Theater: Whats the Buzz from The New York Times

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Here is the latest Theater News from The New York Times.

Review: Juan Siddi, With His Own Troupe, Makes a Return
Mr. Siddi and his Flamenco Santa Fe company are performing at the Joyce Theater 13 years after Mr. Siddi first appeared there.


Shapes of Morocco at New York Live Arts
In a 55-minute solo work that uses chalk and tape, Radouan Mriziga focuses on the patterning so frequently seen in the country of his birth.


ArtsBeat: The Kitchen Announces Spring Season
The season opens with Joan Jonas’s “They Come to Us Without a Word II.”


Steps Arranged by Women, With History, at Dance Theater of Harlem
This company’s new initiative, Women Who Move Us, created to support new work by women, could signal the start of a new artistic direction.


Critic’s Notebook: Flamenco Shows of Intimacy, Passion and Spectacle
For dance fans in New York, the madness this March has been the flood of flamenco, including performances by Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía and Noche Flamenca.


Jacob’s Pillow Dance to Honor Camille A. Brown
The award comes with a $25,000 cash prize and an engagement at the summer festival.


For a New ‘Rainbow,’ Donald McKayle Is Still Explaining
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will perform “Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder,” Mr. McKayle’s 1959 work about life on a chain gang, for Paul Taylor’s season at Lincoln Center.


Julie Kent on Her Plans for Showcasing Washington Dancers
Ms. Kent says her role as artistic director at Washington Ballet is all about embracing change.


Review: Balanchine and Shakespeare Catch Some Waves in Miami
The Miami City Ballet has set its new production of Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” underwater.


Jessica Lang Dance to Put Down Roots in Long Island City
“I hope that we can be a part of the fabric of the community,” Ms. Lang said.


Review: Rocío Molina, Offering Dances of Wine and Glasses
Ms. Molina uses different tools to create new sonic landscapes for her flamenco — without sacrificing the art form’s purity.


Review: A Program of Premieres by Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance
The company danced world premieres of Doug Elkins’s “The Weight of Smoke” and Larry Keigwin’s “Rush Hour,” and the New York premiere of Mr. Taylor’s “Sullivaniana.”


Review: In ‘There Might Be Others,’ Choreography in Real Time
The choreographer Rebecca Lazier collaborates with the composer Dan Trueman for an ambitious work in which even the lighting is decided on the spot.


Dance Listings for March 18-24


This Man Is Trying to Reinvent the Pennsylvania Ballet
Ángel Corella, the troupe’s new artistic director, has instituted top-to-bottom changes since coming aboard in 2014.


Review: Hong Kong Ballet, Polished and Ready for More
This company, led by a former artistic director and principal dancer of the Royal Swedish Ballet, made its debut at the Joyce Theater.


Review: Paul Taylor Jump-Starts His Season With a Frisky Burl Ives
“Dilly Dilly,” the choreographer’s new work for opening night at the Koch Theater, featured folk songs sung by Ives, including “Foggy Foggy Dew.”


In ‘ESKASIZER,’ a Long Look at Flesh of All Ages
The video artists Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki have created an installation in which four dancers are captured in extreme slow motion.


Review: Lydia Johnson Dance Keeps Everything in Control
In the four works Ms. Johnson presents at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, including one premiere, what feels exciting at first grows less so.


Review: In ‘Nómada,’ Manuel Liñán Revels in Flamenco Energy
This choreographer and his troupe displayed a mix of extravagance, skill and aggression in a show at City Center.


Review: ‘Iolanta’ and ‘The Nutcracker,’ Reunited Naturalistically at the Paris Opera
Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production reconstructs these two tales of a female heroine’s awakening, while stripping “The Nutcracker” of its sugarplum sweetness.


Heads Up: In Portland, Oregon, a Warm Embrace of Tango
Tango has expanded beyond the ballroom into anywhere with a suitable dance surface, including a local bakery.


Gelsey Kirkland, Ever Fierce and Surging Forward
The dancer’s ballet academy keeps growing, and its small studio company will be performing its first original, evening-length work, “Stealing Time.”


Review: Farruquito, Flamenco From a Soaring Eagle
The dancer returns to New York, after an absence of 13 years, as part of Flamenco Festival 2016.


Review: ‘The Hospital’: 3 Nurses, No Patients, Dark Ritual
This Jo Stromgren Kompani show, making its New York debut at the Abrons Arts Center, has a sad underlying story that is played for laughs.


