Dance

  • 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 >>

  • The veteran choreographer brings Frame Dances and Adamantine to the Baryshnikov Arts Center

    The year: 1985. The place: Dance Theater Workshop. A man and a woman stand shoulder to shoulder, close to the audience, to perform Susan... More >>

  • Trisha Brown's famous 1971 work revives itself in Chelsea. How does it hold up after all these years?

    When it premiered 40 years ago, Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece was one of those simple yet radical dance ideas that came out of the ’60s.... More >>

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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

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And I and Silence Strikes a Too-Familiar Chord

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Poor Behavior is a Moral Lecture Delivered by Terrible People

"Peter is one of my oldest friends," says Maureen (Heidi Armbruster). Her hand clasps her collar to underline her moral certainty, but we're not at all convinced. Just a moment… More >>

<I>Useless</i> Is Hardley Naive About Human Trafficking Useless Is Hardley Naive About Human Trafficking

Pigs shriek. We hear the squealing herds of swine as they face the knife — part of a massive culling to control the spread of a virus. These earsplitting, nerve-jangling… More >>

Art for Film's Sake: Celluloid Characters, Real Paintings

In 1992, I owed a favor to a production designer in the film industry, and he asked me to create a series of paintings for the character of a penniless… More >>

The Maids Brings Downtown Theater to the Lincoln Center Festival

It seems fitting that any production of The Maids — the play that launched what came to be known as Theater of the Absurd — should be somewhat absurd itself.… More >>

Phoenix Is a Brittle Romantic Comedy Revived by the Rattlestick

When is a one-night stand not a one-night stand? When it leads to the abortion clinic. That is, according to Scott Organ's Phoenix, a brittle romantic comedy revived by the… More >>

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