Category Archives: Dance

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dance blowout

This Saturday, ten of the most interesting and surprising choreographers around will be performing together (for one night only!) at Joe’s Pub in the finale event to the Dancenow/NYC festival. It should be a blast and a great opportunity to see a variety of awesome

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Dancing without Soft Pants

It’s been a year since Jenny Seastone Stern started her bi-monthly (which means every other month, not twice a month, for all you idiots like me out there) emerging artist dance/performance series. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this one, Catch 6 (as in

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Garage Noir

So, as I ‘ve said before, Culturebot don’t do reviews. But I just got back from Noemie LaFrance’s NOIR and let me tell ya, it was really something else. The audience sits in cars in a parking garage as LaFrance’s ensemble of ten dancers enact

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Dancing in the Street…er… Garage

Noemie Lafrance is a site-specific choreographer and founder of Sens Production, an experimental arts organization dedicated to the creation and production of dance work staged within urban architecture. Since 2000, Ms. Lafrance has collaborated with large groups of dancers, designers and artists to create, produce

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un elephant terrible

I saw an excerpt from Un Elephant Terrible when it was at the Dance In Progress Series at The Kitchen. It was rocking. So go check it out this weekend at LaMama. Here’s the description: Un Elephant Terrible is a tragicomic vaudeville involving obnoxious re-interpretations

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rites of spring

In case you didn’t read my earlier post on Julie Atlas Muz’ Rite of Spring at DTW, I’m writing again. I dragged myself, despite my cough and cold, to DTW for the opening last night.

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Dance for Rebels

I got an email last week announcing DOPE: A Dance for Rebels a new dance piece about the SoCal skate/surf scene. The choreographer was Christine Suarez who I recognized from a performance party called Timsloft: Sancocho I did a few years ago at the Interart

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Oh, for a Muse of Fire

Just a heads-up: everybody’s favorite burlesque-inspired conceptual choreographer/performance artist will be reinterpreting the birth of modernity when Julie Atlas Muz stages her ambitious interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Julie has hooked up with Chicago’s Butcher Shop Quartet who have transposed Stravinsky’s masterpiece into a

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History of Dance at P.S. 122

This Sunday, February 29th, will be the world premiere of P.S. 122 co-founder’s Charles Dennis’ film Homecoming – a documentary about the past 20 years of dance at P.S. 122, and its influence on the world of downtown performance. Show’s at 5 pm. at P.S.

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Dance In Progress @ The Kitchen 12/18 & 12/19

Culturebot admits that he has not always been a dance aficionado. In fact, until recently whenever I heard the word “dance” I ran screaming in the other direction. But the responsibilities of being a cultural man-about-downtown have brought me into proximity with quite a bit

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intimacy in transition

Chris Elam and Misnomer Dance Theater’s Intimacy In Transition opened at P.S. 122 on Thursday, December 11th. Elam, known for his whimsical, Balinese inspired choreography, has created an enchanting evening consisting of six different dances.

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doing it dumbo style

After another long day in the salt mines Culturebot headed out to the oh-so-trendy DUMBO for an evening of dance and diversion. The first stop was at The Nest to see a work entitled mech[a] and OUTPUT by koosil-ja, a Japanese dancer/choreographer of Korean descent.