Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 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[The Dance Enthusiast Hits The Streets : #ONDISPLAY Heidi Latsky Dance Brings Awareness to International Day of Persons with Disabilities ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2354/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/On-Display-Heidi-Latsky-Dance-Brings-Awareness-to-International-Day-of-Persons-with-Disablities/ "Since 2015, Heidi Latsky has honored this day with her sculpture-garden-like art installations made up of diverse bodies.  Starting simply (though it sounds pretty ambitious to me) with artists performing  in NYC and Hobart, Australia, today, four years later, Latsky's #OnDisplay, has expanded to 78 cities across the world. "Christine Jowers, NYC

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Raja Feather Kelly on "Dog Day Afternoon," His Greatest Challenge, and A Signature Item of Apparel]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2351/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Raja-Feather-Kelly-on-His-Dog-Day-Afternoon-His-Greatest-Challenge-and-His-Signature-Item-of-Apparel/ In MOVING PEOPLE: Raja Feather Kelly on His "Dog Day Afternoon," His Greatest Challenge, and His Signature Item of Apparel, "One of the projects I’ve most enjoyed was making my first evening length show called DRELLA at The Invisible Dog because I didn’t care what anyone thought; I just knew I had to make something and I only knew how to tell the truth about my art," says the artist. 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “And Then We Danced,” a Film by Levan Akin]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2326/ Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/And-Then-We-Danced/ In IMPRESSIONS: And Then We Danced, "The film demands that you, the viewer, engage immediately and unceasingly with the protagonists and their plight, leaving you drained and astounded." — Deirdre Towers, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Martine Gutierrez's "Circle" at Performance Space New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2349/ Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Martine-Gutierrez-Circle-Performance-Space-New-York/ In IMPRESSIONS: Martine Gutierrez's "Circle" at Performance Space New York, "The air in the make-shift laboratory becomes fraught with expectation and uneasiness. Staring at a living creature who is unable to protest feels voyeuristic and wrong." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[Alison Cook Beatty Dance’s “Artists in Motion” at the Salvatore Capezio Theater — Peridance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2348/ Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Alison-Cook-Beatty-Dance-Artists-in-Motion-Messages-in-Time-Shem-Guibbory-Peridance-Salvatore-Capezio-Theater/ In Alison Cook Beatty Dance’s “Artists in Motion” at the Salvatore Capezio Theater — Peridance, "Alison Cook-Beatty dreams up worlds that dance...In Beatty’s evocative presentations, sculptural maneuvers bring dancers easily down to and up from the floor. Impeccable partnering, elaborate traveling patterns, athletic phrases, and natural transitions reveal a gifted artisan’s craft." Christine Jowers, NYC

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “The Sun Still Burns Here” by Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2345/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Sun-Still-Burns-Here-by-Kate-Wallich-The-YC-X-Perfume-Genius-at-the-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: “The Sun Still Burns Here” by Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius at the Joyce Theater, "Wallich establishes an intuitive, sensual movement language to match the music. It’s grounded, sexy, balletic yet wild, with a grooviness reminiscent of Ohad Naharin’s Gaga." — Dot Armstrong, New York

