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{ Dd } Preview: A Slice & Dice Round Table with The Lovelies

{ Dd } Preview: A Slice & Dice Round Table with The Lovelies

This Sunday, the split bill series Slice & Dice returns to offer NYC audiences “long form dances, deep dialogue, and drinks” with Pamela Vail and The Lovelies. Over the past two years of producing this series, the five women who make up The Lovelies, along with the Joffrey Ballet School and Fractured Atlas, have supported...
Stepping Into Greg Wohead's Memory at Georgia Tech

Stepping Into Greg Wohead’s Memory at Georgia Tech

After stepping out of the little black Fiat where Greg Wohead’s one-on-one performance The Backseat of My Car (and other safe places) occurred last Friday night, I found myself struck by a series of instructions Wohead gives the participatory audience member: You look out the window You touch my arm You lean in closer A little...
Project Love ATL: Atlanta Ballet's Alessa Rogers on Gratitude and Giving Back

Project Love ATL: Atlanta Ballet’s Alessa Rogers on Gratitude and Giving Back

Project Love ATL is a benefit performance leveraging the talents of thirty diverse professional artists from Atlanta–dancers, musicians, actors, and visual artists–to raise awareness and funds for a charitable cause. This year, proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction will go to Lost-n-Found Youth, an organization which addresses the needs of homeless LGBTQ youth and...
BOOMERANG Brings Its Unique and Layered Collaboration to Rockaway Beach

BOOMERANG Brings Its Unique and Layered Collaboration to Rockaway Beach

This Saturday evening, the Beach Sessions Dance Series kicks off at Rockaway Beach with BOOMERANG and Laurie Berg. Helmed by Matty Davis and Kora Radella, BOOMERANG is a dance and performance project that delights in presenting work in alternative spaces. For Beach Sessions, BOOMERANG will perform Repercussion, a trio that was commissioned by Dixon Place, and developed...
Getting Over the Hump with Christin Hanna During the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Getting Over the Hump with Christin Hanna During the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Inspired by her years of performing at Jacob’s Pillow with New Chamber Ballet, Christin Hanna moved home to Lake Tahoe, California, with a mission to create a similar performance series with the breathtaking Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop. In less than a decade, she has managed to build her own 501(c)3 organization, the Lake Tahoe...
{ Dd } Short Short List: America, Land of the (Seeing Dance for) FREE 7/4 - 7/10

{ Dd } Short Short List: America, Land of the (Seeing Dance for) FREE 7/4 – 7/10

Election years tend to make me especially cynical, particularly when they are laden with suspiciously loaded slogans like “Make America Great Again”. So when it comes to a day dedicated to celebrating our country, and our supposed greatness and freedom, I must think of the artists within our borders in order to feel hope. I...
Jane Comfort Brings Out the Humans in NYC

Jane Comfort Brings Out the Humans in NYC

This week Jane Comfort and Company premieres a new work at the Kitchen as part of American Dance Institute’s New York season. We were lucky to be able to chat with Jane Comfort about You Are Here, which was created with support from ADI’s Incubator residency program, and is an ode to urban dwellers.
{ Dd } Short Short List 6/6 - 6/12

{ Dd } Short Short List 6/6 – 6/12

The weather is heating up, but theaters have air conditioning! Here is your quick guide to dance this week…. 1. Vanessa Anspaugh at Abrons Arts Center The final installment of UNLEASHED, The Joyce Theater’s series of experimental art in intimate spaces, features Brooklyn artist Vanessa Anspaugh. The world premiere of Anspaugh’s The End of Men;...
{ Dd } Preview: Joyce UNLEASHED Continues with Anna Sperber's Prize

{ Dd } Preview: Joyce UNLEASHED Continues with Anna Sperber’s Prize

In her own words, Brooklyn-based artist Anna Sperber describes her newest work, premiering tonight and tomorrow night at New York Live Arts as part of the Joyce UNLEASHED series, like this: “In the world premiere of Prize, a wild, natural and driving kinetic power emerges. The dancers are navigating a psychologically viscous space within, outside, and...
Getting Over the Hump with Joyce UNLEASHED: A Conversation with Elina Pirinen

Getting Over the Hump with Joyce UNLEASHED: A Conversation with Elina Pirinen

This week the series Joyce UNLEASHED begins at New York Live Arts. Featuring three female choreographers, two world premieres, and one U.S. premiere, at two different venues, the performances will acquaint New York audiences with experimental work made for spaces more intimate than The Joyce Theater. Dd got a chance to ask the many-hatted Elina Pirinen—choreographer,...
{ Dd } Short Short List 5/16 - 5/22

{ Dd } Short Short List 5/16 – 5/22

This week, two exciting new performances take us through time and space, from the New Deal to now and the Deep South to Fort Greene, Brooklyn to that blood pumping organ in your chest…
Getting Over the Hump with Lara Wilson of The Assembly

Getting Over the Hump with Lara Wilson of The Assembly

Dd contributor and dance renaissance woman Lara Wilson will be performing with her company, The Assembly, this weekend as part of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Friends and Famous Dances. Established in 2014 and based in LA, The Assembly is a collaborative company of artists, choreographers and dancers working to incubate new dance events by up-and-coming local...
{ Dd } Short Short List 3/14 - 3/20

{ Dd } Short Short List 3/14 – 3/20

Happy Pi Day! In celebration of math’s most famous ratio, this week’s picks explore probability and come full circle….
Getting Over the Hump with Jeffrey Cirio as He Preps Two Landmark Seasons

Getting Over the Hump with Jeffrey Cirio as He Preps Two Landmark Seasons

Jeffrey Cirio surprised the ballet world last year when he left a principal position with Boston Ballet to take a soloist position with American Ballet Theatre. Eschewing the comfortable for the challenging, he also launched Cirio Collective, a collaborative dance project of which he is the artistic director and main choreographer, in the midst of...
{ Dd } Short Short List: 3/7 - 3/13

{ Dd } Short Short List: 3/7 – 3/13

After last week’s lean into experimental performance, get back to your roots this week with modern dance pioneers and a dance form older than jazz music…shows in NYC and ATL.