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Monday, April 1, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Nadav Heyman and Genna Moroni on Creating the Netflix of Dance Filmmaking by The Dance Enthusiast

"And not to get political, but with all these governments doing crazy shit, we still get submissions from Russia, from Ukraine, from Israel and the Middle East. And you get to see the people…

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IMPRESSIONS: La MaMa Shares: ESTROGENIUS 2024 EXPANSION at La MaMa, a Bi-Coastal Evening by The Dance Enthusiast

"To connect three such varied segments so seamlessly is a wonderful feat in itself. Congratulations to the creators, performers, and curators for a thoughtful yet entertaining performance th…

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Catching Up with Brenda Way and ODC Dance In Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"People are realizing the necessity of an arts eco-system and are seeing that not everything is centered in New York and Europe. There needs to be a larger focus on the Bay Area as an import…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens & Jackie Sibblies Drury’s "Illinoise" by The Dance Enthusiast

"To be honest, I wanted to like Illinoise. And for some, it does resonate. The show has been picked up for a 16-week run on Broadway at the St. James Theater beginning April 24. As a commerc…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Triskelion Arts Split Bill #42 with Rebecca Margolick and Kashia Kancey by The Dance Enthusiast

"Rebecca Margolick’s Reservoir and Kashia Kancey’s I Believed It Too premiered in the latest iteration of the theater’s Split Bill Series, which brings together pairings of emerging NY…

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Monday, March 25, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Sankofa Danzafro in "Behind the South: Dances for Manuel" at The Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Sankofa Danzafro in "Behind the South: Dances for Manuel" at The Joyce Theater: "Palacios Callejas has translated the fascinating novel into a vivid fever dream illustrating the…

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Dancer and Choreographer Lukas McFarlane On Working on "Message In A Bottle" with Kate Prince and Sting by The Dance Enthusiast

"So we got in a room and conducted our first two week workshop... At the end of it,  Sting and his manager came into the studio to watch...He asked us to please make this show now, which wa…

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: "Unstill Life" at Arts On Site by The Dance Enthusiast

"But the statement that most closely describes Unstill Life—or any life for that matter —was “A step is taken toward something and away from something else.” Wendy Perron, New York

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: DANCING THE 92ND STREET Y, A 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by The Dance Enthusiast

"Promoted by Dr. William Kolodney, and supported by rich benefactors, over the years the institution, recently rebranded “92NY,” would become not merely a community center but a cultural…

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IMPRESSIONS: Valerie Green/Dance Enthopy's RITE at The Center at West Park by The Dance Enthusiast

Valerie Green pursues the healing of trauma though physical ritual in RITE. Commitment to Green’s process requires undivided, hyper-aware physical and spiritual attention.  ~ Catherine Th…

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IMPRESSIONS: Cunningham on Film Part 2: MERCE / MISHA / MORE & Event at REDCAT by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Cunningham on Film Part 2: MERCE / MISHA / MORE & Event at REDCAT: 'They find common ground in their physical curiosity, and the transmission of Merce’s roles to Misha’s…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

IMPRESSIONS from Los Angeles: Reinterpreting the Body with Lionel Popkin’s “Reorient the Orient” at REDCAT by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS from Los Angeles: Reinterpreting the Body with Lionel Popkin’s “Reorient the Orient” at REDCAT : "When the preconceived ideas of race, religion, and culture are stripped fr…

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Monday, March 18, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Cunningham on Film, Part 1: "August Pace 1989-2019" Daniel Madoff, Director by The Dance Enthusiast

"As its title indicates, the film tracks the thirtieth-anniversary workshop restaging of Cunningham’s 1989 dance of the same name...a highly individuated transmission process, with thirtee…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell On The Future of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago by The Dance Enthusiast

"I would love to see a bigger company. Right now, we have 14 dancers and there is a lot of work that we do. And, you know, dancers aren’t AI!  It takes a toll on their bodies and I would …

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IMPRESSIONS: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at The Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at The Joyce Theater :"Instigating and supporting one another, the dancers were bubbling over with infectious musicality." Hannah Lieberman, New York