Review: Molly Poerstel Challenges Structure at Gibney Dance
“Are We a Fossil, and of Facings” is a dance in which hearing is as integral as seeing and the visible isn’t favored over the invisible.


Dance Listings for March 11-17


‘Plastic,’ at MoMA, Is on the Floor and the Stairs
This live installation by Maria Hassabi features performers in poses that attract the curious and even gives security guards a role of sorts.


Review: Stephen Petronio Company Revives ‘Glacial Decoy,’ With Its Supple Sylphs
The troupe performed Trisha Brown’s work at the Joyce Theater as part of the “Bloodlines” project, which emphasizes major influences on Mr. Petronio.


‘There Might Be Others,’ a Work of Spontaneous Sound and Movement
The choreographer Rebecca Lazier and her musical collaborator, Dan Trueman, will stage an open-ended performance at New York Live Arts.


In ‘Iolanta/The Nutcracker,’ a Director Unites Two Tchaikovsky Works
Dmitri Tcherniakov discusses his complicated, and ambitious double bill for the Paris Opera that reunites works by Tchaikovsky.


ArtsBeat: Terence Blanchard’s Opera, ‘Champion,’ Is Among Kennedy Center Season Highlights
“Champion,” a jazz-inflected opera by Terence Blanchard, will be performed by the Washington National Opera during the Kennedy Center season.


Review: In ‘Rising,’ One Dancer’s Interpretation of Four Solos by Four Choreographers
The program, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, showcased Aakash Odedra’s background in Indian dance, and his departures from it.


Review: Elisa Monte Dance Moves On, but Aesthetic Doesn’t Stray
Elisa Monte stepped down after 35 years at the helm of her company. Tiffany Rea-Fisher is the new artistic director.


Review: La Otra Orilla and Its Flamenco Bizarro
This Montreal troupe presents its experimental work as part of the World Music Institute’s Festival Ay! Más Flamenco.


Review: Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo and Piano Makes Three
Two dancers who discovered their chemistry only after they were no longer with the same company are together in TRIO ConcertDance at the Joyce.


Dance Listings for March 4-10


Review: ‘Adult Documentary’ Is Dense and Difficult, Including the Carpet
The choreographer Juliana F. May’s work is a duet of language and movement, telling stories both real and fictional.


Critic’s Notebook: Eiko Invites You to Her Inner Land of Wraiths
She is performing for three weeks at seven East Village locations as part of a multidisciplinary program focused on her.


In Anna Sokolow’s Choreography, 1970s New York
Amid nostalgia for that time and place — found in HBO’s new series “Vinyl” and the novel “City on Fire” — Ms. Sokolow’s 1975 piece “Ride the Culture Loop” will be performed.


ArtsBeat: American Dance Festival to Feature Pilobolus, Stephen Petronio Company and More
The festival, which officially begins on June 16 in North Carolina, will also include a two-day lead-up of a show by Eiko.


The Stephen Petronio Company Goes Into the Wild
Trisha Brown’s “Glacial Decoy” (1979), known for its stealthy critique of the proscenium, will be the centerpiece of Stephen Petronio Company’s annual Joyce Theater season.


Review: The Mariinsky Ballet Offers Works Honoring Its Legends
The company presented a hodgepodge of solos and pas de deux from works associated with its revered historical figures.


Eiko, Koma and Soloists Perform in Sacred Space
Eight dancers performed solos that explored the architecture of St. Mark’s Church as part of Danspace Project’s “Platform 2016: A Body in Places” series.


City Ballet’s Season of Renewal
Dancers and choreographers asserted themselves and George Balanchine’s influence was obvious during the company’s winter season, and will continue to be.


Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Plays With Limits and Dystopia at City Center
Pacific Northwest Ballet delivered two New York premieres on Friday, David Dawson’s “A Million Kisses to My Skin” and Crystal Pite’s “Emergence.”


Review: In ‘Pow,’ Keely Garfield Combines Tough and Awkward
This restless work, part of the Harkness Dance Festival, has intimate moments and includes renditions of Prince and Kate Bush songs.


Review: Mariinsky Celebrates a Prima Ballerina
In the first of four programs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the ballet company performed “A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya” on Thursday.


Review: The [email protected] Series Is Helped by an App
The troupe hosted a virtual tour of its new technology, as well as live performances of three Martha Graham works.


