I didn’t think it possible, but creator, choreographer, and artistic director Austin McCormick has outdone himself. Company XIV very recently debuted their production of Snow White, and it goes beyond all expectations. Snow White was a different experience than Cinderella or Nutcracker Rouge, in that it had much more drama and less, but still some, humor. This show was unnerving in the most wickedly sexy way conceivable, and was emphasized by much more foreboding, climactic music than was featured in previous shows.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night, the Brian Newman Quintet graces Gramercy Park with a truly authentic old New York jazz set. Located in the Rose Bar of the notoriously lavish Gramercy Park Hotel, this bi-weekly event welcomes you into an experience of great music and extravagance. The environment is very grandiose while still maintaining a friendly and accessible feel, which can be difficult to do with Basquiats and Warhols adorning the walls.
“In 2006, Austin [McCormick] created COMPANY XIV, wowing critics and audiences with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design,” (companyxiv.com) and it does not disappoint. From the moment you walk in the door, you are met with a decadent atmosphere containing surfaces of red velvet, gold accenting, and all manners of old world glamour. The bar complements this vintage charm with the modernity and whimsy of stackable snack pods of wine, rosé in pink cans with bendy straws, and 5 for $25 champagne jello shots.