Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 en daily 1 http://www.designbrooklyn.com/ http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/images/the-dance-enthusiast-logo-whiteBG.gif Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com <![CDATA[Dance News: Performance Space New York (formerly PS 122) Presents "The East Village Series"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1790/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Performance-Space-New-York-formerly-PS-122-Presents-East-Village-Series-New-Excecutive-Artistic-Director-Jenny-Schlenzka/ Performance Space New York (formerly Performance Space 122) presents The East Village Series, its first semi-annual themed series, and the first program curated by the institution’s new Executive Artistic Director, Jenny Schlenzka.

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<![CDATA[Battle of "The Nutcrackers": Hip Hop, Nimbus Dance Works, and Brooklyn Ballet Tackle the Classic]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1788/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Battle-Nutcrackers-Hip-Hop-Nimbus-Works-Brooklyn-Ballet-Tackle-Classic/ In Battle of The Nutcrackers: Hip Hop, Nimbus Dance Works, and Brooklyn Ballet Tackle the Classic, "While The Nutcracker season has ended, this classic score promises never to grow stale with fresh interpretations like these." Juan Michael Porter, II.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Enthusiastic Congrats To Evan Ruggiero And Gemma Bond For Winning The 2018 Clive Barnes Awards!]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1787/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Evan-Ruggiero-And-Gemma-Bond-Win-The-2018-Clive-Barnes-Awards/ Enthusiastic congrats to Evan Ruggiero and Gemma Bond for winning the 2018 Clive Barnes Awards!

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1785/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/impressions-Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater-New-York-City-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center, "Boasting more than just stunning, versatile dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents work that is politically and culturally relevant." Theo Boguszewski, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: ONEOFUS’ "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Abrons Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1784/ Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Oneofus-Jack-Beanstalk-Abrons-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: ONEOFUS’ "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Abrons Arts Center, "Let’s be clear. This is no Nutcracker. This is pantomime or 'panto' as the cool, cultured kids call it. The fairytale becomes an allegory brought to vaudevillian life complete with slapstick, drag, song, and dance." Jenny Thompson, New York.

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<![CDATA[Jennifer Homans Was Wrong: Ballet Is Experiencing a Mini-Renaissance]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1754/ Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Reflections-Jennifer-Homans-Wrong-Ballet-Mini-Renaissance/ In REFLECTIONS: Jennifer Homans Was Wrong: Ballet Is Experiencing a Mini-Renaissance, "Like many rash and dire warnings, Homans’ has been discounted in the best way — by not coming true. Ballet is thriving . . ." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug’s "Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination" at Baryshnikov Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1779/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Kota-Yamazaki-Fluid-Hug-Hug-Darkness-Odyssey-Hallucination-Baryshnikov/ In Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug’s Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination at Baryshnikov Arts Center, "As if blind to everything and everyone around them, the quartet floats through this enchanted landscape, focused on their journeys," Erin Bomboy.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: zoe | juniper's "Clear & Sweet" at New York Live Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1783/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-zoe-juniper-clear-sweet-new-york-live-arts/ In IMPRESSIONS: zoe | juniper's Clear & Sweet at New York Live Arts, "Just as the inclusive Sacred Harp Singing practice is born from a highly structured religious tradition, the rigid structure of ballet gives life to something more liberated." Theo Boguszewski, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance at Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1781/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Bodystories-Teresa-Fellion-Danspace-Project/ In IMPRESSIONS: BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance at Danspace Project, "...mysterious details somehow conform to the bizarre world created by the piece." Theo Boguszewski, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Announcing the 2017-18 Dance in Process Resident Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1782/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Announcing-2017-18-Dance-in-Process-Resident-Artists/ Gibney Dance has announced the 2017-18 Dance in Process Resident Artists!

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<![CDATA[Germaul Barnes and Monstah Black's Contemporary Improvisation for Black Men, A Much Needed Safe Space]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1780/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Germaul-barnes-Monstah-Black-contemporary-improvisation-black-men-needed-safe-space/ In Germaul Barnes and Monstah Black's Contemporary Improvisation for Black Men is a much Needed Safe Space, "I am a ballet teacher, a black male Mary Poppins even, but to that police officer, I was just another black guy, a threat to be put down." Juan Michael Porter II.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Bessies to Honor Joseph V. Melillo with 2018 Presenter Award for Outstanding Curating]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1778/ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Bessies-Joseph-V-Melillo-2018-Presenter-Award-Outstanding-Curating/ The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, are pleased to announce that Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), is the recipient of the 2018 Bessies Presenter Award for Outstanding Curating.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dance in France "Monster Mechanism" and "Sisters" at Studio Le Regard du Cygne as part of the Paris Festival Signes d’Automne]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1776/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Monster-Mechanism-Sisters-Studio-Le-Regard-du-Cygne-Paris-Festival-Signes-dAutonme/ In IMPRESSIONS: Monster Mechanism and Sisters at Studio Le Regard du Cygne as part of the Paris Festival Signes d’Automne, "While feet and fingers flutter like thoughts, and elbows and ankles anchor and thrust, the life of Guberna’s character spreads out in a smooth and endless spiral through space like thick, soft butter." Ann Moradian, Paris.

