Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Tue, 16 Oct 2018 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[ARTISTS ACTIVATED: Misty Copeland, A Real-Live Disney Princess in "The Nutcracker and The Four Realms," Chisels Away at Ballet Stereotypes ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2013/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Misty-Copeland-Real-Live-Disney-Princess-Chisels-Away-at-Ballet-Stereotypes-Nutcracker-and-The-Four-Realms-American-Ballet-Theatre-/ ARTISTS ACTIVATED : Misty Copeland, A Real-Live Disney Princess, in "The Nutcracker and The Four Realms,"Chisels Away at Ballet Stereotypes - Copeland, the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre in the company’s 78-year history (shockingly in the year 2015), embodies the rare phenomenon of ballerina celebrity. Known as much for her Under Armour I Will What I Want campaign and her Instagram presence, as she is for her impressive portrayal of The Firebird, Copeland continually attracts new audiences to the art form. -Christine Jowers, New York 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Juliana F. May’s “Folk Incest” at Abrons Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2011/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Juliana-F-Mays-Folk-Incest-Abrons-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Juliana F. May’s Folk Incest at Abrons Arts Center, "It exposes and releases the trauma of the collective female experience where the pain throbs so acutely that the only sane artistic response is insanity, absurdity, and bawdiness." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: 52 Emerging NYC Artists Selected for The Shed’s Inaugural “Open Call” Program]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2010/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-52-Emerging-NYC-Artists-Selected-for-The-Sheds-Inaugural-Open-Call-Program/ 52 emerging NYC artists have been selected for The Shed’s inaugural “Open Call” program! Three programs will be presented consecutively beginning in late spring 2019, with a fourth program in 2020. All programs will be free and open to the public (ticketing details to be announced). #shedopencall

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Rosas in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “The Six Brandenburg Concertos” at the Park Avenue Armory with B'Rock ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2009/ Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Rosas-Anne-Teresa-De-Keersmaekers-Six-Brandenburg-Concertos-Park-Avenue-Armory-BRock/ In IMPRESSIONS: Rosas in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s The Six Brandenburg Concertos at the Park Avenue Armory with B'Rock, "A smirk here, a hip jut there, a jaunty ball-change — and see-through mesh shirts — indicates this formal walk is on the precipice of bubbling into chaos." Trina Mannino, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: The Liberty Hall Dance Festival at Kean University in New Jersey]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2008/ Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-Jersey-Liberty-Hall-Dance-Festival-at-Kean-University/ The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets to attend The Liberty Hall Dance Festival at Kean University in New Jersey:  "Now in its second season, the event is the brainchild of Nicole Buggé, the artistic director of Buggé Ballet. It featured fifteen companies performing twice in site-specific locations over a three-hour period." Erin Bomboy, New Jersey

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<![CDATA[A Postcard from the Directors of A-Y/dancers ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2003/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Directors-of-A-Ydancers-/ In A Postcard from the Directors of A-Y/dancers, they share that with their first program, they wish to share the work of three of their favorite choreographers, Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone and Hannah Garner, who represent distinct generations of modern dance.

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<![CDATA[Amy Miller, Nana Chinara and Samara Gaev on "Cracks of Light" At Gibney Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2005/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Amy-Miller-Nana-Chinara-And-Samara-Gaev-Cracks-of-Light-Gibney-Dance/ Amy Miller, Nana Chinara, and Samara Gaev answer some questions about "Cracks of Light," part of Gibney’s annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Richard Alston Dance Company Announces the Ensemble will Close in 2020]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2006/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Richard-Alston-Dance-Company-close-2020/ In Richard Alston Dance Company to Close in 2020, "It will tour in autumn 2019 including a special ‘At Home’ programme at The Place in celebration of the company’s 25 years of work and its home’s 50th anniversary."

