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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...
{ 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;...
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.
Getting Over the Hump: BalletX's Caili Quan Cooks Comfort Food for Friends

Getting Over the Hump: BalletX’s Caili Quan Cooks Comfort Food for Friends

BalletX dancer Caili Quan weighs in on keeping her energy and spirit up in the middle of long rehearsal weeks. You can catch her performing in the BalletX’s Spring Series this April at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.
{ Dd } Short Short List 2/29 - 3/6

{ Dd } Short Short List 2/29 – 3/6

This week began with 24 extra hours, why not use some of those leap year hours to try out some experimental dance performance? Here are two places to expand your horizons this week–for FREE!– in Chicago and NYC.
{ Dd } Short Short List 2/1 - 2/7

{ Dd } Short Short List 2/1 – 2/7

This first short short list of 2016 is for dance, music, art, and theater lovers who need the perfect gateway drug to bring their friends and loved ones to a similar state of performance addiction…let’s expand the audience for live art this year!
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/16 - 11/22

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/16 – 11/22

This week we have a ticket giveaway! Read on for more details on how you can win tickets to see Desmond Richardson and Complexions Contemporary Ballet perform this week.
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/9 - 11/15

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/9 – 11/15

This batch of bicoastal picks arrives just in time to get your contemporary dance fill before the Thanksgiving holiday. We are feeling very grateful indeed to be able to include a shoutout to one of our very own contributors, Lara Wilson.