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    Review: For the Martha Graham Company, Opposites Attract

    Review: For the Martha Graham Company, Opposites Attract


    Laurel Dalley Smith and Ari Mayzick in Lucinda Childs’s newly expanded “Histoire,” which had its premiere on Wednesday night with the Martha Graham Dance...

    Lucinda Childs’s expanded “Histoire,” which had its premiere on Wednesday, is surprising not for how different it is from Graham, but for how alike.

    #Speakingindance: Lar Lubovitch Is Looking for Poets


    Watch a portion of “Little Rhapsodies,” which features Mr. Lubovitch’s lush, flowing...

    Watch a portion of “Little Rhapsodies,” which features Mr. Lubovitch’s lush, flowing movement.
    Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management

    Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management


    Stéphane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, and Aurélie Dupont, the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet, in...

    A survey intended for internal use was leaked to the French media. It shows dancers concerned about verbal and sexual harassment and a lack of support.
    Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises

    Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises


    Barton Cowperthwaite and Nicole Marie Corea (center) with fellow members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in the premiere of “Something About Night” at the Joyce...

    His company’s program at the Joyce Theater featured a premiere that, like most of his work, had fine craftsmanship but left little impression.
    The Indian Monks’ Dance, Flowering With the Aid of Women

    The Indian Monks’ Dance, Flowering With the Aid of Women


    The Assam monks dance in the Sattriya style, accompanied by drums and cymbals — sometimes played by the dancers — flute, voice and often...

    In monasteries in remote Assam, prayer is expressed through dance. That style, Sattriya, is coming to New York this weekend.
    Review: William Forsythe’s Infectious New Hip-Hop Ballet

    Review: William Forsythe’s Infectious New Hip-Hop Ballet


    William Forsythe’s “Playlist (Track 1,2),” commissioned by the English National Ballet, is the first work the choreographer has created for a British dance company in more than 20...

    “Playlist (Track 1,2),” on the program “Voices of America,” doesn’t imitate hip-hop but lets its spirit infuse the choreography.
    City Ballet’s New Team Gets a Crash Course in Season Planning

    City Ballet’s New Team Gets a Crash Course in Season Planning


    The choreographer Kyle Abraham has been chosen by the interim team to create a new work for the New York City Ballet’s fall...

    Peter Martins had mapped out most of City Ballet’s next season before he retired under pressure. But there was still work for its new leaders.
    I Was Skeptical About Ecstatic Dance

    I Was Skeptical About Ecstatic Dance


    Ecstatic Dance NYC is monthly dance party. The dance floor rules include no phones, no photos, no...

    Maybe it was something about the phrase “free-form movement in a judgment-free space.”
    Lar Lubovitch: Confessions of a Former Go-Go Dancer

    Lar Lubovitch: Confessions of a Former Go-Go Dancer


    The choreographer Lar Lubovitch, who has been making dances for 50 years, is known for his...

    Mr. Lubovitch, who’s been a choreographer for 50 years, talks about his work and learning from the best: Graham, Limón and the stage of a nightclub.
    Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies

    Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies


    Donald McKayle in 1956. He was the first black man to choreograph and direct a Broadway musical...

    He wove the African-American experience, including the pain of discrimination, into modern dance and directed and choreographed the musical “Raisin.”
    Review: Dancing in the House of García Lorca

    Review: Dancing in the House of García Lorca


    Members of Ballet Hispánico in Carlos Pons Guerra’s “Waiting for Pepe,” a world premiere at the Joyce...

    Ballet Hispánico’s world premieres at the Joyce Theater were inspired by Federico García Lorca — one by a play, one by his friendship with Dalí.
    Juilliard’s New Dance Director Comes From Ailey and Ballet

    Juilliard’s New Dance Director Comes From Ailey and Ballet


    Alicia Graf Mack, who has been named as the next director of the dance division at the Juilliard School, in “Flowers” (with Jamar Roberts) at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in...

    Alicia Graf Mack, a former performer with the Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will join Juilliard this summer.
    Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Dancing to Improve the World

    Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Dancing to Improve the World


    Jon Boogz, left, and Lil Buck in West Palm Beach, Fla., where they were rehearsing their show “Love Heals All...

    Buck and Boogz are idealists who want to bring dance to new audiences. Their stage show, “Love Heals All Wounds,” takes on contemporary social ills.
    Ivor Guest, 97, Dies; Transformed Study of Dance History

    Ivor Guest, 97, Dies; Transformed Study of Dance History


    Ivor Guest in 1957. The portrait is of the English ballerina Margot Fonteyn by Pietro...

    A lawyer by training, Mr. Guest became a leading authority on the period from 1750 to 1900 and contributed to a well-loved 20th-century ballet.
    Review: A Living Archive of Contemporary Black Dance

    Review: A Living Archive of Contemporary Black Dance


    Gesel Mason in Donald McKayle’s “Saturday’s Child,” from the poem by Countee...

    Gesel Mason’s “No Boundaries” is a reclamation project and a feat for Ms. Mason, who performs in seven works by seven black choreographers.
    Lucinda Childs Gets Off the Floor in Piece for the Graham Company

    Lucinda Childs Gets Off the Floor in Piece for the Graham Company


    On April 11, Lucinda Childs will unveil “Histoire,” a revision and expansion of a dance she choreographed for Martha Graham’s company almost 20 years...

    Ms. Childs used to be the antithesis of Martha Graham. But now she’s reworking a 1999 dance in a way that synthesizes their approaches.
    Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year

    Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year


    “While we have achieved a lot together over the past year,” Lincoln Center’s president, Debora L. Spar, said in a statement on Friday, “I have also questioned whether the role is right for...

    Brought in from outside the arts world, Debora L. Spar, formerly the president of Barnard College, is leaving after a short and rough tenure.

    #SpeakingInDance: Haunted by the Familiar


    The choreographer and dancer Jack Ferver made this duet, part of his new show “Everything Is Imaginable,” for himself and his old friend Reid...

    The choreographer and dancer Jack Ferver made this duet, part of his new show “Everything Is Imaginable,” for himself and his old friend Reid Bartelme.
    10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

    10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend


    Gesel Mason will perform “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” at the Billie Holiday Theater on Friday and...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.