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Candice Thompson

Candice Thompson is a writer and dance critic living in Brooklyn.

The Beach-as-Stage: Moriah Evans’s REPOSE Demands Your Attention

The latest iteration of Beach Sessions Dance Series unfolded one durational live artwork from one artist. Traveling a 1.4 mile stretch of Rockaway Beach, REPOSE delighted beachgoers and an intrepid dance audience for six hours.

How to Commune

Reggie Wilson reimagines a Black Shaker history in POWER at BAM.

In Conversation

Kyle Marshall with Candice Thompson

Pre-pandemic, Kyle Marshall was in artistic overdrive dancing and touring with Trisha Brown Dance Company while also directing and making work for his own company, Kyle Marshall Choreography. The early months of the pandemic offered him a chance to slow down.

A Study of the Body

Five rectangular screens hang down like stair steps hovering over the stage of Jerron Herman’s VITRUVIAN. Extending in a diagonal line, each screen displays the same drawing by contemporary artist Chella Man. A big nod to Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man (c. 1490), the image depicts two superimposed sketches of Herman’s body. In an obvious departure from the classical image, the body is drafted as a quick sketch with legs of differing lengths that push past the circular frame, and shorter arms that fail to reach it.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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