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{ 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...
{Dd} Response: Forgetful Snow by Melinda Ring

{Dd} Response: Forgetful Snow by Melinda Ring

There was an eeriness to the work as soon as I reached the stairwell to enter the space. The dance was set in a white room with white rows of seats. A fluffy white carpet was set as a stage for four female naked dancers including one who was slightly to the side waving a...
Dd Short Short List 2/3-2/9

Dd Short Short List 2/3-2/9

Here’s Candice’s picks for this week
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: John J Zullo/Raw Movement at St. Mark's Church

Dd Response: John J Zullo/Raw Movement at St. Mark’s Church

Last Friday, I had the pleasure to witness a triptych of works by the emerging choreographer John J Zullo in St Marks’ Church. The space was draped with long white horizontal sheets for the first piece of the evening, ALL what THIS do HAS you HAPPENED see? BEFORE, blocking about a quarter of our view...
'We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On'

‘We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On’

What a difference three-hundred sixty-four days makes…
Dd Countdown to The Bessies

Dd Countdown to The Bessies

On Monday, October 7th, the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Awards will be held at the Apollo Theater, produced in partnership with Dance/NYC.
Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi returns to Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi returns to Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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.
Dd Response: Laguna Dance Festival

Dd Response: Laguna Dance Festival

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.
Dd Preview: Laguna Dance Festival in Orange County, CA

Dd Preview: Laguna Dance Festival in Orange County, CA

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...
On the Delayed Adulthood of Millenial Dancers: Woman of Leisure and Panic and Frances Ha

On the Delayed Adulthood of Millenial Dancers: Woman of Leisure and Panic and Frances Ha

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,...
Dd Response: Letter From Becket

Dd Response: Letter From Becket

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.