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Meet Justin Peck, the young choreographer of ‘Ballet 422’

Meet Justin Peck, the young choreographer of ‘Ballet 422’

At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking New York City Ballet member Justin Peck is just an up-and-comer in the chorus; soft-spoken and hipstery-looking, the dancer seems too young...

nypost.com (2 days ago)

Crystal Pite: 'Every time, I ask myself: why am I doing this in dance?'

Crystal Pite: 'Every time, I ask myself: why am I doing this in dance?'

Sadler's Wells's newest associate artist - gifted Canadian choreographer Crystal PIte - tells Sarah Crompton how about the challenges of telling The Tempest without words

telegraph.co.uk (3 days ago)

Niagara University Theatre to end 50th anniversary with ‘Curtains’

LEWISTON – Niagara University Theatre will finish up its 50th anniversary season with a send-up of a backstage murder mystery with special ties to the school. It will present “Curtains” on selected days beginning Thursday through May 4 at the Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre in Clet...

buffalonews.com (4 days ago)

Ballet 422: Tribeca Review

Ballet 422: Tribeca Review

Jody Lee Lipes follows rising-star choreographer Justin Peck as he creates a new ballet.

hollywoodreporter.com (4 days ago)

‘Peter Pan’ is modern, family-friendly fun at Washington Ballet

When J.M. Barrie named his characters John, Wendy and Michael Darling, he must have known that someday they would star in a darling little ballet like this. The Washington Ballet is reprising its 2001 production of “Peter Pan,” a cheeky escapade for three kids who fly across the Eisenhower Theater stage and off to a...

washingtonpost.com (6 days ago)

Ballet orchestra features a rare all-female section

Ballet West’s “The Rite of Spring” is notable for resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sophisticated dance movements, but there’s also something interesting going on in the orchestra pit. Utah Chamber Orchestra features a female guest conductor, Tara Simoncic, a trumpet player, as well as an all-female trumpet...

sltrib.com (6 days ago)

Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass.

reuters.com (7 days ago)

Dance code to impress the ladies

Taking a cue from UK evolutionary biologists who’ve cracked the dance code to impress the ladies, a Mumbai choreographer helps you master the moves

indiatimes.com (7 days ago)

Granite State campuses leap into spring with April performances

A commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new works by Keene State College faculty during x201cAn Evening of Dance,x201d presented by the Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance at 730 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at the Redfern Arts...

unionleader.com (7 days ago)

An artists' boycott of Russia would simply play into Putin's hands

An artists' boycott of Russia would simply play into Putin's hands

Matthew Bourne is the latest choreographer to refuse to work in Russia. But if more British artists follow suit it might just make life harder for LGBT artists who oppose PutinJonathan Jones: Let's hit Putin where it hurts all artists must boycott Russia Continue reading...

guardian.co.uk (8 days ago)

Following a Dancer's Steps to Success

A documentary having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, 'Ballet 422' follows the young choreographer Justin Peck as he creates the 422nd new ballet, later titled 'Paz de la Jolla.'

wsj.com (8 days ago)

Review: Ballet West premieres innovative and timeless ‘Rite of Spring’

If good dance is a moving experience that transports us to places we’ve never been before. Then great dance is an ambush; wholly in body, hovering inches above our seat, creating a popsicle-cold brain freeze. Choreographer and Ballet West artist in residence Nicolo Fonte transfixed the Capitol Theater audience on...

sltrib.com (10 days ago)

Arts, Briefly: Choreographer Named to Montclair State Project

The choreographer Heidi Latsky has been selected as the first participant in a new short film series focusing on dance and choreography.

nytimes.com (11 days ago)

The Week Ahead | Dance: Madness and Movement

The Week Ahead | Dance: Madness and Movement

Having a theater to call your own - on the Upper West Side, no less - is practically unheard-of for a choreographer in New York. The rare exception is David Parker.

nytimes.com (11 days ago)

Shen Wei Revives ‘Map,’ a Work from 2005

Shen Wei Revives ‘Map,’ a Work from 2005

The choreographer Shen Wei and his company are preparing a revival of “Map” (2005) and a solo featuring Mr. Shen at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village.

nytimes.com (11 days ago)

A glimpse of dance legend Paul Taylor at work

Dance is like poetry ... they need room between the lines, says preeminent choreographer

cbsnews.com (12 days ago)

Up close with choreographer Paul Taylor

One of America's preeminent choreographers, Paul Taylor, was profiled in a recent documentary "Paul Taylor: Creative Domain." Dance is like poetry, says Taylor, there needs to be space between the lines. http://www.paultaylorcreativedomain.com/

cbsnews.com (12 days ago)

