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Saturday, January 11, 2014


American Realness Michelle Boulé in
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American Realness Michelle Boulé in "Wonder," opening this festival at the Abrons Arts Center.

The American Realness festival has opened at the Abrons Arts Center with a mélange of performance art accented by music and choreography.

Critic’s Notebook

The Fascination of the Unfinished

The Metropolitan Museum is dotted with paintings that have been left incomplete, giving viewers hints into the impulses behind the genius of Degas, Bassano, Greuze, Rembrandt and others.

Dance Review

No Barbershops Here, Nor Violins or Cellos

In “a quartet,” Heather Kravas plays with patterns and the word “want.”

Dance Review

A Sampler Broad Enough for Voguing and Mary, Queen of Scots

Focus Dance, an annual sampler, brought works by Doug Elkins and Vicky Shick to the Joyce Theater.

Bolshoi to Visit Lincoln Center Festival

The 2014 Lincoln Center Festival will feature the Bolshoi Ballet as well as Heisei Nakamura-za, the Japanese Kabuki company.

Dance Review

In Nod to History, Two Ballet Rivals Spring to Life

The Bolshoi has opened a weeklong series of performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s “Lost Illusions” at the Palais Garnier in Paris.

Steps Heard ’Round the World

At just 45, Alexei Ratmansky is making his mark as the most historically conscious choreographer alive, the most travel-hungry and the most prolific.


20 Companies at Joyce and N.Y.U.

At the Association of Performing Arts Presenters meets in New York, one subject delegates are sure to ponder is the choosing of dance groups to present in coming months.

Critic’s Notebook

An Ever-Ripening Bouquet

New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater’s “Nutcracker” productions demonstrate how dancers evolve as they advance to new roles.

The Matchmaker

Damian Woetzel at the Vail International Dance Festival

Damian Woetzel, a onetime principal with New York City Ballet, has found a mission as director of the Vail International Dance Festival.

On Point in Message, and Technique

Heather Kravas weaves themes of labor and repetition in “a quartet,” choreography that blends folk dance and ballet, at the Coil Festival.

Ballet Without Borders

At 45, the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and his work has become internationally ubiquitous.

Returning to the Stage, at 55

A former Alvin Ailey superstar and a current artificial-hip owner, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, returns to the stage to perform "Revelations," the company's best-known work.

Behind the Scenes at Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular

Few things say Christmas in New York quite as vividly as the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular.”

Juilliard's New Dances, 2013

Juilliard's New Dances series features the first U.S. staging of Pina Bausch's Wind von West and works by Takehiro Ueyama, Brian Brooks, and Darrell Grand Moultrie.

‘The Nutcracker’

Scenes from a new production from the Gelsey KIrkland Ballet.

All That Craft, and Now Some Abandon

Michele Wiles, a former principal with American Ballet Theater, says she’s given up safety by leading her own company, Ballet Next.

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Noteworthy cultural events in New York City and beyond.