Paul Klee + Gertrude Stein + Nederlands Dans Theater

On the fifth floor of the Met Breuer, in an exhibition called “Humor and Fantasy — The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection,” is this untitled Paul Klee watercolor painting from 1914: A dance program called Shutters Shut was performed among the Paul Klee work by two dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater who danced in timeContinue reading “Paul Klee + Gertrude Stein + Nederlands Dans Theater”

Freedom summer: The best free dance

By Tresca Weinstein With film screenings and special events bulking up the Jacob’s Pillow schedule, and three contemporary companies sharing the Saratoga Performing Arts Center stage with the New York City Ballet, dance offerings in the Capital Region this summer are richer than ever. But “rich” might be the operative word here — with ticketContinue reading “Freedom summer: The best free dance”

Albany Berkshire Ballet returns to new work

By Amy Biancolli Even if you don’t know ballet, you know “The Nutcracker”: Like eggnog, reindeer sweaters and the rosemary scent of pine trees, it’s an eternal harbinger of Christmas. In the Capital Region, one of its chief purveyors is the Albany Berkshire Ballet, which has mounted 38 productions of Tchaikovsky’s tale of Clara, FritzContinue reading “Albany Berkshire Ballet returns to new work”

SPAC adds Momix to the mix this summer

MOMIX, the celebrated troupe of dance illusionists led by choreographer Moses Pendleton, will perform its fantastical multimedia artistry at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. The company will present its highly acclaimed production of “Botanica,” a performance that fuses elements of dance, theater and cinema to createContinue reading “SPAC adds Momix to the mix this summer”

LeeSaar The Company to present ‘grass and jackals’ at Mass MoCA

How can the extreme conditions of military life be translated into contemporary dance? Choreographers Lee Sher and Saar Harari of LeeSaar The Company (founded in Israel, now based in New York City) spent four years researching that question. The result is “grass and jackals,” a new work onstage Friday at Mass MoCA that was presentedContinue reading “LeeSaar The Company to present ‘grass and jackals’ at Mass MoCA”