Friday, June 14, 2024

Dance Review: New Dance Alliance Mix Festival, Variety Keeps the Heart Fonder

This past Thursday, Joyce SoHo theater hosted the New Dance Alliance (NDA) Mix Festival. It was definitely a diverse blend of artists and the small, intimate space really let the choreography shine through. The program consisted of six pieces, all different choreographers, some of which just hopped on the subway while other’s flew for hours […]

Dance Review: This week at DNA, OB-ject – ob-JECT

As part of the Winter 2009 Season at Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), three very different female choreographers delivered performances which I haven’t stopped thinking about.  All three of them created choreography which is difficult to describe in dance terms.  This is not necessarily a bad thing because each of them made dances using different kinds […]

Dance Review: New Dance Alliance 23rd Annual Performance Mix Festival” Crosses Bounds at the Joyce Soho on Wednesday, February 25

This was my first time seeing a performance at Joyce SoHo, which has a very different feel from The Joyce Theater in Chelsea. This smaller theater allowed for me to have a more intimate viewing of the dancers and films that were presented on stage. In fact, no seat was a bad seat, which could […]

Dance Review: Doug Varrone & Dancers at the Joyce, NYC

Doug Varone And Dancers had a brilliant turn at the Joyce with their signature style of music in motion. Three dances were presented, each portraying a different aspect of the human spirit. Tomorrow (2000) builds from concepts of touch and intimacy. The company beautifully portrays this with great maturity and vulnerability. What is apparent about […]

Dance Review: Existentially Nathan, Nathan Trice/Rituals

Sunday started as a craaaazy only in New York day for me. I was busy writing a piece on another dance group in the morning, then I flew uptown to see my best friend’s son professional acting debut in a reading for a film, then met with a friend for a power dinner on the […]

Dance Review: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

NICE! . . . That’s all I had to say after seeing Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Brooklyn College’s Whitman Hall on Sunday. Dancers displayed power, grace, and precision through intricate foot combinations, stylized arms, and musical accuracy. The audience was full of people from different backgrounds and ages. There were only four woman and […]

Dance Review: Los Farruco… an Explosion of Passion!

Feet stomping. Voices wailing.  Hands twirling.  Fingers strumming.  Smoke whirling.  The New York City Center did not fail to deliver what I like to call an EXPLOSION of passion this past Sunday, February 22, with Los Farruco, the finale to the 2009 New York Flamenco Festival.  Less than two hands full of performers would grace […]

Dance Review: SOUND CHECK brought the rhythm . . . Who could ask for anything more?

Take it to the Stage: American Tap Dance Foundation’s 4th Annual Benefit ATDF’s show brought back the beat! The American Tap Dance Foundation’s 4th Annual Benefit, held at Judson Memorial Church, combined professional tap ensembles and legendary tap soloists with ATDF’s Tap City Youth Ensemble, and presented them with skilled, live jazz musicians and popular […]

Dance Review: Crazy, Sexy, Inferno

Hello, Disco Dance Lovers . . .  Do I have the show for you!  This past week the iDANZ Crew and I checked out an interactive lounge show called Crazy, Sexy, Disco at the Water Street Restaurant’s Underwater Lounge in Dumbo, Brooklyn, choreographed by the lovely ladies, Liz Piccoli, Jen James, and Svea Schneider.  This […]

Dance Review: The Extra-Sensory Pedestrians/ Kimberly Young, Wunderkammer

Wonder why? Wunderkammer, according to Wikipedia, is a cabinet of curiosities, a collection of objects categorized as belonging to natural history, geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art, and antiquities. In other words, it’s a collection of random stuff. Kimberly Young’s piece entitled, Wunderkammer is just that. A semi-transparent plastic shower curtain […]

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