byars's "Perf" on Display at MoMA PS1 Five Decades of James Lee Byars's "Perf" on Display at MoMA PS1

James Lee Byars was an artist possessed of certain elegance. He dressed impeccably in silk or linen suits, velvet or gold lamé, often custom-made by a tailor who called himself… More >>

And I and Silence Strikes a Too-Familiar Chord

In a month when American race relations appear to have reached a historic low, the subject matter of Naomi Wallace's And I and Silence — an interracial love story with… More >>

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