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    Mark Ryden’s Stage Confections at Paul Kasmin Gallery

    Mark Ryden’s Stage Confections at Paul Kasmin Gallery


    Mark Ryden’s “Nicolo,” on display at the Paul Kasmin...

    Mr. Ryden designed the backdrops, props and costumes for the ballet “Whipped Cream,” and the Paul Kasmin Gallery is presenting an exhibition of his work.
    Review: Washington Ballet Scales New Heights via the Classics

    Review: Washington Ballet Scales New Heights via the Classics


    Brooklyn Mack partnering Maki Onuki in Washington Ballet’s performance of Frederick Ashton’s “The...

    Under Julie Kent’s direction, the company hits peaks in a program that includes Anthony Tudor’s “Jardin aux Lilas” and Frederick Ashton’s “The Dream.”
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    The fiddler Tola Custy and the dancer Colin Dunne, who will present “Edges of Light” at Irish Arts Center next...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    A Memoir From David Hallberg on Ballet, the Bolshoi and His Injury

    A Memoir From David Hallberg on Ballet, the Bolshoi and His Injury


    David Hallberg, performing with American Ballet Theater in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Whipped Cream” at the Metropolitan Opera House on...

    The memoir, “A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back,” which will be published on Nov. 7, will cover Mr. Hallberg’s career as a star dancer.
    A Banned Dance From Anna Halprin, Now Celebrated

    A Banned Dance From Anna Halprin, Now Celebrated


    Anna Halprin’s “The Branch Dance,” from...

    “Radical Bodies,” an exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, looks at works by Ms. Halprin and other pioneers.
    Taking Flight: Julie Kent at Washington Ballet

    Taking Flight: Julie Kent at Washington Ballet


    Julie Kent in 2015, retiring from American Ballet Theater. She is now finishing her first season as Washington Ballet’s artistic...

    For the final program of her first season as artistic director of the company, Ms. Kent commissioned a work from Ethan Stiefel about space travel.
    Ivo van Hove and Pina Bausch Highlight BAM’s Next Wave Festival

    Ivo van Hove and Pina Bausch Highlight BAM’s Next Wave Festival


    “The Fountainhead,” directed by Ivo van Hove and staged by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, will run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in November as part of the...

    The festival, which features 31 programs from Sept. 14 through Dec. 16, will be the penultimate one overseen by its founding director, Joseph V. Melillo.
    Critic's Notebook: Ballet After Balanchine: 3 Choreographers Lead the Way

    Critic's Notebook: Ballet After Balanchine: 3 Choreographers Lead the Way


    Sterling Hyltin, front center, performing “Odessa” on May 4 with fellow members of the New York City Ballet: From left, Joaquin De Luz, Amar Ramasar and Taylor...

    The New York City Ballet has become the world’s main source of important ballet choreography thanks to work by three big talents.
    Review: Liam Scarlett’s ‘Symphonic Dances’ Celebrates a Ballerina

    Review: Liam Scarlett’s ‘Symphonic Dances’ Celebrates a Ballerina


    James Hay and Zenaida Yanowsky of the Royal Ballet in Liam Scarlett’s “Symphonic Dances.” Ms. Yanowsky, who is retiring this season, dominates the...

    This premiere by Mr. Scarlett, the Royal Ballet’s artist in residence, is a relief after two disappointing narrative works.

    Over 60 and Dancing at W.N.B.A. Center Court


    The Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty, lets those over 40 — many in their 60s — shake their booty on center court, breaking the tradition of the typical halftime...

    The Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty, lets those over 40 — many in their 60s — shake their booty on center court, breaking the tradition of the typical halftime act.
    What Is a Dance Doing in the Middle of Enda Walsh’s Play?

    What Is a Dance Doing in the Middle of Enda Walsh’s Play?


    “A real human being actually struggling for breath”: Oona Doherty performing in the middle segment of “Arlington,” at St. Ann’s...

