Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Tue, 11 May 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[IMPRESSIONS: “Order in the Eye of the Beholder,” an Interactive Dance Film by Belinda McGuire Dance Projects]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2700/ Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Order-in-the-Eye-of-the-Beholder-an-Interactive-Dance-Film-by-Belinda-McGuire-Dance-Projects/ In IMPRESSIONS: “Order in the Eye of the Beholder,” an Interactive Dance Film by Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, "Caged by nearly invisible gossamer threads, McGuire flows between them with spider-like ease. Sometimes, she makes contact, and sometimes she barely avoids their touch."  — Cecly Placenti

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Nicky Paraiso on Curating the La MaMa Moves! Festival, His Mentor Jeff Weiss, and The Best Way to Spend A Day in New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2699/ Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Nicky-Paraiso-on-Curating-the-La-MaMa-Moves-Festival-His-Mentor-Jeff-Weiss-and-The-Best-Way-to-Spend-A-Day-in-New-York/ In MOVING PEOPLE: Nicky Paraiso on Curating the La MaMa Moves! Festival, His Mentor Jeff Weiss, and The Best Way to Spend A Day in New York, "to move with intention, no matter how abstract the movement is" — Nicky Paraiso speaking to Erin Bomboy about his actorly advice to dancers.

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre Dissolving Their Organization, Closing the Astoria-based Dance Center & Dance Company Due to COVID-19]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2698/ Thu, 06 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Pascal-Rioult-Dance-Theatre-Closes-/ In DANCE NEWS:  Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre Dissolving Their Organization, Closing the Astoria-based Dance Center and Dance Company "My entire life has been dedicated to dance and even though this chapter is closing, my choreographic career has not come to an end” Pascal Rioult , NY

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: New Commission by Andrea Miller to Animate Lincoln Center Campus as Part of "Restart Stages"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2697/ Thu, 06 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-New-Commission-by-Andrea-Miller-to-Animate-Lincoln-Center-Campus-as-Part-of-Restart-Stages/ DANCE NEWS: New Commission by Andrea Miller to Animate Lincoln Center Campus as Part of "Restart Stages"

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: JoAnna Mendl Shaw on Her New Book, How Physical Listening Could Benefit Politicians, and the Most Expressive Body Part of a Horse and a Human]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2691/ Mon, 03 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/JoAnna-Mendl-Shaw-on-Her-New-Book-How-Physical-Listening-Could-Benefit-Politicians-and-the-Most-Expressive-Body-Part-of-a-Horse-and-a-Human/ In MOVING PEOPLE: JoAnna Mendl Shaw on Her New Book, How Physical Listening Could Benefit Politicians, and the Most Expressive Body Part of a Horse and a Human "Something that dancers must learn to move with horses is being accountable for every movement choice and thinking in terms of horizontal space." — JoAnna Mendl Shaw

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Hunter College MFA Candidate Maiya Redding's "And I Finally See . . ."]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2685/ Mon, 03 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Hunter-College-MFA-Candidate-Maiya-Reddings-And-I-Finally-See-/ In SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Hunter College MFA Candidate Maiya Redding's "And I Finally See . . .," "I knew that I wanted the beginning to show close-ups of my facial expressions, reflecting how raw and vulnerable the singer's voice is. After the photos are shown, my goal was to create movement that was very expansive and also to portray my character evolving and becoming more confident in herself. Toward the end of the song, when it becomes climactic, my character completely lets go." — Maiya Redding, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Cameron McKinney's Kizuna Dance at Arts on Site]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2696/ Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cameron-McKinney-Kizuna-Dance-at-Arts-on-Site/ In Cameron McKinney's Kizuna Dance at Arts on Site, "Throughout these three excerpts, a bout of constant motion is the likely choice. The phrasing of go, go, go, long pause, repeat throws a predictable veneer over the excerpts. This mix-and-match sensibility does not necessarily further the premise of each dance. Instead, it leaves one wishing for a break from the formula; to push beyond the expected and to clearly choose, define, and develop movement that furthers the idea of that particular dance."  — Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: The Dance Enthusiast's Moving Visions Editor, Francesca Harper, Curates Willy Laury's "Aurum I: A Memory Film," Featuring Eriko Iisaku]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2678/ Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-VISIONS-Guest-Editor-Francesca-Harper-Curates-Willy-Laury-Aurum-I-A-Memory-Film-Featuring-Eriko-Iisaku-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast-Social-Distance-Dance-Video/ In SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: The Dance Enthusiast's Moving Visions Editor, Francesca Harper,  Curates Willy Laury's "Aurum I: A Memory Film," Featuring Eriko Iisaku -"Fran has always given me, and other artists, the freedom to make our own choices in expressing ourselves to ultimately transmit our personal message to the audience." — Eriko Iisaku on Francesca Harper

