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DAYS TOGETHER from Spaces of otherness on Vimeo. After he picked up and moved to Düsseldorf to dance for Ballett am Rhein, Atlanta-born dancer and Ailey/Fordham grad Marquet K. Lee sought both an outlet for choreographic play and a break from his day job. He found that opportunity in the project he initiated with Wun...
A Conversation with the Creators of "Titicut Follies: the Ballet"

A Conversation with the Creators of “Titicut Follies: the Ballet”

Frederick Wiseman’s film Titicut Follies (1967)–shot in the Bridgewater Institute for the Criminally Insane– inspired a new, full-length dance work choreographed by James Sewell to an original score composed by Lenny Pickett. The project was made possible after Wiseman received a Fellowship from The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, an organization that aims to...
Shifting Between Worlds: An Interview with Cherice Barton

Shifting Between Worlds: An Interview with Cherice Barton

Dance – in particular, ballet –  is what Cherice Barton calls “church.”  One of 3 sisters- all of whom are professional dance artists- Barton attended tap, jazz, and ballet classes from a very young age. But early in life, she dreamed of being an actress, taking acting lessons as a child and even participating in some plays. “Aside...
{ 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...
Settling In and Opening Up: Excerpts of an Interview with Deborah Jowitt

Settling In and Opening Up: Excerpts of an Interview with Deborah Jowitt

Alejandra Iannone catches up with the legendary critic, dancer, choreographer, author, and teacher upon the occasion of her receiving the 2016 “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award from Mark DeGarmo Dance. The following are excerpts of a longer conversation about her career, writing process, and advice for younger artists and writers.
The Future Is Female: Jessica Lang on ABT Premiere "Her Notes" and Overcoming Gender Bias

The Future Is Female: Jessica Lang on ABT Premiere “Her Notes” and Overcoming Gender Bias

In less than two decades, Jessica Lang has morphed from scrappy freelance choreographer to artistic director of her own nine-member dance company, Jessica Lang Dance, to an arts leader well on her way to establishing a center for dance education and a permanent home for her company in Long Island City. All the while, she...
The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center: an Expressive Landmark to Philanthropy and Dance

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center: an Expressive Landmark to Philanthropy and Dance

Entering the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is like entering a cathedral constructed of the philanthropist’s whims. From the south entrance, a two-story-high corridor undulates through the central vein of the building. It connects to studios that are named, and respectively colored, for vibrant gemstones, providing “inspiration” to the students within. The hallway, like the...
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...
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.
What Collaboration Looks Like At Satellite Collective

What Collaboration Looks Like At Satellite Collective

The New York-based arts nonprofit and incubator presents four new interdisciplinary works at 92Y, including a short film featuring two New York City Ballet dancers. {DIYdancer} spoke with three of the film’s collaborators.
{ 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,...
Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Cinderella Makes a Splash at City Center

Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Cinderella Makes a Splash at City Center

Last Thursday, I took a trip down the rabbit hole — with a thousand or so of my closest friends. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cinderella, which came to New York City Center with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo from February 18 through 21, is a handful of fairy tales rolled into one: an odyssey through Wonderland interwoven...
‘A Fable Told Through Shadows’: Pilobolus’ ‘Shadowland’ Makes U.S. Debut

‘A Fable Told Through Shadows’: Pilobolus’ ‘Shadowland’ Makes U.S. Debut

Escape into the world of shadow illusion this November when modern dance troupe Pilobolus brings its evening-length “Shadowland” to an American stage for the first time. Shadowland, running at New York University’s Skirball Center Nov. 20 – Dec. 6, is the story of a young girl coming of age in the strange and fascinating world...