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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


“Can it be that you’re not actually good?” In her solo Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, Melbourne-based artist Nicola Gunn asks the tough questions of the human condition, all with a wry smile. Gunn’s world is remarkably bright in both style and …Read more


Montreal-based performer Dana Michel’s latest solo piece, Mercurial George, may partly take its name from the Curious George series, but the artist’s curiosity takes her audience further than a storybook ever could. Many of us could pore over a box o …Read more


If there’s one thing I regret about Confucius at Lincoln Center, it’s by the time this review will come out, the New York run will likely be over. This dance drama presented by the China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), tells the story of the leg …Read more


Choreographer Keith Michael and New York Theatre Ballet once again present their charming one-hour children’s version of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Florence Gould Hall. Performed by a large cast of professional dancers as well as childre …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


Ballet is usually known for its precision and perfect ballerinas, not its humor. Not so with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Part drag show and part ballet, the all-male, multi-ethnic parody dance troupe currently has audiences in stitches wit …Read more


No matter how high your expectations are for Isaac Mizrahi’s conception of Prokofiev’s classic Peter & The Wolf, they will be exceeded, and you will be delighted. Set in New York, Mizrahi’s Peter & the Wolf tells of how young Peter, against h …Read more


Holy cow, run, don’t walk, to the New Victory Theater on 42nd Street to see Mother Africa: My Home. This “circus spectacular” production has been brought back to New York by the Circus der Sinne group from South Africa and features performers from al …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


Watching innovative dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater is like witnessing a gorgeous landscape unfold before your eyes. Except this is a landscape of bodies and the way they use them is astounding. Blending dance, acrobatics and other physical for …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


If you are familiar with Company XIV, you may be surprised (and humored) to find the company performing Paris in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church — you may even feel you’re in the wrong place. Inside, however, is the Irondale Theater, an old …Read more


BalletCollective, Troy Schumacher’s contemporary ballet company, opened its fall season last week at the NYU Skirball Center for the performing arts. Schumacher’s work continues to pull its inspiration from all branches of the art world. True to its …Read more


Vangeline Theater opened its run of Butoh Beethoven at the Producer’s Club Royal this week. A solo work praised for its striking imagery and emotional journey, it did not disappoint. Choreographed and performed by Vangeline, a French-born dancer and …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


In Dancer, Academy Award-nominated director Steven Cantor points his laser-focus on one of the most awe-inspiring creatures of the ballet world: Sergei Polunin. Considered by many to be this generation’s Nureyev, Polunin isn’t just fascinating as a d …Read more


Inspired by James Cameron’s epic 2009 fantasy/sci-fi film Avatar, Cirque du Soleil’s new touring show Toruk brings a performance unlike any other to the stage at Barclays Center. Infusing elements of both a standard Cirque du Soleil show and the narr …Read more


Alia Kache’s Caricature of She is a painfully accurate depiction of “femininity” as an absurd, out-dated, and tiresome notion. This notion brainwashes many women into striving for “perfection” at the cost of their individuality and natural beauty. An …Read more


Known for her intricate footwork and complex rhythms, Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation. So when she says, “I’m not the dancer I want to be because I don’t have any time to practice,” it comes as quite th …Read more


Derek Jarman might have passed away in 1994 but always the visionary, he left us behind the film we would need in the aftermath of the Pulse mass shooting; his 1984 Will You Dance With Me? is an exhilarating paean to the sacredness of the dance-floor …Read more


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45dHlHgkWAM Boundless In Brooklyn, a 48-hour dance film contest produced by of bones || hollye bynum, began on Friday evening, July 29 and lasted until 6pm, Sunday evening, July 31. The twelve films were screened, judg …Read more


Hollye Bynum and Sam Owens of the Brooklyn-based dance film company of bones || hollye bynum will be kicking off the first annual Boundless in Brooklyn 48-hour dance film contest July  29 at Videology Bar and Cinema. The Boundless Screening Gala will …Read more


Choreographer Bryan Arias will be premiering a rather lovely thing, his first full-evening show for Jacob’s Pillow on July 27, a long way for the man who first gained attention for his explosive yet tender work as a dancer in pieces from Kidd Pivot a …Read more


Eric Gauthier founded Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart in 2007 because he wanted to show his future wife that dance could be magnificent. She had seen him star in a classical ballet which she’d found to be less than compelling, and …Read more


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