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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Wins Jacob Pillow Dance Award

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a versatile choreographer whose work includes flamenco, hip-hop, classical ballet and contemporary dance pieces, is the recipient of the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, the organization announced on Wednesday. Ms. Lopez Ochoa will accept the...

The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 Years Later

Lemon came up in the late 1970s, when the new new dance was infusing postmodern constructions with overt social commentary, and was greatly influenced by what he calls dance’s “lineage of white women.” It’s true that the downtown...

Review: In ‘Paramodernities,’ Words and Dance Do Battle. The Audience Wins.

The section about Balanchine — which expands from a theory connecting the choreography of his seminal “Agon” and the polio of his wife, Tanaquil LeClerq, to broader ruminations on disability and race — offers another angle. The scholar...

Hubbard Street Dance Gets a Lift From Ohad Naharin

The Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin has made a powerful — and positive — impact on the world of contemporary dance. His works have given American repertory companies something of value to perform, and that’s been a game-changer, which...

She’s Been Writing About Dance for 55 Years. She’s Not Done Yet.

In 1990, the choreographer Paul Taylor sent “pseudo death-threats” (his darkly teasing term) — each one a work of art — to five of New York’s foremost dance critics. The one that Deborah Jowitt received was a striking...

Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship

Sara Baras and Soledad Barrio are flamenco stars. Spanish-born and of a similar age (either side of 50), both lead troupes with their names in the title. And there, as performances in New York this weekend demonstrated, the...

Review: William Forsythe Brings a New Playlist to Boston

BOSTON — An American choreographer who made his career in Europe, William Forsythe has a formidable reputation, or several of them. Overseas, he’s long been hailed as a groundbreaking experimentalist, stretching ballet to unprecedented extremes, daringly questioning convention....

Making Dances in the Shadow of Merce Cunningham

Since then, she’s experimented with gestures and shows of emotion that diverge from Cunningham’s example. But it can be difficult for her to separate what’s his from what’s hers. Making a dance and adding music later makes sense...

‘Seraphic Track Stars’ Dancing About Freedom at the Met

Even for a ballet dancer, Mr. Farley, nearly 6 feet 6 inches tall, is statuesque. He has legs for days, hands that dance elegantly in the air and a beaming smile. His impressive presence has to do with...

Marcia Dale Weary, Heartland Ballet Teacher, Is Dead at 82

Marcia Dale Weary, a dance teacher whose school in rural Pennsylvania trained a number of prominent ballet dancers and helped populate the ranks of many major companies, died on Monday in Camp Hill, Pa., just outside Harrisburg. She...

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All Oscars Will Be Shown Live, Academy Says in a Reversal

LOS ANGELES — So much for a three-hour Oscar telecast.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that it would abandon...

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