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    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Wins Jacob Pillow Dance Award

    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Wins Jacob Pillow Dance Award


    Dancers from Ballet Hispánico rehearsing Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Sombrerísimo” in preparation for the troupe’s season at the Joyce Theater, which begins March...

    Ms. Lopez Ochoa, a self-described “chameleon” choreographer, is the winner of the 2019 award.
    Social Studies: The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 Years Later

    Social Studies: The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 Years Later


    From left: Lucinda Childs, Yvonne Rainer and Deborah Hay, photographed at a dance studio in downtown Manhattan in February, 57 years after the first Concert of Dance at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, which, from 1960 to 1964, served as...

    The movement upended all notions of what the form could be. Today, it’s still shaping how we see the world around us.
    She Dances. He Directs. How They Created a Balletic Battle of the Sexes.

    She Dances. He Directs. How They Created a Balletic Battle of the Sexes.


    The husband-and-wife team of Joshua Bergasse Sara Mearns, preparing for “I Married an Angel.” Ms. Mearns, a City Ballet principal, is the Angel, her first speaking role; Mr. Bergasse is the choreographer and...

    The wife-and-husband team of Sara Mearns and Joshua Bergasse talk about working together on “I Married an Angel” for Encores! Reader, she Lindy Hops.

    Have ‘Flute,’ Will Travel: Mostly Mozart Announces Its Season


    The festival will feature a globally popular production of “The Magic Flute,” a new Mark Morris dance and a musical adaptation of a Langston Hughes...

    The festival will feature a globally popular production of “The Magic Flute,” a new Mark Morris dance and a musical adaptation of a Langston Hughes poem.
    When Extremes Attract: Dance and Horror’s New Pas de Deux

    When Extremes Attract: Dance and Horror’s New Pas de Deux


    A body holds plenty of space for terror. Here, one of the big dance scenes from Gaspar Noé‘s...

    Gaspar Noé’s “Climax” is the latest movie to push the ecstatic, frightening qualities of dance into horror. A body holds plenty of space for terror.
    Cholly Atkins Taught Motown to Dance. His Moves Get an Update in ‘Ain’t Too Proud.’

    Cholly Atkins Taught Motown to Dance. His Moves Get an Update in ‘Ain’t Too Proud.’


    Cholly Atkins, left, rehearsed with the Four Tops in the basement of the Apollo Theater in 1964. Mr. Atkins adjusted to the skills of each group; the Four Tops got minimal moves, while the Temptations (and the Pips and the Supremes) got the...

    The Temptations’ dancing was essential to their allure. Sergio Trujillo makes it more intricate, stylistically varied and narratively sophisticated.

    #SpeakingInDance: Netta Yerushalmy’s Rites of Modern Dance


    Her project “Paramodernities” — an ambitious deconstruction of works by six canonical moderns — features this reimagined version of Nijinsky’s “Rite of...

    Her project “Paramodernities” — an ambitious deconstruction of works by six canonical moderns — features this reimagined version of Nijinsky’s “Rite of Spring.”
    Critic’s Notebook: Hubbard Street Dance Gets a Lift From Ohad Naharin

    Critic’s Notebook: Hubbard Street Dance Gets a Lift From Ohad Naharin


    From left, Kevin J. Shannon and Florian Lochner with other Hubbard company members in Crystal Pite’s “Grace...

    Is a dancer willing to fail? Mr. Naharin’s “Decadance/Chicago” reveals the courage within grace. But Crystal Pite’s program makes the dancers anonymous.
    She’s Been Writing About Dance for 55 Years. She’s Not Done Yet.

    She’s Been Writing About Dance for 55 Years. She’s Not Done Yet.


    Deborah Jowitt at her apartment in Greenwich Village. The 14th Street Y is honoring Ms. Jowitt with a series of performances next...

    Deborah Jowitt, a pillar of American dance criticism, talks about geniuses she has known, being open and the perils of describing movement.
    Critic’s Notebook: Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship

    Critic’s Notebook: Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship


    Sara Baras in a whirlwind dress at New York City Center, with, from left, Charo Pedraja, Keko Baldomero and Marí­a Jesús Garcí­a...

    Sara Baras’s show is like a pop diva’s concert. Soledad Barrio’s is bare bones — with nothing to hide behind, nothing to get in the way.
    Review: William Forsythe Brings a New Playlist to Boston

    Review: William Forsythe Brings a New Playlist to Boston


    “Pas/Parts 2018,” part of “Full on Forsythe,” a program of recent works by the choreographer William...

    Mr. Forsythe’s first work for an American ballet company in almost 30 years isn’t controversial. It’s conservative. And fun.
    9 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    9 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Members of Noche Flamenca performing “La Ronde,” one of the dances featured in “Entre Tú y Yo” (“Between You and Me”), which starts at the Connelly Theater on...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    Making Dances in the Shadow of Merce Cunningham

    Making Dances in the Shadow of Merce Cunningham


    Dylan Crossman, left, Ellen Cornfield and Douglas Dunn. They, and Jonah Bokaer, all former members of Merce Cunningham’s company, are making new works for the Harkness Dance Festival in honor of his...

    Four choreographers who came out of Cunningham’s company discuss the anxiety of influence as they prepare premieres for the Harkness Dance Festival.
    ‘Seraphic Track Stars’ Dancing About Freedom at the Met

    ‘Seraphic Track Stars’ Dancing About Freedom at the Met


    Silas Farley, a dancer with New York City Ballet, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Making choreography here is beyond anything I could have hoped,” he...

    City Ballet’s Silas Farley takes over three galleries at the Met in a dance to spirituals and songs written by men in San Quentin prison.

    Marcia Dale Weary, Heartland Ballet Teacher, Is Dead at 82


    Ms. Weary’s school in rural Pennsylvania produced an enormous number of professional dancers and stars at major...

    Ms. Weary’s school in rural Pennsylvania produced an enormous number of professional dancers and stars at major companies.

    #SpeakingInDance: The Freedom of Letting Your Hair Go


    Okwui Okpokwasili’s “Adaku’s Revolt,” a work for young audiences, focuses on a girl who challenges conventional beauty standards by choosing natural...

    Okwui Okpokwasili’s “Adaku’s Revolt,” a work for young audiences, focuses on a girl who challenges conventional beauty standards by choosing natural hair.