Looking back and moving ahead – Trainor Dance premieres “Faux Pas” at MMAC this weekend

With a flourish of long, colorful skirts, the members of Trainor Dance take their places for the day’s last run-through of their newly finished piece. The company will open its fourth performance season this weekend at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and though the seven dancers are undoubtedly tired, they betray no fatigue as they kneel and place their heads…

Does the future of “American Modern Dance” reside in its past? – What’s next for Paul Taylor Dance Company

Just last week, I mentioned in my review of Martha Graham Dance Company the risk of bringing in new choreographers to create dances under the auspices of companies that are still heavily associated with the memories of their founders. Since I’ve been thinking about this over the weekend, it’s quite timely that yesterday The New York Times released an article by…