Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Fri, 20 May 2022 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: "Cloud Study" by John Scott at the La MaMa Moves Dance Festival ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2896/ Fri, 20 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cloud-Study-John-Scott-La-Ma-Ma-Moves/ <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Eiko Otake’s "The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable" at NYU Skirball]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2895/ Wed, 18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Eiko-Otake-The-Duet-Project/ In IMPRESSIONS: Eiko Otake’s "The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable" at NYU Skirball"The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable is straight-forward rather than impressionistic. A dynamic bond between Eiko and her partners develops during a handful of dramatic scenes. Whether it's with long-time collaborator and avant-garde pianist Margaret Leng Tan, who plucks the interior strings of a baby grand; trans poet Iris McCloughlan, who scribes spur-of-the-moment messages on squares of white paper; or Houston-Jones, who tenderly lifts, carries, and lays Eiko down as if he were laying Jesus in the tomb, a distinct emotional resonance is palpable each time. Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Dancing Diaries- "Splash Dance"- Jody Oberfelder Projects Make a "Splash" at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2893/ Wed, 18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Jody-Oberfelder-London-Victoria-and-Albert-Museum-Splash-Dance-/ In POSTCARDS: Dancing Diaries- Jody Oberfelder Projects and Crew Make a "Splash Dance"  at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London-- " It is always wonderful to hear what our dance community is up to at home or on tour. When Jody Oberfelder told The Dance Enthusiast that she was off to London create  site-specific performances at the Victoria and Albert Museum, we wanted to know more.  Christine Jowers- Editor of The Dance Enthusiast, New York. 

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: English National Ballet Brings Akram Khan's "Giselle" to BAM with Star-Studded Principal Cast]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2894/ Tue, 17 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-English-National-Ballet-Akram-Khan-Giselle-BAM/ In DANCE NEWS: English National Ballet Brings Akram Khan's "Giselle" to BAM with Star-Studded Principal Cast "Enter the rich world of Akram Khan’s timely reimagining: a condemned factory haunted by vengeful ghosts and collective female rage."

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Greg Miller on Dance Parade New York's Insurgent Origins, Evolution Since 2007 and More]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2892/ Fri, 13 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Greg-Miller-Dance-Parade-and-Festival-NYC/ "There used to be Dance Police — technically the 'Cabaret Task Force' — in the 1990s that fined and shuttered nightclubs and even venues for Tango, Swing and Ballroom. This was the basis for the first Dance Parade — as a form of protest following a State Supreme Court ruling issued by four dancers representing various dance genres," says Miller.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Announcing the 12th Annual Clive Barnes Award Finalists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2891/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Announcing-the-2022-Clive-Barnes-Award-Finalists/ Four finalists in the categories of 'Dance' and 'Theatre' have been selected and the winners will be announced in September 2022 during an Awards Ceremony in NYC.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Street Named In Honor Of Legendary Ballet Dancer And Arts Education Luminary Jacques d’Amboise]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2890/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Street-Named-In-Honor-Of-Legendary-Ballet-Dancer-And-Arts-Education-Luminary-Jacques-dAmboise/ "Jacques understood the transformative power, emotion, and joy of dance, and the National Dance Institute has grown — indeed in leaps and bounds — to reach over two million children from Harlem to countries throughout the world." — New York City Council Member Gale A. Brewer

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Rebeca Tomás of A Palo Seco Flamenco Company on the Changing Faces of Flamenco]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2889/ Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-AT-A-GLANCE-Rebeca-Tomas-of-A-Palo-Seco-Flamenco-Company/ In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Rebeca Tomás of A Palo Seco Flamenco Company: "(A) stripped-down aesthetic has become a central theme in my work, characterizing my biggest departures from tradition, while also rooting my work in the emotional rawness that lies at the heart of this Spanish art." — Rebeca Tomás, Founder and Artistic Director of A Palo Seco Flamenco Company