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Taking on Yellowface in Classic Choreography at the 92nd Street Y with Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2344/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Taking-on-Yellowface-in-Classic-Choreography-92nd-Street-Y-Phil-Chan-Georgina-Pazcoguin/ The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Taking on Yellowface in Classic Choreography at the 92nd Street Y with Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin, "Final Bow for Yellowface asks those in power to sign a pledge to eliminate offensive Asian stereotypes on stage. Although this is a clear and important step forward, the event highlighted discussions that need to take place off-stage." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: nia love's "g1(host): lostatsea" at Gibney]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2343/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/nia-love-g1host-lost-at-sea-Gibney-/ In IMPRESSIONS: nia love "g1(host): lostatsea" at Gibney: "Against a soundscape of crashing waves, clanging metal, and haunting cello music played by Nioka Workman, love dives through the spectered archives of her ancestral past. Deep under water, she asserts, all you hear are echos, everything else is timeless. love’s diving is both actual and metaphorical. Underwater images depict her dive into research.  Her cast of four dancers swim with her, illuminating parts of the journey."  — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dimitris Papaioannou’s “The Great Tamer” at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2341/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dimitris-Papaioannous-The-Great-Tamer-at-BAM-Howard-Gilman-Opera-House/ In IMPRESSIONS: Dimitris Papaioannou’s “The Great Tamer” at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, "Although the pacing feels painfully, painstakingly slow, the visual gags, many quoting or commenting on Greek mythology, come thick and fast." — Erin Bomboy, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Odeon” by Ephrat Asherie Dance at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2342/ Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Odeon-by-Ephrat-Asherie-Dance-at-the-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Odeon” by Ephrat Asherie Dance at the Joyce Theater, "Odeon unfolds as a series of vignettes, moving from group sequences with tight footwork and byzantine patterns to character-driven solos and duets." — Stacey Menchel Kussell, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Big Dance Theater’s “The Road Awaits Us” at NYU Skirball Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2340/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Big-Dance-Theater-The-Road-Awaits-Us-at-NYU-Skirball-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Big Dance Theater’s “The Road Awaits Us” at NYU Skirball Center, "Throughout the evening, Parson exposes artifice. She removes the stage’s wings, displays costume changes, and segues from the first work to the next, the dancers passing the figurative baton on stage." — Lauren Grant, New York

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Meet and Follow NYC's PMT Dance, the House Head Session, and the Crazy Natives Crew]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2339/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/PMT-Dance-House-Head-Session-Crazy-Natives-/ IN POSTCARDS: Meet and Follow, NYC's PMT Dance, the House Head Session, and the Crazy Natives Crew: "The session is open to anyone who likes to move, whether you live in NY or are just passing through. We are also multi-generational. Young kids join to play with the music and dance, OGs (Older Generation) come to teach, learn, and stay in touch. Occasionally percussionists stop by and play in tandem with our DJ." Marianna Koytsan, NYC

 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: "Sènsa" by Paul Maheke with Nkisi and Ariel Efraim Ashbel at Abrons Arts Center, Co-commissioned with the Performa 19 Biennial and Red Bull Arts New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2338/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Sensa-Paul-Maheke-Nkisi-Ariel-Efraim-Ashbel-Abrons-Arts-Center-Performa-19-Biennial-Red-Bull-Arts-New-York/ In IMPRESSIONS: "Sènsa" by Paul Maheke with Nkisi and Ariel Efraim Ashbel at Abrons Arts Center, Co-commissioned with Performa 19 Biennial and Red Bull Arts New York, "It’s dark and it’s crowded, so Maheke often registers as a ghostly figure. He drifts in and out of sight, your experience of him different than mine. Like all spirits, you don’t need to see him to know he’s there." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Curet Performance Project’s “Aspectos” at Center for Performance Research]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2336/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Curet-Performance-Projects-Aspectos-at-Center-for-Performance-Research/ In IMPRESSIONS: Curet Performance Project’s “Aspectos” at Center for Performance Research, "Employing a blend of classical modern dance and Puerto Rican-inspired movements, Curet creates an immersive environment where the universal language of the body can be read and experienced by everyone." — Cecly Placenti, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[Queer|Art|Prize Ceremony Honors Drag Activist Joan Jett Blakk & Dance Artists Jumatatu M. Poe & Jermone Donte Beacham]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2337/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/QueerArtPrize-Ceremony-Honors-Drag-Activist-Joan-Jett-Blakk-Dance-Artists-Jumatatu-M-Poe-and-Jermone-Donte-Beacham/ On Friday, November 1, more than 200 LGBTQ+ artists and allies packed into The Center (208 W. 13th St.) for the 2019 Queer|Art Annual Party.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures' "The New Frontier: my dear America (pt. 1)" at Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2335/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Kayla-Farrish-Decent-Structures-The-New-Frontier-my-dear-America-pt-1-at-Danspace-Project/ In IMPRESSIONS: Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures' "The New Frontier: my dear America (pt. 1)" at Danspace Project,

"She morphs and shape-shifts, flexing and collapsing, grooving, softening

She moves at warp speed, macho to delicate. She lets out a yell."

