Tag: Kaye Playhouse


    Dee Dee Bridgewater has been at this for a while. The jazz singer (and U.N. ambassador) has been performing in New York since 1970, and now she’s got Grammy awards to show for it. But it’s her ability to interpret the flavor of her surroundings that makes this saucy Tennessee songstress really feel like our […]

  • Outdoor Concerts & Music Festivals

    ‘BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech’ MetroTech Commons, corner of Flatbush and Myrtle avenues, 718-636-4100, bam.org June 8 Easy Star All-Stars June 22 Odetta with Catherine Russell June 29 Salif Keita June 30 Eddie Palmieri July 6 Willie Colón July 13 Amadou & Mariam:Whether the blues originated in Mali or bounced back there in […]

  • Size Matters

    Classical ballet, with its appetite for space and grandeur, calls for opera-house scale. Does that make the concept of chamber ballet a contradiction in terms? Two mini-troupes at the Kaye Playhouse in May argued persuasively that intimacy has its own charms. Diane Coburn Bruning’s Chamber Dance Project proposes that choreography for small numbers on a […]

  • 2003 JVC Jazz Festival

    Sunday, June 15 •“A Father’s Day Gift”: Featuring the Cedar Walton Quartet with Vincent Herring, Kenny Washington, and David Williams. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 •“Wild, Wilder Wess”: The music of Frank Wess and Joe Wilder, for which they are joined by Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, […]

  • Jazz

    ‘BAM RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL’ MetroTech Commons at MetroTech Center, corner of Flatbush and Myrtle avenues, 718-636-4111, bam.org July 10 Dirty Dozen Brass Band ‘CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!’ Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West, 718-855-7882, ext. 45, celebratebrooklyn.org July 3 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis July 12 Eve’s Women July 19 Derek […]

  • Ballet by and for the Young

    Here on a visit, the senior students of Britain’s Royal Ballet School showcased their talents and training (Kaye Playhouse, February). Compared with their counterparts at the Paris Opéra Ballet School (seen earlier this season) and those of the School of American Ballet (in their annual spring Workshop Performances), the London-based dancers inevitably disappointed New York […]

  • Hot Wheels

    Rehearsing Peter Pucci’s In Time Like Air, dancer Kitty Lunn lounges languorously across a chair, leans her stomach on its seat, her head on its back. Lying on the floor, she caresses its rubber tires, peers through its sparkling spokes as she twirls them. “She’s in love with it,” explains Pucci, who created the duet […]

  • Listings

    2001 JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL Sunday, June 17 Buster Williams Quartet, Something More with Steve Wilson, Eric Reed, and Lenny White. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Downbeat magazine presents school bands from Berklee, Eastman, and Milwaukee. Bryant Park, noon to 2 p.m. Free. “Who’s on First?” with Bob Dorough […]

  • Minnesota Skinny

    James Sewell danced with Feld Ballets/NY before decamping in 1993 for his home state of Minnesota. In March his troupe made its first return visit to New York (Kaye Playhouse), and Feldian influences were strong: grown-up vaudeville, posterworthy patterns, earnest emotion. Sewell’s choreography, at once unexpected and unremarkable, seems to start in the wrist and […]

  • Contortions and Conundrums

    I didn’t last through “Les Spectacles Vivants Sample,” a trio of cross-disciplinary performances curated by Pompidou Center’s Serge Laurent (the Kitchen); I escaped midway through composer David Shea’s ear-battering electronic piece. However, Xavier Le Roy’s dance Self-Unfinished proved strangely effective, despite threatening to be a throwback to early postmodernism—glum white guy in black sneakers in […]