Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Sat, 27 Feb 2021 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[DANCE NEWS: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Announces Open Call for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2021]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2649/ Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Jamaica-Center-for-Arts-Learning-Announces-Open-Call-for-MAKING-MOVES-DANCE-FESTIVAL-2021/ Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Announces Open Call for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2021

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Dance/NYC and Gibney Publish Digital Toolkit on Reopening Dance in NYC]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2648/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-DanceNYC-and-Gibney-Publish-Digital-Toolkit-on-Reopening-Dance-in-NYC/ DANCE NEWS: Dance/NYC and Gibney Publish Digital Toolkit on Reopening Dance in NYC

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Dwight Rhoden, Founding Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, about "Black Is Beautiful," the First Film in SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2647/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dwight-Rhoden-Founding-Artistic-Director-and-Resident-Choreographer-of-Complexions-Contemporary-Ballet-about-Black-Is-Beautiful-SNATCHED-BACK-from-the-EDGES/

In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Dwight Rhoden, Founding Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, about "Black Is Beautiful," the First Film in SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES,"I hope people walk away whether you are black or not with a message of hope and the realization that the beauty, majesty, and tenacity that keeps black people going is why Black is Beautiful." — Dwight Rhoden speaking to Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: David Fernandez's "Winston Churchill's Boy," Featuring Christopher Grant and Benjamin Clementine]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2646/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/David-Fernandez-Winston-Churchill-Boy-Featuring-Christopher-Grant-and-Benjamin-Clementine/

In SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: David Fernandez's "Winston Churchill's Boy," Featuring Christopher Grant and Benjamin Clementine, "These times are a big challenge, especially for dancers because they have to stay in shape without performing. The ones who are ready after the pandemic will get the jobs, so I keep telling them to stay focused and to keep going." — David Fernandez speaking to Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Rocío Molina's "El Aire Mueve" Presented by VIII Dutch Flamenco Biënnale 2021 with Eduardo Trassierra, Yerai Cortés, and Rafael Rodriguez Hidalgo ‘El Cabeza’ ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2645/ Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Rocio-Molina-El-Aire-Mueve-Presented-by-VIII-Dutch-Flamenco-Biennale-2021-with-Eduardo-Trassierra-Yerai-Cortes-and-Rafael-Rodriguez-Hidalgo-El-Cabeza-/

In IMPRESSIONS: Rocío Molina's "El Aire Mueve" Presented by VIII Dutch Flamenco Biënnale 2021 with Eduardo Trassierra, Yerai Cortés, and Rafael Rodriguez Hidalgo 'El Cabeza’, "Once again, the window serves as a transition. After closing the window and releasing her hair, Molina appears in a satin skirt hung loosely from her hips, dragging on the floor, the shadows of her form chasing her as the most senior of the three guitarists, Rafael Rodriguez Hidalgo, El Cabeza, plays a Zambra." — Deirdre Towers

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<![CDATA[Queer|Art announces Shanel Edwards as winner of 2020 Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2643/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/QueerArt-announces-Shanel-Edwards-as-winner-of-2020-Eva-Yaa-Asantewaa-Grant-for-Queer-Women-Dance-Artists/

Queer|Art announces Shanel Edwards as winner of 2020 Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: During an Isolating Global Pandemic Janessa Clark Creates "COMMUNION" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2642/ Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Janessa-Clark-Communion-Pandemic-/ "It was a deliberate choice to film vertically. For one, the only mode of capture for this project was a smartphone. I didn't want to hide that fact. I wanted to celebrate that part of how we were able to do this.  The smartphone is  ubiquitous, and it's less hierarchical and more practical than asking people to find a quality video camera that shoots in 1080 HD." Janessa Clark, Brooklyn, NY

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: BalletX Beyond: A Trio of Dance Films Featuring Francesca Harper, Tsai Hsi Hung, and Manuel Vignoulle]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2640/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ballet-X-Beyond-Film-Premieres-Francesca-Harper-Tsai-Hsi-Hung-Manuel-Vignoulle-/ During these COVID times, when one can only dream of attending theatrical premieres, Philadelphia’s stellar young troupe, BalletX, brings the premieres — one-of-a-kind-original dance films — to us. Christine Jowers

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Church Announces That Martha Graham Dance Company Will Be Its First Artist-In-Residence]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2641/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-The-Church-Announces-That-Martha-Graham-Dance-Company-Will-Be-Its-First-Artist-In-Residence/ The Church Announces That Martha Graham Dance Company Will Be Its First Artist-In-Residence

