Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Thu, 02 Jul 2020 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[What 28 Dance Artists & Companies Have Been Getting Up To Lately]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2513/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/What-28-Dance-Artists-and-Companies-Have-Been-Getting-Up-To-Lately/ What 28 Dance Artists & Companies Have Been Getting Up To Lately

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<![CDATA[Artists at Work, an Ambitious National Initiative Inspired by the WPA, Launches in Western Massachusetts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2512/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Artists-at-Work-an-Ambitious-National-Initiative-Inspired-by-the-WPA-Launches-in-Western-Massachusetts/

WPA-inspired National Initiative Artists at Work Launches with Pilot in Western Mass

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<![CDATA[Alison Cook Beatty On Creating Window Dances & Rehearsing On Baseball Fields]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2511/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Alison-Cook-Beatty-On-Creating-Window-Dances-Rehearsing-On-Baseball-Fields/ ]]> <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company & Wild Up in the Premiere of "Immediate Tragedy" with "Deep Song" and Henry Cowell's "Intermediate Percussion"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2509/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Martha-Graham-Dance-Company-and-Wild-Up/

IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company & Wild Up in the Premiere of "Immediate Tragedy" with "Deep Song" and Henry Cowell's "Intermediate Percussion," "The choreography is classic Graham: air-gobbling contractions, majestic kneels, and arms that twist around themselves like barber poles. Yet the dancers personalize the torqued gestures." — Erin Bomboy, Online

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<![CDATA[Sue Hogan's "Dances in The Window Nook" — A Movement Haiku in Video]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2506/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Sue-Hogan-Dances-in-The-Window-Nook-a-Movement-Haiku-in-Video/

In Sue Hogan's "Dances in The Window Nook" — A Movement Haiku in Video,"I start intuitively with improvisation, then video, select, edit, and refine. The movement sketched at the beginning opens a pathway to 'in the moment' improvisatory choices. Video enables these moments to be captured and become part of a set work. This compression of time, space, and movement vocabulary within a video format creates a movement haiku." — Sue Hogan, New York

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<![CDATA[A Covid-19 Happy Ending: Alison Clancy Finds Redemption Through Rehearsal Footage]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2510/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Covid-19-Happy-Ending-Alison-Clancy-Finds-Redemption-Through-Rehearsal-Footage/

Artists across the world grieve cancelled performances and projects as the industry has come to a grinding halt. Over the past three months Clancy made peace with her loss. And yet, just yesterday, a colleague informed Clancy that The Met has cut together footage from a rehearsal filming of her final performance on March 10th. It will premiere July 5th on PBS.

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<![CDATA[The International Association of Blacks in Dance announces "Can You Hear Me Now?" Campaign]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2507/ Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-International-Association-of-Blacks-in-Dance-announces-Can-You-Hear-Me-Now-Campaign/

The International Association of Blacks in Dance announces "Can You Hear Me Now?", an online and social media campaign dedicated to acknowledging and dismantling long-standing racial disparities within the American dance community.

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<![CDATA[Ping Chong + Company Presents NOCTURNE REMIX 2020, An Online Gallery Reflecting On The Times]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2508/ Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ping-Chong-and-Company-Presents-NOCTURNE-REMIX-2020-An-Online-Gallery-Reflecting-On-The-Times/ Ping Chong + Company Presents NOCTURNE REMIX 2020, An Online Gallery Reflecting On The Times

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<![CDATA[Kathleya Afanador, Co-Founder of Marquee TV, Likens Dance Discovery To Wine Appreciation]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2505/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Kathleya-Afanador-Co-Founder-of-Marquee-TV-Likens-Dance-Discovery-To-Wine-Appreciation/ Kathleya Afanador, Co-Founder of Marquee TV, Likens Dance Discovery To Wine Appreciation.