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<![CDATA[Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener on the 3-D Dance Film and Performance "Tesseract" at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1775/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Charles-Atlas-Rashaun-Mitchell-Silas-Riener-3D-Tesseract-Brooklyn-Academy-Music/ In Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener on the 3-D Dance Film and Performance Tesseract at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), "Referring to the four-dimensional geometric image, the work includes a 3-D dance film and blurs the line between video and movement in live performance." Trina Mannino, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: LAVA’s "A Goddessey" at The Flea Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1773/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/LAVAS-Goddessey-The-Flea-Theater-Sarah-East-Johnson/ In IMPRESSIONS: LAVA’s A Goddessey at The Flea Theater, "To see LAVA in action is to see feminist dance." Jenny Thompson, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: RestorationART Calls to Choreographers of African Descent in NYC’s Five Boroughs- Deadline December 15th]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1774/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/-RestorationART-Calls-to-Choreographers-of-African-Descent-in-NYCs-Five-Boroughs-Deadline-December-15th-ChoreoQuest-2018/ RestorationART presents ChoreoQuest 2018 Choreographer-in-Residency and issues a call to choreographers of African descent in NYC’s five boroughs.

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<![CDATA[New York Live Arts 2017–2018 Fresh Tracks Resident Artists]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1772/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/New-York-Live-Arts-2017-2018-Fresh-Tracks-Resident-Artists/ In New York Live Arts 2017–2018 Fresh Tracks Resident Artists, "Nora Alami, Lisa Fagan, Brendan Drake, Alethea Pace, and Jessie Young have taken advantage of 50 hours of rehearsal space, along with mentoring and guidance from NYLA staff, to prepare for their shared performance."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Ballet Hispánico at The Apollo Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1770/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Ballet-Hispanico-Apollo-Theater/ In IMPRESSIONS: Ballet Hispánico at The Apollo Theater, "On this three-ballet bill, featuring work by Ramon Oller, Ronald K. Brown, and Michelle Manzanales, it is Manzanales who handily walks away with the show." Juan Michael Porter II, New York.
 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Keely Garfield’s "Perfect Piranha" at The Chocolate Factory]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1769/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Keely-Garfields-Perfect-Piranha-at-The-Chocolate-Factory/ In IMPRESSIONS: Keely Garfield’s Perfect Piranha at The Chocolate Factory, "Perfect Piranha is colorful, zanily so. The cast cycles through a variety of costumes that looks sourced from a community-theater fire sale." Erin Bomboy, Long Island City.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Gushue Moving Arts at Triskelion Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1765/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Gushue-Moving-Arts-Triskelion-Arts/ In IMPRESSIONS: Gushue Moving Arts at Triskelion Arts, "Why can’t one company present both wacky performance art and classic modern dance? The Gushues dare audience members to be just as open-minded." Theo Boguszewski, Brooklyn.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Gillian Walsh’s "Moon Fate Sin" at Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1763/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Gillian-Walsh-Moon-Fate-Sin-Danspace-Project/ IMPRESSIONS: Gillian Walsh’s Moon Fate Sin at Danspace Project, "The work exudes feminine energy. Smudgy in their shape, dancers kneel and crumple to the floor — supplicants to Mother Earth." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Misty Copeland & Carmen de Lavallade Teach Ballet Class at Harlem Stage ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1767/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Misty-Copeland-Carmen-de-Lavallade-Harlem-Stage-Dance-Theatre-of-Harlem-Harlem-School-for-the-Arts-Things-I-Am-Still-Learning/ "Solace can be found in art, whether we experience Misty Copeland dancing Giselle, or watch her teaching a class to pupils at the beginning of their dance training. Such experiences remind us that beyond the persistent noise, a determination to pursue beauty and substance still exists, and is honored." Christine Jowers, New York

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company at Ailey Citigroup Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1766/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/IMPRESSIONS-Alpha-Omega-Theatrical-Dance-Company-at-Ailey-Citigroup-Theater-2017-11-27/ In IMPRESSIONS: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company at Ailey Citigroup Theater, "Wearing Pomare's original costume, Clark's chiseled body makes one forget she is a woman. Instead, she becomes the cool guy, a badass macho, a rebel without a thought." Juan Michael Porter II, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Marjani Forté’s “Memoir of a . . . Unicorn” at the Collapsable Hole]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1764/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Marjani-Forte-Memoir-Unicorn-Collapsable-Hole/ In IMPRESSIONS: Marjani Forté’s Memoir of a . . . Unicorn at Collapsable Hole, "The work is both biographical and fantastical, blending stories of her father’s Arkansas upbringing; a tale about a unicorn, princess, and evil wizard; and explorations of black identity." Trina Mannino, New York.
 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Tea for Three: Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, and Yvonne Rainer at Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1761/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Tea-THree-Simone-Forti-Setve-Paxton-Yvonne-Rainer-Danspace-Project/ IN IMPRESSIONS: Tea for Three: Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, and Yvonne Rainer at Danspace Project, "With roots in improvisation and conversation, it’s as free flowing as a stream of consciousness and as deliberate as a Supreme Court judge." Melanie Greene, New York.

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