Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Wins Jacob Pillow Dance Award

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a versatile choreographer whose work includes flamenco, hip-hop, classical ballet and contemporary dance pieces, is the recipient of the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, the organization announced on Wednesday. Ms. Lopez Ochoa will accept the award, which comes with a $25,000 cash prize, on June 15 at …

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The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 Years Later

Lemon came up in the late 1970s, when the new new dance was infusing postmodern constructions with overt social commentary, and was greatly influenced by what he calls dance’s “lineage of white women.” It’s true that the downtown scene at that time included few artists of color — uptown, Alvin …

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Hubbard Street Dance Gets a Lift From Ohad Naharin

The Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin has made a powerful — and positive — impact on the world of contemporary dance. His works have given American repertory companies something of value to perform, and that’s been a game-changer, which is particularly true for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Last week, the company …

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Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship

Sara Baras and Soledad Barrio are flamenco stars. Spanish-born and of a similar age (either side of 50), both lead troupes with their names in the title. And there, as performances in New York this weekend demonstrated, the similarities end. “Shadows,” which Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras performed at New York …

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Review: William Forsythe Brings a New Playlist to Boston

BOSTON — An American choreographer who made his career in Europe, William Forsythe has a formidable reputation, or several of them. Overseas, he’s long been hailed as a groundbreaking experimentalist, stretching ballet to unprecedented extremes, daringly questioning convention. On these shores, those same qualities have often been greeted, with sneers …

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