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Deborah Lohse on the Energy of a Room, Doug Elkins' "Fraulein Maria," and the Time a Drag Show Transformed her Life — Plus, a Special Appearance by TruDee]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2491/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Deborah-Lohse-on-the-Energy-of-a-Room-Doug-Elkins-Fraulein-Maria-and-the-Time-a-Drag-Show-Transformed-her-Life-Plus-a-Special-Appearance-by-TruDee/

In MOVING PEOPLE: Deborah Lohse on the Energy of a Room, Doug Elkins' "Fraulein Maria," and the Time a Drag Show Transformed her Life — Plus, a Special Appearance by TruDee, "The energy of a room, be it a classroom of third graders, a dance floor of nightlife dreamers or the tiny slice of stage at Joe’s Pub. I miss the electric connection to others so very much right now," says Deborah Lohse in response to what she takes for granted.

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Honors Pride with Light Installation on Iconic Plaza and Fountain]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2504/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Lincoln-Center-Honors-Pride-with-Light-Installation-on-Iconic-Plaza-and-Fountain/

In Lincoln Center Honors Pride with Light Installation on Iconic Plaza and Fountain, "For the first time in its 60+ year history, Lincoln Center lights its iconic plaza with a rainbow design and flies the Pride flag in front of its campus."

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<![CDATA[Juneteenth March: Call for 1 Million Demonstrators at City Hall and Further Discussion on the Role of Race in the Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2503/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Juneteenth-March-Call-for-1-Million-Demonstrators-at-City-Hall-and-Further-Discussion-on-the-Role-of-Race-in-the-Arts/

In Juneteenth March: Call for 1 Million Demonstrators at City Hall and Further Discussion on the Role of Race in the Arts, "Tiffany Rea-Fisher of Elisa Monte Dance will be one of the hosts of the Juneteenth March, taking place at City Hall. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States."

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<![CDATA[Dancing Classrooms NYC Announces New Online Programs for Summer and Fall 2020]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2502/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dancing-Classrooms-NYC-Announces-New-Online-Programs-for-Summer-and-Fall-2020/ Dancing Classrooms NYC Announces New Online Programs for Summer and Fall 2020

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<![CDATA[Rosas, the Concertgebouw Brugge, and De Munt Present Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new "The Goldberg Variations, BWV988" for a Limited Audience]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2501/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Rosas-the-Concertgebouw-Brugge-and-De-Munt-Present-Anne-Teresa-De-Keersmaekers-new-The-Goldberg-Variations-BWV988-for-a-Limited-Audience/

In Rosas, the Concertgebouw Brugge, and De Munt Present Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new "The Goldberg Variations, BWV988" for a Limited Audience, "Now that the government has announced that public performances may once again go ahead from 1 July 2020 under strict conditions, Rosas is adding a preview series allowing this new creation to be presented to the public as soon as it is permitted."

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<![CDATA[Paige Fraser, Creative Director of "Bent But Not Broken," Speaks Up About Scoliosis]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2500/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Paige-Fraser-Creative-Director-Of-Bent-But-Not-Broken-Speaks-Up-About-Scoliosis/ "From that point on I knew I had to work even harder. Not only because I was a dancer of color, but also because I had a spine deformity that would effect my alignment for the rest of my life." — Paige Fraser, Creative Director of "Bent But Not Broken | A Scoliosis Campaign"

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Virtual Streets: Stephen Petronio Company's #LoveSpreadsFaster, Featuring the Premiere of #GimmeShelter]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2498/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Dance-Enthusiast-Hits-the-Virtual-Streets-Stephen-Petronio-Company-LoveSpreadsFaster-Featuring-the-Premiere-of-GimmeShelter/

In The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Virtual Streets: Stephen Petronio Company's #LoveSpreadsFaster, Featuring the Premiere of #GimmeShelter, "#GimmeShelter packed the punch of a music video with its scintillating editing by Blake Martin. Although less than five minutes long, it gushed with images both searing and tender." — Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: Freelance Dance Workers June Application Opens Friday!]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2499/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Coronavirus-Dance-Relief-Fund-Freelance-Dance-Workers-June-Application-Opens-Friday/

In Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: Freelance Dance Workers June Application Opens Friday!, "The Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund applications for June support to Freelance Dance Workers will open this Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m."

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The Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund applications for June support to Freelance Dance Workers will open this Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Freelance dance workers interested in applying for June support can find a blank copy of the application on the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund Freelance Dance Worker page to help in preparing application materials in advance of the application opening. With thanks to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, applications for the month of June will be accepted from the entirety of New Jersey state in addition to the metropolitan New York City area. For a full list of eligible counties and tips for completing your application, visit Dance.nyc.

