Catch up on dance reviews from various shows and performances in Los Angeles, Orange County, and New York.

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SZALT (dance co.) and “Water Stories” Embrace Personal Narratives and Collaboration

Given the current circumstances surrounding water and drought in California, Water Stories, the most recent evening length offering by Szalt at the Mo...

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Visual Appeal, Downtown Edge in Bill T. Jones “Story/Time”

Watching Bill T. Jones and his company performing “Story/Time” at the Long Beach Carpenter Center I was reminded not how much modern dance has changed...

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Lucinda Childs Dance Company Brings Back a Glossy “Available Light”

Labels are an often used but unfortunate barrier in the art world. Minimalism is one that has been regularly applied to concert music, dance, and oper...

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“Dido and Aeneas”, Ancient Music Made New by Mark Morris and His Accomplished Band of Dancers

We have been fortunate to have had local performances of both L’Allegro, ill Penseroso, ed il Moderato and Dido and Aeneas recently. Count yourself lu...

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“Power of Ailey” Merges American and Euro Zone Works

“Power of Ailey”, one of three themed repertory programs playing at the Music Center is mostly a male affair. Men dominate all of the pieces on the pr...

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“An American in Paris”: Wheeldon’s New Adaptation for the Stage is All About Dance

"An American In Paris”, an adaptation of Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, is in previews in New York at the Palace...

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The Land of Taylor with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Looks Recharged in New Season at Lincoln Center

While the first week of the Taylor season has covered mostly classics they were given a boost by the new music arrangement with the Orchestra of St. L...

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“The Rockettes New York Spring Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall: A Huge Show That Leaves Little to the Imagination

Want to know what to see in New York on your next visit. Head to Radio City where the new Spring Spectacular directed and choreographed by Warren Carl...

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Celebrate Dance Binds L.A. Companies Together in 10th Anniversary Production at the Alex Theatre

In last Saturday’s concert Celebrate Dance drew from its long, varied history in a retrospective program featuring nine Los Angeles dance companies. T...

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collidEdance Delivers a Fierce Concert Dance Odyssey

Sometimes it matters where you see dance. With Erica Sobol’s new full-length dance odyssey runaway! by collidEdance at the Avalon Hollywood, concert d...

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The American Legacy Company Returns to L.A. With Old and New Works After a Decade-Long Absence

The three works on the Paul Taylor Dance Company program which opened at the Music Center on Friday night give you a pretty good idea of the kinds of...

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Cirque’s “TOTEM” Visually Appealing But Short on Content

Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem”, playing through early March at the Santa Monica Pier, isn’t nearly as profound nor as entertaining as many of its Cirque p...