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    Governor Cuomo Outlaws Use of Elephants for Entertainment

    Governor Cuomo Outlaws Use of Elephants for Entertainment


    Kelly Ann, an Asian elephant, backstage at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2016, the year the circus phased the elephant out of its...

    The New York governor signed a bill that is the latest salvo in a growing movement to preserve the animals.
    Review: Choreographer Meets Bach, and It’s a Match

    Review: Choreographer Meets Bach, and It’s a Match


    Simone Dinnerstein, at the piano, with the dancers Maile Okamura (left) and Maggie...

    Bach’s daunting ‘Goldberg Variations’ find a sibling compositional sense in the choreographer Pam Tanowitz.
    At American Ballet Theater Gala, All Is the Same but Different

    At American Ballet Theater Gala, All Is the Same but Different


    American Ballet Theater dancers performing in the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “Songs of Bukovina,” to a piano score by Leonid...

    The gala program, with two premieres (one by Alexei Ratmansky one by Jessica Lang), demonstrated how this troupe has been changing.
    Steve Paxton, a Buddha of American Dance

    Steve Paxton, a Buddha of American Dance


    Steve Paxton with Merce Cunningham in Cunningham’s “Antic Meet” in...

    Mr. Paxton, 78, doesn’t perform much these days. But we talked to him a few weeks before a rare New York show with old friends Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.
    Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

    Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas


    Kendrick Lamar will headline the first night of the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience. LCD Soundsystem, the Foo Fighters and the Killers will also perform at the...

    Also the week of Oct. 22: Wooster Group channels voices from prison, Benjamin Millepied dances about architecture, and the Bernstein centennial celebration starts early.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Simone Forti, part of “Tea for Three,” at the Box in Los Angeles. See listing...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big

    Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big


    Briana Reed, who performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with Jayani Roberson, 11, during a ballet class on Oct. 12 at the Harlem School for the...

    The school has not only recovered from financial woes, but is pivoting from a place that primarily provides arts education to a full-fledged performing arts center.
    Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking

    Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking


    The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, left, and the composer Leonid Desyatnikov. Mr. Ratmansky’s new ballet, “Songs of Bukovina,” is set to preludes by Mr. Desyatnikov, loosely based on Ukrainian folk...

    Mr. Ratmansky keeps returning to Leonid Desyatnikov’s music. The two talked about their new work, Ukraine, their Jewish backgrounds and their Soviet upbringings.
    Who’s Afraid of ‘Goldberg Variations’? Not This Choreographer.

    Who’s Afraid of ‘Goldberg Variations’? Not This Choreographer.


    The pianist Simone Dinnerstein, left, with the choreographer Pam Tanowitz; they are collaborating on “New Work for Goldberg...

    The music may be intimidating, but Pam Tanowitz, collaborating with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein, found freedom in its formal structure.
    Houston’s Wortham Theater Center, Weeks After Harvey Struck

    Houston’s Wortham Theater Center, Weeks After Harvey Struck


    The ballet orchestra seats at the Wortham Theater Center, parts of which were flooded with up to 12 feet of water during Hurricane...

    Repairing the damage to the home of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet, which have relocated temporarily, will take at least eight months.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Members of Tero Saarinen Company in “Morphed.” See listing...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    Lar Lubovitch Dance Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season

    Lar Lubovitch Dance Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season


    Members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performing “Crazy 8’s” at the Joyce Theater in 2013. The troupe will return there to celebrate its 50th anniversary in...

    The troupe’s coming season at the Joyce Theater in April will include appearances by the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet.

    #SpeakingInDance: 12 Moods for David Hallberg


    Mark Morris’s new dance for Mr. Hallberg, “Twelve of ’em,” set to Benjamin Britten’s Twelve Variations for Piano, which will have its premiere at Fall for...

    Mark Morris’s new dance for Mr. Hallberg, “Twelve of ’em,” set to Benjamin Britten’s Twelve Variations for Piano, which will have its premiere at Fall for Dance.
    Jewels and Resistance on Bessies Night

    Jewels and Resistance on Bessies Night


    James Whiteside and Shernita Anderson, hosting the...

    Dance diversity was celebrated at the 33rd Bessie Awards, where many honorees were African-American and working in African-based dance forms.
    An Ailey Dancer Loyal to His Miami Roots and Mentor

    An Ailey Dancer Loyal to His Miami Roots and Mentor


    Jamar Roberts, an Ailey company dancer, leading a rehearsal in Miami at Dance Empire, where he studied in his...

    How does an introverted boy with a troubled home life become a world-class dancer? Jamar Roberts found a teacher.