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Art Through Friendship: Seán Curran Company and the Ustatshakirt Plus Ensemble

Art Through Friendship: Seán Curran Company and the Ustatshakirt Plus Ensemble

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State and the Brooklyn Academy of Music invited Seán Curran to participate in DanceMotion USA, a project that sends American dance companies overseas to facilitate cultural sharing and deep engagement with local artists. Seán Curran Company, a modern dance group from New York City, traveled to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and...
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/2 - 11/8

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/2 – 11/8

This week’s picks will take you to that liminal space between dance genres as classical dancers go contemporary in Texas and concert dance and cabaret are shaken and stirred in NYC…
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 } Short Short List 10/25 - 11/1

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/25 – 11/1

This week we are recommending you go both inside and outside the black box of theater…
{ Dd } Short Short List 10/19-10/25

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/19-10/25

Why choose between uptown or downtown dance? This week there are performances at both ends of NYC worth riding the subway for… 1. Company SBB at Harlem Stage In PATIEN(CE), award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland creates a dance installation that examines art’s relationship with space and time on both a personal and universal level. Made...
{ 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 } Short Short List 10/5 -10/11

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/5 -10/11

All the recent dance coverage may seem concentrated on NYCB and Fall for Dance, but this fall season has so much more to offer. This week, we let our hair down to pursue contemporary performance spearheaded by women in the cities beyond the Big Apple… 1. Search Engine in Atlanta Contemporary’s Secret Garden Lauri Stallings...
{ Dd } Short Short List 9/28 - 10/4

{ Dd } Short Short List 9/28 – 10/4

This week, we are all about tights, leotards, and satin shoes with dance you can enjoy for free and from anywhere… 1. World Ballet Day 2015 23 hours of ballet LIVE. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet open their rehearsal doors to the world for the 2nd annual...
{ Dd } Short Short List: 9/21 - 9/27

{ Dd } Short Short List: 9/21 – 9/27

Near to NYC or far, this week has something in store for dance lovers everywhere… 1. Lincoln Center at the Movies: San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet No matter where you live in relation to the Bay area, this Thursday you have a chance to catch Helgi Tomasson’s version of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy. Expect SFB...
{ Dd } Short Short List 9/14 - 9/20

{ Dd } Short Short List 9/14 – 9/20

The fall season has begun in earnest! There is so much dance to see, it was hard to narrow it down to a couple of picks for this week. 1. Jeanine Durning at The Chocolate Factory Theater   In To Being + inging, Durning and her dancers explore the ongoing change of the body in...
Getting Over the Hump: How Elizabeth Brown makes it through NCB's production week

Getting Over the Hump: How Elizabeth Brown makes it through NCB’s production week

This Friday, New Chamber Ballet‘s season opens with five short works by Miro Magloire set to live piano and violin. After a debilitating Lisfranc fracture in 2014 that necessitated two foot surgeries, dancer and New Chamber Ballet veteran Elizabeth Brown is fully recovered and back into her routines both offstage and on. Brown took a...
{ Dd } Short Short List 9/8 - 9/13

{ Dd } Short Short List 9/8 – 9/13

Many companies are just getting back into their rehearsal schedule, but don’t despair, there are still shows to see this week! 1. DANCE NOW at Joe’s Pub.  Now celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, the festival returns with over 50 emerging and established dance makers who have been part of the last two decades. This Friday, alums...
{Dd} Preview: Soft Openings at Triskelion Arts

{Dd} Preview: Soft Openings at Triskelion Arts

Spark(edIt) Arts newly introduced “Soft Openings” is an evening of performance reflective of its founder, Nadia Tykulsker’s desire to engage in performance as research. Tykulsker is the artistic director of Spark(edit) Arts, a forum to bring artists and dancers together to make collaborative works of dance-theater. Having received much support from Triskelion Arts as an...
Sunday Wellness: The Beauty of Fermented Foods + Recipe for Sauerkraut

Sunday Wellness: The Beauty of Fermented Foods + Recipe for Sauerkraut

The Beauty of Fermented Foods + Recipe for Sauerkraut Fermented foods are huge right now. Not only are they a great source of good bacteria your body desperately needs, they are also a key factor in the healing of pesky health concerns like leaky gut, acne, IBS and other chronic ailments. When a food is...
{Dd} Short Short List: May 19-25

{Dd} Short Short List: May 19-25

  1. MadArt’s Ondine. What’s not to like when  a choreographer, Lauren Camp (director of dance at MadArt), A composer Alex Weston, pianist Salome Scheidegger , Iktus Percussion and a visual artist, Chaz Ganster—all of whom share outstanding resumes (including Chaz who previously worked with Eiko and Koma)– collaborate on a new work? On May 23rd...