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: The Dance Enthusiast's Moving Visions Editor, Francesca Harper, Curates Maleek Washington's "Shadow" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2677/ Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-VISIONS-Francesca-Harper-Curates-Maleek-Washington-Shadow-for-The-Dance-Enthusiast-Social-Distance-Dance-Video/ In SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: The Dance Enthusiast's Moving Visions Editor ,Francesca Harper, Curates Maleek Washington's "Shadow"  - "Fran was the divine feminine artistic mentorship needed to push me to the next stage in my practice, and I will forever be grateful for her friendship and mentorship." — Maleek Washington on Francesca Harper

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Works & Process' Pop Up Performances at the Guggenheim Museum, Featuring the Companies of José Limón, Mark Morris, and Martha Graham]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2695/ Thu, 29 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Works-Process-Pop-Up-Performances-at-the-Guggenheim-Museum-Featuring-the-Companies-of-Jose-Limon-Mark-Morris-and-Martha-Graham/ In IMPRESSIONS: Works & Process' Pop Up Performances at the Guggenheim Museum, Featuring the Companies of José Limón, Mark Morris, and Martha Graham, "Most of the Works and Process performances take place in the Guggenheim's 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. To breathe in the sweat of these magnificent dancers was a privilege." — Deirdre Towers, New York

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: The Dance Enthusiast's Moving Visions Editor, Francesca Harper, Curates Baye & Asa's "Second Seed" featuring Sam Asa Pratt]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2679/ Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Moving-Visions-Editor-Francesca-Harper-Baye-Asa-Second-Seed-Sam-Pratt-/ In MOVING VISIONS: Guest Editor Francesca Harper Curates Baye & Asa's "Second Seed" for The Dance Enthusiast's Social Distance Dance Video, "Our brotherhood is essential to my creative capacity and foundational to my relationship with dance. " — Sam Pratt on his partner Amadi Baye Washington, and the theme of collaboration inspired by Francesca Harper

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Janet Eilber on GrahamFest95, Martha Graham's Timeless Advice, and if the Mother of Modern Dance Were on Social Media Today]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2694/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Janet-Eilber-on-GrahamFest95-Martha-Grahams-Timeless-Advice-and-if-the-Mother-of-Modern-Dance-Were-on-Social-Media/ In MOVING PEOPLE: Janet Eilber on GrahamFest95, Martha Graham's Timeless Advice, and if the Mother of Modern Dance Were on Social Media, "Understand your unique strengths and use them powerfully." — Janet Eilber on Martha Graham's timeless advice. 

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: The International Association of Blacks in Dance Receives Funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Ford Foundation To Further Support the COHI | MOVE Program]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2693/ Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-The-International-Association-of-Blacks-in-Dance-Receives-Funding-from-Andrew-W-Mellon-Foundation-and-Ford-Foundation/ DANCE NEWS: The International Association of Blacks in Dance Receives Funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Ford Foundation To Further Support the COHI | MOVE Program

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Be An #ArtsHero partners with The American Circus Alliance (ACA) for "Arts Workers Unite: 100 Days of Activism"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2692/ Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Be-An-ArtsHero-partners-with-The-American-Circus-Alliance-ACA-for-Arts-Workers-Unite-100-Days-of-Activism/ DANCE NEWS: Be An #ArtsHero partners with The American Circus Alliance (ACA) for "Arts Workers Unite: 100 Days of Activism"

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Congratulations, Helen Simoneau, On Receiving a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2690/ Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Helen-Simoneau-Receives-2021-Guggenheim-Fellowship/ DANCE NEWS: Congratulations, Helen Simoneau, On Receiving a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

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<![CDATA[SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: Inyoung “Dassy” Lee Performs "4 Elements", A Popping Concert Presented By Red Bull Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2686/ Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/SOCIAL-DISTANCE-DANCE-VIDEO-Inyoung-Dassy-Lee-Performs-4-Elements-A-Popping-Concert-Presented-By-Red-Bull-Dance/ "A battle is all about the moments, vibes, people, music, screams... That feeling is what makes me feel so alive." —Inyoung “Dassy” Lee

