Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Tue, 23 Apr 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: Stephen Petronio Company at NYU Skirball including Choreography from Merce Cunningham and Rudy Perez]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2183/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Stephen-Petronio-Company-NYU-Skirball-Merce-Cunningham-Rudy-Perez/ In IMPRESSIONS: Stephen Petronio Company at NYU Skirball, "The full company fills the stage, moving in and out of diagonal patterns with driving lines and turns. I am deeply struck by the way Petronio’s dancers form strong, elongated shapes and then twist them into new forms. With rare directness, they pierce through the space." — Emeri Fetzer

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event” at BAM by the Merce Cunningham Trust]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2182/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Night-of-100-Solos-A-Centennial-Event-BAM-Merce-Cunningham-Trust/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event” at BAM by the Merce Cunningham Trust, "The 100 solos, then, were not literally “solos,” but movement monologues that dancers performed in the company of other dancers, each in their own space, cycling on and off the stage to give the appearance of a single unified work." — Nicole Dekle Collins

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Asks Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery of MICHIYAYA Dance about the Premiere of “/wē/” at the 14th Street Y]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2181/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Anya-Clarke-Mitsuko-Verdery-MICHIYAYA-Dance-we-14th-Street-Y/ In The Dance Enthusiast Asks Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery of MICHIYAYA Dance about the Premiere of “/wē/” at the 14th Street Y, "Because we’re together, I do think it creates a sense of openness in the creative process. All of our dance artists know we’re in a romantic relationship, and I think there’s an ease in knowing that." — Mitsuko Verdery

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Natalia Osipova’s "Pure Dance" with David Hallberg at New York City Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2174/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Natalia-Osipova-Pure-Dance-David-Hallberg-New-York-City-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Natalia Osipova’s "Pure Dance" with David Hallberg at New York City Center, "The famous duet in which a woman meditates on happier times of her life is layered with the nostalgia of remembering Osipova and Hallberg over the years." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Magnum Opus” at Brooklyn Studios for Dance as part of “Oh, Celine”]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2173/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Magnum-Opus-Brooklyn-Studios-for-Dance-Oh-Celine/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Magnum Opus” at Brooklyn Studios for Dance as part of “Oh, Celine," "With a swathe of tulle worn like a Miss America sash, flowers strewn through her hair, Celine dances like Isadora Duncan after too many chai lattes." — Erin Bomboy, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Netta Yerushalmy's "Paramodernities" at New York Live Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2168/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Netta-Yerushalmy-Paramodernities-New-York-Live-Arts/ In IMPRESSIONS: Netta Yerushalmy's "Paramodernities" at New York Live Arts, "A move with outstretched arms and an upward gaze in the context of Ailey’s work might portray an oppressed people holding up the weight of the world; here, placed on top of the raked seating, it seems to take on a new meaning, perhaps reflecting political shifts over time or a hope for the future, as the body looms larger than life, claiming rights and taking flight." — Lauren Grant, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Ann Reinking & Ben Vereen to Host the Chita Rivera Awards on May 19 at NYU Skirball Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2176/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ann-Reinking-Ben-Vereen-Chita-Rivera-Awards-May-19-at-NYU-Skirball-Center/ Ann Reinking & Ben Vereen to Host the Chita Rivera Awards on May 19 at NYU Skirball Center.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Visual Artists, Clark Center has EXTENDED the DEADLINE to April 23rd for their Dance-Inspired Art Exhibition "LET’S FACE THE MUSIC" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2169/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/dance-news-clark-center-call-for-artists-let-us-face-the-music-dance-inspired-art-exhibition/ Clark Center Issues A Call for Artists For "LET’S FACE THE MUSIC," A Dance-Inspired Art Exhibition. Exhibition Dates: June 16 to June 30, 2019.

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<![CDATA[!CUBA AQUI! Pedro Ruiz' Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey "A Passionate CELEBRATION of Cuban Dance Heritage" at Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2162/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/CUBA-AQUI-Ballet-Contemporaneo-de-Camaguey-CELEBRATION-Cuban-Dance-Heritage-Debuts-Kaye-Playhouse-Hunter-College/ In !CUBA AQUI!  Pedro Ruiz 'Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey "A Passionate CELEBRATION of Cuban Dance Heritage" at Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, Serena S.Y. Hsu, takes us on a photographic journey of dance.- Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Everyman’s Reroof” with Moving Visions Dancers and Dances by Isadora]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2172/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Everymans-Reroof-Moving-Visions-Dancers-Dances-by-Isadora/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Everyman’s Reroof” with Moving Visions Dancers and Dances by Isadora, "Despite the limited vocabulary, magic can be found in the subtlety and emotion imbued in familiar steps by each performer." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Donates Archives To Library For The Performing Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2170/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Thelma-Hill-Performing-Arts-Center-Donates-Archives-To-Library-For-The-Performing-Arts/ Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Donates Archives To Library For The Performing Arts. The archive includes materials documenting the work of Loretta Abbott, Alvin Ailey, Camille A. Brown, Ron K. Brown, Chuck Davis, George Faison, Louis Johnson, Marlies Yearby, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Urban Bush Women, Forces of Nature, and many more.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Third Rail Projects at Brookfield Place and Ice Theatre of New York at The Rink at Rockefeller Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2167/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Third-Rail-Projects-Brookfield-Place-Ice-Theatre-of-New-York-Rink-Rockefeller-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Third Rail Projects at Brookfield Place and Ice Theatre of New York at the Rink at Rockefeller Center, "Kelly struts down and body surfs across the stairs before indulging herself in a full-blown ‘80s jazz routine complete with ponytail-flinging head swings." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Deirdre Towers on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2153/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Deirdre-Towers/ In Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Deirdre Towers 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 on The Dance Enthusiast.

