Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Tue, 26 Sep 2017 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[Dancers and Artistic Community of New York City, Help the US Virgin Islands Relief Effort After Hurricanes Irma and Maria]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1693/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Enthusiast-10th-Anniversary-Dancers-Artistic-Community-New-York-City-Help-the-US-Virgin-Islands-Relief-Effort-Hurricans-Irma-Maria/ In Dancers and Artistic Community of New York City, Help the US Virgin Islands Relief Effort After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, "The dance world of New York reminds me a great deal of the Virgin Islands. Maybe that’s why I feel so at home. Dancers, like Virgin Islanders, are a small (but mighty) group of extraordinarily diverse people who, in one way or another, are all related." --Christine Jowers, Editor, The Dance Enthusiast, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: nora chipaumire's "#PUNK" at FIAF Tinker Auditorium]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1690/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/impressions-nora-chipaumire-punk-fiaf-tinker-auditorium/ In IMPRESSIONS: nora chipaumire's #PUNK at FIAF Tinker Auditorium, "chipaumire claims her rights: to resist, to find joy in rage, and to misbehave." Melanie Greene, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Bessie Awards Announce Presenters and Performers for Ceremony on October 9]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1689/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Bessie-Awards-Announce-Presenters-and-Performers-October-9-2017/ The Bessie Awards announce Presenters and Performers for Ceremony on October 9. The ceremony, hosted by performance artist Shernita Anderson and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside, will be held on Monday, October 9, at 7:30pm, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Arts.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Cennarium’s Streaming the Performing Arts ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1687/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cennarium-Streaming-Performing-Arts/ In The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Cennarium’s Streaming the Performing Arts, "Cennarium, which has positioned itself as the Netflix of the performing arts, hosted the first-ever industry forum to discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of streaming dance, theater, and opera." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: MFA in Dance Launched at Rutgers Winter 2017]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1683/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-MFA-Dance-Rutgers-Winter-2017/ MFA in Dance launched at Rutgers Winter 2017. “Dance faculty teach and conduct research, contributing to scholarly discourse. To do so, MFA students must commit to rigorous thinking and a transformative experience.” — Dance faculty Jeff Friedman.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: LEIMAY’s "Frantic Beauty" at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1686/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Leimay-Frantic-Beauty-Brooklyn-Academy-Music-Fisher/ In IMPRESSIONS: LEIMAY’s Frantic Beauty at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher, "They ooze like larvae, they chortle like hyenas, and they somersault liltingly, aimlessly, like tumbleweeds." Erin Bomboy, Brooklyn.

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<![CDATA[Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Twyla Tharp Dance's Kara Chan on "The Fugue" (Part II)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1685/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Stepping-iconic-roles-twyla-tharp-kara-chan-fugue/ In Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Twyla Tharp Dance's Kara Chan on The Fugue (Part II), "There isn’t music in this piece, so it takes a tremendous amount of focus," says Kara Chan.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Maria Bauman/MBDance's "dying and dying and dying" at Gibney Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1684/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/maria-bauman-mbdance-dying-dying-dying-gibney-dance/ In IMPRESSIONS: Maria Bauman/MBDance's dying and dying and dying at Gibney Dance, "This heartfelt work with such rich music, text, rhythm, and dance should be welcomed around the world." Deirdre Towers, New York.

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<![CDATA[Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch's Helena Pikon and Breanna O'Mara (Part I)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1682/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Stepping-iconic-roles-tanztheater-wuppertal-pina-bausch-helena-pikon-breanna-omara/ In Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch's Helena Pikon and Breanna O'Mara, "When I first saw [Café Müller] in 1978, it shocked me. I felt that I can understand this kind of work, but couldn’t explain it in words. It touched me deeply," says Pikon.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits The Beach to Sasha Okshteyn's Beach Sessions Presentation of Madeline Holland's "Arena" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1681/ Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/TDE-Hits-Beach-Sasha-Okshteyn-Beach-Sessions-Madeline-Holland-Arena/ In The Dance Enthusiast Hits The Beach to Sasha Okshteyn's Beach Sessions Presentation of Madeline Holland's Arena, "A woman in a flowing pink dress mimics the gestures of the dancers; sometimes, children run to play in the performance space." Theo Boguszewski, Rockaway Beach.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance Finds New Home at RestorationArt]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1679/ Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cumbe-African-Diaspora-New-Home-RestorationArt/ In Dance News: Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance Finds New Home at RestorationArt, “The opening of Cumbe’s studio at RestorationART will be like a ‘homecoming’ for its students” — Executive Director of Cumbe Jimena Martinez.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: New Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship Spearheaded by BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, MoCADA, TFANA]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1678/ Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-Downtown-Arts-Management-Fellowship-Bric-Mark-Morris-Mocada-Tfana/ In the pilot year, beginning in September, seven Fellows—Sarah Branch, Kiana Carrington, Linda Diaz, Donnay Edmund, Claire Kim, Alexandria Ryahl and Alexa Smithwrick—will work with and be mentored by arts managers from the cohort of four organizations.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Chocolate Factory Acquires $3.8M Permanent Home in Long Island City, Queens]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1677/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Chocolate-Factory-Permanent-Home-Long-Island-City-Queens-/ “Queens has developed quite the reputation for its unique culture and arts scene. Cultural institutions like The Chocolate Factory help contribute to our vibrant cultural life and economic vitality. I look forward to seeing all the new ways The Chocolate Factory will work with local artists and benefit our Queens community.” —New York State Senator Michael Gianaris

