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    That Obscure, Unattainable Object of Desire: Your Own Art

    That Obscure, Unattainable Object of Desire: Your Own Art


    Left, Dean Moss; and, right, a costume detail from “Petra,” Mr. Moss’s new performance work, a blend of dance, theater, video and audience...

    Dean Moss’s “Petra” riffs on Fassbinder’s “Petra von Kant” and his life as a choreographer: “that process where you never attain what your desire is.”
    Labor Unrest Hits Ballet Theater, and Dancers Consider a Strike

    Labor Unrest Hits Ballet Theater, and Dancers Consider a Strike


    American Ballet Theater dancers performing in “Swan Lake” at the Metropolitan Opera House in...

    A tumultuous ballet season grows more tumultuous, as dancers at American Ballet Theater vote to authorize a strike as contract negotiations stall.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Kader Attou and Compagnie Accrorap will appear at the Joyce...

    Our guide to dance performances.

    #SpeakingInDance: Like a Prayer


    The New York City Ballet principal Maria Kowroski dances the opening of George Balanchine’s...

    The New York City Ballet principal Maria Kowroski dances the opening of George Balanchine’s “Mozartiana.”
    Opening Wide: The Bolshoi’s New, More Poetic ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    Opening Wide: The Bolshoi’s New, More Poetic ‘Romeo and Juliet’


    Alexei Ratmansky rehearsed his “Romeo and Juliet” in November with the leads, Vladislav Lantratov and Ekaterina...

    The Bolshoi contains multitudes — or, at least, doubles of some repertory, including “Romeo and Juliet,” whose new version is byAlexei Ratmansky.
    Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

    Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce


    At American Dance Platform, from left, Gabe Winns Ortiz, Brittany DeStefano and Caleb Teicher performed “Variations,” set to Bach’s Goldberg...

    The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.
    José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

    José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies


    José Molina performing in Bryant Park in Manhattan in 1967. “Onstage, he exuded simplicity, charisma and charm,” a fellow dancer said. “The audience adored...

    Mr. Molina’s striking flamenco skills took him to stages all over America and made him a “Tonight Show” regular.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Dunia Acosta of Malpaso Dance Company in “Indomitable...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    The Joyce Theater’s Latest Hire Comes From Deep in the Dance World

    The Joyce Theater’s Latest Hire Comes From Deep in the Dance World


    Aaron Mattocks, right, in Big Dance Theater’s “17c” at the BAM Harvey Theater last fall. Mr. Mattocks has been named the next director of programming at the Joyce Theater, effective Feb....

    Aaron Mattocks, who has a background as a performer, choreographer and administrator, will be the theater’s new director of programming.

    #SpeakingInDance: Good Vibrations


    In Moriah Evans’s “Figuring,” minuscule movements start from deep inside the body before moving...

    In Moriah Evans’s “Figuring,” minuscule movements start from deep inside the body before moving out.
    Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

    Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76


    Karin von Aroldingen had the role of Fire in George Balanchine’s version of Ravel’s “The Spellbound Child” in 1981. The production was mounted for an episode of the PBS series “Dance in...

    Whether exuding power or poignancy, she left a lasting impact at City Ballet on roles that he choreographed expressly for her.
    Unveiling Performance Space New York

    Unveiling Performance Space New York


    Jenny Schlenzka, artistic and executive director of Performance Space New York, in its renovated...

    Performance Space 122 has a new name and renovated digs. Jenny Schlenzka, its director, envisions a “vital center for community.”