The June application cycle will be the last round of funding available to freelance dance workers through the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund.

Applicants for June Freelance Dance Worker support can expect notification of award status by Friday, June 26, 2020. 


For more COVID-19 resources, please visit our dedicated section HERE.  

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<![CDATA[No Words]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2497/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/No-Words-/ The Dance Enthusiast is  ON PAUSE in support of  Black artists, audiences, family, and community. 

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Taking a moment for breathing, and reflection, for grieving and  emerging, for peace, unity, love and the art of dance.

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<![CDATA["This Is Not Just a Body" by Gregory King and Megan Young /Video Excerpt From "Twoness" Choreography Gregory King and Nya McCarthy Brown]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2496/ Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Gregory-King-This-is-Not-Just-a-Body-Excerpt-from-Twoness/ <![CDATA[Remembrances of Dudley Williams and "A Song For You" republished from Walter Rutledge's "Out and About NYC MAG"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2495/ Sun, 31 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Remembrances-of-Dudley-Williams-and-A-Song-For-You-republished-from-Walter-Rutledges-Out-and-About-NYC-MAG-2020-05-31/ In, Remembrances of Dudley Williams and  "A Song For You" republished from Walter Rutledge's Out and About NYC MAG: "In 1972,  Alvin Ailey created the elegiac solo Love Songs for dancer Dudley Williams. The  sixteen minute solo, composed in three sections includes A Song for You by Donny Hathaway; Poppies by Nina Simone; and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother by Donny Hathaway. Many  thought of the work as the male equivalent of the female solo Cry (1971)." Walter Rutledge.

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<![CDATA[Words From The Arts Community- A Declaration and Affirmation of Love for Black People -Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2494/ Sun, 31 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Words-From-The-Arts-Community-A-Declaration-and-Affirmation-of-Love-for-Black-People-Dr-Daniel-Bernard-Roumain/ In Words From The Arts Community- A Declaration and Affirmation of Love for Black People -Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain "We, as a dedicated group of artists, arts organizations, and places of education and learning, declare without reservation or restraint, that the presumed innocence of Black people—and specifically Black men and boys—in recurring encounters with errant law enforcement officers, has disproportionately led to a presumed guilt and summary, inhumane responses centered on fear, detainment, arrest, removal, or a growing, repetitive practice of unlawful and unnecessary deaths." Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain

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<![CDATA[ Together Is How We Move Forward]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2493/ Sun, 31 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Together-is-How-we-Move-Forward-/ <![CDATA["I Want to Give You Something Beautiful", Renegade Performance Group ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2492/ Sat, 30 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/I-Want-to-Give-You-Something-Beautiful-Renegade-Performance-Group-Andre-M-Zachery-Rachel-Neville-/ I Want to Give You Something Beautiful - 2011

A promotional video made from the collaboration of André M. Zachery and Rachel Neville for Renegade Performance Group.

Choreography - André M. Zachery
Photography - Rachel Neville
Video Editing - André M. Zachery

Copyright©2012 Renegade Peformance Group

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<![CDATA[The Chocolate Factory Curates Week 5 of "ENTER," The Onassis Foundation's Ongoing Series Of At-Home Creations]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2490/ Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Chocolate-Factory-Curates-Week-5-of-ENTER-The-Onassis-Foundations-Ongoing-Series-Of-At-Home-Creations/ The Chocolate Factory Curates Week 5 of ENTER, The Onassis Foundation's Ongoing Series Of At-Home Creations

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Makeda Thomas on Losing Her Archives, Making Mas, and Mothering as an Artist during a Pandemic]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2489/ Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Makeda-Thomas-on-Losing-Her-Archives-Making-Mas-and-Mothering-as-an-Artist-during-a-Pandemic/

In MOVING PEOPLE: Makeda Thomas on Losing Her Archives, Making Mas, and Mothering as an Artist during a Pandemic, "#iArt #iMother is a double hashtag I’ve been using for years that is most appropriate. Whatever schedule I sort of had was shot to shit with COVID. What remains is that I Art. And that I Mother." — Makeda Thomas

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