Sasa Asentic @ Dance Theater Workshop
My Own Private Bio-Politics
Smart and affecting praxis-performance delivered by a delightful, self-reflexive new artist.
Ivy Baldwin @ Dance Theater Workshop
Bear Crown Dance
“Long live the bear!” Long live choreographers who succeed in taking audiences on a dreamlike journey, out of the realm of the rational into the pleasurable absurd.
Lucy Guerin @ Dance Theater Workshop
Structure and Sadness
Opposites push and pull at each other and release in a final catharsis of movement in this beautifully designed and emotionally resonant dance.
Miguel Gutierrez @ Dance Theater Workshop
A seminal performance for the YouTube generation.
Raimund Hoghe @ Dance Theater Workshop
Pina has since died; he is deformed. So what? His dance rings with humanity, attention, love, the great and the small. Everything is so much more than it seems.
Nicholas Leichter @ The Joyce*
June 24, 26, 28
Killa timing: MJ’s death thrust the show into the position of being a de facto tribute to the King of Pop.
Sarah East Johnson @ Brooklyn Lyceum
February 12-March 1
This performance displayed the choreographic craft Johnson has honed so well over the decade and the strong sense of community that has been cultivated among the troupe’s audiences.
Brian Rogers et al @ The Chocolate Factory
Redevelop (Death Valley)
February 19-21, 26-28
“Smart, beautiful, totally topical, and timeless, and one of the best multimedia performances I’ve seen this century.” Erwin Piscator would have loved this.
Jason Samuels Smith @ The Kitchen
Every element working toward the same effect: fantastic choreography, performances, text, music, set design, synthesized into a perfectly delicious stew of entertaining tap dance, that is to say Jazz.
Jeremy Wade @ Japan Society
there is no end to more
An unexpected late season surprise multi-media solo extraordinaire performed by Jared Gradinger in Wade’s evocative and entertaining critique of cuteness.
*Full Disclosure: I produced this show.