Posts tagged "choreography"
{ Dd } Response: MIXTAPE at the Cowles

{ Dd } Response: MIXTAPE at the Cowles

On May 19, 2017, a collective of Twin Cities dance artists who range in upbringing, generation, and relationship to dance genres took to the Cowles Center stage for the opening night performance of MIXTAPE. Their goal? To ask and answer the question, “What is Hip Hop?” The cast was lead by a team of seven...
Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Cinderella Makes a Splash at City Center

Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Cinderella Makes a Splash at City Center

Last Thursday, I took a trip down the rabbit hole — with a thousand or so of my closest friends. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cinderella, which came to New York City Center with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo from February 18 through 21, is a handful of fairy tales rolled into one: an odyssey through Wonderland interwoven...
{Dd} Response: The Media and Maillot's Post-War Dance

{Dd} Response: The Media and Maillot’s Post-War Dance

We live in an era of never-ending entertainment, mediated by the screens surrounding us constantly. Choré, performed this weekend by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts and choreographed by Artistic Director Jean-Christophe Maillot, sent me back in time to the beginnings of the Hollywood musical film, with its...
A Pre-Festival Conversation with Jodie Gates

A Pre-Festival Conversation with Jodie Gates

As Wendy Perron recently alerted her readership across the country, women leaders in dance are often conspicuously absent; however, she writes, that is not the case here in California, where women have in fact “made the dance scene.” Indeed, several of the dance-related resources at my fingertips, as a young choreographer and writer, from companies...
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.
Dd Response: Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Dd Response: Nederlands Dans Theater 1

On Friday night at the Music Center in Los Angeles, Nederlands Dance Theater 1 thrilled; if it were possible, they’d have exceeded their reputation as the best that dance has to offer. A well-known name in contemporary dance, this performance was my first exposure to the company live.
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...
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance: Joshua Peugh and His Confident Curiosity

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance: Joshua Peugh and His Confident Curiosity

On the evening of September 26th, I stepped into the intimate Sanders Theatre in Fort Worth Texas to witness the first full-evening program of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (DCCD).
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.
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 Response: The CURRENT SESSIONS Volume III, Issue II

Dd Response: The CURRENT SESSIONS Volume III, Issue II

This August marked the 2-year anniversary of The CURRENT SESSIONS, a semi-annual, New York City dance series founded by artist, creative director, and producer Alexis Convento.

Jon Yanofsky: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ New Executive Director

The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been presenting world-class programming to South Brooklyn’s multicultural audiences since 1954. Though the Center’s steady organizational balance and strong community bond is due in part to the creative achievements of its artistic leaders, its success is not grounded in artistic innovation alone. Like other successful arts organizations,...

The National Choreographer Initiative – 10 Years Strong

National Dance Day (which happened on July 27th)  is meant to be a day in which we celebrate the art of movement, and each year, it seems to me that the celebration gets bigger and better. In downtown Los Angeles, producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman had teamed up with The Music Center and...
Dd Response: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

Dd Response: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

On Friday, May 10, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet presented an evening of original, contemporary works at New York City’s Joyce Theater.