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<![CDATA[DANCE AT A GLANCE: Know Your HIPLET HISTORY as Chicago's Hiplet Ballerinas Debut at Queens Theatre]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2888/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Hiplet-History-Hiplet-Ballerina-Queens-Theatre-Homer-Bryant-/ Bryant has grown used to being called, the Ballet Disruptor: "Of course, we have our critics. Anything new, people are going to be upset by it." But, he believes that dance needs thinkers and innovators who help the arts stay relevant.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: New Ukrainian Dance Documentary Now Available to Stream on Marquee TV]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2887/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Ukraine-Dance-Documentary-Marquee-TV/ A story of civil dignity and will being born in Ukraine, told in the language of cabaret by seven girls in white makeup and black tutus.

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<![CDATA[DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: How La MaMa Moves! Festival Moves in 2022 (New Shows Just Added)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2886/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/La-Ma-Ma-Moves-Festival-2022/ In A Day in the Life of Dance: How La MaMa Moves! Festival Moves in 2022, Origin, Identity, and Belonging: “I’m a fanboy of my artists!” exclaims the effusive Nicky Paraiso, popularly known as the face of La MaMa....Paraiso's curatorial secret is that he selects artists first then, “lets the themes present themselves.”  — Catherine Tharin, New York 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Adriana Pierce's #QueertheBallet Company Presented by The Joyce Theater at Chelsea Factory ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2877/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Adriana-Pierce-Queer-the-Ballet-The-Joyce-Theater-Chelsea-Factory-/ In IMPRESSIONS:  Adriana Pierce's  #QueertheBallet Presented by The Joyce Theater at Chelsea Factory: "Whereas the word 'queer' seems iconoclastic, #QueertheBallet feels anything but rebellious. More liberating and self-actualizing, here queer artists move simply as themselves.  And maybe that, in itself, is revolutionary." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Jody Sperling on 'Ecokinetics,' The Power of Art, and Dancing for Mother Earth]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2884/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Jody-Sperling-Ecokinetics-Dancing-Mother-Earth-/ "Loie Fuller, for me, is about this sense of expansion — understanding that your body resonates beyond its physical form.  If you can learn how to harness those impacts you have on space, you can generate a lot of energy in a room." — Jody Sperling, Founder of Time Lapse Dance

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: American Guild of Musical Artists Celebrates Landmark Tentative Agreement with the Joffrey Ballet]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2885/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-American-Guild-of-Musical-Artists-Agreement-with-Joffrey-Ballet/ “There is no Joffrey without our artists. Our goal from the beginning was to support the lifeblood of this great company." — Joffrey President and CEO Greg Cameron

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<![CDATA[POSTCARD: Morgan McEwen, Founder and Director of Mordance, on Motherhood and Searching for Speeches by Female Trailblazers]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2883/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/POSTCARD-Morgan-McEwen-Founder-and-Director-of-MorDance/ "The most mind blowing thing to me was that the speeches given by men at these events are quite readily accessible, yet it took me emailing libraries, foundations, historians, and schools across the country to try and bring these women’s words to stage. It was never an option to acquiesce to the challenges that arose, because I believe that every little girl should hear the words of these women who were fearless trailblazers." — Morgan McEwen, Founder and Director of MorDance

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company, about Limón's 75th Anniversary Season]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2882/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dante-Puleio-Limon-Dance-Company-75th-Anniversay-The-Joyce-/ "Going through this process, I discovered a person full of empathy. His lineage was both European and Indigenous. He understood and felt for the Indigenous peoples but he also felt and understood that the conquistadors were doing what they thought was right. These differing perspectives found a harmony and made peace within him. And man, if that's not a lesson we could all benefit from right now. " — Dante Puleio, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Spring Season 2022 - Eight Choreographers and Eight World Premieres]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2881/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Peridance-Contemporary-Dance-Company-Spring-Season-2022-Igal-Perry-Roya-Carreras-Junichi-Fukuda-Colin-Heininger-Elisabetta-Minutoli-Jerard-Palazo-Ido-Tadmor-Mike-Tyus/ In IMPRESSIONS: Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Spring Season 2022 - Eight Choreographers and Eight World Premieres  “In line with our mission to support both rising and prevalent choreographers, we set out to commission an ambitious total of eight new works. These choreographers hail from all over the world - The Philippines, Japan, Israel, Italy, and from New York to California. They represent a wide variety of unique viewpoints, and the works themselves differ in intriguing and exciting ways.”  Igal Perry, New York

