Category: Dance
How This Series Is Recontextualizing Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Danspace Project's Platform 2018 touches on race, religion, and NYC history --- How do you frame new work in dance and link it to larger cultural concerns? That's what groundbreaking presenter Danspace Project set out to do with its innovative Platforms series, which launched in 2010. Each installment has a distinctive focus and emphasizes connections...
What Can One Dance-Maker Learn From Another?
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Choreographer Bebe Miller explores the creative process in The Making Room --- Choreographer Bebe Miller always prioritizes the investigative process. Even in the throes of creating, she likes to zoom out to consider how she actually makes the art. Does she prepare material before rehearsals? How does she engage the dancers in helpful dialogue? If...
Shining a Spotlight on Mature Female Artists
By PIA CATTON
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Lumberyard's fest features three artists long absent from NYC stages --- When the leaders of Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts were planning their multidisciplinary Winter Festival at New York Live Arts, their first priority was simple. "We wanted to do a season of women," says artistic adviser Dan Hurlin, adding that a second guideline soon...
Malpaso Is Ready to Re-Joyce
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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Despite much political uncertainty, a Cuban dance company returns to NYC --- Malpaso Dance Company does not waste time. Based in Havana, this adventurous contemporary troupe has evolved at lightning speed since it was founded a little over five years ago. By May 2014, Malpaso had its inaugural New York season at the Joyce Theater, and this week the...
This Is Not Just a Dance Festival
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, January 09, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 9, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Roxy + Company's new fest showcases multidisciplinary collaborations --- Growing up in Los Angeles, Roxanne Gordon never considered a career as a dance-maker. Yet she was always fascinated by movement and often used it as a mode to communicate when words failed her. At Kenyon College, she started studying dance as well as philosophy. Pursuing such...
How Neuroscience Inspired Michelle Dorrance
By LAUREN KAY
Wednesday, December 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 20, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded tapper revises Myelination for darker times --- Science might seem like unusual fodder for a dance-maker, but while reading Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code Michelle Dorrance started musing about myelin, the fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells. "I'm not a neuroscientist, but conceptually I was inspired by...
Alvin Ailey Unveils New Works This Holiday Season
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 06, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 6, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Two longtime dancers discuss the company's evolving repertoire Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater just kicked off its annual holiday run at City Center, a five-week gift to modern dance lovers showcasing the company's ever-expanding repertory. Yes, Ailey's beloved 1960 classic Revelations is still on the lineup, but artistic director Robert Battle...
She's Making This 'Island' Authentic
By LAUREN KAY
Friday, December 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Veteran choreographer Camille A. Brown comes to Broadway with Once on This Island --- Working on the first Broadway revival of a beloved musical can be a challenge -- especially for choreographers. A dance-maker needs to figure out how to realize her own vision while recognizing that another artist previously danced in her shoes. Although choreographer...
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