I cant speak for all dancer-lovers, but I suspect many of us have compiled a sort of Dancer Dream Team throughout our years sitting in the audienceat least I have.
While many choreographers dance in their productions, I wonder how often a choreographer writes for their works. Miguel Gutierrezs book of performance texts, When You Rise Up, shows a readership that dance, too, can be language intensive, if not the extension of a poetics (as Eileen Myles suggests in a blurb to the book, these texts in fact comprise a kind of poetry).
Realness is slang for the ability of a drag queen, transgender, or other LGBT person to pass as the opposite gender. And American Realness? According to the press release of American Realness, a new contemporary performance festival held January 7th-11th at Abrons Arts Center, it is an expansion of realness beyond gender roles into style, ways of life, and art making.
Synchronized gangstas catapult into your minds living room á là Michael, Britney, or Madonna. A surreal table set for four evokes Magritte cum Chaplin.
Each time the HERE Arts Center door opened on January 12, another down-swaddled body squeezed inside the tiny lobby, and we got a blast of frosty air.
After taking Alexandra Bellers class at the Dance New Amsterdam studios, I plopped down on the lobbys couch and noticed Mike Rimbauds bright burlesque paintings above me.
New York is full of special findsthe perfect cup of coffee, vintage clothing steal, or niche bookstore is often tucked into some unsuspecting nook in the city. One of my favorite examples is The Tank.