Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Thu, 13 Dec 2018 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[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: R is for Melissa Riker and Walter Rutledge]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2066/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Z-R-Melissa-Riker-Walter-Rutledge/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: R is for Melissa Riker and Walter Rutledge, "I survived violence and the justice system. I am sure those experiences drove me to be bold and to keep creative ownership of my body and expression," says Riker.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dance Heginbotham/Amy Trompetter’s “Fantasque” at Skirball Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2069/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Heginbotham-Amy-Trompetters-Fantasque-Skirball-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Dance Heginbotham/Amy Trompetter’s “Fantasque” at Skirball Center: "What starts as a vaguely 'origin-of-life narrative' — the sun and the moon, and the eventual birth of a child — takes bizarre twists and turns." Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Larissa Velez-Jackson’s “Zapatografia/Shoegraphy” at Abrons Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2068/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/larissa-velez-jackson-zapatografia-shoegraphy-abrons-arts-center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Larissa Velez-Jackson’s “Zapatografia/Shoegraphy” at Abrons Arts Center: As the Spanish/English title indicates, this has shoes, shoes, and more shoes: preppy flats, vertiginous heels, and medical walking boots. Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “A Chorus Line” at New York City Center ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2062/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Chorus-Line-New-York-City-Center-/ In IMPRESSIONS: A Chorus Line at New York City Center, "the show’s magic doesn’t lay in the catchy songs or even the slinky, Fosse-inspired dance numbers. The true poignancy is its deep dive into the heart of what drives people to the stage." Theo Boguszewski, New York.

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<![CDATA[60 Years of Ailey Ascending at City Center : "LAZARUS" a World Premiere by Hip Hop Artist-in-Residence, Rennie Harris ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2064/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/60-Years-of-Ailey-Lazarus-Rennie-Harris-City-Center-Rennie-Harris-Ailey-Ascending-/ In 60 Years of Ailey Ascending at City Center : "LAZARUS"  a World Premiere by Hip Hop Artist-in-Residence, Rennie Harris: Each of us bears a responsibility in a great divide –to carry each other as brothers and sisters toward racial equality– and LAZARUS reaches out of anguish into an emotional, revelatory premiere for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary. Serena S.Y. Hsu, New York 

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces The 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellows]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2063/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Baryshnikov-Arts-Center-Announces-2018-19-Cage-Cunningham-Fellows/ Baryshnikov Arts Center has announced the 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellows! BAC Founder and Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov said: “The Cage Cunningham Fellowship is typically awarded to one recipient annually, but on this special occasion in 2019 we honor the collaborative spirit that Merce Cunningham epitomized by giving fellowships to five artists.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Asks New York City Ballet Principal Joseph Gordon]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2061/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-Principal-Joseph-Gordon/ In The Dance Enthusiast Asks New York City Ballet Principal Joseph Gordon, "Dancers get focused on what our feet and legs are doing and what most people are really watching is your face and upper body and that is why épaulement is so important. It has just been drilled into me." 

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<![CDATA[Elizabeth Cooke, Founder of Hi Artist, Explains What Gives Salon-Style Dance An Edge]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2059/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Elizabeth-Cooke-Founder-of-Hi-Artist-Explains-What-Gives-Salon-Style-Dance-An-Edge/ Elizabeth Cooke chats with us about Hi Artist's intimate, salon-style dances and explains what gives them an edge.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Gibney Dance Company Presents HOME Featuring Work by Adam Barruch and Shamel Pitts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2060/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Gibney-HOME-Adam-Barruch-Shamel-Pitts/ In IMPRESSIONS: Gibney Dance Company Presents HOME Featuring Work by Adam Barruch and Shamel Pitts, "Showcasing the fluid and sensitive movers of Gibney Dance Company, against dreamy soundscapes, two new works blurred time and space to investigate the histories and emotions attached to the physical places and objects of 'home'." Nadia Khayrallah, New York.

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<![CDATA[Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Christopher Gattelli on His Life on Broadway During a Rehearsal of "The Cher Show"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2045/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Broadway-Choreographer-Christopher-Gattelli-The-Cher-Show/ In Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Christopher Gattelli on His Life on Broadway During a Rehearsal of The Cher Show, “I always study the original productions of a revival piece. There are iconic moments that you don’t want to miss,” said Gattelli.

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<![CDATA[Choreographer Nancy Dobbs Owen Addresses Gun Violence Via "Too Many Bodies"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1997/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Choreographer-Nancy-Dobbs-Owen-Addresses-Gun-Violence-Too-Many-Bodies/ Choreographer Nancy Dobbs Owen Addresses Gun Violence via Too Many Bodies, "We invite you to use (the video), and to let us know! We want to know who our allies are and support them as much as we can," says Owen.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: "Dance Because You Can," A New Book by Choreographer Amy Jordan]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2058/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Because-You-Can-Book-by-Amy-Jordan/ "Dance Because You Can," a new book by choreographer Amy Jordan, highlights 5 steps to transform Trauma into Triumph.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Merce Cunningham Trust, the Barbican, BAM, and CAP UCLA Announce "Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2057/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Merce-Cunningham-Trust-the-Barbican-BAM-and-CAP-UCLA-Announce-Night-of-100-Solos-A-Centennial-Event-2018-12-03/ The Merce Cunningham Trust, the Barbican, BAM, and CAP UCLA have announced "Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event." The late, legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham’s 100th birthday will see the largest Cunningham event ever staged in London, New York City, and Los Angeles.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast's Audience Review Contest: Win a One-Year Subscription to Marquee.TV for Yourself AND a Friend]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2036/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Audience-Review-Contest-Subscription-MarqueeTV/ Who doesn't love a good contest? Win a one-year subscription to Marquee.TV for yourself AND a plus one!

