Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Wed, 23 Jun 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[DANCE NEWS: New York City Center Celebrates NYC PRIDE with Encore Presentation of Lar Lubovitch’s "Concerto Six Twenty-Two" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2720/ Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Center-Celebrates-NYC-PRIDE-with-Encore-Presentation-of-Lar-Lubovitchs-Concerto-Six-Twenty-Two-/ In DANCE NEWS: New York City Center Celebrates NYC PRIDE with Encore Presentation of Lar Lubovitch’s "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," "New York City Center is celebrating NYC PRIDE with a free encore presentation of Lar Lubovitch’s enduring and timely male duet from Concerto Six  Twenty-Two featuring NYCB principal dancers, and partners in real-life, Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon from the 2020 Fall for Dance Festival."  

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Announces 2021 Dance Research Fellows]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2719/ Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-The-New-York-Public-Library-for-the-Performing-Arts-Announces-2021-Dance-Research-Fellows/ DANCE NEWS: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Announces 2021 Dance Research Fellows

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Queens Theatre Presents Dorrance Dance OUTDOORS in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on July 9-10]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2718/ Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Queens-Theatre-Presents-Dorrance-Dance-OUTDOORS-in-Flushing-Meadows-Corona-Park-on-July-9-10/ DANCE NEWS: Queens Theatre Presents Dorrance Dance OUTDOORS in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on July 9-10

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: National Dance Institute Announces 'Team Jacques' for NYC Marathon]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2717/ Sat, 19 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-National-Dance-Institute-Announces-Team-Jacques-for-NYC-Marathon/ DANCE NEWS: National Dance Institute Announces 'Team Jacques' for NYC Marathon

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Trisha Brown Dance Company at Wave Hill ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2715/ Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Trisha-Brown-Dance-Company-at-Wave-Hill-2021-06-14/ In IMPRESSIONS: Trisha Brown Dance Company at Wave Hill, "Now we traipse after them to another beautiful spot in the garden, soaking up the sun’s healthful rays as we go. Brown’s 1971 solo Accumulation has been turned into a duet with the dancers facing each other on opposite sides of a reflecting pool. They’re reflecting—get it? This clever ploy allows the spectators, who are also seated on both sides, to watch the dance from the front and from behind." — Robert Johnson, The Bronx 

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<![CDATA[POSTCARD: Amanda Selwyn on Creating "Threads" for New York's Open Culture]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2713/ Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Amanda-Selwyn-on-Creating-Threads-for-New-York-Open-Culture/ In POSTCARD: Amanda Selwyn on Creating "Threads" for New York's Open Culture, "Threads is an exploration of vulnerability as that which hold us together can break apart with such ease. It is an exploration of detachment, as by recognizing our ability to break off, and be torn away, it forces you to be open to change. For as one thread tears, we tie new knots and bind new connections." — Amanda Selwyn, New York 

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Catherine Turocy on Her Favorite Baroque Dance, Where in New York She'd Take Louis XIV, and the Music that Always Soothes Her]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2711/ Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Catherine-Turocy-on-Her-Favorite-Baroque-Dance-Where-in-New-York-She-Take-Louis-XIV-and-the-Music-that-Always-Soothes-Her/ In MOVING PEOPLE: Catherine Turocy on Her Favorite Baroque Dance, Where in New York She'd Take Louis XIV, and the Music that Always Soothes Her, "If I could be penpals with anyone, dead or alive, it would be John Weaver because he was a dancer, choreographer, dance producer, dance notator, philosopher, and dance theorist, was connected in English society and had the reputation of being kind." — Catherine Turocy speaking to Erin Bomboy about her dream penpal

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Director of Civic Programs Solana Chehtman on The Shed's Open Call and Looking Forward to the Future of Art ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2712/ Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Director-of-Civic-Programs-Solana-Chehtman-on-The-Sheds-Open-Call-and-Looking-Forward-to-the-Future-of-Art-/ In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Director of Civic Programs Solana Chehtman on The Shed's Open Call and Looking Forward, "The pieces are all very different; however, what’s interesting is that the shared experience of 2020 impacted the artists and their work in evident ways, and it has been translated into common themes, aesthetics, and issues that have been put forward."  — Solana Chehtman speaking with Erin Bomboy

