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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 and glo, in conjunction with Tanz Farm, have created a 24/7 installation of movement and electronic sound on a man-made grassy hill (which will grow over the course of the 168 hour performative journey). Opening this Sunday evening, the experience will be the first iteration of an ambitious two-year project of continuous choreographic situations. Billed as “in-between space for collaboration, sensory journey and autonomous dreaming” audience members are encouraged to stop by, observe, and participate during the day or night!

10/11 7p – 10/17 1a

Click here for more info and directions.


2. Triple [Inter]sect at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica

Three divergent female voices–of Opera del Espacio, Gayle Fekete and Mechanism Dance Theatre–converge for two nights in California. We have no idea what to expect, so we hope you go out to see this show and report back.



10/9 – 10/10 at 8:30p
$20, $15 for students

Click here for tickets.





To send in your picks for an upcoming week, send an email to [email protected] or tweet us @diydancer #shortshortlist

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.