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    Review: Mark Morris’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Review: Mark Morris’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


    Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group in his “Pepperland,” a series of brainy riffs on the Beatles 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club...

    “Pepperland,” a deconstruction of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper,” is a series of brainy notions — evocative but distanced.
    8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Paloma McGregor will perform “Building a Better Fishtrap/From the River’s Mouth” on Saturday at Starlight Park in the...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    Review: Royal Danes Deliver Fresh Shots of Bournonville

    Review: Royal Danes Deliver Fresh Shots of Bournonville


    Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of the Royal Danish Ballet in August Bournonville’s “The Kermesse in Bruges.” The pas de deux shows how free of sexism this mid-19th-century choreographer could...

    Dancing the August Bournonville jewels of their home repertory at Jacob’s Pillow, the Royal Danish Ballet comes close to the heart of dance.
    This Angel in America Takes Wing With Help From 5 Shadows

    This Angel in America Takes Wing With Help From 5 Shadows


    In the current revival of “Angels in America” on Broadway, the Angel takes flight with the help of Angel Shadows — one of the most remarkable elements about this Tony Award-winning...

    Using intricate choreography and cues, the Angel Shadows — dancers and puppeteers — propel the Angel into the air and operate her heavy wings.

    #SpeakingInDance: Reflection and Refraction on the Bronx River


    Audience members will watch Paloma McGregor’s “Building a Better Fishtrap/from the river's mouth” by boat. Here’s a portion of what they will...

    Audience members will watch Paloma McGregor’s “Building a Better Fishtrap/from the river's mouth” by boat. Here’s a portion of what they will see.
    Review: Alvin Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center With a Tribute to Women

    Review: Alvin Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center With a Tribute to Women


    From left, Linda Celeste Sims, Glenn Allen Sims, Jacqueline Green and Jeroboam Bozeman in the premiere of Jessica Lang's "EN," which opened the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season on Wednesday...

    The company’s season opened with a new work that fizzled out. But it also featured a dance that, 30 years after its premiere, is still eye-opening.
    At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic

    At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic


    Cori Olinghouse’s “Grandma” was performed in a nondescript office building on Maiden...

    Works by Cori Olinghouse, Enrico D. Wey and Catherine Galasso are performed across Lower Manhattan, at nondescript office buildings and historical sites.
    The Costumes in Modern Dance’s Attic

    The Costumes in Modern Dance’s Attic


    The headdress from Ruth St. Denis's 1919 Chinese-inspired “Kuan Yin,” with buttons, feathers and artificial...

    Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn’s touring trunks are packed with costumes and accessories that filled out their exotic visions.
    Critic’s Notebook: All About Odette, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Queen

    Critic’s Notebook: All About Odette, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Queen


    Swannish: Olga Smirnova of the Bolshoi Ballet in “Swan Lake,” which the company danced at Lincoln Center in New York in...

    Odette is one of the great Romantic symbols of the longing for redemption, says our chief critic as “Swan Lake” returns to American Ballet Theater.
    For Pride Week at the Joyce Theater, a Painful Look Back

    For Pride Week at the Joyce Theater, a Painful Look Back


    The choreographer Sean Dorsey on Bernal Hill in San Francisco. He is a vocal advocate for transgender representation in...

    For its first Pride program, the Joyce is pairing Madboots and Sean Dorsey Dance, whose documentary dance work explores the AIDS epidemic.
    8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    It’s Showtime NYC! will perform on the steps of Federal Hall starting on Monday as part of the 2018 River to River...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    Nonfiction: Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

    Nonfiction: Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance


    Henry Alford’s “And Then We Danced” and Laura Jacobs’s “Celestial Bodies” explore the cultural and personal resonances of the art of...

    Henry Alford’s “And Then We Danced” and Laura Jacobs’s “Celestial Bodies” explore the cultural and personal resonances of the art of movement.

    #SpeakingInDance: Folding Bodies Into a Public Space


    In “Of Granite and Glass,” the choreographer Catherine Galasso uses the Winter Garden’s marble staircase as a singular...

    In “Of Granite and Glass,” the choreographer Catherine Galasso uses the Winter Garden’s marble staircase as a singular stage.
    A Corps Dancer Leaps Into His Romeo Debut

    A Corps Dancer Leaps Into His Romeo Debut


    Aran Bell and Devon Teuscher of American Ballet Theater as Romeo and Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s production of the...

    Aran Bell, 19, who made an impression as a little boy in “First Position,” talks about dancing a lead role at American Ballet Theater.
    Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor

    Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor


    Charles Grant, one of the performers, dances with the crowd at Nick Cave’s “The Let Go” at the Park Avenue Armory. Mr. Cave said he was inspired by his own disco days, when spending time in clubs was a...

    In these anxious times, Mr. Cave thinks we all need a place to unfurl. He has turned the Park Avenue Armory into a giant dance floor for “The Let Go.”