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Maleek Washington, Eriko Iisaku & Sam Pratt On Special Relationships in Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2675/ Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/THE-DANCE-ENTHUSIAST-ASKS-Maleek-Washington-Eriko-Iisaku-Sam-Pratt-Francesca-Harper/ "Fran was the divine feminine artistic mentorship needed to push me to the next stage in my practice, and I will forever be grateful for her friendship and mentorship." — Maleek Washington

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Hofesh Shechter becomes Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2689/ Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Hofesh-Shechter-becomes-Artist-in-Residence-of-Gauthier-DanceDance-Company-Theaterhaus-Stuttgart/ Hofesh Shechter becomes Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Doug Varone on "Scrapbook," Making Dance for Video, and Music from the '40s & '50s]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2687/ Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Doug-Varone-on-Scrapbook-Making-Dance-for-Video-and-Music-from-the-40s-and-50s/ In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Doug Varone on"Scrapbook," Making Dance for Video, and Music from the '40s & '50s, " I did not want to make dance films but wanted to challenge myself to be a storyteller in a different way. That demands different tools, ways of viewing the material, ways of understanding how the frame of a camera can create more emotion than the material itself. I’ve loved this project because it pushed me to find new territory." — Doug Varone speaking to Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Be Part of MIT Music and Theater Arts' COLLISION SHOP aka THE POSSIBILITY OF JOY, Facilitated by Dan Safer]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2688/ Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Be-Part-of-MIT-Music-and-Theater-Arts-COLLISION-SHOP-aka-THE-POSSIBILITY-OF-JOY-Facilitated-by-Dan-Safer/ DANCE NEWS: Be Part of MIT Music and Theater Arts' COLLISION SHOP aka THE POSSIBILITY OF JOY, Facilitated by Dan Safer

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: A Trio of Dance Films Curated by MOVING VISIONS Editor Francesca Harper, Featuring Maleek Washington's "Shadow," Willy Laury's "Aurum I: A Memory Film," and Baye & Asa's "Second Seed"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2671/ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Trio-of-Dance-Films-Curated-by-MOVING-VISIONS-Editor-Francesca-Harper-Featuring-Maleek-Washington-Shadow-Willy-Laury-Aurum-I-A-Memory-Film-and-Baye-Asa-Second-Seed/ In IMPRESSIONS: A Trio of Dance Films Curated by MOVING VISIONS Editor Francesca Harper, Featuring Maleek Washington's "Shadow," Willy Laury's "Aurum I: A Memory Film," and Baye & Asa's "Second Seed," "Parr symbolizes America’s founding ideals: liberty, freedom, and equality. Her union with Washington, which suggests the possibility of melding cultures, policies, and families, is destroyed by a hatred that has no apparent cause." — Cecly Placenti on Baye & Asa's "Second Seed."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: devynn emory's "deadbird," Presented by Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2684/ Sun, 11 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/devynn-emory-deadbird-Presented-by-Danspace-Project/ In IMPRESSIONS: devynn emory's "deadbird," Presented by Danspace Project, "Like a song, deadbird unfolds in verse-chorus form. emory physically interacts with Manny, an affable, Kermit-the-Frog-sounding mannequin. Then, they play a talk show host who interviews end-of-life patients. These repeating, juxtaposing scenarios of gesture and text allow one to soak in the certainty of a pattern while swimming through the uncertain, potentially terrifying waters of pondering death." — Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: INFLUENCES at LeFrak Center, Produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2683/ Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/INFLUENCES-at-LeFrak-Center-Produced-by-Brooklyn-Academy-of-Music/ In IMPRESSIONS: Le Patin Libre's "Influences" at LeFrak Center, Produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music, "The composer, Jasmin Boivin, of this hour long work often paused the music to let the ice sing with just the drag, the spike, and the screech-to-a halt of the skates." — Deirdre Towers, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Kimberly Giannelli and Melissa Gerstein Provide A Sneak Peek of The iheartdance NYC Performances on April 11]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2682/ Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/POSTCARDS-Kimberly-Giannelli-and-Melissa-Gerstein-Provide-A-Sneak-Peek-of-The-iheartdance-NYC-Performances-on-April-11/ Kimberly Giannelli and Melissa Gerstein Provide A Sneak Peek of The iheartdance NYC Performances on April 11

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Impermanence and Bristol Old Vic At Home Present Double Bill of Digital Work on April 12-24 and May 10-22]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2681/ Mon, 05 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Impermanence-and-Bristol-Old-Vic-At-Home-Present-Double-Bill-of-Digital-Work/ Impermanence and Bristol Old Vic At Home Present Double Bill of Digital Work on April 12-24 and May 10-22

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