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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
On Friday we braved the snow and cold to go see more of the Central Station festival, this time an evening featuring three choreographers at Dance Theater Workshop. On the program were dances by Galina Borissova (Bulgaria), Márta Ladjánkszki (Hungary) and Cosmin Manolescu (Romania).
Last night the Croatian dance company BADco. performed the U.S. premiere of their work Solo Me. It is part of the Central Station Festival, a celebration of Eastern European dance sponsored by P.S. 122, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, REDCAT in Los Angeles and several