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I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Sébastien Soldevila, Co-Founder and Artistic Co-Director of the exciting Montreal-based circus Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers of the Hand). The company that choreographed Broadway show Pippin, imme …Read more

There are people who wait for the world to give permission to create, and there are some people who create the world. Chelsea Ainsworth, Kyle Netzeband and Adrian Rosas are people who, together with their constantly growing community of artists, crea …Read more

November 9th was a dark day in New York City. There was an unusual hush on the train and on the street. The city that never sleeps was still and quiet. But it’s in times like this that many decide to speak up and take action. Whether it’s writing let …Read more

What is Gaga? Well, it can be difficult to explain. As adults, we tend to be too concerned with correctness, bogged down with the pressures of the world, overcome with insecurity, and puppeteered by our own habits to really understand the entire scop …Read more

For the dancer in your life, you may be racking your brain for what gift to give this holiday season. As we all know, dancers are first and foremost prepared—we have to be. So what do you give someone who most likely has everything they need already? …Read more

I recently spoke with dancer and aerialist Allison Ulrich, who plays Marie-Claire in Company XIV’s latest baroque-burlesque confection, Nutcracker Rouge, currently on stage at the Irondale Theater in Brooklyn. Ulrich, a graduate of Juilliard where sh …Read more

As with all art, dance has long been a vehicle for political and social expression and commentary. And in times when we most need a voice to speak to and a mirror to reflect upon our own existences, we look to our artists. Paul Lightfoot, Artistic Di …Read more

In Company XIV’s latest “baroque burlesque ballet” Paris, Charlotte Bydwell plays a dual role (quite literally) as Zeus the emcee and his other half Fifi, a shy, tuba-playing showgirl. The inventive role requires the actress to wear a half tuxedo, ha …Read more

If the subject of Sarah L. Kaufman’s The Art of Grace sounds almost too subjective and ephemeral to capture, the book’s success lies not only in how it defines grace, but how it contains it in such a way that we feel it’s a possibility within our rea …Read more

Jérôme Bel’s provocative work has been taking the dance world by storm since he made his debut two decades ago. Working on the fringe of the field, he constantly challenges preconceptions on what exactly makes a dance piece “a dance piece”, by using …Read more