    In “Arlington,” a dance segment takes us into the subtext: “the pressure put on a body in confinement.”
    So, How Did I Do?: From a ‘Super Bunhead’ to a Lead Dancer

    So, How Did I Do?: From a ‘Super Bunhead’ to a Lead Dancer


    Christine Shevchenko of American Ballet Theater, about to make her debut as Kitri in “Don Quixote,” at the Metropolitan Opera on...

    Christine Shevchenko just danced her first lead in a full-length ballet: Kitri in “Don Quixote.” She dropped her fan but soldiered on. Here’s how it went.
    An Adventurous First Season for Skirball Center’s New Director

    An Adventurous First Season for Skirball Center’s New Director


    Jay Wegman, at the Abrons Arts Center. He gave up his post as artistic director there to lead N.Y.U.’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, where his first season will include an immersive “Pirates of Penzance” and a John Zorn...

    Jay Wegman, who left the Abrons Arts Center to lead Skirball last year, has unveiled an ambitious first season.
    On the Frivolities of Ballet, the Contradictory Art

    On the Frivolities of Ballet, the Contradictory Art


    A scene from “Whipped Cream,” a new ballet by Alexei...

    American Ballet Theater’s season reminds us that ballet can turn silliness into enchantment but also turn serious themes into silliness.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Stella Abrera and David Hallberg in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Whipped...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    10 Spring and Summer Dance Festivals

    10 Spring and Summer Dance Festivals


    The Hungarian performance artist Eszter Salamon’s “Monument...

    Choreographed protest from Quebec, a museum workout (!) and some titans of modern dance round out the top moments of movement coming up.
    Reviews: Summoning Spirits and Dancing in Latex Body Bags

    Reviews: Summoning Spirits and Dancing in Latex Body Bags


    Koma performing his solo work “The Ghost Festival” at St. Mark’s...

    Our critic looks at how Koma (alone) reckons with vulnerability and age, and how François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea bring mystery and oddity to Dia:Beacon.
    Shelby Shellz Suzie Q Felton, the ‘Lady Professor’ of Flexing

    Shelby Shellz Suzie Q Felton, the ‘Lady Professor’ of Flexing


    Shelby Shellz Suzie Q Felton rehearsing for “Flexn Evolution,” which opens on Thursday at the Park Avenue Armory in New York...

    Ms. Felton, a performer in “Flexn Evolution,” talks about being in a male-dominated genre, and how dance has given her life meaning.
    Ayodele Casel, Tap Storyteller, Lets Her Feet Do the Talking

    Ayodele Casel, Tap Storyteller, Lets Her Feet Do the Talking


    Ayodele Casel, an actress, choreographer and dancer, was last in the spotlight in October, when she tapped not to music but to a recording of her own words at a “Broadway for Hillary”...

    “I really, really, really want people to hear and experience tap dancing in a different way,” said Ms. Casel of the Bronx, who is rehearsing for the world premiere of her next show, in June.
    Critic's Notebook: No More Gang Rape Scenes in Ballets, Please

    Critic's Notebook: No More Gang Rape Scenes in Ballets, Please


    Sterling Hyltin, thrown into the air by male dancers in a scene of violence on the opening night of “Odessa,” at New York City...

    Violence against women is pervasive in contemporary works of ballet. Enough is enough: It’s time to give women as much power and agency as men.
    Chuck Davis, Who Brought African Dance Traditions to America, Dies at 80

    Chuck Davis, Who Brought African Dance Traditions to America, Dies at 80


    Chuck Davis in 2007. Far left, a DanceAfrica performance in 2015 featuring members of Bale Folclórico da Bahia, a Brazilian folkloric dance company. Left, the Zimbabwe troupe Umkhathi Theater Works at DanceAfrica in...

    Mr. Davis, founder of the DanceAfrica festival, lived by the mantra “Peace, love and respect for everybody.”