Pina Bausch's "The Rite of Spring" at BAM

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Pina Bausch lives on emphatically in the remount of an historic double bill at BAM

There are only a handful of choreographers who have had the same far-reaching impact to the arts as the late, great Pina Bausch. Indeed, her influence reaches beyond the world of … Continue Reading →

Lucinda Childs Dance Company performs "Dance" at the Joyce Theater

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Lucinda Childs’ minimalist “Dance” is gorgeously revived at the Joyce

I recently had the chance to catch Lucinda Childs Dance Company perform its seminal 1979 “Dance”. The three-piece evening length ballet, performed to a score by Philip Glass and projected … Continue Reading →

ZviDance's "On the Road" at BAM Fisher

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Zvi Gotheiner’s ON THE ROAD, after Kerouac, is inspired dance

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch choreographer Zvi Gotheiner’s dance adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s intimate BAM Fisher space. The … Continue Reading →

Nederlands Dans Theater at New York City Center

THE HANGOVER REPORT – NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER makes a rare appearance in New York, and they’re as sleek and impressive as ever

This past weekend, I attended a performance by the Nederlands Dans Theater, who made a rare appearance in New York at City Center last week. I first encountered the internationally revered … Continue Reading →

Gideon Irving in "My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die" at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

VIEWPOINTS – A recent crop of divergent solo performances fearlessly peer into the soul the artist

Solo performances, particularly autobiographical ones, can be sacred experiences for all concerned. The act of opening oneself up so that others can observe one’s deepest fears and sensitive vulnerabilities takes tremendous … Continue Reading →

Phantom Limb Company's "Memory Rings" at BAM Harvey

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Phantom Limb Company’s eco-focused MEMORY RINGS at BAM is whimsical, hypnotic

Last night, I attended a performance of New York-based Phantom Limb Company’s Memory Rings, an offering at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. In many ways, this multi-disciplinary defies categorization. Memory Rings, … Continue Reading →

Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Letter to a Man" at BAM Harvey

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Mikhail Baryshnikov fails to register as Nijinsky in Robert Wilson’s LETTER TO A MAN

What a shame. There was so much promise in the concept of having Mikhail Baryshnikov – one of the great movers of our time – play the legendary dancer Vaslav … Continue Reading →

The cast of "Paris!" at the Irondale Center

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Company XIV’s PARIS! is one of its most riotously entertaining outings yet

I think of Company XIV shows in the same way I do of those Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas. Once you’ve seen one of them, viewings of subsequent shows start to … Continue Reading →

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s "Vortex Temporum" at BAM

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s VORTEX TEMPORUM manifests the relationship between dancers and musicians at BAM

This past weekend, I returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to catch Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Vortex Temporum, a dance set to spectral composer Gérard Grisey’s shimmering, tension-filled score … Continue Reading →

The company of Shen Wei Dance Arts' "Neither" at BAM

VIEWPOINTS – BAM’s Next Wave Festival admirably focuses on both emerging and established artists with Yoann Bourgeois’s MINUIT and Shen Wei’s NEITHER

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s expansive Next Wave Festival marches on, and what’s becoming evident is the festival’s dedication to giving exposure to both emerging (the use of the relatively … Continue Reading →