Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Mon, 23 Nov 2020 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[The NY Dance and Performance Awards, a.k.a. The Bessies, Announce the Nominees for the 2019–20 Season]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2579/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-NY-Dance-and-Performance-Awards-aka-The-Bessies-Announce-the-Nominees-for-the-201920-Season/

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, aka The Bessies, Announce the Nominees for the 2019–20 Season

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<![CDATA[Donald Lee, Jillian Hollis, and Meredith Fages of Heidi Latsky Dance on Accessibility, Beauty, and Disability]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2571/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Donald-Lee-Jillian-Hollis-and-Meredith-Fages-of-Heidi-Latsky-Dance-on-Accessibility-Beauty-and-Disability/ Donald Lee, Jillian Hollis and Meredith Fages of Heidi Latsky Dance on Accessibility, Beauty and Disability

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<![CDATA[Congratulations to Ethan Stiefel, New Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2578/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Congratulations-to-Ethan-Stiefel-New-Artistic-Director-of-American-Repertory-Ballet/ Congratulations to Ethan Stiefel, New Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet

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<![CDATA[Jacob's Pillow Tragedy, Doris Duke Theatre Lost in Fire, No One Hurt]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2576/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Jacobs-Pillow-Doris-Duke-Theatre-Fire-/ The fire was contained to the Doris Duke Theatre and did not spread to any of the other buildings on the Jacob’s Pillow grounds; the entire theater is lost. No one was injured in the incident. A cause has not yet been determined. Jacob's Pillow Staff are working closely with local officials on next steps. 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Fall for Dance 2020 Presented by City Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2574/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Fall-for-Dance-2020-Presented-by-City-Center/

In IMPRESSIONS: Fall for Dance 2020 Presented by City Center, "Lady Sings the Blues transports us to a smoky jazz club where the astounding Dormeshia, wearing gold shoes and a shiny top, tap dances with and in response to the swinging percussionists. She smiles in approval as they engage her in a witty call and response." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[Creating Opportunity within Adversity: Reopening University Dance Programs in the Time of Covid-19]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2565/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Creating-Opportunity-within-Adversity-Reopening-University-Dance-Programs-in-the-Time-of-Covid-19/

In Creating Opportunity within Adversity: Reopening University Dance Programs in the Time of Covid-19, "As campuses reopen with restrictions, collegiate faculty and staff across New York City have been challenged to create a plan that will maintain their high-quality dance education within guidelines that are antithetical to the art form: social distancing, the absence of touch, and isolation from peer groups." — Cecly Placenti, New York

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<![CDATA[MOVING VISIONS: Guest Editor Heidi Latsky on Viewing and Being Viewed]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2575/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-VISIONS-Guest-Editor-Heidi-Latsky-on-Viewing-and-Being-Viewed-2020-11-14/ In MOVING VISIONS: Guest Editor Heidi Latsky on Viewing and Being Viewed, "Laying yourself bare, revealing yourself to others is an act of generosity, grace, and humility. It cannot be superficial or contrived. To resonate with an audience, a performer needs to be authentic. Personal truth carries universal meaning." — Heidi Latsky

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<![CDATA[Now Playing as Part of Doc NYC "Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" Directed by Tom Hurwitz and Rosalynde LeBlanc]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2573/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Can-You-Bring-It-Bill-T-Jones-and-D-Man-in-the-Waters-REPUBLISHED-from-August-16-2018/

In IMPRESSIONS: "Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" : "The Loyola students, born 10 years or so after D-Man premiered, can work on the steps, and gestures of the dance, but can they comprehend the reality of the era in which it was made? They admit (somewhat shockingly) AIDS is glossed over when it is discussed with them; the disease is something remote, unconnected, and separate from their world." — Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: “Crutch,” a Documentary about Bill Shannon by Sachi Cunningham and Chandler Evans, Premiering at DOC NYC ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2569/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Crutch-a-Documentary-about-Bill-Shannon-by-Sachi-Cunningham-and-Chandler-Evans-Premiering-at-DOC-NYC-/

In IMPRESSIONS: “Crutch,” a Documentary about Bill Shannon by Sachi Cunningham and Chandler Evans, Premiering at DOC NYC , "After his show, Sketchy, was panned and he made several lifestyle changes (wife, kids, Pittsburgh, urban farming), he returned to solo work where he could interrogate random interactions with people." — Erin Bomboy, New York

