Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 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[The Dance Enthusiast Asks Ishmael Houston-Jones about the Revival of “Them” at Performance Space New York]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1920/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/The-Dance-Enthusiast-Ishmael-Houston-Jones-Revival-Them-at-Performance-Space-New-York/ <![CDATA[A Postcard from Karisma Jay, Founder and Artistic Director of AbunDance Academy of the Arts]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1921/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Karisma-Jay-AbunDance-Academy/ In A Postcard from Karisma Jay, Founder and Artistic Director of AbunDance Academy of the Arts, "When I last wrote you, AbunDance was going through some difficult times . . . But I’m delighted to inform you that we didn’t let our dream die."

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<![CDATA[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: H is for Stuart Hodes and Theresa Ruth Howard]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1919/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Z-H-Stuart-Hodes-Theresa-Ruth-Howard/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: H is for Stuart Hodes and Theresa Ruth Howard, "There are so many things that are overrated. What I think is underrated is integrity and authenticity," says Howard.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival Featuring Larissa Velez-Jackson, Lily Bo Shapiro, and Antonio Ramos with Awilda Rodriguez Lora]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1917/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/32nd-Performance-Mix-Larissa-Velez-Jackson-Lily-Bo-Shapiro-Antonio-Ramos-Awilda-Rodriguez-Lora/ In IMPRESSIONS: 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival Featuring Larissa Velez-Jackson, Lily Bo Shapiro; and Antonio Ramos with Awilda Rodriguez Lora, "Walking the fine line between challenging and engaging an audience or turning them off is no easy task, and one met with varying degrees of accomplishment during the festival’s final show." Cecly Placenti, New York.

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<![CDATA[Molissa Fenley on Over 40 Years of Dance Making and her Company's Upcoming "Their Mark" Program]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1913/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Molissa-Fenley-40-years-dance-making-mark/ In Molissa Fenley on Over 40 Years of Dance Making and her Company's Upcoming "Their Mark" Program, "Taking simple ideas and exploring them to their fullest is a hallmark of Fenley’s physically rigorous dances. They look simple. Yet they’re multilayered tongue twisters for the body and mind."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: RIOULT DANCE NYC in Written for Dance at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1918/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Rioult-Dance-NY-Written-for-Dance-The-Joyce-Theater/ <![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Women/Create! with Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1916/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Women-Create-Armitage-Gone-Buglisi-Carolyn-Dorfman-Jennifer-Muller/ In IMPRESSIONS: Women/Create! with Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works, "Armitage isn’t as good at faking brutality as the stars of Wrestlemania, however, so when two men seize Yusako Komori and hold him in a split that makes him flutter his hands, the pain isn’t convincing." Robert Johnson, New York.

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<![CDATA[Marilyn Klaus, Artistic Director of Ballets with a Twist, on "Cocktail Hour: The Show" At White Plains Performing Arts Center ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1909/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Marilyn-Klaus-Artistic-Director-Ballets-Twist-Cocktail-Hour-The-Show-White-Plains/ In Marilyn Klaus, Artistic Director of Ballets with a Twist, on Cocktail Hour: The Show At White Plains Performing Arts Center, "Each dance is inspired by the name of each cocktail and my conception of what it — a cocktail's 'perfume,' so to speak."

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<![CDATA[Choreographer Jessica Lang on “EN,” a world premiere for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1915/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Choreographer-Jessica-Lang-En-World-Premiere-Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater/ In Choreographer Jessica Lang on EN, a world premiere for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, "EN is both my 100th ballet and my first piece for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which makes it both a homecoming and a homage."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Linked Dance Theatre’s “Beloved/Departed” at The West Park Presbyterian Church]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1912/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Linked-Dance-Theatre-Beloved-Departed-West-Park-Presbyerian-Church/ In IMPRESSIONS: Linked Dance Theatre’s Beloved/Departed, "The gods meticulously divide the audience into smaller groups, quietly shepherding us through dark staircases and into rooms to watch selected moments unfold." Melanie Greene, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Anabella Lenzu's "No More Beautiful Dances" part of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1914/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Anabella-Lenzu-No-More-Beautiful-Dances-La-Mama-Moves-Dance-Festival/ In IMPRESSIONS: Anabella Lenzu's No More Beautiful Dances as part of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, "She slaps herself violently, rubs her knees, kneads the flesh of her rolling belly and breasts, pounds and pats her inner thighs, and points to her crotch (where most of the trouble, joy and misunderstanding begins)." Christine Jowers, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Shamel Pitts’ “Black Box: Little Black Book of Red” at Gibney]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1908/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Shamel-Pitts-Black-Box-Little-Black-Book-Red-Gibney/ In IMPRESSIONS: Shamel Pitts’ Black Box: Little Black Book of Red at Gibney, "Pitts, his cut-glass body painted gold like a scepter, treads into the performance space with little fanfare." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Gabrielle Revlock and Aleksandr Frolov's “Show No Show” at The Flea Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1911/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Gabrielle-Revlock-Aleksandr-Frolov-Show-No-Show-Flea/ In IMPRESSIONS: Gabrielle Revlock and Aleksandr Frolov's Show No Show at The Flea Theater, "Show No Show is so genuine that elements of it must be rooted in reality. . .their performance indicates that they are portraying exaggerated versions of themselves and sometimes even making fun of themselves." Theo Boguszewksi, New York.

