Dance-Enthusiast.com Features http://www.dance-enthusiast.com Mon, 16 Oct 2017 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[IMPRESSIONS: Germaine Acogny in Olivier Dubois' "Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2" at BAM]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1714/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Germaine-Acogny-Olivier-Dubois-Mon-elue-noire-black-chosen-one-sacre-bam/ In IMPRESSIONS: Germaine Acogny in Olivier Dubois' Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2 at BAM, "A tiny flame flickers, dancing on and off. The smell of burning tobacco fills the air. Gradually, the light reveals Acogny crouching in a vertical, transparent box." Melanie Greene, Brooklyn. 

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dickie Beau’s "Blackouts" at Abrons Art Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1713/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Dickie-Beau-Blackouts-Abrons/ In IMPRESSIONS: Dickie Beau’s Blackouts at Abrons Art Center, "I am fascinated by Beau’s beauty and his courage to appear ugly. Yet because we do not ever hear his voice, he casts a mystery about himself." Henning Rübsam, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s "A Letter to My Nephew" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1712/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Bill-T-Jones-Arnie-Zane-Letter-Nephew-Brooklyn-Academy-Music-Harvey/ In IMPRESSIONS: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s A Letter to My Nephew at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater, "[The work] has the rambling incoherence of a night at the club where thumping beats provide urgency and meaning, and disco anthems blare with imperatives." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Awards ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1711/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/dance-news-bessies-announce-recipients-2017-NY-Dance-Performance-Awards/ In Dance News: The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Awards, "The 33rd annual Bessie Awards were held at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm . . . Acclaimed dancers Shernita Anderson and James Whiteside hosted the ceremony."

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<![CDATA[TDE Asks Luca Veggetti About “Left-Right-Left,” A Contemporary Dance Set To Japanese Noh Music]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1710/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/TDE-Asks-Luca-Veggetti-Left-Right-Left-Japan-Society/ TDE asks Luca Veggetti about Left-Right-Left, a contemporary dance set to Japanese Noh music. "Noh's origins are in part shamanic," explains Luca Veggetti.

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<![CDATA[A Postcard from Choreographer Emily Schoen and Schoen Movement Company about their Residency and DanceMotion USA Livestream in Tunisia]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1709/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Choreographer-Emily-Schoen-Movement-Company-Residency-DanceMotion-USA-Livestream/ In A Postcard from Choreographer Emily Schoen and Schoen Movement Company about their Residency and DanceMotion USA  Livestream in Tunisia, "We are a diverse cast of different cultures, language, and dance training, and this piece is about coming together to find how differences make all of us better."

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Asks Joshua Beamish About MOVETHECOMPANY's “Saudade” Premiering at BAM's Next Wave Festival]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1704/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Joshua-Beamish-Movethecompany-saudade-bam-next-wave-festival/ In The Dance Enthusiast Asks Joshua Beamish About MOVETHECOMPANY's "Saudade" Premiering at BAM's Next Wave Festival, Joshua Beamish says, "I came across this word 'saudade' randomly in a post on Instagram. I thought it was very beautiful and I immediately started researching it. I realized that it directly correlated with this indescribable state that I had found myself in for about seven years."

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<![CDATA[A Postcard from Eryc Taylor about his Company's 11th New York City Season ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1697/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Postcard-Eryc-Taylor-11th-New-York-City-Season/ In A Postcard from Eryc Taylor about his Company's 11th New York City Season, "The revival of Chaise Lung makes it the oldest piece in ETD repertory and coincidentally, the most difficult to re-stage, choreograph, set, and rehearse."

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<![CDATA[Dancers and Artistic Community of New York City, Help the US Virgin Islands Relief Effort After Hurricanes Irma and Maria]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1693/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-Enthusiast-10th-Anniversary-Dancers-Artistic-Community-New-York-City-Help-the-US-Virgin-Islands-Relief-Effort-Hurricans-Irma-Maria/ In Dancers and Artistic Community of New York City, Help the US Virgin Islands Relief Effort After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, "The dance world of New York reminds me a great deal of the Virgin Islands. Maybe that’s why I feel so at home. Dancers, like Virgin Islanders, are a small (but mighty) group of extraordinarily diverse people who, in one way or another, are all related." --Christine Jowers, Editor, The Dance Enthusiast, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: CUNY Dance Initiative -Apply for 2018-19 Residency and work with one of 13 CUNY colleges]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1708/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/CUNY-Dance-Initiative-Residency-Application-2018-19/  Selected artists will have the opportunity to rehearse, teach and potentially perform on one of 13 CUNY colleges between July 2018 - June 2019.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The New Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing; A New Work by Jamar Roberts, New Honors for Judith Jamison and Linda Celeste Sims, New Curriculum and MORE.]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1707/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-Ailey-Reaches-New-Heights-Fall-2017-Season/ Dance News: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater:  Introduces The New  Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing; A New Work by Jamar Roberts, New Honors for Judith Jamison and Linda Celeste Sims, New Curriculum,and more.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Beth Gill’s "Brand New Sidewalk" at Abrons Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1706/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Beth-Gill-Brand-New-Sidewalk-Abrons-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Beth Gill’s Brand New Sidewalk at Abrons Arts Center, "She layers color, shape, and light on top to create a series of abstract postures that unfold like an art exhibition." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Renegade Performance Group in André M. Zachery's “Untamed Space” at Danspace Project]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1705/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-renegade-Andre-Zachery-Untamed-Space-Danspace-/ In IMPRESSIONS: Renegade Performance Group in André M. Zachery's Untamed Space at Danspace Project, a challenge is suggested and passed on to the viewers: "Is there a place we can go that is free of associations from our past and labels, whether imposed or embraced?" Deirdre Towers, New York

