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Lydia Johnson Dance Fall Studio Showing
Sun, November 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Enjoy an afternoon studio showing of Lydia Johnson Dance Company. The performance will feature a new piece set to Handel as well as introduce the dancers who have recently joined the company. The performance will be followed by a wine reception. Suggested admission $20.
Not for children under age 8.
Reviews of Lydia Johnson Dance:
“What seems to count most for Ms. Johnson is music. The four pieces on the program all showed uncommon skill at matching ballet movement to music, both at the large scale of structure and in small, felicitous details.”
Brian Seibert, The New York Times, June 2015
“Ms. Johnson makes unadorned, soundly structured, musically adept ballets for a lovely, unpretentious group of dancers.”
Siobhan Burke The New York Times, March 2016
“Lydia Johnson's choreography continues to impress as a unique fusion of ballet and contemporary dance; her intense focus on musicality has set her creations in high profile among the vast number of dance works being made here in Gotham year after year.”
Philip Gardner, Oberon’s Grove 2015
“In dance that challenges the mind as well as the heart, Lydia Johnson often isolates and reworks components of classical ballet technique to create a sense of life flowing unhurriedly over mysterious human stories.”
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, 2005
"The stream of dance rises and falls subtly with the music, in part because of the ways Ms. Johnson moves her dancers about the stage and places them, often meditatively, on or beside the chairs. Fleeting duets and solo passages are embedded in the flow, and the shifts from unison to individual choreography add to the texture. There is no discernible narrative, but you sense the unfolding of some fundamental human story."
Jennifer Dunning The New York Times, 2004