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Katie Workum and Kimberly Bartosik

by The Staff October 22, 2015


  Two choreographer-dancers will make their MASS MoCA debuts on Saturday night. Katie Workum will perform her own Black Lakes, a work “full of improvisation, risk and humor.” Bessie Award-winner Kimberly Bartosik will perform her Ecsteriority ...

Mass Moca

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet

by The Staff October 22, 2015


  Choreographer Mauro Astolfi will lead Italy’s Spellbound Contemporary Ballet when they take the stage at the Egg on Friday. According to the critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Astofi “has honed a troupe of nine ...

The Egg

Thodos Dance Chicago

by The Staff February 5, 2015


  When the Thodos Dance Chicago company takes the stage at Skidmore College on Saturday night, it will mark the return of two renowned choreographers who also happen to be Skidmore grads, Melissa Thodos and Sybil ...

Skidmore College Dance Theater


by The Staff October 17, 2014


  Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion company to North Adams this weekend. MacArthur “Genius” Fellow ...

Mass Moca

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff August 29, 2014


  All this week, the Hyde Collection has been hosting a workshop for young dancers presented by members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. On Sunday, the “culmination of the students’ work” will be a performance ...

Hyde Collection

Hapless Bizarre

by The Staff August 8, 2014


        Choreographer Doug Elkins (Fräulein Maria) returns to Jacob’s Pillow with a “merry band of dancers . . . and one vaudevillian clown” in the show Hapless Bizarre. It’s promised as a dazzling combination of physical ...

Jacob's Pillow


by The Staff July 17, 2014


  Can it really be 33 years since Moses Pendleton founded MOMIX, the shape-shifting troupe of “dancer-illusionists?” Yes, it can, and over the course of three decades MOMIX has built up a formidable repertoire of choreography. When ...

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Dance Theatre of Harlem

by The Staff July 3, 2014


    The company opened the 2013 season at Jacob’s Pillow; now, Dance Theatre of Harlem return for another week in the Ted Shawn Theatre with an all-new program. Donald Byrd’s contemporary ballet Contested Space “features a plethora ...

Jacob's Pillow

Martha Graham Dance Company

by The Staff June 12, 2014


  The dance and classical music seasons at SPAC come alive this week, beginning a summer of varied and inspired programming. While Opera Saratoga open their season Saturday (June 14, 7:30 PM) and Tuesday (June 17, ...

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff April 24, 2014


    Choreographer Ellen Sinopoli has teamed up with University at Albany professor Keith Earle to “explore the interplay of dance and physics.” The result of this semester-long collaboration is ChoreoPhysics: Seeing the Science, Envisioning the Invisible, ...

University at Albany PAC Main Theatre

Next Move: Festival of Modern Dance

by The Staff April 3, 2014


  This will be the fourth annual edition of Next Move, a one-day modern dance festival again curated by Ellen Sinopoli. According to the promoters, Next Move will offer “an olio of challenging pieces created by ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

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 ...

eba Theater


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 ...

Saratoga Performing Arts Center


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 ...

The Egg

Next Move

by The Staff April 4, 2013

June 26,2010 Upstate shoot with Caitlin Trainor

  Next Move: The Festival of Modern dance returns to the GE Theatre this weekend with an exciting lineup of modern dance curated by Ellen Sinopoli. Friday night’s slate features the Caitlin Trainor Dance Company (pictured), who ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

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 ...

Mass Moca

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 ...

The Egg


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 ...



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 ...

The Egg

Parsons Dance

by The Staff August 30, 2012


The annual visit from Parsons Dance is one of the highlights of the season at Chatham’s PS21. The company will return for their seventh visit this weekend to present a program that includes two works ...


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

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff January 19, 2012


The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company’s recent (December) sojourn at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli yielded two completed works, both of which will premiere tomorrow (Friday) night at the Egg. The performance also celebrates ...

The Egg

Big Dance Theater

by The Staff July 20, 2011

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Big Dance Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors, choreographer Annie-B Parson and actor-director Paul Lazara won the inaugural Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award in 2007, for their work with a company The New York Times called “deeply brilliant.” And ...

Jacob's Pillow