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Discovering New Talent at the Joyce Ballet Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, July 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 18, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How a pair of ballerinas became emerging choreographers --- A welcome biennial tradition for dance lovers, the Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival returns for its third edition this week. The 12-day festival features five up-and-coming choreographers presenting adventurous works in an intimate setting. Many of the participating dancers usually appear...
How Far Would You Go to Tango?
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Friday, June 16, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jun 16, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
A tanguera explains why the dance inspires so many international adventures --- No other form of dance embodies our globalized lives as Argentine tango does. It thrives on a tension that is of this moment. The product of immigrant populations who met on the outskirts of Buenos Aires in the late 1800s, tango remains utterly tied to its origins. The...
Finding Solutions for Technical Difficulties
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, June 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How one contemporary performing arts institution is giving artists the support they need --- For traditional theatrical productions, tech week serves as a critical period when lights, sound, set, and all kinds of hiccups are hammered out. But mention tech week or -- gasp! -- an out-of-town tryout to a contemporary performing artist, and she'll probably...
When Seeing Dance Is a Political Act
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Friday, May 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 26, 2017  •   Dance  •    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  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    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  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 23, 2017  •   Dance  •    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  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    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...
What in the World is Interpretive Dance?
By CAROLYN MERRITT
Tuesday, April 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 25, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
You see more of it than you think --- A friend recently posted on social media that rather than finish the paper she'd been preparing for an academic conference, she would perform an interpretive dance. This elicited cheers and likes and those brilliant emojis that laugh and cry at once. Imagining her at the lectern, gesticulating flesh, blood, and...
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