Dance Listings for Feb. 26-Mar. 3


Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet and Three by Balanchine
The Pacific Northwest Troupe opens its New York stay with “Square Dance,” “Prodigal son” and “Stravinsky Violin concerto.”


Farruquito, Dance Career Interrupted, Makes His Return
The great Spanish flamenco dancer, who served three years in prison for manslaughter, performs in New York for the first time since 2003.


A Dance and Music Pairing of Steps and Keys
Trio ConcertDance matches two dancers and a pianist in what could be called choreographic chamber music at the Joyce Theater.


ArtsBeat: Jeremy McQueen’s Ballet Collective to Foster Black Works
Starting in May, Jeremy McQueen’s new ballet collective, Black Iris Project, will present new works about black lives and history.


Review: BalletBoyz Get Ready to Rumble
The troupe, directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, presents its very physical version of dance at the Joyce Theater.


Review: Mariinsky Ballet in ‘Raymonda,’ Searching About for a Perfect Suitor
The corps will perform eight programs in three cities in a week, highlighted by this Marius Petipa three-act ballet, at the Kennedy Center.


Review: Maria Hassabi’s ‘Plastic’ Sends Dancers Crawling Through MoMA
This super-slow work unfolds across the Marron Atrium and down two staircases as curious museumgoers look on.


Review: ‘For Claude Shannon’ Visualizes the Links Between Text and Movement
Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard’s dance, part of the Kitchen’s “From Minimalism Into Algorithm” series, looks like the output of a computer program .


Review: Eiko’s ‘Platform 2016,’ With a Class, a Film and More
A more dimensional portrait of the dancer and activist Eiko emerges when Danspace gives her license to add workshops and book clubs to her show.


At New York City Ballet, Works That Tell Stories and Don’t
In a revival of Justin Peck’s “Paz de la Jolla,” the work looks fresher, deeper, more poetic than before.


Dance Review: Review: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Rendition of ‘Cinderella’
Jean-Christophe Maillot’s version, which focuses on the heroine’s deceased mother who has returned as a fairy, was performed at City Center.


Review: Limón Dance Company Reconstructs Its Founder’s ‘Dialogues’
Working from a silent film remnant, the troupe resurrected this 1951 work, a meditation on Mexico’s violent colonial history.


Jared Grimes and Lil Buck Bring Jazz and Tap Together This Season
The dancers join Wynton Marsalis for “Spaces” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 1 and 2.


Pacific Northwest Ballet Returns to City Center
Peter Boal’s company performs a pair of repertory programs and live music.


Review: A Low-Key and Witty Premiere by Pam Tanowitz
Ms. Tanowitz and her company debuted “the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces” at the Joyce Theater.


Dance Listings for Feb. 19-25


Sugarplum Fairies and Cavaliers Move Ahead at City Ballet
A number of dancers with roles in the latest George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” are making their debuts in new roles at City Ballet.


Review: A ‘Lear’ With Hops, Spins and Posturing
“Lear” has its United States premiere at New York Live Arts, in a dancing reduction of that Shakespeare tragedy.


Channing Tatum Gives ‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Tap-Dancing Kick
The choreographer Christopher Gattelli’s “No Dames!” number in the film offered Mr. Tatum a showcase and took him out of his comfort zone.


Ratmansky and Lil Buck on the Spring Dance Calendar
American Ballet Theater highlights the prolific Alexei Ratmansky; Lil Buck and Jared Grimes unite with Wynton Marsalis; and more dance events of the new season.


Review: ‘Climate Control,’ Where Hot and Cold Mix It Up in a Pas de Deux
In this work, Kathryn Posin provides an epigraph from Robert Frost’s poem about the world ending in fire or ice.


Review: Premiere of Wheeldon’s ‘Strapless’ at the Royal Ballet
The British choreographer presents a portrait of a Belle Époque scandal in Paris as part of a triple bill at the Royal Ballet in London.


Review: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane’s ‘Body Against Body,’ Through a Fresh Lens
Performing at Queens Theater in the Park, the dancers moved from tender beauty to sensuality to gusto.


Review: ‘La Sylphide’ Is City Ballet’s Bittersweet Valentine
City Ballet offers “Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2” and “La Sylphide,” not hearts and flowers.


Arts | New Jersey: Review: In ‘Nureyev’s Eyes,’ a Bond Between a Painter and a Dancer
The play, at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, depicts the friendship between Jamie Wyeth and Rudolf Nureyev.


