The company of Hofesh Shechter's "Grand Finale" at BAM.

VIEWPOINTS – STATE OF SIEGE and GRAND FINALE give us timely, if tiresome, glimpses of the apocalypse at BAM

Things have been looking grim at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where two Next Wave Festival offerings are giving audiences timely glimpses of the apocalypse. Unfortunately, I found both, despite … Continue Reading →


Sara Mearns in Matthew Bourne's "The Red Shoes" at New York City Center.

VIEWPOINTS – Matthew Bourne’s THE RED SHOES: Thriving at the intersection of dance and theater

One of my “aha” moments in dance was when I first encountered Matthew Bourne’s bold interpretation of Swan Lake nearly two decades ago in London. Using a corps of all-male … Continue Reading →


Hiroshi Sugimoto's newly-commissioned noh drama "Rikyu-Enoura" at Japan Society.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – The newly-commissioned noh drama RIKYU-ENOURA at Japan Society is transporting

Last year, I immersed myself in the tradition of Japanese noh when the highly-regarded Kanze Noh Theatre graced New York to partake in the 2016 Lincoln Center Festival. It was … Continue Reading →


Mark Morris Dance Group and Silk Road Ensemble's "Layla and Majnun" at the Rose Theatre, courtesy of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Mark Morris’s choreographic interpretation of LAYLA AND MAJNUN captivates in Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

I recently caught the closing performance of Mark Morris’s utterly captivating Layla and Majnun, which had its New York premiere this past week under the auspices of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival … Continue Reading →


Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in "One Night Only", courtesy of Women's Project Theater

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s vaudevillian ONE NIGHT ONLY is a joy to watch

I recently caught up with Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s joyous, quirky Off-Broadway dance-theater hybrid One Night Only (Running as Long as We Can), courtesy of the folks at Women’s Project … Continue Reading →


Justin Peck's "Pulcinella Variations" for New York City Ballet

VIEWPOINTS – City Ballet successfully debuts four out of five works

I had missed New York City Ballet’s fall gala last week, usually a glamorous affair at the intersection of new choreography and the latest in “high” fashion. I had heard … Continue Reading →


Bill T. Jones' "A Letter to My Nephew" at BAM Harvey

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Bill T. Jones’ A LETTER TO MY NEPHEW is opaque, muddled

Last night, I attended the opening night performance of Bill T. Jones’ latest dance-theater creation A Letter to My Nephew, a highly anticipated offering at this year’s Next Wave Festival at the … Continue Reading →


Miami City Ballet dances Christopher Wheeldon's "Polyphonia" at City Center's Fall for Dance festival

THE HANGOVER REPORT – FALL FOR DANCE gets off to a rousing start

Last night I attended the opening night performance of City Center’s Fall for Dance festival, one the center pieces of New York’s fall dance season. What makes Fall for Dance … Continue Reading →


Tiler Peck as Odette in New York City Ballet's "Swan Lake"

VIEWPOINTS – A Tale of Four Swans: Mearns, Bouder, Hyltin, and Peck take on Odette/Odile

Over the course of the last two weeks, six New York City Ballet principal dancers took on the coveted role of Odette/Odile in Peter Martins’ Swan Lake – Sara Mearns, Teresa Reichlen, … Continue Reading →


Daniel Pettrow and Maira Kalman in "The Principals of Uncertainty" at BAM Fisher

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Kalman and Heginbotham’s THE PRINCIPALS OF UNCERTAINTY is a whimsical, if vague, affair

Last night, I caught the final performance of The Principals of Uncertainty at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This hybrid piece of dance-theater is based on a book of collected illustrations of … Continue Reading →