Posts tagged "candice thompson"
{ Dd } Preview: Deborah Lohse on How LMnO3 Became More Like Your Mom

{ Dd } Preview: Deborah Lohse on How LMnO3 Became More Like Your Mom

LMnO3 is Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley. In their latest work, More Like Your Mom, these three women explore what it means to be female today. Child-free by choice, the show “encourages the audience to engage with the multitude of ways in which we identify as women by challenging notions of femininity and...
{ Dd } Response: Bronx Gothic Bears Witness to Many Lives through One Body

{ Dd } Response: Bronx Gothic Bears Witness to Many Lives through One Body

Last Thursday night at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, Bronx Gothic conjured centuries of allusions to the genre of literature its title references: a setting among metropolitan ruins, romantic notions of adolescence (however perverse and subverted), hints of sinister events, elements of the grotesque, and the shifting voices of a complex and disturbing medley of Faulknerian...
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 } 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 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} Critical Conversation: The Spectacle of Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White

{Dd} Critical Conversation: The Spectacle of Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White

Alejandra Ianone and Candice Thompson went on a date to see Ballet Preljocal’s Snow White at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The following conversation reflects on the impressions, both large and small, that this New York premiere left on them. AI: I mentioned to you as we were sitting down in the theater...
{Dd} Response: 92Y's Stripped/Dressed is Best of Both Worlds

{Dd} Response: 92Y’s Stripped/Dressed is Best of Both Worlds

  For five weekends during February and March, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center played host to five dance companies as part of Stripped/Dressed. Curated by Doug Varone, the series is a sexier version of the old lecture demonstration model of educating audiences and demystifying the process of dance making. The Stripped portion, alluding...
{Dd} Critical Conversation: Faye Driscoll's Thank You For Coming

{Dd} Critical Conversation: Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming

Candice Thompson and Sara Sessions chatted about Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming: Attendance over a glass of wine after last Tuesday’s performance at Danspace.    CT: What did you think about the a cappella singing of announcements–such as what to do in the event of a fire–that didn’t just precede the show but seemed to open the...
Travel Tuesday: Wherever You Go...

Travel Tuesday: Wherever You Go…

there you are. No escaping the Bad Boyz of Dance, even in Vienna.      
Dd Short Shortlist 2/17-2/23

Dd Short Shortlist 2/17-2/23

Here are Candice's picks for this week...
Dd Response: Maria Hassabi's PREMIERE at the Kitchen

Dd Response: Maria Hassabi’s PREMIERE at the Kitchen

What does a crackling fire sound like? Does it resemble the early stages of corn popping in a pot on the stove—when there are intervals of silence between the pops? And is that pneumatic sound of a moving elevator, with the telltale rings for each stop, coming from inside the elevator or outside in the...
Dd Response: Get on the Good Foot, A Celebration in Dance

Dd Response: Get on the Good Foot, A Celebration in Dance

Get on the Good Foot: A Celebration in Dance honored the life of James Brown (1933-2006), musician, songwriter, dancer, and the self-declared “Hardest Working Man in Show Business.”
Savion Glover brings 'Serious Awareness' to Tap Dance

Savion Glover brings ‘Serious Awareness’ to Tap Dance

For award-winning dancer/choreographer, Savion Glover, tap dance is no laughing matter. In anticipation of his upcoming performance which opens the season at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, I had the lucky opportunity to speak with Mr. Glover and learn about his perspective on dance, history, and humor.
Critical Conversation: A Young Person's Perspective on Hubbard Street 2 and "Harold and the Purple Crayon"

Critical Conversation: A Young Person’s Perspective on Hubbard Street 2 and “Harold and the Purple Crayon”

Lola is a precocious young lady who lives with her family in New York City, She is a third-grade student at the Talented & Gifted School for Young Scholars (M012), and studies dance at The Ailey School and American Tap Dance Foundation.  On Sunday October 6, I was lucky to have Lola accompany me to...
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.