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Applications Open for HERE's Signature $100,000 Residency Program]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2004/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/-Applications-Open-HERE-Signature-Residency-Program/ Applications are now open for HERE's signature $100,000 Residency Program.This multi-year, $100,000 residency program aids a wide range of artistic disciplines including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Danielle Russo Performance Project’s “Sentinel” at Brooklyn Historical Society]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2002/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/-Danielle-Russo-Performance-Projects-Sentinel-Brooklyn-Historical-Society/ In IMPRESSIONS: Danielle Russo Performance Project’s Sentinel at Brooklyn Historical Society, "

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<![CDATA[ Eryc Taylor's Choreographer Grant gives Opportunity to Emerging Choreographers ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1989/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Eryc-Taylors-Choregrapher-Grant-Opportunity-Emerging-Choreographers/ In Eryc Taylor's new Choreographer Grant gives Opportunity to Emerging Choreographers, "In the spirit of those who supported his early career, Taylor created the Eryc Taylor Dance/ New Choreographer Grant program. ETD/NCG offers financial backing, exposure, and mentorship to emerging choreographers."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Fall for Dance at New York City Center with Boston Ballet, Sara Mearns, Caleb Teicher & Company, and Cie Hervé KOUBI]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2001/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Fall-Dance-New-York-City-Center-Boston-Ballet-Sara-Mearns-Caleb-Teicher-Cie-Herv-KOUBI/ In IMPRESSIONS: Fall for Dance at New York City Center with Boston Ballet, Sara Mearns, Caleb Teicher & Company, and Cie Hervé KOUBI, "The sold-out, fifteenth Fall for Dance has started with a winning program, juxtaposing cultures, sensibilities, and virtuosic live music." Deirdre Towers, New York.

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<![CDATA[Freemove Dance's Jenn Freeman on "...it's time..." At The 14 Street Y ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1986/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Jenn-Freeman-Freemove-Dance-/ Freemove Dance's Jenn Freeman on "...it's time..." At The 14 Street Y, "

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Choreographer/ Performer Okwui Okpokwasili and Filmmaker/Performance Artist Wu Tsang Receive 2018 MacArthur Fellowship]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2000/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Choreographer-Performer-Okwui-Okpokwasili-Wu-Tsang-Receives-2018-MacArthur-Fellowship/ MacArthur today named its 2018 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 25 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future. Among the esteemed-group of individuals are choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and filmmaker and performance artist Wu Tsang.

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<![CDATA[Meet the 2018 Bessie Nominee: Outstanding “Breakout” Choreographer Hadar Ahuvia nominated for “Everything You Have is Yours"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1999/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2018-Bessie-Nominees-Part-IV-Outstanding-Breakout-Choreographer-Hadar-Ahuvia-Everything-You-Have-is-Yours/ In Meet 2018 Bessie Nominees: Outstanding “Breakout” Choreographer, Hadar Ahuvia nominated for Everything You Have is Yours, "Vulnerability connected me to the focus of my work, which was exposing racism in the appropriation of Yemenite and Palestinian dance in the choreography of Israeli folk dance," says Ahuvia.

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<![CDATA[Meet the 2018 Bessies Nominees for Outstanding Production: Kota Yamazaki and David Thomson ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1998/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2018-Bessies-Kota-Yamazaki-Darkness-Odyssey-Part-2-Hallucination-David-Thomson-mythical-beast/ In Meet the 2018 Bessies Nominees for Outstanding Production: Kota Yamazaki for Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination and David Thomson for he his own mythical beast, "I loved to orchestrate different instruments, which make different sounds, to find harmony among them, and to find my own way of using my body. Maybe my way to dance was already begun then."

