8 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

The New York Times, Spring 2018 — This student run dance company attracts talent, both in its dancers, who study at Columbia University, and in its established and up-and-coming choreographers. (Justin Peck, the resident choreographer of New York City Ballet, got his start here.) For the group’s spring season, the lineup includes Jerome Robbins’s “Antique Epigraphs,” a 1984 work set to Debussy that brings Greek friezes to life. There will also be dances by Miro Magloire, Caili Quan, Michele Wiles, Allegra Herman and Connor Yockus.

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Clinton Webb
Women take the lead at Columbia Ballet Collaborative

Columbia Daily Spectator, Spring 2017 — There is, however, potential for organizations such as Columbia Ballet Collaborative—with a well-established alliance of female innovators—to find a viable path toward change. CBC, having created a place where young choreographers can get a foothold in the professional realm, holds a unique position in the arts and culture community on campus and, more broadly, in New York City. Most crucially, CBC provides choreographers with resources that are hard to come by: studio space, talented dancers, connections, and the freedom to take risks.

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Josh Neimark
Making It Happen: Ballet's Ivy League Laboratory

Dance Magazine, March 2013 — Thanks to the caliber of dancing and occasional big names on the bill, CBC shows have attracted considerable attention. They often take place at well-known venues like Columbia’s Miller Theater or Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Another distinguishing feature is CBC’s commitment to presenting new work, which has grown even stronger in recent years. Every show includes premieres by both student and outside choreographers.

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Josh Neimark
Path Back to Dance, by Degrees

The New York Times, December 2008 — Along with the desire to introduce Columbia students to ballet, a primary aim of the collaborative has been to provide a platform for new choreography, both within and outside the ranks of the group. New choreographic voices are rare in ballet, and the collaborative’s contribution in this respect has been vast already.

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Josh Neimark