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Robert Johnson on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2158/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-the-Byline-Robert-Johnson-Writing-The-Dance-Enthusiast/ In Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Robert Johnson 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: Ni’Ja Whitson | The NWA Project’s "Oba Qween Baba King Baba"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2171/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/NiJa-Whitson-NWA-Projects-Oba-Qween-Baba-King-Baba/ In IMPRESSIONS: Ni’Ja Whitson | The NWA Project’s Oba Qween Baba King Baba, "A gender-nonconforming practitioner of Yoruba spirituality, Whitson locates a history of nonbinary gender within Yoruba religious tradition by exploring the Orishas (Yoruba deities) as genderless figures." — Nadia Khayrallah

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<![CDATA[DraftWork at Danspace Featuring Brendan Drake and Marion Spencer]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2164/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DraftWork-Danspace-Brendan-Drake-Marion-Spencer/ In IMPRESSIONS: DraftWork at Danspace Featuring Brendan Drake and Marion Spencer, "Though their approaches are different, the two serendipitously challenge endurance." — Trina Mannino, New York

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Y is for Xin Ying and Ashley R.T. Yergens]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2154/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-to-Z-Xin-Ying-Ashley-Yergens/ In The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Y is for Xin Ying and Ashley R.T. Yergens, "When cis dancers have the freedom to create whatever work they want and they choose to make work that capitalizes off of narratives that are dangerously close to trans narratives," says Ashley R.T. Yergens in response to what he questions. 

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<![CDATA[Kelly Bartnik on the Premiere of "Fuck/Love: The Poetics of Adoration" at Gibney ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2166/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Kelly-Bartnik-FuckLove-The-Poetics-of-Adoration-Gibney-Dance-/ In Kelly Bartnik on the Premiere of "Fuck/Love: The Poetics of Adoration" at Gibney, "Bartnik travels into places in the body that dance often does not go. Despite the inherent connection of dance to carnal instincts (both so linked to innate somatic knowing), rarely is sexuality and emotion this visceral on stage." — Emeri Fetzer, New York

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<![CDATA[Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Trina Mannino on Writing Dance for The Dance Enthusiast ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2141/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Behind-Byline-Trina-Mannino/ In Behind the Byline, "We’re encouraged to get to know the work of a breadth of artists and dance forms," says Trina Mannino in response to what she likes about working for The Dance Enthusiast. 

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: X is for XiaoChuan Xie and Xan Burley]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2140/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-to-Z-XiaoChuan-Xie-Xan-Burley/ In The Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: X is for Xan Burley and XiaoChuan Xie, "Ancient Chinese culture, Martha Graham, Rudolph Laban, Carl Jung, Meredith Monk, Anna Halprin," says XiaoChuan Xie in response to the question: Who are your greatest influences?

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: CUNY Dance Initiative's 5th Year Fest]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2160/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/CUNY-Dance-Initiative-5th-Year-Fest/ In CUNY Dance Initiative's 5th Year Fest, "Kinesis Project dance theatre’s Breathing With Strangers gives spectators an up-close, stripped-down look at dance. Using the lobby’s stairs, benches, and long carpeted space as partners, the dancers draw the audience in to their playful athleticism with smiles, eye contact, and proximity." Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: VIM VIGOR’s “FOREVER” at Playwrights Horizon Downtown]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2161/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/VIM-VIGOR-FOREVER-Playwrights-Horizon-Downtown/ In IMPRESSIONS: VIM VIGOR’s “FOREVER” at Playwrights Horizon Downtown, "FOREVER fulfills expectations for dazzling choreography, but its many unanswered questions keep us at arm’s length from the central themes." Emeri Fetzer, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: "From the Horse’s Mouth Celebrates Deborah Jowitt" at the 14Y]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2157/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/From-Horses-Mouth-Celebrates-Deborah-Jowitt-14Y/ In IMPRESSIONS: "From the Horse’s Mouth Celebrates Deborah Jowitt" at the 14Y: "Among the presentations, which include a funny song warbled by Jamie Cunningham and a sweet lullaby by Meredith Monk, both via video, it’s the personal details that tug at the heartstrings." Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Cross Transit” at the Japan Society with Akiko Kitamura and Kim Hak]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2156/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Cross-Transit-Japan-Society-Akiko-Kitamura-Kim-Hak/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Cross Transit” at the Japan Society with Akiko Kitamura and Kim Hak, "Kitamura’s slick choreography feels elemental, born from the physical properties of water." Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2155/ Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago-Ohad-Naharin-Crystal-Pite/ In IMPRESSIONS: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite, "Between Naharin’s famous dynamic range and Pite’s striking narrative rhythm, the company had quite a few tough notes to hit." Emeri Fetzer, New York

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