Isadora Duncan invented an open-hearted, graceful form of dance. Her work was so beautiful that it radiated a shocking yet lyrical urgency -- and it forever opened the world to the possibilities of physical, musical expression by the human body.
After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.
Ballet To The People hates reading program notes. She thinks a piece of theatre or music should speak to you without requiring homework beforehand. So it was a great relief that ODC/Dance's new Triangulating Euclid conveniently opened with the voice of book conservator Karen Zukor.
Maggie is a dancer and choreographer; she teaches at a performing arts high school. She'd known for some time one of her colleagues, a musician, was into her, but she didn't think she wanted him; he wasn't what she was looking for.
Modern dance lovers take heed: There are big doings this September at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC, when the American Dance Guild (ADG) hosts their annual Performance Festival with more than 30 artists/choreographers featured over four nights.
De Rumbo de Rumba opened the door for el rumbo de Piso Proyecto. The proposal takes a transportable floor wherein a body in it, goes out to face the world encumbered by its external dangers but also prepared to be received.
Pina a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary by Win Wenders, shows the medium of dance as language. Not just in a perfection of movements, coordination and balance -- but the language that comes out of the deep humanness, alive as a conversation.
With all the concerts, readings, exhibits and shows going on, how do you decide what to fit into your all-too-brief weekend? Well, attending a performance by Robert Moses' Kin is like packing several artistic forays into one evening.