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “One + One Make Three,” a New Documentary-Dance Film as Part of ALL ARTS Past, Present, Future Festival ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2708/ Sat, 29 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/One-One-Make-Three-a-New-Documentary-Dance-Film-as-Part-of-ALL-ARTS-Past-Present-Future-Festival-/ In IMPRESSIONS: “One + One Make Three,” a New Documentary-Dance Film as Part of ALL ARTS Past, Present, Future Festival, "Not limited by gravity, they access the breadth and depth of this tremendous space by experimenting with locomotion: crawling, rolling, bouncing, and flying. In one instance, two dancers in wheelchairs float parallel to the ground, the footplates facing outward, forming an infinity loop through their interlocked arms." — Theo Boguszewski

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Danspace Project's Archival Platform Journals & Catalogues Are Now Available as FREE PDFs!]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2710/ Fri, 28 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Danspace-Projects-Archival-Platform-Journals-Catalogues-Are-Now-Available-as-FREE-PDFs/ DANCE NEWS: Danspace Project's Archival Platform Journals & Catalogues Are Now Available as FREE PDFs!

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: "Ballerina Boys," A New Documentary on The Trocks, Airs on PBS this June 4 for Pride Month]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2709/ Fri, 28 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Ballerina-Boys-A-New-Documentary-on-The-Trocks-Airs-on-PBS-this-June-4-for-Pride-Month/ DANCE NEWS: "Ballerina Boys," A New Documentary on The Trocks, Airs on PBS this June 4 for Pride Month

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: New Yorkers for Culture & Arts To Host Series of Nonpartisan City Council Candidate Forums]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2706/ Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-New-Yorkers-for-Culture-Arts-To-Host-Series-of-Nonpartisan-City-Council-Candidate-Forums/ DANCE NEWS: New Yorkers for Culture & Arts To Host Series of Nonpartisan City Council Candidate Forums

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Highlights of Three Acclaimed Works in their Original Television Broadcast Premieres — Free and On Demand to View until May 31st ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2705/ Tue, 25 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Lar-Lubovitch-Three-Works-Duet-from-Concerto-Six-Twenty-Two-Othello-The-Planets-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Lar Lubovitch, Highlights of Three Acclaimed Works in their Original Television Broadcast Premieres "Duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two," "Othello," and "The Planets" Free and On-Demand: "Lar Lubovitch’s easy-on-the-eyes choreography exemplifies mainstream modern dance in its most accessible form. His current offering, the digital “Three Dances,” appears to emphasize the diversity of his oeuvre – it draws from a modern piece, a ballet, and an ice dance. Yet what it actually reveals is how consistently rooted Lubovitch’s work is in the elements that have come to define 20th- century modern dance." — Lisa Jo Sagolla, New York

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<![CDATA[A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Participants in DanceAfrica 2021 on Their Inspiration from the Divine Voices of Haitian Vodou ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2704/ Sat, 22 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Participants-DanceAfrica-2021-Inspiration-from-the-Divine-Voices-of-Vodou-Haiti/ In A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Participants in DanceAfrica 2021 on Their Inspiration from the Divine Voices of Vodou from Haiti, "When asked why he chose to have Haiti as the focus of DanceAfrica,  Salaam says, 'Haitian folkloric dance is one of the most profound forms of vernacular dance and cultural expression that we have within the diaspora in the new world. It links us directly to the African continent in language, movement, nuance and texture.'" — Maxine Montilus

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Garen Scribner On "American Lyric," Premiering At Kaatsbaan’s Spring Festival On May 27]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2703/ Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Postcards-Garen-Scribner-Talks-About-His-New-Work-American-Lyric-For-Kaatsbaans-Spring-Festival/ "Hunter and I wanted to celebrate a renewed American patriotism, holding with it the promise that new stories of hope, love, kindness and resilience have yet to be written." — Garen Scribner on "American Lyric," premiering at Kaatsbaan’s Spring Festival on May 27

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<![CDATA[DANCE NEWS: Ballet Hispánico Announces Linda Celeste Sims as Company’s New Rehearsal Director]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2702/ Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/DANCE-NEWS-Ballet-Hispnico-Announces-Linda-Celeste-Sims-as-Companys-New-Rehearsal-Director/ DANCE NEWS: Ballet Hispánico Announces Linda Celeste Sims as Company’s New Rehearsal Director

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Stefanie Batten Bland's "Kolonial" with Installation by Conrad Quesen, a World Premiere Commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2701/ Thu, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Stefanie-Batten-Blands-Kolonial-with-Installation-by-Conrad-Quesen-a-World-Premiere-Commissioned-by-Baryshnikov-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Stefanie Batten Bland's "Kolonial" with Installation by Conrad Quesen, a World Premiere Commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center, "Approximately twenty minutes long, the music, movement, and lighting bisect the piece into two halves, the first of confinement and the latter of community." — Erin Bomboy

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<![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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