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See Free Dance Downtown
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, August 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Battery Dance Festival showcases genres from around the globe --- Although the Financial District traditionally inspires images of affluence not the performing arts, Battery Dance founder Jonathan Hollander had a different vision. For the choreographer, the neighborhood was "a no-brainer," he says. "When we opened in 1976, we were located on Stone...
WATCH: What Is Site-Specific?
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, August 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Site-Specific," which we made with our friends at Kinesis Project Dance Theatre. The video was directed by Andrew Block; shot and edited by Scott Fetterman; and features Zoe Allocco, Cassandra Cotta, Zachary Leigh Denison, Michelle Amara Micca, Melissa...
New Moves for a Revered Summer Dance Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, August 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jacob's Pillow debuts a new director and a new studio --- One of the busiest and most creative dance destinations during summer is the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, where decades of venerable history coexist with contemporary energy and innovation. This year the Pillow, as dance regulars call it, marks its 85th season with some...
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
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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...
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