GO: Neil Greenberg at Dance Theater Workshop (only through Saturday)

I should have mentioned Neil Greenberg's show at DTW already, as I've never seen anything by him I haven't liked, if not been deeply moved by. (I'm going Friday, tonight--and may have more to say later [UPDATE: here is that more]). Thankfully, Foot in Mouth contributor Eva Yaa Asantewaa reminded me, with this rave on her blog: Everybody's thrilled by and writing about Neil Greenberg's new Really … [Read more...]

We like her, we really, really like her

I try not to resort too often to the common blog tactic of letting other writers do the work, but I won't be able to get anything up until next week and my colleague Joel Lobenthal, of the New York Sun, has written a wonderful tribute to the exceptional Wendy Whelan, of New York City Ballet. So I can't resist. Enjoy! Whelan and retired principal dancer Jock Soto in Christopher Wheeldon's … [Read more...]

Ballet Miscellany

I've seen many exciting ballets in the last few weeks--and I knew if I didn't write about them soon (all of them), I'd forget what I was thinking. So this roundup is altogether too long. In order not to fall into a stupor, perhaps you should read it in installments. The photos serve to separate the parts.   About Alexei Ratmansky's "Concerto DSCH," my friend Elaine exclaimed, "It's so … [Read more...]

Coming soon (I hope)…

To those of you who check in regularly: Thank you, I'm honored. And I apologize for the lull here. I have a backlog of ballets I'm eager to respond to: Alexei Ratmansky's incredible premiere for New York City Ballet; Michael Clark's worthy Stravinsky nights at Lincoln Center Great Performances, too easily dismissed by the Times (the only paper to review it, I think); Tharp's admirably epic and … [Read more...]

Julian Barnett’s “Sound Memory” and other odes to retro habits at La Mama Moves

La Mama is a casual kind of place. I've shown up to review a dance version of "Medusa" without anyone mentioning that there would be lots of talking--in Japanese. Or, a couple of Sundays ago, only half the advertised performers actually performed. The other half had gone the day before. This easy spirit is perfect for the La Mama Moves festival, which just finished up (sorry!) its glorious three … [Read more...]