Posts by Candice
ODE2FOOL Offers a Map of Dreams at New Dance Alliance's Performance Mix Festival

ODE2FOOL Offers a Map of Dreams at New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival

Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias will be among the 20 local and international dance artists chosen by New Dance Alliance founder and director Karen Bernard for the 2017 Performance Mix Festival at University Settlement. Billed as “part opera, part confessional, ODE2FOOL acts as an ontological study of connection, commitment, and resilience,” following Barnett and Tobias, along with...
{ Dd } Preview: Deborah Lohse on How LMnO3 Became More Like Your Mom

{ Dd } Preview: Deborah Lohse on How LMnO3 Became More Like Your Mom

LMnO3 is Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley. In their latest work, More Like Your Mom, these three women explore what it means to be female today. Child-free by choice, the show “encourages the audience to engage with the multitude of ways in which we identify as women by challenging notions of femininity and...
{ 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...
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...
{ 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 } Response: Bronx Gothic Bears Witness to Many Lives through One Body

{ Dd } Response: Bronx Gothic Bears Witness to Many Lives through One Body

Last Thursday night at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, Bronx Gothic conjured centuries of allusions to the genre of literature its title references: a setting among metropolitan ruins, romantic notions of adolescence (however perverse and subverted), hints of sinister events, elements of the grotesque, and the shifting voices of a complex and disturbing medley of Faulknerian...
Getting Over the Hump: A Round Table on the Civil Rights Ethos of Ballet Memphis

Getting Over the Hump: A Round Table on the Civil Rights Ethos of Ballet Memphis

Since its inception in 1986, Ballet Memphis has been “striving to interpret the South’s cultural legacy through movement.” With Dorothy Gunther Pugh at the helm these last three decades, the company has had a stated goal of creating a conversation about women as artists and leaders, as well as building a company as ethnically and...
{ Dd } Response: Huang Yi & KUKA at Georgia Tech

{ Dd } Response: Huang Yi & KUKA at Georgia Tech

After HUANG YI & KUKA’s incredibly modern performance a couple weeks ago, I walked out of Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center thinking back to an analog moment in the late 1960’s when a poem presaged this ideal balance between robot and human: Richard Brautigan’s “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”. I like to think...
{Dd} Critical Conversation: The Power of Juxtaposition in Jen Rosenblit's A Natural Dance

{Dd} Critical Conversation: The Power of Juxtaposition in Jen Rosenblit’s A Natural Dance

 Alexandra Pinel and Candice Thompson sat down together at the Kitchen to take in Jen Rosenblit’s A Natural Dance.  CT: I left Jen Rosenblit’s A Natural Dance wondering whether this episodic performance piece added up to a greater whole. I didn’t necessarily need it to add up to a cohesive message but was really hoping that what seemed...
{Dd} Response: 92Y's Stripped/Dressed is Best of Both Worlds

{Dd} Response: 92Y’s Stripped/Dressed is Best of Both Worlds

  For five weekends during February and March, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center played host to five dance companies as part of Stripped/Dressed. Curated by Doug Varone, the series is a sexier version of the old lecture demonstration model of educating audiences and demystifying the process of dance making. The Stripped portion, alluding...
{Dd} Critical Conversation: Faye Driscoll's Thank You For Coming

{Dd} Critical Conversation: Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming

Candice Thompson and Sara Sessions chatted about Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming: Attendance over a glass of wine after last Tuesday’s performance at Danspace.    CT: What did you think about the a cappella singing of announcements–such as what to do in the event of a fire–that didn’t just precede the show but seemed to open the...
Dd Short Short List for Week of 1/27-2/2

Dd Short Short List for Week of 1/27-2/2

Enjoy Candice’s Short Short List for this week!
Dd Response: Week 2 of Ballet v6.0 at the Joyce

Dd Response: Week 2 of Ballet v6.0 at the Joyce

During the second week of the Joyce’s Ballet v6.0 festival, Whim W’Him, BalletCollective, and Jessica Lang Dance presented evenings of contemporary ballet that far surpassed those I attended in week one. More specifically, BalletCollective and Jessica Lang Dance helped me begin to formulate an answer to the existential question that the messy first week posed: What...