Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Mon, 20 May 2024 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: “Message in a Bottle” at New York City Center with Songs by Sting, Direction & Choreography by Kate Prince ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3360/ Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Message-in-a-Bottle-Sting-Kate-Prince-City-Center/ "Sometimes the songs’ repurposing works brilliantly, such as when “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” originally written about an unseemly relationship between a teacher and pupil, is used to accompany a terrifying scene of male prison guards physically abusing fiercely-fighting-back females.  On other occasions, the narrative connections feel uncomfortably forced..." Lisa Jo Sagolla, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company's "American Legacies" Season at New York City Center (Part 2)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3359/ Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Martha-Graham-Dance-American-Legacies-Part-2-City-Center-/ "At the age of 96, Graham surprised her fans with the antics of Maple Leaf Rag, but perhaps she found a source of mirth in her own longevity [...] From her raised vantage-point, she can see the whole of human experience, the comic and the tragic, and she notes with amusement the rascality of youth." — Robert Johnson, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Sarah Panayiotou Leñador's "am I real?" at Abron's Arts Center ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3358/ Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Sarah-Panayiotou-Lenador-am-i-real-abrons-/ "Leñador and her collaborators have created an evening that takes us through the highs and lows of being. Whether or note we’ve witnessed her mental breakdown or the world breaking her down in am I real?, Leñador’s flawless timing and story-telling strike a chord. " — Veronica Jiao, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's 75th Season “The Future” at Lincoln Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3357/ Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/NYCB-Spring-2024/ "One of the many layers that make me love Dances… is its sense of community. The work is as non-hierarchical as ballet was able to get at Lincoln Center in 1969 [...] Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet is one of many Balanchine works well worth keeping in the repertoire. That I shed tears at both performances of the “Intermezzo,” for very different reasons, speaks to the unpredictable nature of live performance." — Henning Rūbsam, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company's "American Legacies" Season at New York City Center (Part 1)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3356/ Wed, 15 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Rite-of-Spring-Marthat-Graham-Dance-Company-NYC-Center/ "Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring is not about exotic people separated from us by time and distance. It’s about the here and now. Unlike Errand into the Maze, where we remain passive spectators, The Rite of Spring places the burden of personal growth on us. We must complete the drama by wrestling with and pinning down our own Creatures of Fear." — Robert Johnson, New York

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST'S A TO Z: T for Manatsu TANAKA and Melissa TOOGOOD]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3162/ Wed, 15 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/T-for-Manatsu-TANAKA-and-Melissa-TOOGOOD/ <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: "THAT SHOW," a Celebratory Evening Showcasing Emerging New York Performance Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3355/ Tue, 14 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/That-Show-Index-Space-Taylor-Schmuelgen-Kayla-White/ "I found myself in a loft in Chinatown delightedly surrounded by a slew of familiar faces. A certain sector of the New York dance scene—young, determined, earnest— mingled about, doused in blue and green technicolor lights and a disco ball." — Hannah Leiberman, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Rachel Gill's "The Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever?" at Arts On Site]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3354/ Tue, 14 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Rachel-Gill-Arts-On-Site-/ "In Gill's  Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever? seemingly unrelated elements speak to Rachel and Chelsea's shared curiosity of each other.  Deliberateness and care are constants of the work.  No matter which pathways their spontaneous play takes them on, they continue to gravitate to one another." — Kristen Hedberg, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: More Fish Dance Company in “The Moment" at the New York Center for Creativity and Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3353/ Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Moment-More-Fish-New-York-Center-for-Creativity-and-Dance-/ "By the end of the exhilarating afternoon, we’ve come to realize (if we didn’t know already) that dance improvisations are far from random noodlings of the body. Creating a score, playing with it, listening, responding, watching, moving deliberately with purpose, with curiosity, and being open to change, are just a few of the skills that great improvisers must hone. (Would that we all took more time to practice them.)" — Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Sydney Skybetter on Choreorobotics, De-Stabilizing Norms, and The Dancing Future]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3352/ Thu, 09 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Sydney-Skybetter-choreorobtics-/ "I don't anticipate that there's going to be robots on the floor of The Joyce anytime soon, but it's interesting to me that Jacob’s Pillow, which is rebuilding the Doris Duke Theater, is imagining a dance future where sometimes you need to get a robot in an elevator." — Sydney Skybetter, Brown University

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Morgan McEwan's MorDance in Their New Yonkers Studio Space]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3351/ Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Morgan-McEwan-MorDance-/ "McEwan knows how to charge an enormous space with energy. The dancers have the dynamism and sheen of thoroughbreds." — Deirdre Towers, Yonkers