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Ishmael Houston-Jones on His Favorite Post-show Meal, How He Starts His Curatorial Process, and the One Thing He Still Loves about New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2639/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Ishmael-Houston-Jones-on-His-Favorite-Post-show-Meal-How-He-Starts-His-Curatorial-Process-and-the-One-Thing-He-Still-Loves-about-New-York/

In MOVING PEOPLE: Ishmael Houston-Jones on His Favorite Post-show Meal, How He Starts His Curatorial Process, and the One Thing He Still Loves about New York, "I’ve never had a driver’s license, so I love that NYC is not about car culture. That public transportation kinda works. And for better or worse, people must deal with one another, up close a personal on a daily basis. " — Ishmael Houston-Jones, speaking to Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[EMBODIED LIFE: Carissa Landes on Transitioning from a Dancer to a Moscow-based, Russian-speaking Consular Fellow and the Rigor and Complexity Found in Both]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2638/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/EMBODIED-LIFE-Carissa-Landes-on-Transitioning-from-a-Dancer-to-a-Moscow-based-Russian-speaking-Consular-Fellow-and-the-Rigor-and-Complexity-Found-in-Both/

In EMBODIED LIFE: Carissa Landes on Transitioning from a Dancer to a Moscow-based, Russian-speaking Consular Fellow and the Rigor and Complexity Found in Both, "People make assumptions, but many, many of the dancers I've known have had really strong academic backgrounds. When that goes side by side, people can be successful in dance or whatever direction they choose.” — Carissa Landes speaking to Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Café La MaMa Live: La MaMa Moves! Online, Featuring Kari Hoaas and Anabella Lenzu]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2634/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Caf-La-MaMa-Live-La-MaMa-Moves-Online-Featuring-Kari-Hoaas-and-Anabella-Lenzu/

In IMPRESSIONS: Café La MaMa Live: La MaMa Moves! Online, Featuring Kari Hoaas and Anabella Lenzu, "An engaging storyteller, Lenzu manipulates movement, spoken word, music, video projections and props, to take us on a tour of her life as a performer. She speaks to us directly as if we are old friends, sharing personal perspectives that touch on the universal." — Cecly Placenti

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Café La MaMa Live: La MaMa Moves! Online, Featuring Kevin Augustine/Lone Wolf Tribe and Tamar Rogoff with Mei Yamanaka]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2627/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cafe-La-MaMa-Live-La-MaMa-Moves-Online-Featuring-Kevin-Augustine-Lone-Wolf-Tribe-Tamar-Rogoff-Mei-Yamanaka/

In IMPRESSIONS: Café La MaMa Live: La MaMa Moves! Online, Featuring Kevin Augustine/Lone Wolf Tribe and Tamar Rogoff with Mei Yamanaka, "Rogoff’s The Yamanakas At Home , a work-in-progress created with Mei Yamanaka, juxtaposes the mundane with the arcane. Mom and Pop Yamanaka drink tea, watch television, and groove around their living room to Scott Greenblatt’s infectious “Can’t Sit Still.” A lone soldier in fatigues and platinum blonde hair moves through and around their safe space, army-crawling over stairs and peering through windows. " — Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Year of the Golden Ox Program & National Presenting Partners]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2637/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Nai-Ni-Chen-Dance-Company-Announces-Year-of-the-Golden-Ox-Program-and-National-Presenting-Partners/ DANCE NEWS: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Year of the Golden Ox Program & National Presenting Partners

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Ballet Hispánico Invites Latinx Choreographers and Filmmakers to Apply to 2021 Instituto Coreográfico before March 1st]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2636/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ballet-Hispanico-Invites-Latinx-Choreographers-and-Filmmakers-to-Apply-to-2021-Instituto-Coreogrfico-before-March-1st/ Ballet Hispánico Invites Latinx Choreographers and Filmmakers to Apply to 2021 Instituto Coreográfico before March 1st

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: The Newly Established Cultural Solidarity Coalition Invites NYC Artists and Cultural Organizations to Help Build The Cultural Solidarity Fund]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2635/ Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/cultural-solidarty-coalition-cultural-solidarity-found-/ Right now, 62% of arts and cultural workers are entirely unemployed, including more than 69% of Black and Indigenous artists and artists of color. Creative workers faced an average individual loss of $22,000 each in 2020. The new Cultural Solidarity Coalition is inviting NYC arts and cultural organizations and others who care to join them in building and supporting the Cultural Solidarity Fund for individual artists and cultural workers to ensure that these artists and workers make it through this critical time.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Five Dance Artists Awarded as 2021 USA Fellows by United States Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2633/ Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Five-Dance-Artists-Awarded-as-2021-USA-Fellows-by-United-States-Artists-2021-02-03/ The 2021 USA Fellows class is the largest in the organization’s 15-year history.

