No art is automatically relevant. Ive said before that good dances are about bodies, but never meant that all dances about bodies are good.
Three rows of seminar-goers in folding chairsnearly forty Sunday afternoon attendeesare waiting for the man with the West Indian walk to speak. Instead, with a slow nod to his drummer, Euston James asks them to get up and limbo.
Riff, Bernardo, Anita, Tony. The Sharks and the Jets. Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty. Maria. We know the names, we know the songs, we love the dancing.
Spring is finally here, and with it, loose clothing, sandals, and frolicking in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A nice time to channel the memory of Isadora Duncan, barefoot Mother of Modern Dance, champion of free love and unbound expression, and yes, dress reformer.
Choir Praxis: On Daria Fains and Robert Kociks Phoneme Choir Movement Research Festival, Judson Memorial Church, May 4, 2009By Thom Donovan
A phoneme is the smallest sound unit by which we distinguish one word from another. There are more phonemes (upwards of 40 in English) than letters of the alphabet because some letters represent two or more sounds
Karole Armitage, whom Vanity Fair famously dubbed the punk ballerina in 1986, is now in the thirty-sixth year of her plethoric career, still conscientiously smashing together the aesthetics of political and social rebellion with the techniques of classical ballet.
During ten days this February, flamenco artists born and bred in Andalusia, Spain, filled several concert halls throughout New York for the Ninth Annual Flamenco Festival. New Yorkers could once more get a taste of flamenco straight from the source, from the heart of its very existence, from where it continues to live, breathe and evolve on a daily basis.
This March saw the New York premiere of The Desire Line, from San Francisco-based Deborah Slater Dance Theater. Inspired by the subtle tensions in Alan Feltuss paintings, depicting subjectsoften in pairscaught in quiet moments, The Desire Line expands these tableax into high intensity dance dramas.