Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 en daily 1 http://www.designbrooklyn.com/ http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/images/the-dance-enthusiast-logo-whiteBG.gif Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Limón Dance Company 2019 Season at The Joyce ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2234/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Limon-Dance-Company-2019-The-Joyce-Jose-Limon-Colin-Connor-Francesca-Harper-Nona-Hendryx--9394/ In Limón Dance Company 2019 Season at The Joyce, choreography by José Limón, Colin Connor, Francesca Harper with special guest, Nona Hendryx : "José Limón's 1947 masterwork, The Moor's Pavane, and 1967’s Psalm look radiant as danced by the adroit young artists of the 2019 Limón Dance Company. I can’t contain my praise about this group. They danced their hearts (and several other body parts) out this season." Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Z is for André M. Zachery and Pavel Zuštiak]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2177/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Dance-Enthusiast-A-to-Z-Andre-Zachery-Pavel-Zustiak/ In The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Z is for André M. Zachery and Pavel Zuštiak, "Seeing Pina Bausch's company perform Café Muller and Rite of Spring in Kosice, my hometown in then Czechoslovakia. After meeting her and then seeing the work, I knew I wanted to do dance and theatre more than just a hobby," Pavel Zuštiak says in response to what was the light bulb moment when you knew you were going to be a dancer?

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: YYDC’s “The Edge of 30°” at BAM Fisher]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2224/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/YYDC-The-Edge-of-30-Degrees-BAM-Fisher/ In IMPRESSIONS: YYDC’s “The Edge of 30°” at BAM Fisher, "Regardless of your seat, and there’s no bad seat, you’ll notice the performers’ unique relationship to their kinespheres, which stop at the end of their natural reach." — Erin Bomboy, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Nicole Dekle Collins on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2220/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Nicole-Dekle-Collins-on-Writing-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast/ Behind the Byline highlights one our most important assets — our contributors. Get to know the person behind your favorite articles.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: NIC Kay’s “[GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised” at Abrons Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2215/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/NIC-Kay-GET-WELL-SOON-you-black-and-bluised-Abrons-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: NIC Kay’s “[GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised” at Abrons Arts Center, "Taken as a whole, the work reflects upon othering, the concept in which certain groups like Black and queer are positioned as different from and inferior to the mainstream." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Konverjdans: III at The Actors Fund Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2223/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Konverjdans-III-at-The-Actors-Fund-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Konverjdans: III at The Actors Fund Arts Center, "The theme of joining and leaving persists as the dancers orbit, coming closer and closer to meaning with each spiraling torso or imploring leg extension, but never quite reaching it." — Cecly Placenti, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Purchase Dance Company’s New York City Season at New York Live Arts ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2219/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Purchase-Dance-Companys-New-York-City-Season-New-York-Live-Arts-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Purchase Dance Company’s New York City Season at New York Live Arts, "For the fourth year in a row, the COD capped off its academic year with a show at New York Live Arts that featured highlights from their spring and fall productions, as well as student choreography, all selected by Artistic Director Nelly van Bommel." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival with Mia Habib, Colleen Thomas, and Gruppo Nanou]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2217/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/La-MaMa-Moves-Dance-Festival-with-Mia-Habib-Colleen-Thomas-Gruppo-Nanou/ In IMPRESSIONS: La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival with Mia Habib, Colleen Thomas, and Gruppo Nanou, "The opening week of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival featured works from Oslo-based Mia Habib, NYC-based Colleen Thomas, and the Italian company Gruppo Nanou. The first two investigate possibilities for community amid rising global tensions, while the third sorely mishandles the revolutionary compositions of jazz legend Miles Davis." — Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet’s 2019 Spring Season — Week Four]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2221/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-2019-Spring-Season-Week-Four/ In IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet’s 2019 Spring Season — Week Four, "In this “ballroom with open doors” Ashley Bouder understands to equally represent her royalty and romanticism. Her suitor, the tall Russell Janzen, provides her a much-needed wingspan. Bouder’s focus which naturally shifts in to outward, here encompasses the upward hemispheres she tends to miss when being partnered by a shorter dancer." — Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[A Postcard from Lakai Worrell, Co-Artistic Director of Purelements]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2222/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Lakai-Worrell-Co-Artistic-Director-of-Purelements/ In A Postcard from Lakai Worrell, Co-Artistic Director of Purelements, "When we spoke to our dance instructors about who inspired them to dance, there are several names that came up, again and again. Names of people who may or may not be mainstream, but who have worked to push the envelope with their artistry, creativity, and passion for the arts," says Lakai Worrell, Co-Artistic Director of Purelements.  

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Emeri Fetzer on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2203/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Emeri-Fetzer-on-Writing-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast/ Behind the Byline highlights one our most important assets — our contributors. Get to know the person behind your favorite articles.

