Christmas Spectacular
Dance Reviews, Events

Review: The Rockettes Shine in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

The New York annual holiday tradition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular returns in all its glory. Rockefeller Center is without question the heart of Christmas in New York City. The Christmas Spectacular is a big part of what makes it so magical. The show closely resembles last year’s top-notch production with some slight modifications […]

(L-R) Jakob Karr as Paris and Todd Hanebrink as Mercury. Photo: Mark Shelby Perry.
Dance Reviews, Events

Review: Superb Performers Sparkle in Company XIV’s PARIS

If there is one thing director/choreographer Austin McCormick (Company XIV) can be accused of it’s that he consistently puts on a titillating, atmospheric and imaginative show. If you’ve seen his sensual reimagining’s of classic stories like The Nutcracker and Cinderella you’ll feel right at home. His signature style is unmistakable in the seamless blending of […]

The Dance Enthusiast.
Dance Education, Dance Reviews, Events

‘Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen’ presented by THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST

On Tuesday evening April 12th, The Dance Enthusiast presented an informal evening of dance and conversation. The 4th in a series called Enthusiastic Events!, Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen consisted of three engaging speakers and two short dance performances. Founded by Christine Jowers in 2007, The Dance Enthusiast, an extension of the nonprofit Moving Arts […]

Nutcracker Rouge
Dance Reviews

Review: Company XIV Returns with its Naughty & Nice ‘Nutcracker Rouge’

In a nutshell, Austin McCormick‘s Nutcracker Rouge is brassy, irreverent, naughty, whimsical, and delightfully creative. There’s no question that Balanchine purists may blush, but the delectable rouge that McCormick applies to this story and to his super-talented and diverse cast cannot be denied. From terrific singer Shelly Watson‘s grandiose take on Madame Drosselmeyer (she seems […]

American Dance Machine For The 21st Century
Dance Reviews

American Dance Machine For The 21st Century

Congratulations to the cast, artistic staff, and the dancers and choreographers of American Dance Machine For The 21st Century!  They lovingly recreated the original Broadway choreography from such shows as “A Chorus Line,” “In The Heights,” “Contact,” and “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” to name a few. The ensemble danced their hearts out and reminded me of […]