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Performer, Choreographer, Director, Jim May On Bringing Life Into Dance and Anna Sokolow by The Dance Enthusiast

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Performer, Choreographer, Director, Jim May on Bringing Life Into Dance,  and Anna Sokolow: "Anna was not into any [poltical] party. She very rarely knew who was …

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IMPRESSIONS: Twyla Tharp Dance at Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Twyla Tharp Dance at  Joyce Theater: "Twyla Tharp Dance’s appearance at the Joyce Theater, Feb. 13, reminded us that aspirational values---courage, excellence, and unfette…

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Monday, March 11, 2024

DANCE NEWS: 155 Artists Awarded Prized Fellowships to Nation’s First Artist Residency Program this Spring-Summer by The Dance Enthusiast

MacDowell has awarded the equivalent of more than $2.3 million in fellowships to 155 artists from 30 U.S. states and 14 countries, arriving from as far afield as Chile and India, Pakistan an…

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IMPRESSIONS: New York Theatre Ballet Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary with Legends & Visionaries at Florence Gould Hall by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: New York Theatre Ballet Celebrates Its 45th  Anniversary with Legends & Visionaries at Florence Gould Hall: "New York Theatre Ballet  at 45, remains dedicated to presen…

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Pontus Lidberg "On The Nature Of Rabbits" at The Joyce Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Pontus Lidberg "On The Nature Of Rabbits" at The Joyce Theater: "Over his extensive career as a dancer, choreographer and video maker, Pontus Lidberg has molded a mosaic of m…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

POSTCARDS: 3 Choreographers Respond to Martha Graham’s “Lamentations” for Brooklyn Ballet by The Dance Enthusiast

"As part of this 21st season, in addition to making new works by new voices, we look to the pioneers of the past to learn how their perspectives inform our work today. We’ve invited Nicole…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS : Rachna Nivas On “Reclaiming the Divine Feminine” by The Dance Enthusiast

In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS : Rachna Nivas On Reclaiming the Divine Feminine: "I am figuring out what a guru looks like today. Evolution is one thing, but to discard the tradition entirely …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

DANCE NEWS: CounterPointe11 Returns this Women's History Month by The Dance Enthusiast

Norte Maar, a Brooklyn-based arts organization now celebrating 20 years of the creation, promotion, and presentation of collaborations in the visual, literary, and the performing arts, prese…

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DANCE NEWS: Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas Explore Taboo Love Story in "Mehek" by The Dance Enthusiast

Mehek is a major new collaboration from two of the finest Kathak contemporary dancers on the world stage, Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas.

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IMPRESSIONS: Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Soulful "Deep River" at Lincoln Center by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Soulful "Deep River" at Lincoln Center :"Overall, the soulful work feels like one continuous dance.  Its 13 episodes, demarcated in the program by …

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

IMPRESSIONS: Nihon Buyō in the 21st Century from Kabuki Dance to Boléro at Japan Society by The Dance Enthusiast

In Nihon Buyō in the 21st Century, from Kabuki Dance to Boléro - "A  program of music and dance at Japan Society from January 24-26, proved elegant, spare, and engrossing from the opening…

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Friday, February 23, 2024

DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Sneak Preview of "We The People" by Jamar Roberts for the Martha Graham Dance Company by The Dance Enthusiast

"The dancers uphold the quintessential fierceness of Martha Graham as they respond to new discoveries and his direction. Without music, they remain engaged and centered as their arms and leg…

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IMPRESSIONS: Jean Butler "What We Hold" at Irish Arts Center by The Dance Enthusiast

IMPRESSIONS: Jean Butler "What We Hold" at Irish Arts Center"Butler makes visible the lineage of Irish dance first through the cast of performers: a group of eight accomplished Irish dancers…

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Monday, February 19, 2024

DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Gloria McLean on the 2024 American Dance Guild Festival and Her Dance History by The Dance Enthusiast

DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Gloria McLean on the 2024 American Dance Guild Festival and Her Dance History :"This piece has been  an effort to teach through  choreography." says McLean. It’…

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