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's 75th Spring Season “The Future” at Lincoln Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3350/ Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-City-Ballet-The-Future-2024-Spring/ "The company describes its spring season on the cover of the playbill as “The Future.” I keep my fingers crossed, and wish for the best." — Henning Rübsam, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3349/ Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Soledad-Barrio-Noche-Flamenca-The-Joyce-Theater/ "In Searching for Goya at The Joyce Theater, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the longstanding flamenco company based in New York City, presents a compendium of dances predicated on the images of 18th-century Spanish artist Francisco Goya. The dances, by choreographer Martín Santangelo, embody the spirit of the paintings." ~ Catherine Tharin, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Ballet Hispánico at New York City Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3344/ Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ballet-Hispancio-NY-City-Center-/ "Ballet Hispánico celebrated Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th year as artistic director with a powerful season at New York City Center." — Hannah Lieberman, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dominica Greene in "ENUF" at Triskelion Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3348/ Wed, 01 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dominica-Greene-Enuf-Triskelion-/ "Greene’s ancestors smile as she smiles, laugh as she laughs, and the presence of her family in the audience fills the space with warmth and recognition. Her offering is for them as much as it is for herself; for someone like me, it feels almost undeserved: an intimate gift of self-revelation and self-discovery through love." — Sarah Cecilia Bukowski

 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: "The Lydian Gale Parr," a Chamber Oratio Featuring the Dancers of Ballez]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3347/ Wed, 01 May 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Lydian-Gale-Parr-Ballez-Target-Margin-Theater-/ "The Lydian Gale Parr imaginatively and wholeheartedly embraces the questions and considerations of our time in its multi-layered tale of an identity and gender shifting hero who attempts to save their world from destruction. " — Kristen Hedberg, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Sydney Dance Company at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3343/ Mon, 29 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Sydney-Dance-Company-Joyce-Theater-From-Within/ "In ab (intra,) choreographed by Sydney Dance Company’s artistic director Rafael Bonachela, the dancers regard each other throughout the seventy-five-minute piece as they navigate tenderness and turbulence, connection, and division." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[POSTCARDS: Claire Kretzschmar, Artistic Director of Ballet Hartford, Choreographs "Raffaella" in Indiana]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3342/ Mon, 29 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Clair-Krtezschmar-Raffaella-/ "Raffaella is a fairytale ballet inspired by the life of a radiant ballerina, Raffaella Stroik, who died unexpectedly at age 23."  — Claire Kretzschmar

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST'S A TO Z: S for Sue SAMUELS and Ingrid SILVA]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3159/ Sun, 28 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/S-for-Sue-SAMUELS-and-Ingrid-SILVA/ <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS FROM TEXAS: Houston Ballet's "Bespoke" and Ballet Austin's "POE/ A Tale of Madness" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3341/ Thu, 25 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Houston-Ballet-and-Ballet-Austin-Bespoke-Poe/ "When I saw Houston Ballet in Fall for Dance at New York City Center last October, I was impressed by the dancers’ fine technique and exuberant execution [...] Ballet Austin’s long-time director Stephen Mills has challenged himself and his company with a huge collaborative effort named POE / A Tale of Madness." — Henning Rübsam, Texas

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Leslie Cuyjet's “For All Your Life” at The Chocolate Factory Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3340/ Mon, 22 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Leslie-Cuyjet-Chocolate-Factory-Theater/ "Leslie Cuyjet is a master of layers. Her multimedia performance exhibition For All Your Life teems with interpenetrating modes of expression as words, objects, imagery, and movement echo, morph, and recur in clusters organized by the ever-present dark matter of her research." — Sarah Ceclila Bukowski, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Beth Gill's “Nail Biter” at NYU Skirball]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3339/ Mon, 22 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Beth-Gill-New-York-University-Skirball-Center/ "heels click clack

one rib sideways

shins lit by shins

coattails and beret

a flash of red lining"

— Sarah Cecilia Bukowski, New York

 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dance Theatre of Harlem at New York City Center ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3338/ Sun, 21 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Theatre-of-Harlem/ "This is a program for our time — respectful of the past and confidently embracing the future." — Henning Rübsam, New York, New York

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<![CDATA[THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Ballet Hispánico's Eduardo Vilaro on "Buscando a Juan" and Changing Narratives]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3337/ Sat, 20 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Eduardo-Vilaro-Buscando-a-Juan-Ballet-Hispanico/ "We're going to change narratives through full length work. So in the future, there are more heroines to talk about beyond Eva Perón, there are more heroes beyond Juan de Pareja, and there are stories beyond the Nutcracker [...] There's a lot to still be done and I'm so ready. " — Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director of Ballet Hispánico

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Nederlands Dans Theater at New York City Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/3336/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Nederlands-Dance-Theater-New-York-City-Center/ "Based in The Hague, NDT is home to some of the most talented and versatile dancers on the planet, but the company is cherished for its innovative, multifaceted choreography." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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