Thursday, August 11, 2022

Dance Review: 60X60, A New Family Reunion

60×60 is the dance equivalent of a crazy family reunion where everyone is inextricably linked by one thread, dance, but everyone has interpreted what that means differently.  Whether wielding eight foot dowels drowned in silk as modern shoulder pads, goggles, face paint and flippers to achieve that amphibious look certain music just calls for or […]

Scoop: Fela! On Broadway- Hip hop & Hollywood A-Listers to Add Boost

November 17, 2009 by  
Filed under iDANZ NewsWire

As seen on www.BlackVoices.com, posted by Bridget Bland on November 16 Hip hop royalty is returning to Broadway. Following in the same vein as Russell Simmons’ Tony Award winning turn with ‘Def Jam on Broadway,’ and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ big splash in Kenny Leon’s revival of ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, Will […]

Dance Review: Cirkus Cirkur Rocks it “Inside Out” Creating an Imaginative Circus Story

Cirkus Cirkör captures the heart of New Yorkers in its new production of “Inside Out.”  Visiting their website (http://www.cirkor.se) prior to the show, I knew I was in for a treat, seeing a beating heart on my MacBook. Directed by Tilde Björfors, who also founded Cirkus Cirkör in 1995, “Inside Out” the production is like […]

Announcement: Naganuma Dance Premieres Nouveau Americain

Naganuma Dance Premieres Nouveau Americain in collaboration with Grammy-nominated artists and cartoonist Edward Koren of The New Yorker Joyce SoHo, November 19-22, 2009 Changes abound in our groundbreaking new presidency and shifting demographic landscape. Nouveau Americain , a collection of vignettes by choreographer Darcy Naganuma and her troupe of virtuosic, international performers, was inspired by […]

Class Watch: Jill Johnson/Forsythe Workshop, Take 2 of These and Call Me in the Morning!

Ok, I don’t how most of you may feel about contact improv, I know how I feel about it…. eew, don’t touch me, Hello?  Swine flu!!  But, I have to say, when guided by a charming, intelligent, and beautiful dancer such as Jill Johnson of the Forsythe Company, it is a completely different experience. It […]

Dance Review: Poon, Tearing Up the Dance Floor with Terre

In the heart of the meatpacking district of Manhattan, where all the club crawlers go, is Club Cielo.  Upon entering, you may believe you have walked into any other chill dance place- stylish decor, hip vibe, and efficient bartenders.  House music is flowing, everyone is bumping and grinding along with it.  Then, what you thought […]

Dance Review: Armitage Gone! Dance presents Itutu at BAM Collaboration or Appropriation? (Check Yes or No)

When people of Irish decent get angry over the use of the ‘mythical’ leprechaun by the Boston Celtics and Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish, do people of African decent have the right to get angry over the use of Africa’s cultural music, spiritual symbols, costume and a very few steps in an African ballet choreographed by […]

Dance Review: The Curse of Reputation- Tere O’Connor Dance, Wrought Iron Fog

Tere O’Connor is known for being hyper-articulate. He’s good at talking about dance, talking about his work, and talking about talking.  But ultimately it’s the effect of the work which matters.  A piece must speak for itself without any supplemental commentary. O’Connor’s last piece, Rammed Earth did this brilliantly, but for reasons I’m still attempting […]

Dance Review: Bill T. Jones, Serenade/Proposition- An Affectionate Farewell

How do you create an original work about a legendary historical figure, in one hour, with ten bodies and the stage as your open canvas?  How do you capture the essence of a single person, through modern dance, who lived a life, made history, and died almost 100 years before you were born?  This is […]

Dance Review: Nicholas Bruder on Ballet Hispanico at Queens Theatre in the Park

This past Saturday, I found myself at the beautiful, yet hard to find, Queens Theatre in the Park for Ballet Hispanico, brought to life by its new artistic director and former Ballet Hispanico dancer, Eduardo Vilaro. Goodnight Paradise opens the evening, choreographed by Ramon Oller.  Originally performed in 1994, this piece easily boasts the most […]

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