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<![CDATA[Erik Abbott-Main on Boy Friday’s “Cowboy” at Prime Produce ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2218/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Erik-Abbott-Main-Boy-Friday-Cowboy-Prime-Produce-/ In Erik Abbott-Main on Boy Friday’s “Cowboy” at Prime Produce, "Exploring both individual and collective dream space, Cowboy’s vignettes feel like a string of prose poems. In driving unison sections, the dancers remain keenly aware of the voyeur." — Emeri Fetzer, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: For The Love Of Music & Dance At Westbeth Gallery This June 15–July 6, 2019]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2214/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Westbeth-Gallery-Avri-Ohana-Zeeva-Cohen-For-the-Love-of-Musica-and-Dance-/ Catch For The Love Of Music & Dance at Westbeth Gallery this June 15–July 6, 2019.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: DanceAfrica Festival 2019 at BAM — "Rwanda Reborn: The Remix"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2213/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DanceAfrica-Festival-2019-at-BAM-Rwanda-Reborn-The-Remix/ In IMPRESSIONS: DanceAfrica Festival 2019 at BAM  — "Rwanda Reborn: The Remix," "Most memorable were the galvanizing dances from Northern and Western Rwanda, Kinimba-Nkombo, in which the high-stepping men swung their waist-length white wigs in wild circles to the sound of the drummers." — Deirdre Towers, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[6 Dance Events To Attend in Conjunction with Pride Month 2019!]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2216/ Sun, 02 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/6-Dance-Events-To-Attend-In-Conjunction-With-Pride-Month-2019/ 6 Dance Events To Attend In Conjunction With Pride Month 2019, from film screenings to Vogue workshops.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Pepperland” at BAM]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2210/ Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Mark-Morris-Dance-Group-Pepperland-BAM/ In IMPRESSIONS: Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Pepperland” at BAM, "Like a psychedelic trip, Pepperland throws us off balance to capture a malleable, non-linear sense of time as repeating moments create a sense of déjà vu." — Theo Boguszewski, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Oracle” by Periapsis Music and Dance at Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2209/ Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Oracle-Periapsis-Music-and-Dance-Kumble-Theater-LIU-Brooklyn/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Oracle” by Periapsis Music and Dance at Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, "By encouraging collaboration among choreographers, dancers, and musicians, Periapsis Music and Dance serves as a creative laboratory for artists. The musicians perform onstage with the dancers, sometimes as part of the visual aesthetic and sometimes as fully involved partners." — Cecly Placenti, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[Artistic Director Colin Connor on the Limón Dance Company's Upcoming Season at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2212/ Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Artistic-Director-Colin-Connor-Limon-Dance-Company-Joyce-Theater-Francesca-Harper-/ In Artistic Director Colin Connor on the Limón Dance Company's Upcoming Season at the Joyce Theater Featuring Masterworks by José Limón, with Premieres by Connor, and Francesca Harper , "I had the good fortune to attend a preview of the Limón Dance Company’s upcoming Joyce Theater season. To see an excerpt of Jose Limón's masterpiece THE MOOR’S PAVANE serves as a powerful reminder why this particular heritage is the backbone of humanism in dance." — Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Harlem Stage E-Moves Program B with Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC, and TweetBoogie]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2211/ Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Harlem-Stage-E-Moves-Program-B-Omari-Mizrahi-Les-Ballet-Afrik-Its-Showtime-NYC-TweetBoogie/ In IMPRESSIONS: Harlem Stage E-Moves Program B with Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC, and TweetBoogie, "E-Moves at Harlem Stage isn’t here to tell you what hip-hop can or should look like. Instead, it presents a wide array of choreographic approaches rooted in hip hop culture." — Nadia Khayrallah, New York

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Nadia Khayrallah on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2205/ Sun, 26 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Nadia-Khayrallah-on-Writing-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast/ Behind the Byline highlights one our most important assets — our contributors. Get to know the person behind your favorite articles.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Hilary Easton + Co’s “Nothing is perfect, nothing is finished.” at Gibney]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2208/ Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Hilary-Easton-Nothing-is-Perfect-Nothing-is-Finished-at-Gibney/ In IMPRESSIONS: Hilary Easton + Co’s “Nothing is perfect, nothing is finished.” at Gibney, "Whatever is happening, wherever it is happening, Albrecht and Ingle watch each other — if not with their eyes, then with their skin." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Miki Orihara in Resonance lll at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2206/ Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Miki-Orihara-Resonance-lll-LaGuardia-Performing-Arts-Center-Seiko-Takata-Doris-Humphrey-Konami-Ishii-Martha-Graham-Yuriko-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Miki Orihara in Resonance lll at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center : "a beautifully executed solo concert honoring early Japanese and American founders of modern dance, carried us perfectly into the Mother’s Day weekend. After all, the featured choreographers birthed and nurtured a new dance, one that could authentically express their innermost ideas and world experiences." Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Announcing The Winners Of The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards!]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2207/ Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Winners-2019-Chita-Rivera-Awards-/ Announcing The Winners Of The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards!

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet’s 2019 Spring Season — Week Three]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2202/ Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-2019-Spring-Season-Week-Three/ In IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet’s 2019 Spring Season — Week Three, "Balanchine created Diamonds for Suzanne Farrell, who - after many years of absence from the company - returned to coach the ballet. Set to music from Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major with scenery by Peter Harvey and costumes by Karinska, the piece celebrates the imperial ballet of the Czarist Russian Empire, the world Balanchine experienced as a child." — Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Cecly Placenti on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2204/ Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Cecly-Placenti-on-Writing-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast/ Behind the Byline highlights one our most important assets — our contributors. Get to know the person behind your favorite articles.

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