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06.02.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
For a visual artist, the idea of losing your sight holds a special flavour of terror. Which is why I found the idea of “Tu vois ce que je veux dire” so intriguing: going for a blindfolded walk in the
05.18.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
[Above: COCo Dance Theatre, Photo by Julieta Cervantes] Lewiston, Maine. It may seem an unlikely place to go to see some of the best performances of the year, but indeed every summer it becomes a hotspot for contemporary dance. At the Bates
03.02.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30, in a dark and funky coffee house at the end of Church Street in Burlington, VT, a group of musicians gather to practice the rare and radical act of showing up. Arthur Brooks, Polly Vanderputten, Nelson
02.06.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
I was able to attend two films as part of the New York City Dance on Camera Festival last week at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. Two nights, two documentaries on contemporary dance, two very different, yet equally
02.01.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Another great line-up of works-in-progress tonight, February 1st, at Judson Church: Launch Movement Experiment, Tina Croll, Katie Workum Not familiar with these artists? Check out the videos below to see clips of their choreography. The Judson Memorial Church is located at 55
01.26.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
This coming week, I am excited to check out the Dance On Camera Festival 2010. Starting this week there are some free events at various venues, including a night of shorts at Judson Memorial Church presented by Movement Research tonight,
01.22.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Applications for the 2010 Bates Dance Festival are now online! The Professional Training Program runs from July 17th-August 8th, and offers a great line-up of classes taught by great artists and accompanied by amazing live musicians! There are also fabulous
01.17.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
"If there's possibilities for becoming so entrenched in our technology that we lose sight of what it really means to be human that's one of the things that I think we are going towards as a possibility... There's always the danger
01.11.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Tonight I'm going to see a fabulous line up at Judson Church: Karl Cronin (Dry Earth) Daria Faïn Arturo Vidich Pavel Zuštiak All were Movement Research Artist-in-Residence in 2008 and 2009!! Come out to see some great work by great
01.09.10
Modern and Contemporary Dance
(Above: Snapshot of the faux curtain hiding the stage) (Below: Painting by Chagall on the ceiling of the Palais Garnier) Seeing the Paris Opera Ballet perform Ballet Russes (for more information see my earlier post, "Diaghilev's Theater of Marvels? Marvelous" by
12.19.09
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Tamar Rogoff's Diagnosis of a Faun, performed at LaMaMa e.t.c. December 3-20, was nothing short of inspirational. Based on Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun, Diagnosis lives up to the legacy of its predecessor, also making waves but in its own way. Although
12.12.09
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Chunky Move's Mortal Engine fuses dance and technology to create a show like no other. The piece, performed in NY at BAM December 9-12, takes place almost entirely on a tilted white platform, creating an interesting challenge for the dancers, who
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