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Review: Tinted Windows Presents “no artificial preservatives” at Gibney

New York, N.Y. Presented at Gibney 280 as part of the organization’s POP: Performance Opportunity Project, the newly-formed, NYC-based Tinted Windows gave three presentations of no artificial preservatives July 26–28. Directed by founder Carly Lepore*, and with choreography equally credited to her and the three performers who join her onstage, the 40-minute work proved to […]

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Review: NobleMotion Dance, Rovaco Dance Company, and NVA & Guests at the Dance Gallery Festival

New York, N.Y. Now in its 11th year, The Dance Gallery Festival gives NYC dance audiences a chance to catch the work of nearly two dozen choreographers in the course of a weekend. It was with some trepidation that I headed to the Ailey Citigroup Theater on November 4 to catch the “Level Up” performance, […]

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The Experience of Nourishment: What does it feel like to grow up?

Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s not every dance show that serves you chicken broth on your way into the space. It’s a peculiar sort of welcome, but one that tracks perfectly with Nourishment: What does it feel like to grow up? Although calling Nourishment a dance show is perhaps too limiting; the program describes the site-specific performance […]

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Dance Meets Journalism: Brick by Brick Dance’s New Work Addresses the Immigrant Experience

New York, N.Y. It takes a certain skill to make a piece of art addressing current events or a sociopolitical issue—say, refugees and immigration—without losing the art in the process. It takes another to be an effective enough collaborator to combine two mediums—say, dance and film—without either losing their vibrancy or ceding interest to the […]

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One for the Ladies: inQuad at Dixon Place

New York, N.Y. Dixon Place, a performing arts venue in Lower Manhattan, has a reputation for unpredictable offerings. But inQuad, a split bill contemporary dance series created by Inclined Dance Project to feature the work of four up-and-coming female choreographers, is becoming a familiar presence amongst the venue’s August offerings. The third iteration, presented August […]

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New Dances to New Music: Rovaco Dance Company and Mannes School of Music Present 7:1

New York, N.Y. 7:1, an interdisciplinary collaboration between Mannes School of Music and Rovaco Dance Company, was conceived by choreographer Rohan Bhargava and composer Alexander Chadwell. The goal: to create an opportunity for young music makers to try their hand at creating for dance and budding choreographers to produce commissioned work with bespoke music. One […]

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An Exercise in Empathy: cullen + them’s Spring Messaround

New York, N.Y. MESSAROUND /mehs-ah-round/ n. a creative social experiment; an open, radical event where we make a mess of what we think we know about others; a place to mingle, move, listen, and experience a collision of ideas. This is how cullen + them, the choreographic project of native New Yorker Hannah Cullen, defines […]

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Pool Play 2.0—This Is Not A Theatre Company

New York, N.Y. Given the freezing weather that has continued to plague New York City into March, spending a Saturday evening sitting poolside, feet dangling in the water, seems a strange way to pass the time. But This Is Not A Theatre Company (a group I’ve previously seen throw an immersive theatre house party and […]

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