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<![CDATA[Letter from the Editor: The Resilience of Dancers, The State of Enthusiasm, and a New Initiative: Moving Visions]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2572/ Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Letter-from-The-Editor-Dance-Enthusiasm-Moving-Visions-/

In Letter from the Editor: The Resilience of Dancers, The State of Enthusiasm, and a New Initiative: Moving Visions, "So, in the spirit of flowing, shifting, and reshaping energy, and because we miss the exhilaration of working closely with artists, The Dance Enthusiast is excited to introduce a new initiative to our site called Moving Visions. With this program, we welcome artists and enthusiasts to guide our coverage as guest editors, asking that they share their passion, expertise, and curiosity with us while we celebrate their accomplishments and viewpoints." — Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[Ballet Collective Presents "The Nutcracker at Wethersfield," The Company's First Full-Length Ballet in the US During The Pandemic]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2570/ Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ballet-Collective-Presents-The-Nutcracker-The-Companys-First-Full-Length-Ballet-in-the-US-During-The-Pandemic/ Ballet Collective Presents "The Nutcracker," The Company's First Full-Length Ballet in the US During The Pandemic

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<![CDATA[Sisters Charly & Eriel Santagado, Founders of mignolo dance, On The Power of the Pinky & Their First Evening-Length Performance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2568/ Mon, 09 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Sisters-Charly-and-Eriel-Santagado-of-Mignolo-Dance-On-The-Power-of-the-Pinky/ "If ever you are out there questioning your own value, whether it be in relation to another person, society at large, or yourself, we hope that you will “remember the pinky,” the one that we all have in one aspect of life or another, and feel a surge of worth and love for yourself and the world surrounding you." — Charly and Eriel Santagado

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Daniel Gwirtzman on Maintaining a Company for 20+ Years, Optimism as a Choice, and His Love of the Polka, the Charleston, and The Hora Or]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2567/ Mon, 09 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Daniel-Gwirtzman-on-Maintaining-a-Company-for-20-Years-Optimism-as-a-Choice-and-His-Love-of-the-Polka-the-Charleston-and-The-Hora-Or/

In MOVING PEOPLE: Daniel Gwirtzman on Maintaining a Company for 20+ Years, Optimism as a Choice, and His Love of the Polka, the Charleston, and The Hora Or, "I can’t say I have a favorite movement. Favorite dances however must include The Bus Stop, The Charleston, The Polka and Hora Or, which I’ve been dancing since
elementary school." — Daniel Gwirtzman

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: New York Theatre Ballet's "Lift Lab Live"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2564/ Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-Theatre-Ballets-Lift-Lab-Live/ In IMPRESSIONS: New York Theatre Ballet's Lift Lab, "Typically intricate, Richard Alston’s Distance offers a tantalizing sample of a ballet that NYTB hopes to present in 2021. Quick and darting, yet contained, dancer Julian Donahue keeps changing direction, whipping around as if unwilling to commit to any course that would draw him out of his rugged self-absorption." — Robert Johnson, New York

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<![CDATA[APART / TOGETHER Amber Sloan, Nik Owens, Jordan Morley ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2563/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/APART-TOGETHER-Amber-Sloan-Nik-Owens-Jordan-Morley-/ In Apart /Together The Dance Enthusiast asks, "What do you dream for dance in the future?"

"I want dance to continue to thrive and grow in New York City." Amber Sloan, NYC

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<![CDATA[Ramón Flowers - Butler University Professor and Students Dance Through the Pandemic]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2562/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Ramon-Flowers-Butler-University-Dancing-Through-the-Pandemic-/ IN Ramón Flowers - Butler University Professor and Students Dancing Through the Pandemic: "To my students I impart the permission to love what they are doing.  Students often work so hard on technical perfection that they forget to enjoy the process and allow themselves to let go and discover. I often remind them that they are hopefully doing something that they love, and if that’s the case, why not show it?"

