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Friday, January 13, 2017

Shifting Shape in January: Day 5 Dispatch (AR Talk, Juliana May, Ni’Ja Whitson & Wendell Cooper) by Maura Donohue

Monday morning performance hangover is cured by a talk moderated by Tara Aisha Willis, and the works of Julianna May, Ni'Ja Whitson/The NWA Project and Wendell Cooper/Mx. Oops..."in all my l…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sewing together in January: Day 4 Dispatch (Emily Johnson & Big Dance Theater) by Maura Donohue

Emily Johnson/Catalyst is an artist for the coming age. Big Dance Theater's subversively brilliant, mmm... at this point in their careers perhaps brilliantly subversive makes more sense. Day…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:33PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Showing up in January: Day 3 Dispatch (AR Talks, LAVA, Cynthia Oliver & Kimberly Bartosik) by Maura Donohue

Several times, misdirected/redirected, freezing and running in white-out conditions, I wondered why bother at all. But, sometimes it's all you can do to just show up... 2 American Realness D…

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Standing Up in January: Day 2 Dispatch (COIL, Squirts & La Mama with Pavel Zustiak, Patti Harrison & Marga Gomez) by Maura Donohue

La Mama dispatch for PS 122's COIL Fest, Pavel Zustiak's "Custodians of Beauty" and "Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)" and Squirts intergenerational queer pairings with stand up sets from …

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:18PM
Friday, January 6, 2017

Getting Real in January: Day 1 Dispatch (American Realness 2017 opens) by Maura Donohue

Day 1 of the Festival of Festivals or January Feast: Based on last night's opening works by Will Rawls, Meg Stuart and Dana Michel I'd say the American Realness focus on the "breakdown of wh…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Squirts is Coming: An Interview with Dan Fishback by Maura Donohue

La MaMa’s Squirts celebrates its 5th anniversary with a series of intergenerational duets to "mend the queer generation gap, or at least bedazzle it." Now more than ever... now more than n…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 01:36PM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Amplify the Radical: Poetry Project’s 50th Anniversary & New Year’s Day Marathon by Maura Donohue

The Poetry Project's "dedication to the amplification of radical imagination, oppositional thinking, and community building among writers, artists, and their audience​s" makes its New Year…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 02:04PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Double Plus x 2 by Maura Donohue

luciana achugar curates Naomi Elena Ramirez & Oren Barnoy, Cynthia Oliver curates Lela Aisha Jones & Leslie Cuyjet - the sum of doubling double pluses is manifold.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 08:48AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Citizens and Discontent: Nickyland and Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel by Maura Donohue

Christmas in Nickyland and Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel prove dancing and singing are practices of resilence and resistance.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 01:48PM
Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Building Show: Cathy Weiss by Maura Donohue

With an impending Developer-in-Chief and First Son-in-Law eager to tear down historic buildings for the sake of more real estate profits, the preservation of buildings like 537 Broadway beco…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

We Will Not Rest in Peace: Lost and Found Ends by Maura Donohue

Judy Hussie-Taylor, Ishmael Houston Jones, Will Rawls and over a 112 artists, undertook a labor of revisionist history and artistic accomplishment that is clearly one for the books historic.…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Gibney Dance “Folding In” at Gibney Dance by Maura Donohue

Gina Gibney is a builder and a visionary. From 890 down to 280 Broadway, her centers are offering dancers of a wide range of practices space to meet, move and make. So, it is no surprise tha…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Congregation of Survival – Lost and Found Platform continues by Maura Donohue

How will we ever go back after the planting that guest curator Eva Yaa Asentawaa sowed during last week's "the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds?"

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Splendid Niall Jones by Maura Donohue

You had to be there, but if you weren't... make it a point next time to get yourself seated at his feet and revere in his splendor. areyouready?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Kinship of Caring: “Lost and Found” Congregation without Walls by Maura Donohue

With this 11th Platform, curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls to focus on the impact of the AIDS crisis, they've expanded across time, skipping across aesthetic differences, addre…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Down on the ground and out on the streets: towards cultural equity by Maura Donohue

  Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society. – from Americans for the Arts: Statement on Cultural Equ…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 08:16PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Denuded: Interrupted – Bruno Isakovic at La Mama by Maura Donohue

Last night, La Mama, officially, kicked off its 55th anniversary season with Croatian choreographer Bruno Isakovic’s Denuded.   This is also the final program for the 5th Queer N…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“Hatched” – Mamela Nyamza opens 5th Queer New York International Arts Fest by Maura Donohue

Queer New York International Arts Festival Opens with Mamela Nyamza

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Furious Capitalism or Fascist Consumerism: Notes from “Pylade” by Maura Donohue

Maura Donohue reflects on the political relevance of La Mama's production of "Pylade" in NYC and on tour in Europe.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Collective Creation: Three Genres of Improvisation by Maura Donohue

Ruminations on Three Genres of Improvisation curated by David Garland, Roxane Butterfly, Tim O’Donnell and Sarah Young for Performance Mix 30th Anniversary season.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 07:57PM
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Notes and Odes: MR Spring Fest & Vanessa Anspaugh by Maura Donohue

Notes from MR Spring Fest Hand Written Notes and Vanessa Anspaugh's "End of Men: An Ode to Ocean."

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 03:24PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In conversation with Miriam Ginestier by Maura Donohue

The 30th annual Performance Mix Festival includes Wednesday night's Edgy NYC + MTL curated by Miriam Ginestier.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Seeing double in Yasuko Yokoshi’s “Zero One” at Danspace Project by Maura Donohue

Maura responds to Yasuko Yokoshi's "Zero One" at Danspace Project

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:07PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DanceNow 20th Anniversary Season by Maura Donohue

DANCENOWNYC celebrates 20 years with the 2015 Festival at Joe’s Pub. Continuing its focus on New York-based artists across generations, the 2015 Festival will feature short works by 50 em…

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alexandra Beller talks back about ‘milkdreams’ at La Mama Moves by Maura Donohue

Maura responds to Alexandra Beller/Dances and Alexandra responds back.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the tech jungle with Jamie Jewett’s “Zoologic” by Maura Donohue

Maura (finally) reviews Providence's Lostwax Dance Co's "Zoologic"

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Re-sponding: Maura responds to Marjani Forte and she responds to that by Maura Donohue

Maura Donohue responds to Marjani Forte's "being Here/this time..." at Gibney Dance Center. And then, Marjani speaks back.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 07:03PM
Monday, March 30, 2015

“Prophetika: An Oratorio” – Maura Donohue talks to Charlotte Brathwaite by Maura Donohue

Stage director Charlotte Brathwaite, composer/pianist Courtney Bryan and installation artist Abigail DeVille have assembled an Afro-futuristic spectacle with actor/singer Jadele McPherson …

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:40PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sam Kim’s “Sister to a Fiend” by Max Siegling and Rina Espiritu Join Maura Donohue

Maura Donohue, Max Siegling and Rina Espiritu respond to Sam Kim's "Sister to a Fiend" at Gibney Dance Center

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 07:47PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Willing Participation/The Audience is Present by Teddy Nicholas and Maura Donohue

Teddy Nicholas and Maura Donohue discuss Faye Driscoll's THANK YOU FOR COMING: ATTENDANCE.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 04:55PM
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Maree Remalia & Abby Zbikowski (Bebe Miller’s Double Plus at Gibney Dance) by Maura Donohue

Maura Donohue reflects on the final Double Plus program at Gibney Dance Center.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:02PM

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