In  DANCE NEWS: Five Dance Artists Awarded as 2021 USA Fellows by United States Artists,Congratulations Ishmael Ishmael Houston-Jones, JanpiStar,  Emily Johnson , Cynthia Oliver,  and Ni’Ja Whitson "The Dance Fellows are in great company across culture. Fellows span every career stage and hail from 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. They represent the storytellers, shapemakers, movement builders, and culture bearers who shape today.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Don't Miss the Feb. 3 Premiere of Complexions Contemporary Ballet's "Snatched Back from the Edges Series" Episode One: "Black is Beautiful" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2629/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Black-is-Beautiful-Snatched-Back-from-the-Edges-films-Complexions-Contemporary-Ballet-/ Complexions Contemporary Ballet,  also known by the dance community and friends as COMPLEXIONS, will present their world premiere of a new series of dance films entitled, SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES on February 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm Eastern Standart Time.

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Chriselle Tidrick's "The Limits of Escape" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2626/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/SOCIAL-DISTANCE-DANCE-VIDEO-Chriselle-Tidricks-The-Limits-of-Escape-2021-02-02/ SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Chriselle Tidrick's "The Limits of Escape" :  "The Limits of Escape is an outlet for my own feelings of frustration, grief, and isolation in response to the events of spring 2020-both the effects of the pandemic and the multiple manifestations of racial inequity in the U.S. However, when I am performing I feel that I am in the role of a character who is going through her own process with these emotions. Her situation somehow feels much more desperate than my own." Chriselle Tidrick

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<![CDATA[DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: A Beginner's Guide To Dance On Google Arts & Culture]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2625/ Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/a-beginners-guide-to-dance-on-google-arts-and-culture/ A Beginner's Guide To Dance On Google Arts & Culture

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Longtime Publicist Audrey Ross About the Changes in Arts P.R. and How to Make a Good Impression]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2622/ Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Longtime-Publicist-Audrey-Ross-About-the-Changes-in-Arts-PR-and-How-to-Make-a-Good-Impression/

In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Longtime Publicist Audrey Ross About the Changes in Arts P.R. and How to Make a Good Impression, "During the transition years ago, I took a survey asking critics what they preferred — all said they preferred computers and not snail mail. I do think that something on paper makes a stronger impression than an e-mail which, if read at all, will probably not be revisited. On the other hand, it's easier to keep in touch and send more reminders. All in all, this is a better system." — Audrey Ross

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company's Dance Film Joins Official Selections at 2021 Espoo Digi-Dance International Film Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2624/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-WHITE-WAVE-Young-Soon-Kim-Dance-Company-iyouuswe-II-Dance-Film-OFFICIAL-SELECTIONS-at-2021-Espoo-Digi-Dance-International-Film-Festival/ "iyouuswe II, a Dance Film" by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company ranks among OFFICIAL SELECTIONS at 2021 Espoo Digi-Dance International Film Festival

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<![CDATA[DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: A Peek Into The New Normal, The Changing Face of the Performance World at APAP]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2623/ Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-Normal-APAP-Calling-Up-Justice-Crux-HERE-MKI-Artsists-Washington-Performing-Arts-/ "We are all now cultural producers of the new normal. And it will have to be accessible to all of us…This is not about making something work for the time being. This is making something work for the rest of our careers.” Claudia Alick, Executive Producer Calling Up Justice-

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Bhavana Reddy Kuchipudi Dance is Resplendent in "Ganapati Vandana"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2621/ Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/SOCIAL-DISTANCE-DANCE-VIDEO-Bhavana-Reddy-Kuchipudi-Dance-is-Resplendent-in-Ganapati-Vandana/ "I have had a wonderful inward journey during the pandemic and am able to maintain a daily ritual that often gets changed in the mad schedule of touring. I have enjoyed my oneness with dancing and it has been my best friend in this time." — Bhavana Reddy, Kuchipudi dancer

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Nathan Hirschaut, a Juilliard Grad and Global Entrepreneur in Santa Cruz, Tells Us About His Dance Business, Hive Creates, and Their New Project "Seek" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2620/ Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/POSTCARDS-Nathan-Hirschaut-a-Juilliard-Grad-and-Global-Entrepreneur-in-Santa-Cruz-Tells-Us-About-His-Dance-Business-Hive-Creates-and-Their-New-Project-Seek-2021-01-25/ "First and foremost, I like art to be accessible to all audiences,  I don’t enjoy  pieces that are too abstract or artsy ,  where a layman cannot get something out of it.  It is  important that the art creates  space for an audience member to feel.  I have done my job if someone leaves my work having experienced a new perspective." - Nathan Hirschaut, Santa Cruz, CA.

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