A dominating thread of grief and healing wound its way through La MaMa Moves! 2021 and most of the artists brought song and storytelling into a festival that, as curator Nicky Paraiso acknowledged was full of resilient artists “making work that is essential and true to this pivotal moment in time.”
Fact and fiction, inseparable, blur and tease. Cut to disco ball, still swinging. Slow down and watch the air sparkle.
And then, time reversed itself.
We’re invited to look in, but our presence isn’t required.
Gestures are tied to genre. Gestures are generic. Maybe a cowboy dances with a vampire!
Maura responds to Yasuko Yokoshi’s ZERO ONE at Danspace Project.
“Does art actually DO anything? That’s very nestled into my concept of time travel.”
Shannon O’Brien chats with Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton about their documentary film “Invitation to Dance”, screened at Lincoln Center as part of New York City’s celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Patrick Reiher talks with Mathilde Walker-Billaud about “What You Get is What You See,” ongoing performance-lecture-media series at UnionDocs.
Filmmaker Sam Green on his live documentary “The Measure of All Things,” screening at The Kitchen this weekend.
Cathy Weis and Julie Martin’s film screening and informal discussion series “Sundays on Broadway” begins with documentary films of “9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering” from 1966.
Culturebot special correspondent Jared K. Rodgers reviews the movie that just came out this past week.