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When Seeing Dance Is a Political Act
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Friday, May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 26, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How one dance fan resists by indulging in her favorite art --- Back in March, I sat riveted and disturbed as I watched Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild descend the stairs of Philadelphia's Painted Bride Arts Center in full Aunt Jemima regalia. "Twice a week, a white police officer kills a black person," she cooed. The singsong, Southern lilt of her voice...
A Choreographer Revisits His Rock Roots
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 25, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Pascal Rioult debuts a new work set to the music he loved as a teen --- For much of his choreographic career, Pascal Rioult gravitated toward major classical works: Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Stravinsky, even celebrated scores other choreographers had used. He welcomed the challenge of translating such iconic music into movement. But recently, he's been...
WATCH: Meet The Love Show
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 23, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Love Show, which fuses multiple performance genres including cabaret, burlesque, circus, and various dance forms into unique theatrical experiences. ...
Dissecting Masculine Archetypes Through Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, May 19, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 19, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How working with a group of all-male dancers impacted a female choreographer --- "As a queer feminist I thought, why would I want to work with all men?" admits choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh when discussing her latest piece The End of Men, Again, running at Danspace Project May 25 to 27. "The idea was really wild and sort of uncomfortable to me. It...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
On Broadway, This Goofy Dance Might Break Your Heart
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 24, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 24, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Significant Other's wedding choreography --- You wouldn't think a goofy wedding dance could break your heart, but here we are. Early in Significant Other, which is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, three college friends are gathered for another friend's wedding, and at first, they're far too cool for this particular school. Hanging on the...
The Past and Future of Martha Graham Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, February 08, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 8, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the company's latest New York program The Martha Graham Dance Company's repertory for its two-week season at the Joyce Theater covers a remarkable number of bases. With an eye toward legacy, the program includes five examples of Graham's own modern dance choreography. Selections range from Primitive Mysteries, a stark, ritualistic 1931 masterwork,...
BODYTRAFFIC Pushes Themselves (and Us)
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, January 13, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 13, 2017  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC highlights emotion in its work --- For decades, Los Angeles was practically bereft of concert dance. Classically inclined performers worried that moving to the City of Angels would end their careers unless they wanted to take a stab at industrial gigs or Hollywood. But now L.A'.s thriving dance scene proves...
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