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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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Take Root at Green Space: Kaley Pruitt Dance and URBAN/TRIBE

Queens, N.Y. In January, Green Space’s monthly curated performance series, Take Root, hosted Kaley Pruitt Dance and U R B A N / T R I B E. The former presented a clever dance theatre duet that used comic book tropes to meditate upon friendship; the latter showed a physically and emotionally demanding contemporary dance […]

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Architecture Made Tactile: Gabrielle Lamb’s Pigeonwing Dance at Baruch PAC

New York, N.Y. On November 20, Baruch Performing Arts Center presented a pair of works by Gabrielle Lamb, a 2014 Princess Grace Award recipient, at Baruch’s Mason Hall. The first, Tessellations, premiered at New York Live Arts earlier this year and was danced by The Joffrey Ensemble. Pigeonwing Dance, Lamb’s company, performed the world premiere […]

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Origins and Adopted Cultures: Da-On Dance presents ROOT

New York, N.Y. With ROOT, which was at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance Center October 15 and 16, Da-On Dance artistic director and choreographer Jin Ju Song-Begin made her dancers’ biographies not only impossible to ignore, but also key to the entire work. All five performers, including the choreographer herself, are internationals, hailing from South […]

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3-2-1: Rovaco Dance Company at The Paradise Factory

New York, N.Y. Last week at Paradise Factory, the fledgling Rovaco Dance Company delighted audiences at the Tamasha NYC festival with three works by artistic director Rohan Bhargava.The program was titled 3-2-1, a callout to the trio, duet, and solo of which it was comprised. The three moderate-length works (one of which was an excerpt from a […]

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Foretoken, Three Poisons: Kizuna Dance at Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn, N.Y. For their first full evening repertory concert at Triskelion Arts September 17-18, Cameron McKinney|Kizuna Dance pulled out all of the stops. There was an old favorite, a world premiere, and excerpts from their next new piece, still a work-in-progress. As usual, the dancers met the challenges of McKinney’s signature high intensity movement head […]

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Abstracting Entertainment: Rovaco Dance Co. at Alchemical Theater

New York, N.Y. In their first evening-length performance engagement at the end of April, Rovaco Dance Company presented a diverse yet concise body of work by founding artistic director Rohan Bhargava. The intimate, whitewashed setting at The Alchemical Theater was well suited to the young company’s subtlety and enthusiasm. The program opened with Collections I, […]

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Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Celebrates Ten Years at Green Space

Queens, N.Y. A low murmur greets the audience, five dancers speaking quiet snatches of phrases as they construct and deconstruct patterns with squares of material on the floor. On the walls, pastel cutouts of anonymous buildings form a delicate and colorful cityscape—an installation by Priscilla Stadler fittingly titled Fragile City. Words and phrases, “Unified chaos, guide […]

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