— Dot Armstrong, New York

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Alicia Graf Mack on Carmen de Lavallade, "Revelations," and Leading the Dance Division at the Juilliard School]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2321/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Alicia-Graf-Mack-on-Carmen-de-Lavallade-the-Juilliard-School-and-Revelations-/ In MOVING PEOPLE:  Alicia Graf Mack on Carmen de Lavallade, "Revelations," and Leading the Dance Division at the Juilliard School.  Alicia Graf Mack says, "I’ve tried to live a life outside of dance, and it’s never worked."

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Center for Performance Research Announces 10 Artists-in-Residence For 2020]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2333/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Center-for-Performance-Research-Announces-10-Artists-in-Residence-For-2020/ Center for Performance Research Announces 10 Artists-in-Residence For 2020! Find out who they are.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Black Grace at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2331/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Black-Grace-at-the-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: Black Grace at the Joyce Theater, "Gathered in a circle, facing inward, the dancers take up various gestures that will become motifs. Pressing their palms together, they crouch and toss their joined hands over each shoulder. As the dance expands and begins to change direction, they squat with legs crossed, lift their knees, and rock backward." — Robert Johnson, New York

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<![CDATA[Margie Gillis on her "Rewilding" and its Lincoln Center Premiere with the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at David H. Koch Theater ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2330/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Margie-Gillis-Rewilding-Paul-Taylor-Lincoln-Center-Koch-Theater/ In Margie Gillis on her "Rewilding" and its Lincoln Center Premiere with the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at David H. Koch Theater, Gillis asks the artists  to embrace all the vocabulary that’s lived in their bodies through their years of working with Taylor. Then, combined with her round, lush movement and pointed improvisations, they must take it out for an adventure...Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[Ranardo-Domeico Grays, Artistic Director of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet on Finding Clarity After Cancer and the Healing Power of Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2334/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ranardo-Domeico-Grays-Of-VISIONS-Contemporary-Ballet-Clarity-After-Cancer-Traces-Riverside-Theatre-/ "Some survivors say they gained 'a new lease on life.' I feel differently about that," says Grays. "I never felt as though I started over; I simply continued on the path that I was meant to travel—a challenging path that was not new, just very different."

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<![CDATA[David Orr, Founder Of Boston Moving Arts Productions, On Dance’s Power To Open The Floodgates Of Emotion]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2328/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/David-Orr-Founder-Of-Boston-Moving-Arts-Productions-On-Dances-Power-To-Open-The-Floodgates-Of-Emotion/ David Orr, Founder Of Boston Moving Arts Productions, On Dance’s Power To Open The Floodgates Of Emotion

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: BalletX’s “The Little Prince” at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2327/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/BalletX-The-Little-Prince-at-the-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: BalletX’s “The Little Prince” at the Joyce Theater, "Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s choreography showcases luscious leg extensions, intertwining pas de deux between all genders, and animalistic pantomime. Pointe shoes appear in certain scenes and solos, but everyone has moments in socks and jazz shoes, allowing them to explore gymnastic floor work." — Stacey Menchel Kussel, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: American Ballet Theatre in Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2324/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-American-Ballet-Theatre-in-Balanchine-Bennett-The-Beach-Boys-/ In IMPRESSIONS: American Ballet Theatre in Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys, "Juxtaposing classical ballet and contemporary social dance may not seem revolutionary today, but when Twyla Tharp first presented Deuce Coupe in 1973, it did. Set to songs by surf rock band The Beach Boys, the work compares and contrasts two movement vocabularies to expose different ways of expressing and interpreting the music." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Dance Lab New York (DLNY) Announces New Choreographers & Dancers In Partnership With The Joyce Theater Foundation]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2329/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Dance-Lab-New-York-DLNY-Announces-New-Choreographers-and-Dancers-In-Partnership-With-The-Joyce-Theater-Foundation/ Dance Lab New York (DLNY) Announces New Choreographers & Dancers In Partnership With The Joyce Theater Foundation.

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