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Dancers' Resource Support Group for Injured Dancers Resumes Weekly Sessions on September 14th, 2017 at The Actors Fund]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1676/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dancers-Resource-Support-Group-Injured-Dancers-Resumes-Sept-14-The-Actors-Fund/ If you or anyone in your dance community is facing the physical and emotional challenges of healing from an injury or illness, refer to and pass along the following information: The Dancers’ Resource’s support group for injured dancers will be resuming its weekly sessions on September 14.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Bessies Announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance Awards]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1674/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Bessies-Announce-2017-Lifetime-Achievement-and-Outstanding-Service-to-the-Field-of-Dance-Awards-Jawole-Willa-Jo-Zollar-Eva-Yaa-Asantewaa/ “Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's revolutionary insight into curating and her dedication to nurturing dance artists, particularly women choreographers of color, continues to transform and expand the dance landscape. Eva Yaa Asantewaa's illuminating writing and her multifaceted and engaged support for the wide range of dance artists in the city are truly a service to our field, and we are so excited to be celebrating her.” —Lucy Sexton, Executive Director of The Bessies

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<![CDATA[Dance/Art News: Cennarium presents PROMENADE, the First Ever Streamed Performing Arts Festival which Kicks Off On September 15, 2017]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1670/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Cennarium-presents-PROMENADE-First-Ever-Streamed-Performing-Arts-Festival-Kicks-Off-September-15/ “Movies, television shows and music are readily available online; as content is increasingly consumed digitally, we want to make the performing arts just as accessible as other forms of entertainment.” —Themis Gomes, CEO of Cennarium. 

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<![CDATA[Gloria McLean, President of the American Dance Guild Festival, Supports Diversity and Honors Garth Fagan, Martha Myers and The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1669/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Postcard-Gloria-McLean-American-Dance-Guild-Festival-Diversity-Garth-Fagan-Martha-Myers-Thunderbird-American-Indian-Dancers-/ "For our 60th-year celebration of the Guild, we strongly felt the need to assert OUR American values as an antidote to the cultural diminishment coming from the top. Bringing forward the rich mix of cultures and aesthetics that make up both American and world dance today seemed like a great place to start." — Gloria McLean, President of the American Dance Guild Festival.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Asks Mario Bermudez Gil of Marcat Dance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1667/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Enthusiast-Asks-Mario-Bermudez-Gil-Marcat-Dance/ In The Dance Enthusiast Asks Mario Bermudez Gil of Marcat Dance, "Our goal as a company is to use movement to connect to a wide audience and communicate with people. Dancers and non-dancers alike."

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<![CDATA[Dance News: National YoungArts Foundation Encourages 15-to 18- Year-Old Artists to Apply Now and Announces New Initiatives to Expand Alumni Professional Opportunies]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1665/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/National-YoungArts-Foundation-Expands-Alumni-Professional-Opportunities-and-Apply-for-YoungArts-New-Initiatives/ National YoungArts Week Signature Program to take place on January 7-14, 2018, followed by Regional Programs in Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. Meanwhile, the fourth annual YoungArts Awareness Day on September 19, 2017 will celebrate the arts as a viable career path and encourages applications through October 13, 2017.

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<![CDATA[A POSTCARD From Tiffany Rea-Fisher Of Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) About Citi Summer Streets]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1668/ Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Tiffany-Rea-Fisher-Elisa-Monte-Lost-Art-Citi-Summer-Streets/ "Come hang with me and the EMD crew (a lovely group of super talent folks) and enjoy all that Citi Summer Streets has to offer!" says Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) in this POSTCARD.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Boston Ballet Announces 2017-18 Company Roster]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1666/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Boston-Ballet-Announces-2017-18-Company-Roster-/ Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2017–2018 season roster. A total of 65 dancers make up the Company roster, with 55 in the main company and ten in Boston Ballet II (BBII), Boston Ballet’s second company.

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<![CDATA[The Summer Season Is The Perfect Time To Connect With The Dance Enthusiast! LISTINGS, POSTCARDS, PRESS RELEASES, AUDIENCE REVIEWS. EMAIL. SOCIAL MEDIA]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1647/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Summer-Connect-The-Dance-Enthusiast-listings-postcards-press-releases-audience-reviews-email-social-media-/ Don't be a stranger — Stay in touch via listings, audience reviews, postcards, press releases and email and/or social media!

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s 2017-18 Cage Cunningham Fellow: Pam Tanowitz]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1664/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Baryshnikov-Arts-Center-BACs-2017-18-Cage-Cunningham-Fellow-Pam-Tanowitz-/ “This is a critical moment for me and for my company; we need a place to work, to belong. I imagine my time at BAC will be extremely rich—creating new works and preparing for exciting opportunities ahead.” — Pam Tanowitz

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<![CDATA[Dance is all Around Us: Talking Specifics about Site Specific Work]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1662/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Around-Talking-Specifics-Site-Specific-Work/ "Summer in New York wouldn’t be the same without a Mister Softee ice cream cone, the pungent scent of garbage, and the annual trek to Coney Island. Coming across dance has also become part of summer in the city." Trina Mannino, New York.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Asks Multidisciplinary Artist and Writer, Deirdre Towers About "BELL 8", A Healing Film About Water Appearing at the Lilac Preservation Project in Manhattan ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1656/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Dance-Enthusiast-Asks-Multidisciplinary-Artist-and-Writer-Deirdre-Towers-About-BELL-8-A-Healing-Film-About-Water-Appearing-at-the-Lilac-Preservation-Project-in-Manhattan-2017-08-14/ In The Dance Enthusiast Asks Deirdre Towers About "BELL 8", A Healing Film About Water ..."I originally created BELL 8 to be installed in communities where people are landlocked or cannot afford to go to the beach, let alone be on a boat." — Deirdre Towers.

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