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<![CDATA[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: N is for Lynn Neuman and Lisa Niedermeyer]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1988/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Enthusiasts-A-Z-N-Lynn-Neuman-Lisa-Niedermeyer/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: N is for Lynn Neuman and Lisa Niedermeyer, "I treasure people and experiences, not possessions. I got to spend time with a group of Tibetan Nuns back when I was doing videography work and those women really changed how I feel about treasuring possessions," says Niedermeyer.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: 92Y’s Fridays at Noon presents “New and Nervy!”]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1995/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/92Y-Friday-at-Noon-New-and-Nervy-Molissa-Fenley-Claire-Porter-and-Susan-Thomasson-Megan-Williams-/ In IMPRESSIONS: 92Y’s Fridays at Noon presents “New and Nervy!,” Molissa Fenley, Claire Porter, Susan Thomasson, and Megan Williams, all female artists several decades into their careers, embrace a philosophy of “less is more,” stripping away conventional layers in order to place curiosity and investigation front and center in their work.- Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Boris Charmatz’s “10000 Gestures” at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1991/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Boris-Charmatz-10000-Gestures-NYU-Skirball-FIAFs-Crossing-Line-Festival/ In IMPRESSIONS: Boris Charmatz’s 10000 Gestures at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, "For an hour, dancers rip through gestures that hopscotch from yogic bow poses to gazelle-like saut de chats, from twitchy fingers to wedgie picking."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: RoseAnne Spradlin's “Y” at New York Live Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1990/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/RoseAnne-Spradlin-Y-New-York-Live-Arts-/ In IMPRESSIONS: RoseAnne Spradlin's “Y” at New York Live Arts,"The restless, propulsive energy crackles with little respite. Someone, if not everyone, must stay in motion. Occasionally, a dancer or more migrates to the sidelines where they stand like sentries in the shadows, but they don’t linger. As if in a trance, they get sucked right back into the melee." Erin Bomboy, New York 

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<![CDATA[Meet the 2018 Bessie Nominees: Elizabeth Dement, Ryan Seaton, and Jonathan Gonzalez]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1987/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Meet-2018-Bessies-Nominees-Part-II-Elizabeth-Dement-Ryan-Seaton-Jonathan-Gonzalez/ In Meet the 2018 Bessies Nominees: For Outstanding Performer, Elizabeth Dement, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, Ryan Seaton, and Outstanding Production, Jonathan Gonzalez, "The difficulty with making work that is about the body is that you immediately lose language," says Gonzalez.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Queer|Art Introduces The Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women (+) Dance Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1984/ Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-QueerArt-Introduces-The-Eva-Yaa-Asantewaa-Grant/ Queer|Art introduces the Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women (+) Dance Artists. Applications for the grant is open until October 21th, 2018.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Marya Warshaw And Simone Forti To Receive The Bessies' Highest Honors]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1983/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Bessies-Marya-Warshaw-Simone-Forti-Bessies-Highest-Honors-/ Brooklyn Arts Exchange founder/director Marya Warshaw and avant-garde choreographer and dancer Simone Forti, have been tapped to receive The Bessies’ highest honors.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Abraham on Choreographing for New York City Ballet and Revisiting "Dearest Home" at The Joyce]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1982/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Kyle-Abraham-Choreographing-New-York-City-Ballet-Revisiting-Dearest-Home-Joyce/ Kyle Abraham on Choreographing for New York City Ballet and Revisiting Dearest Home at The Joyce, "Dearest Home was a big shift. Making that work and getting it out was very important to me: It was me saying ‘I can make something the way I want to make it, and I don’t have to try to meet people’s expectations," says Abraham.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Times Square Arts/Danspace Project Site-Specific Commissions with Laurie Berg, luciana achugar, Ana "Rokafella" Garcia and Gabriel "Kwikstep" Dionisio]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1981/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Times-Square-Danspace-Laurie-Berg-luciana-achugar-Ana-Rokafella-Garcia-and-Gabriel-Kwikstep-Dionisio/ In IMPRESSIONS: Times Square Arts/Danspace Project Site-Specific Commissions with Laurie Berg, luciana achugar, Ana "Rokafella" Garcia and Gabriel "Kwikstep" Dionisio, "Was this brave, bold experiment more effective as a commercial for the downtown dance community or as an anti-commercial statement?" Deirdre Towers, New York.

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