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Jacqulyn Buglisi on William Blake, Reimagining "Table of Silence Project 9/11" during COVID-19, and the Performance with the Martha Graham Dance Company She Would Relive]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2560/ Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/MOVING-PEOPLE-Jacqulyn-Buglisi-on-William-Blake-Reimagining-Table-of-Silence-Project-911-during-COVID-19-and-the-Performance-with-the-Martha-Graham-Dance-Company-She-Would-Relive/

In MOVING PEOPLE: MOVING PEOPLE: Jacqulyn Buglisi on William Blake, Reimagining "Table of Silence Project 9/11" during COVID-19, and the Performance with the Martha Graham Dance Company She Would Relive, "returning from the Redwood Forest to continue rehearsing with my dancers and composer Alex Weiser at BAC to complete my unfinished ballet, The Invisible Embrace of Beauty." — Jacqulyn Buglisi on how she would choreograph the perfect day

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<![CDATA[The Bessies Announces Town Hall on October 26 and 36th Annual Ceremony on December 14, 2020]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2559/ Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Bessies-Announces-Town-Hall-on-October-26-and-Virtual-Event-on-December-14-2020/ The Bessies Announces Town Hall on October 26 and 36th Annual Ceremony on December 14, 2020

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<![CDATA[Georgiana Pickett & Shayla-Vie Jenkins Join Merce Cunningham Trust]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2558/ Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Georgiana-Pickett-and-Shayla-Vie-Jenkins-join-Merce-Cunningham-Trust/ Georgiana Pickett & Shayla-Vie Jenkins Join Merce Cunningham Trust

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company's “Solo Suites” @theAO]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2557/ Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Alpha-Omega-Theatrical-Dance-Company-Solo-Suites/

In IMPRESSIONS: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company's “Solo Suites,” "The dance portion of this program concludes with a tongue-in-cheek (we hope) response to Roberta Flack’s famously meditative recording of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Dancer Jennifer Fiorentino kneels and reaches forward gently to touch—what else?—the cheek of an invisible lover." — Robert Johnson, New York

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<![CDATA[Contact Dance in the Time of Covid-19: Carl Flink’s Black Label Movement and Dr. Jon Hallberg of University of Minnesota Bring Dancers Together]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2556/ Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Contact-Dance-Covid-19-Carl-Flinks-Black-Label-Movement-and-Dr-Jon-Hallberg-Bring-Dancers-Together-/ In Contact Dance  in the Time of Covid-19: Carl Flink’s Black Label Movement and Dr. Jon Hallberg of University of Minnesota  Bring Dancers Together" My company has partnering as a very deep center, so losing that for the last five months has been shocking...When we finally did come into contact, there were lots of tears —tears of joy, not sadness—"  Carl Flink,  artistic director of Black Label Movement, and chair of theatre arts and dance at the University of Minnesota. -Minneapolis

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Annie Rigney’s “Quis Est” at the Ace Hotel]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2552/ Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Annie-Rigney-Quis-Est-at-the-Ace-Hotel/

In IMPRESSIONS: Annie Rigney’s “Quis Est” at the Ace Hotel, "Their movements start to differ from one another, drawing from vocabularies both classical and urban. As their actions escalate in speed and intensity, the city spins around us in the same chaotic harmony." — Theo Boguszewski, New York

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<![CDATA[MOVING PEOPLE: Pavan "PMT" Thimmaiah on Dance Studio Alliance, His Favorite Time of Day, and Why Conan O'Brien Should Take His Class at PMT House of Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2554/ Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Pavan-PMT-Thimmaiah-on-Dance-Studio-Alliance-His-Favorite-Time-of-Day-and-Why-Conan-OBrien-Should-Take-His-Class-PMT-House-of-Dance/

In Pavan "PMT" Thimmaiah on Dance Studio Alliance, His Favorite Time of Day, and Why Conan O'Brien Should Take His Class at PMT House of Dance, "Living with Hemihyperplasia and with being brown," is what he says are his personal challenges. 

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<![CDATA[The Chocolate Factory Commissions New Work Through The Pandemic Season]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2553/ Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Chocolate-Factory-Commissions-New-Work-Through-The-Pandemic-Season-/ The Chocolate Factory Commissions New Work Through The Pandemic Season

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<![CDATA[Save the Future of Dancing in New York City]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/2555/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Save-the-Future-of-Dancing-in-New-York-City/

Save the Future of Dancing in New York City

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