Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Tue, 19 Oct 2021 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[DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Dance Grenada International Dance Festival 2021: How The 2nd Edition Embodies Afro-Futurism]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2800/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Grenada-International-Dance-Festival-2021-How-The-2nd-Edition-Embodies-Afro-Futurism/ Dance Grenada International Dance Festival 2021: How The 2nd Edition Embodies Afro-Futurism

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Arts on Site Presents Amber Sloan]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2799/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Arts-on-Site-Presents-Amber-Sloan/ In IMPRESSIONS: Arts on Site Presents Amber Sloan, "Facing forward, the fingers of one braid into the fingers of the other within a series of beautifully developed rolling and weight sharing phrases." — Catherine Tharin

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: FJK Dance/Fadi J. Khoury's "Reset" at New York Live Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2798/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/FJK-Dance-Fadi-J-Khoury-Reset-at-New-York-Live-Arts/ In IMPRESSIONS: FJK Dance/Fadi J. Khoury's "Reset" at New York Live Arts, "The melting pot approach reveals its innovation during the port de bras. Although executed with balletic grace, the arms travel through first port de bra in an X rather than the typical O. Limbs ripple and billow, like a swan that's discovered its sensuality." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: David Parker of The Bang Group on Scrambling Musical Theatre, Male Intimacy, and His Company as Family]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2795/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/David-Parker-of-The-Bang-Group-2021/ In DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: David Parker of The Bang Group, "Without a thought of movement hierarchy, and on a continuum with other forms, the company’s movement style is a blend of modern, ballet, tap, and other genres. Rhythm is the organizing principle." — Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Denishawn at Theatre at St. Jean, Produced by Audrey Ross]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2790/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Denishawn-at-Theatre-at-St.-Jean-Produced-by-Audrey-Ross-2021-10-13/ In IMPRESSIONS: Denishawn at Theatre at St. Jean, Produced by Audrey Ross, "What courage Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn had, presenting what no one else had seen! The mystery behind creating indelible images — branding ahead of its time — is offset by the declarative nature of each pose. Their clarity of focus comes through in each of the dances producer Audrey Ross assembled for this commemorative program." — Deirdre Towers, New York

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2021 NY Dance and Performance Awards]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2797/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Bessies-Announce-Recipients-of-the-2021-NY-Dance-and-Performance-Awards/ DANCE NEWS: The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2021 NY Dance and Performance Awards

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in “Deep Blue Sea” at Park Avenue Armory]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2796/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Bill-T-JonesArnie-Zane-Dance-Company-Deep-Blue-Sea-Park-Avenue-Armory/ In IMPRESSIONS: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in “Deep Blue Sea” at Park Avenue Armory, "I don’t want this peace to end. The next passing wave brings with it a flood of hard truths and gentle nostalgia. Tears well up behind my eyes." — Toussaint Jeanlouis, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: "Sw!ng Out" at The Joyce Theater, Conceived and Directed by Caleb Teicher]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2794/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Swing-Out-at-The-Joyce-Theater-2021/ In IMPRESSIONS: Sw!ng Out at The Joyce Theater, Conceived and Directed by Caleb Teicher, "Then just when I thought the show couldn’t possibly make me any happier, Teicher announces the entrance of the evening’s surprise guest – that brainy clown, Bill Irwin, a masterful physical comedian and one of my all-time favorite performers." — Lisa Jo Sagolla, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Alejandro Cerrudo's "It Starts Now" at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2789/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Alejandro-Cerrudo-It-Starts-Now-at-The-Joyce-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: Alejandro Cerrudo's "It Starts Now" at The Joyce Theater, "A been-there-seen-that quality pervades the elements from major to minor, and I spent much of the show remembering where I saw them first." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Third Rail Projects in "Return the Moon" on Zoom]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2788/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Third-Rail-Projects-Return-the-Moon/ In IMPRESSIONS: Third Rail Projects in "Return the Moon" on Zoom: "The narrow viewing perspective dictates our focus and draws our attention to small movements: the folding and unfolding of hands, fists tapping on tables, fingers spreading. The dancers share the same movement vocabulary but not the same space, reinforcing isolation." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Call For Submission—DanceAfrica 45 at BAM “Homegrown: In the Spirit of Our Beginnings”]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2793/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Call-for-submission-DanceAfrica-45-at-BAM-Homegrown-In-the-Spirit-of-Our-Beginnings/ DANCE NEWS: Call for Submission—DanceAfrica 45 at BAM “Homegrown: In the Spirit of Our Beginnings”

