Monica Bill Barnes, a dancer-choreographer, mime, storyteller and soft satirist, has riffed in the past on the pitfalls of dancing, the vanity of performers, the absurdities of adolescence. Now she’s looking at gender displacements and assertions.
The seven-man musical wrecking squad from Austria called Mnozil Brass has created a combination circus band, village band, marching band, and vaudeville orchestra.
Mark Morris and Ethan Iverson chose songs from the famous album for reflection and extrapolation. What they made is an entertainment, a romp for the company’s terrific dancers.
John Heginbotham may be making modern dance but he gives us the gift of classicism: discovery within form.
The show had an undercurrent that brought to the fore all the issues that have put Wynton Marsalis at the center of the culture wars.
Despite its grand intentions, Atomos is essentially an abstract work that springs from Wayne McGregor’s obvious passion for full-throttle movement.
New Yorker critic Alex Ross has called the LAPO the best orchestra in the country and that appellation seems about right.
The thought of the Kissin/Emerson collaboration was very intriguing, and I anticipated amazing music making.
There were the inevitable crowd-pleasers on which Audra McDonald puts her impassioned stamp.
The members of this trio seem to have preternatural access to each other’s musical thoughts.