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Award-Winning Documentary Chronicles Choreographer Amy Jordan’s Fight to Dance Again Following Life-Altering Accident]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2880/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Amys-Victory-Dance/ Amy’s Victory Dance will be available for pre-order on Apple TV/iTunes on May 1. The film will be released on May 13 on Apple TV/iTunes, Google and Vudu. 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dance Theatre of Harlem at the City Center Dance Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2879/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Theatre-of-Harlem-City-Center-Dance-Festival-Annabelle-Lopez-OchoaRobert-Garland-Claudia-Schreier-and-Marius-Petipa-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Dance Theatre of Harlem at the City Center Dance Festival, Choreography:  Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Robert Garland,Claudia Schreier and Marius Petipa "Dance Theatre of Harlem’s gala opening on Tuesday night at City Center glittered in sequins and glamorous couture. Filmed tributes to its founder Arthur Mitchell and to the evening’s award winner Debbie Allen highlighted the need for dance institutions that give people of color an equal chance to become immersed in the art form." Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: The Talking Band’s “Lemon Girls, or Art for the Artless” at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2876/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Talking-Band-Lemon-Girls-Art-for-the-Artless-La-MaMa-Experimental-Theatre-Club-/ In IMPRESSIONS: The Talking Band’s "LEMON GIRLS, OR ART FOR THE ARTLESS"  at La MaMA Experimental Theatre Club "Dance is the medium that allows the friends to process their grief and face their own futures with equanimity. They wrangle love, anger, aging, and death." — Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Taryn Kaschock-Russell, Director of 92Y Harkness Dance Center, on Kurt Jooss' Anti-War Ballet "The Green Table"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2874/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Taryn-Kaschock-Russell-Director-of-the-Harkness-Dance-Center-at-the-92Y-on-Kurt-Jooss-Anti-War-Ballet-/ "Normally the work would be part of a triple bill, but given the circumstances, it feels right to present it in this singular way and to provide context with a political conversation..." — Taryn Kaschock-Russell, New York

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<![CDATA[POSTCARD: American Repertory Ballet Transforms Selves Into Fairy Folk for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2875/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/POSTCARD-American-Repertory-Ballet-A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream/ "Speaking of Oberon (The King of the Fairies), in this version the role has been reimagined for a woman, no less powerful and just as delightfully cunning as her male counterpart." — Erikka Reenstierna-Cates, Dancer with American Repertory Ballet

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: The Dance World Mourns the Late Nan Melville, Esteemed Dance Photographer]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2873/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Dance-World-Mourns-Nan-Melville-Dance-Photographer/ Nan became a popular and sought-after photographer specializing in dance. Ever fascinated by art, the performing arts, and travel, she began as a photographer and expanded into videography.

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<![CDATA[POSTCARD: Lynn Parkerson of Brooklyn Ballet Expresses Gratitude While Working on "Unnatural Surroundings"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2872/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/POSTCARD-Lynn-Parkerson-Brooklyn-Ballet-Unnatural-Surroundings/ "It’s funny how an old dance continues to reveal itself, getting wiser with age." — Lynn Parkerson, Founder and Director of Brooklyn Ballet

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: PeiJu Chien-Pott and Ying Shi of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on Honoring Nai-Ni Chen’s Legacy, #STOPASIANHATE, and More]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2871/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-PeiJu-Chien-Pott-Ying-Shi-Nai-Ni-Chen-Dance-Company/ Respectively the choreographers and directors of Contemporary Dances and Traditional Dances for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, PeiJu Chien-Pott and Ying Shi share their favorite memory of the late Nai-Ni Chen and more.

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