On Monday, October 7th, the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Awards will be held at the Apollo Theater, produced in partnership with Dance/NYC.
Since its inception as a performance dance in the fifteenth century in Italian Renaissance courts, that later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia, classical ballet has become a well-known, highly technical form of dance.
For almost a decade, The Laguna Dance Festival has been considered a gem in the Southern California dance scene. I discovered it a year ago, when I had just moved to the area from across the country, and it definitely diminished my culture shock.
Orange County is currently anticipating one of its greatest annual dance events, the Laguna Dance Festival–and as the Dd writer covering this weekend’s performances, I am, too. Bringing acclaimed companies Parsons Dance and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to the Laguna Playhouse Thursday through Sunday, the Laguna Dance Festival will once again showcase the geographic and...
In Charlotte Bydwell’s Woman of Leisure and Panic, a one-woman dance theater show performed as part of the Fringe Festival in NYC the last two weeks, timing was everything. From start to finish, this trifle of a production was able to cast a shadow larger than its cute sketch comedy setup. Bydwell’s production values, themes,...
The day before taking a road trip up to Jacob’s Pillow to see Restless Creature, I took down my costume design website. Over the last two years my artistic focus has shifted from designing and sewing to visual art and writing.
Leah Gerstenlauer and Candice Thompson correspond to discuss BalletCollective, the fifth company featured in the Joyce Theater’s contemporary ballet festival Ballet v6.0.
I never go to the movies. Perhaps it’s because of the sticker shock every time I see the ticket price. It might be because New York City movie theaters have a reputation for bedbug infestation and I, like so many New Yorkers, have a deathly fear of bedbugs.
It was difficult to talk any of my local friends into going with me to see Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Lula Washington Dance Theater perform last Saturday at the Ford Theater in Hollywood. Not because they weren’t interested, but everyone was either out of town, working, or already committed to another show.
Vendetta Mathea, an American transplant in Aurillac, France, shared an excerpt of her new work, Water Soul, at the Downtown Dance Festival last Sunday. Since I was born and raised in France, it was exciting for me to identify and distill the influences of both the American and French cultures in Vendetta’s work.
When asking the big questions like “Is there a God?” and… “What is contemporary ballet in 2013?” artists (and believers) are searching for a raison d’etre. The curators of Ballet v6.0—a contemporary ballet festival hosted by the Joyce Theater and featuring six emerging dance companies “creating work outside the traditional large company setting”—appear to be...
This Thursday night, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal comes to the Prospect Park Bandshell with dances by Benjamin Millipied, Barak Marshall, and Wen Wei Wang. The FREE show starts at 8p. Come Celebrate Brooklyn and enjoy dance outdoors!
“They are 32. They are young, driven and talented. During the past weeks they have had to confront their fears and weaknesses while immersing themselves in the professional dance world of Cedar Lake. (…) This evening is dedicated to them”. – Alexandra Damiani Last night I had the pleasure to witness the production...
In San Francisco, excitement is building for Robert Dekker’s Post:Ballet, a small and relatively new company with all the markings of professionalism.