Ms. Childs’s “the day,” featuring the ballet star Wendy Whelan and music by David Lang, is one of the works to inaugurate the upstate New York center.
Strict physical norms still matter in ballet. To dance in the female corps — a first in modern ballet — Chase Johnsey shed 20 pounds and remade his body.
Women composed a triple bill, “At This Dance, Women Take the Lead,” with Ms. Bouder’s troupe; and Wendy Whelan moved further from ballet at the Joyce.
The program, by Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks, shows off inner feelings. With Brooklyn Rider, at the Joyce.
An interview with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks, who have been working on an evening of solos and duets coming soon to the Joyce Theater.
Ms. Whelan will perform with the choreographer Brian Brooks in “Some of a Thousand Words,” a suite of duets that opens on Feb. 28.
What used to feel like a celebration of dance has become more of a competition for the best audience roar — but this season, even that seemed strained.
“Some of a Thousand Words,” by Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks, gives a sense of two minds at work, with the choreography filtering from brain to body.