Current musical obsessions of veteran singer-songwriter Susan Werner, musician and artist Scott Montgomery, and Reader coeditor in chief Karen Hawkins
Inspired by the release of John Wick: Chapter 3, we present five of the best choreographed films ever made.
For two weekends, dancers, poets, curators, visual artists, and ecologists will gather at Columbia College to talk about movement.
The company’s choreographer talks about how he builds a dance.
The 25-year-old company and choreography incubator presents one last summer showcase.
RE|Dance’s The Long and Forgotten Winter charts a journey that never gets off the ground.
Like the best sushi, the choreography is prepared directly in front of you.
A review of the latest Bollywood musical to play at the River East 21
At this point Frederick Wiseman’s documentaries are almost beyond reproach. For more than 40 years he’s stuck to the same ascetic storytelling style: no title cards, no voice-over narration, no talking-head interviews, no staged re-creations or archival clips. His films can be demanding, but after one has been poked and prodded by more commercial documentaries, […]
Somehow I had the impression that aerial dance was all about the feats. Boy, was I wrong. In an hour-long piece called Rolling Blackouts, choreographer-director Shayna Swanson takes a somewhat ragtag group of 12 performers and molds their vignettes on rings, trapezes, silks, and bungee cords into a meditation on the perils and pleasures of […]
The word that comes to mind for Akram Khan’s evening-length Kaash (“If” in Hindi) is elegant. The costumes are sleeveless black split-skirt jumpers over loose black pants, for men and women alike. Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s set–a glowing rectangular frame of red light at the rear of the stage–has an evocative simplicity, suggesting without depicting an […]
Who owns the dances Randy Duncan choreographed while he was artistic director of the Joseph Holmes company? There seems to be a difference of opinion.
The Joseph Holmes style is different: technically dazzling, it combines classical ballet, jazz, and modern, and it relies heavily on the music to carry its message.
JOSEPH HOLMES CHICAGO DANCE THEATREat the Civic Center for Performing ArtsMarch 1 and 2 Randy Duncan is a versatile choreographer with a knack for giving the same moves–high kicks, high extensions, self-conscious wriggles–different moods. The variety in his choreography comes from the circus of human feeling; the shifting dramas of social relationship permeate his work. […]