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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...
A Dancer's Broadway Breakthrough
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 24, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Robin Masella moves from Cats to the Chocolate Factory --- Even in a stressful audition room, Robin Masella exudes a rare blend of passion and restraint. Her dynamic movement crackles, each fan kick and triple turn vibrant, while a mischievous smile flits across her face. But at the same time, her work remains impeccably clean. Each line is etched...
A Landmark Documentary Becomes a Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Taking Titicut Follies to the stage --- As collaborations go, this one is quite unexpected. The venerable and prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman is joining forces with – wait for it – James Sewell, the contemporary ballet choreographer. Add in Lenny Pickett, a mainstay of the New York music scene who's the longtime bandleader...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
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