Memelogue; collection of writing

Huffington Post

Black Lives Matters Embraces Dance; Joya Powell Interview

10.11.2016. Interview with Joya Powell, the 2016 Bessie Awardee for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer about her win and what’s next for her.


Broadway World

BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Dances To Glory Through Rain and Shine

8.16.2016. Battery Dance Festival opening night review.

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ERASING BORDERS FESTIVAL Transports The Audience to a Higher Plane

8.17.2016. Wide Variety of wonderful Indian Dance Artists on display.

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TINK! Soars Beyond Neverland

8.10.2016. Closing night review of a prequel musical to Peter Pan at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

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Enrique Cruz DeJesus Paints The Future and Honors The Past

7.28.2016. Interview with Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Artistic Director of Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company about the opening of their new space.

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LA DANCE PROJECT Bombs at The Joyce

7.27.2016. LA Dance Project brings a less than impressive program to The Joyce.

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BRIDGMAN|PACKER Pack Sex and Art Into 3-D Renderings

7.20.2016. Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, sexy artists of a certain age, use projected images to expand dance.

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K ARTS BALLET Sets A New Standard for Excellence

7.13.2016. Graduates of Korea National University of Arts dazzle in a gala style evening of concert pieces.

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DUSAN TYNEK Casts Magic at New York Live Arts

7.8.2016. Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre brings an excellent program and repertory work and premieres to New York Live Arts.

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MONSTAH BLACK, The Interview. Part II

7.14.2016. Part II of the interview with Monstah Black during his Artistic Residency at Dixon Place.

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JACK FERVER Mistakes The Kitchen for Camp

7.5.2016. Jack Ferver attempts to expand his lounge act into a ballet narrative via B Movie sensibilities.

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SUSAN MARSHALL Talks, and Talks, and Talks about Color

6.27.2016. Susan Marshall holds what felt like a purposefully boring lecture on color wheels with the bare minimum of movement.

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Alessandra Ferri Melts Our Hearts in ROMEO AND JULIET

6.24.2016. Alessandra Ferri returned to ABT to ravishing effect as Juliet with Herman Cornejo as her Romeo.

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RIOULT DANCE NY Conjures Shades of Valiant Women

6.22.2016. RIOULT Dance NY performs its triptych of ballets inspired by Euripides writing on heroic women. Featuring Kathleen Turner.

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NEW CHAMBER BALLET Regales with Musical and Choreographic Treasures

6.22.2016. Miro Magloire offers choreographic gems with his chamber company.

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JANE COMFORT Dances Tales of The City

6.18.2016. Jane Comfort’s company presents tantalizing vignettes of living in the city.

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JESSICA LANG DANCE Paints Nuanced Portraits of Brotherhood

6.18.2016. Jessica Lang crafts exquisite portraits for her company of muted dancers.

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BWW Review: MONTE, MOLISSA, MARGO, MULLER at New York Live Arts

6.17.2016. An uneven evening from from paragons of modern dance.

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BWW Review: FELD’S KIDS Execute With Polish and Finally With Glee

6.13.2016. Eliot Feld’s students charm and entertain at The Joyce.

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BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE Celebrates Women of Distinction

6.9.2016. Buglisi Dance Theatre celebrated its 23rd Season while honouring Terese Capucilli.

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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS Sets Hearts Ablaze in Geolocate

6.7.2016. Sam Pott’s company performs an excellent program of work created by choreographers from all over the world.

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YVONNE RAINER Recites The News in The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually

6.6.2016. A disjointed evening of movement and recitations from Yvonne Rainer and her dancers.

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THE CUNNINGHAM TRUST Unveils a Dusty Extract

5.27.2016. The Cunningham Trusts unveils the filming of a work that Cunningham never sought to revive.

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’s ‘La Fille mal gardée’ Revives The Spirits With Bucolic Charm

5.26.2016. A sparkling revival of a beloved Ashton work, starring Roman Zhurbin.

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MARJANI FORTE-SAUNDERS Combines Nightmarish Images To Little Effect in being Here…/this time

5.26.2016. Marjani Forte-Saunders offers a dystopian view of Black Lives with no light in sight.

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JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today

5.23.2016. Maestro Jelko Yuresha paints a beautiful history of the Golden Age of Ballet.

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DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio

5.15.2016. The former Graham soloists sets her acclaimed suite of solos on former Graham dancers.

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers

5.9.2016. City Ballet offers a program of newer works. The best by Alexei Ratmansky. 

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THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Loses Sight of Its Identity at City Center Gala

4.26.2016. The Graham Company disappoints with an evening of dull dancing.

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BALLET HISPANICO Starts Strong but Comes up Short at The Joyce

4.12.2016. An uneven night of choreography, though very well danced by the company.

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WENDY OSSERMAN’s 40th Anniversary Season

4.26.2016. A well conceived evening of dance though hardly the most stimulating.

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© 2016 JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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