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Free Performances At The 2021 Porch Plays Festival at Snug Harbor ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2792/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Free-Performances-At-The-2021-Porch-Plays-Festival-at-Snug-Harbor/ DANCE NEWS: Free Performances At The 2021 Porch Plays Festival at Snug Harbor 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet at David H. Koch Theater/Lincoln Center – Fall 2021 Season]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2791/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-at-David-H-Koch-Theater-Lincoln-Center-Fall-2021-Season/ In IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet at David H. Koch Theater/Lincoln Center – Fall 2021 Season, "Justin Peck’s Rotunda, from last year and to a commissioned score by Nico Muhly, at first appears to be the fresh breeze we have been waiting for." — Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's Fall Gala with Choreography by Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, and Jerome Robbins]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2787/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-Fall-Gala-with-Choreography-by-Sidra-Bell-Andrea-Miller-and-Jerome-Robbins/ In IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's Fall Gala with Choreography by Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, and Jerome Robbins, "An annual event, the performance features new ballets by hot choreographers costumed by trendy fashion designers." — Lisa Jo Sagolla, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: FLOCK's "Familiar," Presented by the 92nd Street Y]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2785/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/FLOCK-Familiar-Presented-by-the-92nd-Street-Y/ In IMPRESSIONS: FLOCK's "Familiar," Presented at the 92nd Street Y,  "The muted effect of the stage and sound enable a sustained focus on the dancing, where swirling limbs form negative space that evaporates as flesh fills it." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Urban Bush Women Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2786/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Urban-Bush-Women-Founder-Jawole-Willa-Jo-Zollar-Named-a-2021-MacArthur-Fellow/ DANCE NEWS: Urban Bush Women Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: In Conversation with Merce with Choreography by Merce Cunningham, Kyle Abraham, and Liz Gerring, Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2784/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/In-Conversation-with-Merce-with-Choreography-by-Merce-Cunningham-Kyle-Abraham-and-Liz-Gerring-Presented-by-Baryshnikov-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: In Conversation with Merce with Choreography by Merce Cunningham, Kyle Abraham, and Liz Gerring, Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center, "So, while certain images in Landrover are recognizably balletic or modern, the work as a whole displays fantastic originality, reshaping its source material with a subtlety and power that are breathtaking. Cunningham attained a mastery over his material that gave him the freedom to play." — Robert Johnson

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Jody Oberfelder's "Life Traveler" Takes a Special Field Trip to Philadelphia and London]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2782/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/THE-DANCE-ENTHUSIAST-ASKS-Jody-Oberfelders-Life-Traveler-Takes-a-Special-Field-Trip-to-Philadelphia-and-London/ "The world of walking artists intrigues me, and has so many connections to dancing artists." — Jody Oberfelder, Artistic Director of Jody Oberfelder Projects.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Rennie Harris University Nurtures Next Generation of Hip Hop Scholars]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2783/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Rennie-Harris-University-Nurtures-Next-Generation-of-Hip-Hop-Scholars/ DANCE NEWS: Rennie Harris University Nurtures Next Generation of Hip Hop Scholars

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: StylePointe at Dixon Place]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2781/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-StylePointe-Dixon-Place-/ In IMPRESSIONS: StylePointe at Dixon Place, "StylePointe choreographers are challenged to work with the designers’ themes and translate costume exuberances and restrictions into movement." — Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: HOLDTIGHT Company's "What Keeps You Going" at the cell theatre]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2777/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/HOLDTIGHT-What-Keeps-You-Going-at-the-cell-theatre/ In IMPRESSIONS: HOLDTIGHT Company's "What Keeps You Going" at the cell theatre, "In an early vignette, dancers pace a few steps and then swivel. Soon, pathways end behind someone, then intersect, and before you know it, they’re brawling as one person’s desire smacks into another’s." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Colleen Thomas’ “Light and Desire” at New York Live Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2775/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Colleen-Thomas-Light-and-Desire-at-New-York-Live-Arts/ In IMPRESSIONS: Colleen Thomas’ “Light and Desire” at New York Live Arts, "Movement motifs emerge, like when the women repeatedly lie face down on the floor and then catapult themselves up, signifying resilience. A gesture of waving arms is both a beckoning and a cry for help." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance's “Plastic Harvest” at Amsterdam Eco/Arts Festival ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2773/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Jody-SperlingTime-Lapse-Dances-Plastic-Harvest-at-Amsterdam-EcoArts-Festival-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance's “Plastic Harvest” at Amsterdam Eco/Arts Festival, "The dance dramatizes not just the ubiquity of plastic bags but also our comfort with them. Seduced by the convenience of a throwaway culture, it’s hard to break our dependence on these weightless wonders." — Tom Phillips, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: David Hallberg in Madeline Hollander's "52 Final Bows," a Virtual Presentation by The Shed]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2772/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-David-Hallberg-in-Madeline-Hollander-52-Final-Bows-a-Virtual-Presentation-by-The-Shed/ In IMPRESSIONS: David Hallberg in Madeline Hollander's "52 Final Bows," a Virtual Presentation by The Shed, "Each bow is a choreographic miniature, craftily spun to elicit yet another surge of admiration for the artist’s grace, wit, and style." — Robert Johnson

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Media Art Xploration Presents MAXlive 2021: THE NEUROVERSE, Produced in Collaboration with New York Live Arts, November 5-7]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2776/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-MAX-Media-Art-Xploration-Presents-MAXlive-2021-THE-NEUROVERSE-New-York-Live-Arts/ DANCE NEWS: Media Art Xploration Presents MAXlive 2021: THE NEUROVERSE, Produced in Collaboration with New York Live Arts, November 5-7

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