Watch a Clip of Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens’s New Ballet, Everywhere We Go

Watch a Clip of Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens’s New Ballet, Everywhere We Go

Two years ago, choreographer and New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck needed someone to write the score for a new project and asked Sufjan Stevens - a musician with a penchant for flourescent stagewear, Hula-Hoops, and songs about Illinois. That collaboration resulted in Year of the Rabbit, showcasing the...

vulture.com (13 days ago)

Dancing in Paradise: An Encounter with Howard Finster

Dancing in Paradise: An Encounter with Howard Finster

For the past few months, Lauri Stallings, an innovative choreographer in Atlanta, has been having deep conversations with Rev. Howard Finster, the folk artist and evangelical preacher who died in 2001. Their tete-a-tetes have concerned how she might create a contemporary dance installation at Paradise Garden, the...

huffingtonpost.com (13 days ago)

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

It was June of 1913 that Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. moved his legendary Follies over from the Moulin Rouge to the New Amsterdam Theatre. And for the next 14 years, this NYC landmark was not only home to the most beautiful costumes, sets and showgirls in the city, it also played host to an amazing array of clowns. We're...

huffingtonpost.com (13 days ago)

In four spectacular dances, the Trisha Brown Dance Company edges close to immortality

In four spectacular dances, the Trisha Brown Dance Company edges close to immortality

The choreographer paints a tumultuous world, flashing with mysterious energy yet oh so tender.

nj.com (13 days ago)

Beyond Fierce: 30 Years of Dance

Fashion- and art-world people come out for choreographer Stephen Petronio's 30th anniversary season gala.

wsj.com (13 days ago)

Aisle View: Don't Speak! Don't Sing!

Aisle View: Don't Speak! Don't Sing!

Wouldn't it be surefire to take Woody Allen's 1994 Bullets over Broadway -- that Roaring Twenties comedy delight about an idealistic young dramatist whose play is subverted when he gets mixed up with a gangster, a talentless moll, and an alcoholic leading lady -- and transform it into a big Broadway musical? The...

huffingtonpost.com (13 days ago)

Preserving Hispanic Culture Through Dance

Ballet Hispanico's 26th New York Season kicks off on Tuesday, but guests at its gala earlier this week got a sneak peek of what's to come when thecompany performed an excerpt from 'El Beso,' a piece by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano.

wsj.com (13 days ago)

Dame Gillian Lynne, 88, releases exercise DVD for 'oldies'

Dame Gillian Lynne, 88, releases exercise DVD for 'oldies'

Dame Gillian Lynne, the award-winning choreographer, releases an exercise DVD inspired by 'ancient people who haven't given up yet'

telegraph.co.uk (14 days ago)

A Group Of Hackers Wants To Bring Motion Sensor Tutus To The Ballet

A Group Of Hackers Wants To Bring Motion Sensor Tutus To The Ballet

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a group of tech-savvy hackers took over the ballet? We may have the answer to that strange hypothetical, courtesy of the Brooklyn Ballet and the hacker collective, NYCResistor. The unlikely collaborators are introducing what they call a "techno tutu," a high-tech garment...

huffingtonpost.com (15 days ago)

'Dancing With the Stars': Meryl gets 10s with the other brother

There were lots of firsts for Week 4 of "Dancing With the Stars" -- first time for trading partners in mid-season, and first performance of "Macy's Stars of Dance," this season with "creative oversight by Emmy Award winning choreographer and pro dancer, Derek Hough," as ABC put it.

mercurynews.com (16 days ago)

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater, seeps across the footlights as if it were The Onepenny Opera. There's something so plodding about the spoken and sung tempos that even though...

huffingtonpost.com (16 days ago)

‘DWTS’ features Kathryn McCormick in amazing ‘Macy's Stars of Dance’ (video)

‘DWTS’ features Kathryn McCormick in amazing ‘Macy's Stars of Dance’ (video)

Dancing With the Stars had a thrilling performance on Monday night the Macy's Stars of Dance. With creative oversight by Emmy Award-winning Choreographer and Pro Dancer, Derek Hough and So You Think You Can Dance all-star...

examiner.com (16 days ago)

Ballet West’s ‘Rite of Spring’ is a rite of passage

Who is Nicolo Fonte and why did he jet from Antwerp to New York City, landing in Salt Lake City three days ahead of schedule? Fonte is the guy at Ballet West, stepping it up and creating world premieres as the company’s second-only resident choreographer. He’s back in town this week to finish the last 50 seconds of...

sltrib.com (19 days ago)

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