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Gia Kourlas

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Past articles by Gia:

‘Release. Joy. Love.’ A Dance Festival at Little Island.

Ayodele Casel and Torya Beard have organized a festival that celebrates percussive dance and artists of all ages. → Read More

Madeline Hollander’s ‘Review’ at Performa Is Apt for the Moment

Madeline Hollander’s “Review” at Performa, in which performers will mark dances that have been canceled or postponed, seems an apt response to our moment. → Read More

Ailey II Names a New Artistic Director

For the dancer, choreographer and director Francesca Harper, an “Ailey baby,” this new role is also a homecoming. → Read More

At Rockaway, Dancing for the Sea, the Sky, the Sand and the Birds

This season Beach Sessions has just one dance: “Repose,” a meditative, durational work by Moriah Evans. → Read More

She’s the Dancing Force Behind Nia Dennis’s Viral Gymnastics Routines

Bijoya Das, a former gymnast with a deep relationship to dance, is training U.C.L.A. team members to let their personality light up the mat. → Read More

Catch the Vibe: Club Culture Comes to Life at Lincoln Center

The choreographer Ephrat Asherie unveils her short film “UnderScored,” which pays homage to the history of the underground scene and its veterans. → Read More

The Election Brings Dance to the Streets for a Collective Roar

On Saturday, after Joe Biden’s victory was announced, what spilled out of bodies and into cities was an expression of churning emotion. → Read More

Chirping Birds, Dancers and an Audience That Tops Out at 10

New York Theater Ballet presents LIFT Lab Live, a series of solos and short works at its intimate East Village space. Don’t forget your mask. → Read More

Ballet Finds Itself on Higher Ground, Overlooking Lincoln Center

Six short works, including three premieres, were unveiled on a rooftop to benefit the new organization Dancers of N.Y.C.B. → Read More

‘Beau Travail’ Finds the Rhythm of Life (and Dances Away the Pain)

Claire Denis’s film about legionnaires, ends with a fearless, thrilling dance by Denis Lavant, but that’s not its only choreographic beat. → Read More

Trading the Ice for New York City Pavement

Under the summer sun, Ice Theater of New York finds its way back to gliding. “I go wherever my wheels take me,” one skater says. → Read More

David Gordon Digs Into His Archives for a Dance That Matters

The choreographer’s “The Philadelphia Matter — 1972/2020” is a video work for a virtual company of more than 30 performers. That’s a lot of Dropbox. → Read More

Aesha Ash Takes Her Place at the Head of the Class

This former City Ballet dancer becomes the first Black female member of the School of American Ballet’s permanent faculty. Yes, it’s a big deal. → Read More

What Is It Like to Watch Live Dance Again? Amazing

Kaatsbaan hosts a welcome summer festival in the Hudson Valley, where nature and dancers join forces to put on a show. → Read More

Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’: Let’s Discuss

Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power. → Read More

There’s No Social Distancing for Dancers. How Can the Show Go On?

Dance, perhaps more than other disciplines, faces an uphill battle with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Our critic votes for patience. → Read More

Jason Rodriguez’s Vogue Family Values: Positivity, Trust, Love

The dancer and choreographer strives to empower a generation: “If you’re not expressing your most confident self, you’re not voguing.” → Read More

School of American Ballet’s Gutsy Kids: ‘They Just Have to Dance’

The school swaps its Workshop Performances for a stream of past treasures. It’s a chance to rewatch (and rewind). → Read More

Retiring From Ballet at 26? Dancing Can Get You Only So Far

Silas Farley, of New York City Ballet, takes his next steps. His goal? “To become a leader in a really substantive way in the art form.” → Read More

Sally Banes, Distinguished Dance Critic and Historian, Dies at 69

Her writing paired a vivid and inquisitive approach with a lack of agenda and a belief that dance was a crucial part of cultural history. → Read More