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<![CDATA[TDE Asks: Abby Zbikowski, Winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1696/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/TDE-Asks-Abby-Zbikowski-Winner-2017-Juried-Bessie-Award/ In TDE Asks Abigail Zbikowski, Winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, "[Winning the award] took me by surprise and I wasn’t totally sure what it meant at first," she said.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Kinesis Project dance theatre’s "TIMEPIECE, or: Another imperfect measurement of us" ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1703/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Impressions-Kinesis-Project-Timepiece-another-imperfect-measurement/ In IMPRESSIONS: Kinesis Project dance theatre’s TIMEPIECE, or: Another imperfect measurement of us, "Florescent sand drips from the pockets of the dancers’ costumes to create a colorful, tangled mosaic on the ground, which is quickly destroyed by the dancers’ swerving feet." Theo Boguszewski, New York.

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<![CDATA[Curator, Writer and Bessie Award Recipient Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Dance Writing, Arts Advocacy and "Lost and Found, the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1700/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Curator-Writer-Bessie-Award-Eva-Yaa-Asantewaa-Dance-Writing-Arts-Advocacy-Lost-Found-skeleton-architecture-future-worlds/ In Curator, Writer and Bessie Award Recipient Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Dance Writing, Arts Advocacy and Lost and Found, the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds, "These artists fed me information, inspiration and energy I need on a personal basis and gave me things I need to communicate to my readers and to this field at this time.”

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<![CDATA[The Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Arts Center, and The Invisible Dog Art Center present CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR: a trilogy of works by a canary torsi / Yanira Castro]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1698/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Chocolate-Factory-Abrons-Invisible-Dog-Cast-Stage-Author-Canary-Torsi-Yanira-Castro/ In The Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Arts Center, and The Invisible Dog Art Center present CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR: a trilogy of works by a canary torsi / Yanira Castro, "Investigating casting, a performer’s relationship to the audience, and representation, the ambitious project spans boroughs and disciplines." Trina Mannino, New York.

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<![CDATA[Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Stephen Petronio Company's Nick Sciscione on Steve Paxton's "Goldberg Variations"]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1695/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Stepping-iconic-dance-roles-stephen-petronio-nick-sciscione-steve-paxton-goldberg-variations/ In Stepping into Iconic Dance Roles: Stephen Petronio Company's Nick Sciscione on Steve Paxton's Goldberg Variations, "It’s a constant push and pull trying to emulate what Paxton is doing," says Sciscione.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Fast Forward at Dixon Place Featuring Carson Reiners & Artists and Janice Rosario & Company]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1694/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Fast-Forward-Dixon-Place-Carson-Reiners-Janice-Rosario/ In Impressions: Fast Forward at Dixon Place Featuring Carson Reiners & Artists and Janice Rosario & Company, "Choreographers Carson Reiners and Janice Rosario differ in their construal of awareness — absence for the former, presence for the latter." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Dorothée Munyaneza / Compagnie Kadidi “Unwanted” at Baryshnikov Arts Center]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1692/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dorothee-Munyaneza-Compagnie-Kadidi-Unwanted-Baryshnikov-Arts-Center/ In IMPRESSIONS: Dorothée Munyaneza / Compagnie Kadidi Unwanted at Baryshnikov Arts Center, "Munyaneza and her extraordinary collaborator Holland Andrews gradually forget themselves to embody the pain of both these war victims of sexual violence and their unwanted children." Deirdre Towers, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface's "Stairway to Stardom" at HERE]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1691/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Amanda-Szeglowski-cakeface-stairway-stardom-here/ In IMPRESSIONS: Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface's Stairway to Stardom at HERE, "Szeglowski gives us a space to laugh at the classic catastrophe of being an artist, perhaps, to keep from crying." Melanie Greene, New York.

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<![CDATA[IMPRESSIONS: nora chipaumire's "#PUNK" at FIAF Tinker Auditorium]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1690/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/impressions-nora-chipaumire-punk-fiaf-tinker-auditorium/ In IMPRESSIONS: nora chipaumire's #PUNK at FIAF Tinker Auditorium, "chipaumire claims her rights: to resist, to find joy in rage, and to misbehave." Melanie Greene, New York

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<![CDATA[Dance News: The Bessie Awards Announce Presenters and Performers for Ceremony on October 9]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1689/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Bessie-Awards-Announce-Presenters-and-Performers-October-9-2017/ The Bessie Awards announce Presenters and Performers for Ceremony on October 9. The ceremony, hosted by performance artist Shernita Anderson and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside, will be held on Monday, October 9, at 7:30pm, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Arts.

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<![CDATA[The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Cennarium’s Streaming the Performing Arts ]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1687/ Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Cennarium-Streaming-Performing-Arts/ In The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Cennarium’s Streaming the Performing Arts, "Cennarium, which has positioned itself as the Netflix of the performing arts, hosted the first-ever industry forum to discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of streaming dance, theater, and opera." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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<![CDATA[Dance News: MFA in Dance Launched at Rutgers Winter 2017]]> http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/1683/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 The Dance Enthusiast http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/Dance-News-MFA-Dance-Rutgers-Winter-2017/ MFA in Dance launched at Rutgers Winter 2017. “Dance faculty teach and conduct research, contributing to scholarly discourse. To do so, MFA students must commit to rigorous thinking and a transformative experience.” — Dance faculty Jeff Friedman.

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