Review: ‘Badke,’ a Contemporary Spin on an Arabic Folk Dance
Inspired by the dabke, a popular Arabic dance, this production is more than a folk dance, both to its credit and its detriment.


ArtsBeat: Gibney Dance Announces Premiere and Expansion for 25th Anniversary
The troupe announced that Gina Gibney will present a new evening-length work in November and run a capital campaign to finance additions at the Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.


Merrill Ashley Is in Focus at the Dance on Camera Festival
“The Dance Goodbye,” a documentary in this festival, looks at Ms. Ashley’s life after she retired from New York City Ballet as a principal.


BalletX Flaunts Its Seriously Absurd Style
The dance company presented the premiere of Trey McIntyre’s “Big Ones” and works by Matthew Neenan and Yin Yue at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia


Dance Listings for Feb. 12-18


‘For Claude Shannon’ Brings Brainy Dance to the Kitchen
This work by Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard is part of a multigenre series.


Review: A Cabinet of Curiosities at the Joyce
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company performs four quirky pieces by the choreographer Alwin Nikolais.


Benjamin Millepied Opens Up on Leaving Paris Opera Ballet
The French-born but American-trained Mr. Millepied said he had come to realize he was not the right man for the job.


Eiko, Long Part of a Dance Duo, Turns to Solo Work
The dancer, who will be the featured artist of Danspace Project’s Platform series, is consumed with a solo project that has transformed her career.


Paris Opera Ballet Opts for Silence Over Benjamin Millepied’s Resignation
At the announcement of the 335-year-old company’s 2016-17 program, officials refused to discuss Mr. Millepied’s brief tenure as director of dance.


Snapshot: Taylor Stanley, the Calmest Man at Lincoln Center
At 24, Mr. Stanley is appearing in Justin Peck’s “The Most Incredible Thing” and talking about dance, humility and his dog.


Violette Verdy, Ballerina With Flair, Dies at 82
Ms. Verdy made her inflected dancing style work with multiple choreographers, including the more straightforward George Balanchine.


Review: In ‘Untapped,’ Percussive Sass From RAW Dance Company
The Australian ensemble’s show at the New Victory Theater sets out to amuse, deploying eye-catching moves in routine after routine.


Alwin Nikolais’s Influence on Dance Is Resurrected
A program at the Joyce Theater is meant to remind viewers of this choreographer’s multimedia mindset and his impact.


Review: Jon Kinzel’s ‘Atlantic Terminus,’ in Which Dance and Visual Art Converge
In a residency at Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, the choreographer explores creative intersections with the help of guest artists.


Review: Gemma Bond Dance Presents ‘Harvest’
The American Ballet Theater corps member had her first full evening of choreography at Danspace Project.


Review: Zurich Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ Looks to a Classic Version From Long Ago
Alexei Ratmansky’s production, with the Zurich Ballet and Milan’s La Scala Ballet, restores elements of an 1895 production at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater.


Review: Benjamin Millepied’s ‘La Nuit S’Achève’ at Paris Opera Ballet
A day after the company announced that Mr. Millepied would be leaving, it performed the premiere of his choreographed sextet set to a Beethoven Sonata.


Review: In Company XIV’s ‘Snow White,’ the Evil Queen Lands a Racy Gig
Blending dance and music in a burlesque style, the production features a leering queen, cavorting henchmen, an ambitious Snow White, dwarf puppets and sex toys.


Review: ‘Hex’ Explores Shape-Shifting and Transference
The dance duo robbinschilds, created by Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs, expands for this work, in which dance movements are passed among different bodies.


Dance Listings for Feb. 5-11


The Week Ahead: At Live Ideas Festival, a Twist on an Arab Dance and Scenes From Gaza
The festival at New York Live Arts features “Badke,” by the Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B, and “Archive,” by the Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides.


‘Cabin in the Sky’: Translating a Dated Body Language
The musical, mostly forgotten since the 1940s, will be choreographed by Camille A. Brown for the Encores! series at City Center.


Benjamin Millepied to Step Down From Paris Opera Ballet
Mr. Millepied said that he had decided to focus on his own choreography and to return to Los Angeles, where he still directs the L.A. Dance Project.


Review: ‘The Most Incredible Thing’ Brings Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tale to Life
The choreographer Justin Peck tells the story of a Creator aiming to win over a Princess by presenting her a clock that performs a marvel on each of the 12 hours.

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