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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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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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