Candice Thompson is a writer and dance critic living in Brooklyn.
The Beach-as-Stage: Moriah Evans’s REPOSE Demands Your AttentionBy Candice Thompson
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.
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 BodyBy Candice Thompson
Five rectangular screens hang down like stair steps hovering over the stage of Jerron Hermans VITRUVIAN. Extending in a diagonal line, each screen displays the same drawing by contemporary artist Chella Man. A big nod to Leonardo DaVincis Vitruvian Man (c. 1490), the image depicts two superimposed sketches of Hermans 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.
A New Sun Rises in Tiger HandsBy Candice Thompson
Benjamin Akio Kimitch Debuts a Transfixing Experiment Complicating Tropes of East and West.
Tender MafiaBy Candice Thompson
Monica Mirabiles all things under dog is a daughters love letter to her father and a treatise of care dedicated to her fellow artists.
The Night FallsBy Candice Thompson
On February 11, this winking introduction to the world premiere of BalletCollectives The Night Falls, co-produced with PEAK Performances, is a promising setup, establishing a sense of place that is both dangerous and humorous.
We Are in CatastropheBy Candice Thompson
Faye Driscolls Weathering begins with voices. Singing, teeth, skin, mouth, the performers develop a harmony around the repetition of the word skin.