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<![CDATA[The Lenape Tribe Celebrates a Historical Homecoming and Tribal Reunion at the Park Avenue Armory ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2056/ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Lenape-Tribe-Celebrates-Historical-Homecoming-Tribal-Reunion-Pow-Wow-Park-Avenue-Armory-/ In The Lenape Tribe Celebrates a Historical Homecoming and Tribal Reunion at the Park Avenue Armory Conservancy at the Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, The Dance Enthusiast Attends Manhattan Island’s First-Ever Lenape Pow Wow :"November 2018 marks a passionate tribute to the Lenape Nation’s inaugural homecoming hosted by the Park Avenue Armory and organized by Lenape Tribe Elders and historians from the Great Lakes and Ontario regions. Among the audience were Manhattan city council members, West Point army cadets and fine & performing arts attendees." Serena Hsu, New York 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Cathy Weis' Sundays on Broadway Series Featuring Laura Bartczak, Emily Climer, and Diane Madden ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2053/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cathy-Weis-Sundays-Broadway-Laura-Bartczak-Emily-Climer-Diane-Madden/ In IMPRESSIONS: Cathy Weis' Sundays on Broadway Series Featuring Laura Bartczak, Emily Climer, and Diane Madden, 

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<![CDATA[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Q is for Wanyue Qiao and Shirlene Quigley]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2052/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Z-Q-Wanyue-Qiao-Shirlene-Quigley/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: Q is for Wanyue Qiao and Shirlene Quigley, the most impactful experience thus far was working with "Beyoncé, because it was the yes that opened the door to more yes’s," says Quigley.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Ron Athey’s “Acéphalous Monster” at Performance Space New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2054/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ron-Atheys-Acphalous-Monster-Performance-Space-New-York/ In IMPRESSIONS: Ron Athey’s Acéphalous Monster at Performance Space New York, "He stands behind a lectern while reading Georges Bataille’s The Madness of Nietzsche. His Hitler hairpiece and Coke-bottle glasses give him despotic gravitas." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Ailey's 60th Anniversary At New York City Center Season Opens Wednesday, November 28, 2018]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2050/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Aileys-60th-Anniversary-At-New-York-City-Center-Season-Opens-November-28-2018/ Get enthused for Ailey's 60th Anniversary at New York City Center! The season opens this Wednesday, November 28th 2018.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Akram Khan’s XENOS as Part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2049/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Akram-Khans-XENOS-Lincoln-Centers-White-Light-Festival/ In Impressions: Akram Khan’s XENOS as Part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, "Ropes begin to move up the slope and the scenery changes dramatically, because some of the cords are attached to chairs, a carpet, and cushions. The ropes pull all of it up the incline as if a hungry giant monster waits crouching behind the artificial hill." Henning Rübsam, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Performance Space New York Announces The "No Series"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2047/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Performance-Space-New-York-Announces-The-No-Series/ Performance Space New York announces the "No Series" featuring niv Acosta, Paola Balla, Hannah Black, Genevieve Grieves, Emily Johnson, Ligia Lewis, Muriel Miguel, S.J Norman, Joshua Pether, Mariaa Randall, Fannie Sosa, Gillian Walsh, a Festival from Arika, and more

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2043/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Garth-Fagan-Dance-Joyce/ In IMPRESSIONS: Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce Theater, "His style recollects the early modern pioneers: angular, weighted, deliberately flaunting effort and exertion." Cecly Placenti, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Luca Veggetti Reimagines Jerome Robbins' “Watermill” at BAM Fisher]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2037/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Luca-Veggetti-Jerome-Robbins-Watermill-BAM-Fisher/ IMPRESSIONS: Luca Veggetti Reimagines Jerome Robbins' Watermill at BAM Fisher, "Though the choreography is all Robbins’, Veggetti takes liberties in staging. Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the audience’s proximity — in the close-quartered Fisher Theater, we surround the piece on three sides, lending intimacy to the experience." Theo Boguszewski, Brooklyn.

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<![CDATA["Balanchine: The City Center Years" at New York City Center With Ballet Companies From Around the World]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2042/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Balanchine-City-Center-New-York-City-Center-Companies-Around-World/ In "Balanchine: The City Center Years" at New York City Center With Ballet Companies From Around the World, "City Center played a central role in Balanchine’s artistic development: Without it, the choreographer might never have had the resources he needed to get a permanent company off the ground in his adopted country."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Twyla Tharp’s “Minimalism and Me” at the Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2048/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Twyla-Tharps-Minimalism-and-Me-at-the-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: Twyla Tharp’s “Minimalism and Me” at the Joyce Theater, "Although this accumulation of compositional abstractions sounds impressive, what really emerged was a style — Fred Astaire meets the downtown dance scene." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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