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<![CDATA[A POSTCARD from Jennifer Muller on the WOMEN / CREATE! Dance Festival at New York Live Arts from June 12-16, 2018]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1910/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Jennifer-Muller-Women-Create-New-York-Live-Arts/ In A POSTCARD from Jennifer Muller on the WOMEN / CREATE! Dance Festival at New York Live Arts from June 12-16, 2018, "We hope that you’ll come join us to enjoy and celebrate the craft and vision of these 4 acclaimed women choreographers, and the incredible skill of the 27 dancers on stage."

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Part I of New York City Ballet's Robbins 100 Program ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1907/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Part-1-New-York-City-Ballet-Robbins-100-Program/ In IMPRESSIONS: Part I of New York City Ballet's Robbins 100 Program, "Robbins, a giant in the dance world, would have turned 100 years old later this year, but passed twenty years ago shortly before his 80th birthday."

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<![CDATA[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: G is for Paloma Garcia Lee and Miguel Gutierrez]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1906/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-Z-G-Paloma-Garcia-Lee-Miguel-Gutierrez/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: G is for Paloma Garcia Lee and Miguel Gutierrez, "When I was a kid, my sister and I would clear out the living room to perform celebratory proto queer improvisations for each other to anthems from movie soundtracks. It saved my life," says Gutierrez.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Limón Dance Company with works by Adam Barruch, Colin Connor, Rosie Herrera, José Limón, and Yin Yue at The Joyce Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1905/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Limon-Barruch-Connor-Herrera-Yin-Yue-Joyce/ In IMPRESSIONS:  Limón Dance Company with works by Adam Barruch, Colin Connor, Rosie Herrera, José Limón, and Yin Yue at The Joyce Theater, "Limón accepted his role as a member of society identifying with and seeking to uplift the downtrodden." Robert Johnson, New York.

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<![CDATA[A POSTCARD From Joan Myers Brown on PHILADANCO’s Joyce Season ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1903/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Postcard-Joan-Myers-Brown-Philadanco/ In A POSTCARD From Joan Myers Brown on PHILADANCO’s Joyce Season, "Believe it or not, our company is in its 48th year. In 2020, we’ll be 50-years-old, and my school will be 60-years-old. So we’re gearing up for that year, I call it '50/60 in 20/20.' "

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<![CDATA[ 2018 DANCING PLATFORM PRAYING GROUNDS: BLACKNESS, CHURCHES AND DOWNTOWN DANCE: A Harlem Memory Stroll with Brenda Dixon-Gottschild]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1902/ Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/-2018-DANCING-PLATFORM-PRAYING-GROUNDS-BLACKNESS-CHURCHES-AND-DOWNTOWN-DANCE-A-Harlem-Memory-Stroll-with-Brenda-Dixon-Gottschild-2018-05-29/ In Walking Tour #4: The Book of Sugar Hill According to Brenda – A Harlem Memory Stroll with Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, "This block remains part of her dance-scape; a rich history she can share with others that highlights a choreographed ensemble of family, commerce, community, art, religion, and landscape." Melanie Greene, New York.

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<![CDATA[Artists Activated: Sydnie Mosley, J. Bouey, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Fernando Maneca, and Lucy Sexton ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1901/ Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Artists-Activated-Sydnie-Mosley-J-Bouey-Marlne-Ramrez-Cancio-Fernando-Maneca-Lucy-Sexton-/ In Artists Activated: Sydnie Mosley, J. Bouey, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Fernando Maneca, and Lucy Sexton, "I use performances and workshops to activate people  —  to build community with one another, to feel empathy and raise consciousness on an issue of justice," says Mosley.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Danspace Project To Present The U.S. Premiere of Joan Jonas's Immersive Lecture-Performance "Moving Off the Land" This June 14-16]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1900/ Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Danspace-Project-presents-Joan-Jonass-Moving-Off-the-Land-June-14-16/ Danspace Project to present the U.S. Premiere of Joan Jonas's Immersive Lecture-Performance "Moving Off the Land" this June 14-16.

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<![CDATA[A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: F is for Pepper Fajans and Kristen Foote]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1899/ Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/A-to-Z-F-Pepper-Fajans-Kristen-Foote/ In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: F is for Pepper Fajans and Kristen Foote, Fajan says on his greatest achievement, "Having a daily personal practice. It’s always shifting but includes exercising my physical, mental, practical, and creative self. When I started trying to cultivate a practice I spent most of the time off the wagon. The work is about getting back on, and back on again, and again, until you’re on wagon more than you’re off."

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Grace Farms Announces Upcoming Arts Program]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1891/ Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Grace-Farms-Announces-Practicing-Joy/ Grace Farms Foundation—supporting initiatives in the areas of nature, arts, justice, community, and faith—announces the culmination of Practicing, its signature Arts Initiative program, with a year-long exploration of joy.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The American Tap Dance Foundation’s TAP DANCE AWARDS on July 10, 2018 at Symphony Space]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1898/ Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-American-Tap-Dance-Foundation-TAP-DANCE-AWARDS-July-10-2018-Symphony-Space/ The American Tap Dance Foundation’s TAP DANCE AWARDS will be presented on Tuesday, July 10 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space at 7pm.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: American Ballet Theatre in Wayne McGregor's “Afterite” at The Guggenheim's Works & Process]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1894/ Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/American-Ballet-Theatre-Wayne-McGregor-Afterite-Guggenheim-Work-Process/ In The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: American Ballet Theatre in Wayne McGregor's Afterite at The Guggeheim's Works & Process, "McGregor’s distinctive style forges the dynamic spine of Latin and ballroom with the weight and flow of modern dance, which he then burnishes using balletic refinement and precision." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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