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    Angela Bowen, Dance Teacher and Gay Activist, Is Dead at 82

    Angela Bowen, Dance Teacher and Gay Activist, Is Dead at 82


    Angela Bowen teaching a dance class in the 1980s. She later became a passionate voice on lesbian, black and feminist...

    Her dance school in New Haven influenced many, and her outspokenness as a black lesbian feminist influenced many more.
    Opposites Who Reveal Ballet’s Expressive Range

    Opposites Who Reveal Ballet’s Expressive Range


    The unalikes: Isabella Boylston, left, and Devon Teuscher, both principal dancers at American Ballet Theater, had standout spring...

    Isabella Boylston’s natural domain seems allegro, Devon Teuscher’s, adagio. These unalike Ballet Theater dancers have grown immeasurably this season.
    Review: ‘Period’ Favors Dance Subtlety Over Substance

    Review: ‘Period’ Favors Dance Subtlety Over Substance


    Dancers like soft-edged machines: Maggie Zepp, left, and Laura Selle Virtucio in “Period,” by the Minnesota choreographer Chris...

    Chris Schlichting’s work at the Chocolate Factory seems to shut out the external world for a rarefied one of dance.
    Executive Realness: 3 ‘Pose’ Stars on Dancing and Being Seen

    Executive Realness: 3 ‘Pose’ Stars on Dancing and Being Seen


    Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dominique Jackson and Jason A. Rodriguez talk about their experiences as dancers in life — and onscreen in Ryan Murphy’s show about the underground ballroom scene of the...

    Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dominique Jackson and Jason A. Rodriguez talk about their experiences as dancers in life — and onscreen in Ryan Murphy’s show about the underground ballroom scene of the 1980s.
    Abrons Arts Center to Celebrate a Milestone With Political Work

    Abrons Arts Center to Celebrate a Milestone With Political Work


    “Pollock,” by Fabrice Melquiot, will return to Abron Arts Center as a part of its 2018-19 season with its original...

    Craig Peterson, the artistic director of the center, says the new season will focus how local issues on the Lower East Side mirror national concerns.
    New ‘West Side Story’ From Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    New ‘West Side Story’ From Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker


    The director Ivo van Hove, who will take on “West Side Story” for a Broadway production that will begin previews in December...

    The experimental director and avant-garde choreographer’s production — the first in the U.S. not to be based on Jerome Robbins’s choreography — will come to Broadway.
    Pina Bausch Company Dismisses Its Director, Just a Year In

    Pina Bausch Company Dismisses Its Director, Just a Year In


    Adolphe Binder, who ran the Tanztheater Wuppertal for just over a...

    Tanztheater Wuppertal will part ways with Adolphe Binder, who commissioned the first full-length pieces created for the troupe since Bausch’s death.
    Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016

    Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016


    President Ronald Reagan presenting the photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks with the National Medal of Arts in...

    Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.
    Review: Lucinda Childs’s Enduring Vision of Order

    Review: Lucinda Childs’s Enduring Vision of Order


    Intelligent design: Lucinda Childs’s choreography on the two-tiered set by Frank...

    In “Available Light,” her 1983 collaboration with Frank Gehry and John Adams, what matters most is who moves when, and with whom.
    Dance? Easy. The Ballerina Tiler Peck Leaves Her Comfort Zone.

    Dance? Easy. The Ballerina Tiler Peck Leaves Her Comfort Zone.


    Tiler Peck, the New York City Ballet principal, at Lincoln Center. A new documentary, “Ballet Now,” follows Ms. Peck as she puts together a program of dance in Los Angeles. That experience changed her, she said, in a way that “has translated into...

    A new documentary follows this New York City Ballet dancer as she directs an evening she put together. It changed her: “I know I could run a company.”
    6 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in “Follow the Fleet,” part of the Fred and Ginger retrospective this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln...

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

    #SpeakingInDance: In ‘Available Light,’ No Time for Artifice


    Lucinda Childs’s 1983 collaboration with John Adams and Frank Gehry is “exceedingly fast” and “seeringly...

    Lucinda Childs’s 1983 collaboration with John Adams and Frank Gehry is “exceedingly fast” and “seeringly difficult.”
    Review: With Batsheva, Politics Inside and Outside the Joyce Theater

    Review: With Batsheva, Politics Inside and Outside the Joyce Theater


    A scene from “Naharin’s Virus,” performed by Batsheva, the Young Ensemble. Evyatar Omessy, on the higher level, recites a monologue, while performers on the lower level dance or draw on the...

    The Israeli company’s Young Ensemble performed Ohad Naharin’s “Naharin’s Virus,” in which the dancers look like pawns in the choreographer’s game.
    Harry Potter Doesn’t Dance. But He Sure Can Move.

    Harry Potter Doesn’t Dance. But He Sure Can Move.


    Steven Hoggett, the movement director and choreographer for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” at the Palace Theater in London. “Is it possible to do a 10-second flourish with a cloak, then do it in reverse? How many ways can you fall off a...

    “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” doesn’t use elaborate special effects. Its magic comes from movement, and Steven Hoggett is its wizard choreographer.