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Aszure Barton & Artists

by The Staff February 20, 2014


  Choreographer-dancer Aszure Barton and her company, Aszure Barton & Artists, are coming to the Egg this Saturday night, and will likely generate enough heat to melt even this frozen hell. Barton’s work has been described by ...

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff November 20, 2013


  If you haven’t checked out the Michael Oatman and Ken Ragsdale-curated An Armory Show at the Opalka Gallery, you’re missing out. And this Sunday afternoon is the perfect opportunity to check it out, when the ...

Opalka Gallery

Brave New Dances

by The Staff November 6, 2013


  Brave New Dances—performances of works-in-progress by Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre—are an Albany tradition. But it’s a tradition that remains fresh because of an ever-evolving format and the continual introduction of new ideas. This weekend ...

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Mystic India

by The Staff October 31, 2013


  What could possibly be more vibrant and exciting than a production number in a Bollywood musical? You could experience that production number live, on stage, at Proctors tomorrow (Friday) night. Mystic India is a visually dazzling ...


Camille Brown & Dancers

by The Staff October 25, 2013


  Camille Brown & Dancers begin the Egg’s dance performance series tomorrow (Friday) night with a tragicomic look back at African-American performance and humor. Inspired by Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled, the scope of Mr. TOL E. ...

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Shen Wei Dance Arts

by The Staff October 24, 2013


  Presented in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, Shen Wei Dance Arts—who, you may recall, made quite a splash at the opening of the Beijing Olympics—will perform twice this weekend at MASS MoCA. This is in conjunction ...

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Let’s Get Physical

by Molly Eadie August 7, 2013


  What if next time you suit up for a date, you trade your nice shoes for sneakers, dispense with the makeup, skip the wine but grab a water bottle, and fuel up on a granola ...


by The Staff August 1, 2013


  SPAC continues their innovative dance programming tonight with MOMIX. In Botanica, the renowned dance company will combine “elements of dance, theater and cinema to create spellbinding, larger-than-life images from the natural world.” Writing of Botanica, a ...

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

by The Staff July 18, 2013


  SPAC’s varied summer dance season continues this week with three shows featuring the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The widely praised company doesn’t have a resident choreographer, but performs works by a variety of choreographers. An Ann ...

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New York City Ballet

by The Staff July 3, 2013


  The New York City Ballet return this week for another short-but-stellar residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Opening night is Tuesday; both Tuesday and Wednesday they will present a mixed repertoire that includes the Tchaikovsky ...

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Shen Yun

by The Staff May 8, 2013


  Shen Yun is what could safely be described as a “really big show.” There are platoons of dancers, video projection, and a live orchestra, all dedicated to bringing to life 5,000 years of Chinese cultural traditions. ...



by The Staff April 18, 2013


  Pilobolus are a modern dance troupe who have been around long enough—since 1971, specifically—to be called “venerable.” Yet they remain fresh, searching out new ideas and collaborations. Last year, for example, they were Grammy nominated ...

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Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

by The Staff February 28, 2013


  The acclaimed Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal company return to Western Massachusetts this weekend for two shows at MASS MoCA. The company won raves when they performed at Jacob’s Pillow in 2010; the Times Union’s ...

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Brian Brooks Moving Company

by The Staff February 6, 2013

DANCEworks 2012 - "Big City"  3/29/12 Lobero Theatre

  When the Brian Brooks dance company premiered Big City, the showpiece work of Friday night’s performance at the Egg, at last spring’s Gotham Dance Festival, the critical reactions were revealing. One saw the everyday hustle ...

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by The Staff January 31, 2013


  Proctors’ Mainstage will become a staging ground for “highly physical dance theater” this Saturday evening when the Motionhouse dance company bring their production Scattered to town. Our relationship with water and water’s place in the ...


So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012

by The Staff November 15, 2012


  There is a place for reality TV shows in which appalling people do amusing things; everyone likes a nice train wreck. But the most engaging reality shows involve talent and skill—and we don’t mean a ...

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by The Staff November 15, 2012


  Dancer, choreographer and multimedia artist Ralph Lemon will bring his latest work, 4Walls, to one of the EMPAC studios this weekend. According to the program notes, it’s a live, multimedia dance installation that “provides four ...


David Dorfman Dance

by The Staff October 17, 2012


  The New York City-based David Dorfman Dance Company are coming to the Egg tomorrow night with their latest project, Prophets of Funk. Whenever someone promises to “bring the funk,” let alone present themselves as a “prophet ...

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Ruby Anniversary & Fall Dance Preview

by Shawn Stone September 13, 2012


“We’re at the 40th anniversary. It doesn’t seem possible.” It’s been 40 years since Maude Baum was one of a group of enthusiastic young artists who helped create eba, and then went on to found the ...

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff August 23, 2012


The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company call Albany’s Egg home, but this weekend they’re taking their act on the road to Scotia’s Freedom Park. The acclaimed company (winner of Best Dance Company in this year’s Best Of ...

Freedom Park


by The Staff August 23, 2012


Nora Chipaumire’s work-in-progress Miriam, which will be performed Saturday evening at MASS MoCA, is the choreographer-performer’s first character-driven work. Miriam was inspired by “the writings of Joseph Conrad and Chenjerai Hove, the life of South ...

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Film Festival of Dance

by The Staff June 21, 2012


Gotta dance! In collaboration with five other organizations, Saratoga Film Forum is presenting an excellent program of dance movies tonight through Sunday. Tonight (Thursday, June 21) at 7:30 PM, the festival kicks off at Saratoga Arts’ ...

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by The Staff June 14, 2012

POR UM FIO - Mimulus Cia. de Dança (Belo Horizonte/MG - Brasil)

“This was dance with a human face, and superhuman energy.” So wrote the critic for The New York Times about the Mimulus company’s fondly remembered 2007 debut at Jacob’s Pillow. “For an hour . . . ...

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Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre

by The Staff May 16, 2012


Time flies when you’re making wonderful art. This weekend, join Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre at eba to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the Ruby Spring Salon Concerts. (FYI: The “ruby” is the appropriate ...

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Next Move

by The Staff March 29, 2012


Next Move: Festival of Modern Dance returns with a two-night stand at the GE Theatre at Proctors—and you’re going to want to see both shows. Curated by Ellen Sinopoli, Next Move is a showcase for four ...

GE Theatre at Proctors