WOW. JUST WOW.
Malevo owned the stage tonight. For a second night in a row at New York City Center, tap dancing took the cake at Fall for Dance. However, Malevo is waaaay beyond just tap or “Argentine folk dance” as the group describes itself.
It’s the most energetic and most energizing show I’ve seen in a long time — combining tapping/clogging, drumming, precision footwork, lighting, sound, and so much more.
Other memorable performances tonight include the unusual, unexpected, and wild French hip-hop dance company Compagnie Dyptik, and the beautiful Washington Ballet.
Beautiful performance by Julia Kane Dance Collective tonight at the PMT Fall Dance Series!!! Go dance with Julia Kane on Mondays if you like what you saw!
Great to see the amazing Sadie McNamara on stage again, the unexpected hip hop side of Micaela Butnar (That solo in the jam circle! 🤗), Janine Fittipaldi outside of ballet (🤩), and Julie Hricko being all sassy.
Also enjoyed the waacking+theatre choreo (Yes you read that right.) by Miki Tuesday.
It was interesting to see two French hip-hop dance troupes, both with Algerians roots, perform back-to-back at the Joyce. Hervé Koubi’s dance featured a lot more acrobatic, almost gymnastic-like, movements.
“The Roots” by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap
One of the most memorable performances I’ve seen at the Joyce Theater in the past year. BRAVOS to this group of 11 amazing dancers. Enjoy Boston, Santa Barbara, and the rest of your US tour. Come back to New York City again soon!!!
I’m not generally a hip hop fan, but was completely taken aback by this company. Their movement quality was stunning, as if they could freeze time and fly in the air. They were athletic and physical: spinning, jumping, bouncing off everything on stage.
As a group, I love their connections with each other. Physically: in their assisted lifts, partnering, and movement as a group. Emotionally: they were manly and strong, relaxed and loving, genuine and funny, all at once.
I also enjoyed the part where they merged tap dancing with hip hop. I’ve seen Michelle Dorrance collaborate with Ephrat Asherie (combining tap and hip hop in two choreographies in five shows), and heard their theory on how the two dance forms share common elements.
However, it wasn’t until last Thursday, when Compagnie Accrorap took stage with one tap dancer, and 10 hip hop dancers responding and adding to the rhythm, that I finally saw the beauty of tap + hip hop.
Finally, props to their cool stage design (the slanted sofa chairs) and costuming (they looked like 11 fashion models at one point).
Saw “The BLAME Game” by H+ Hip Hop Dance Conservatory this afternoon. My first time attending a hip hop-only performance. It’s fascinating to see hip hop constructed as an interactive theatre. Great job, everyone!
Come see the Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase today, May 21st at 4:30pm and 8:00pm!
Throwback to “It’s Britney, **tch!” by Chio from last year’s showcase. They’ve got style. They’ve got attitude. They’ve got sick moves. You don’t want to miss Chio’s jazz funk this year!
“It’s Britney, **tch!”
Performers: Students of Chio at Broadway Dance Center
Photographer: Jason Chuang