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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

La MaMa Moves at 13 by Maura Donohue

The La MaMa Moves Festival, now it its 13th season, opens Thursday May 10. Performances in The Ellen Stewart Theatre and the Downstairs Theatre & Lounge, curated by Nicky Paraiso, refle…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Shapeshifters: Black Queer Land(ing) at Gibney Dance by Maura Donohue

mayfield brooks, jumatatu m. poe, and the I Moving Lab are part of aa three-week series conceived and curated by Marýa Wethers at Gibney Dance highlighted “intersections and crossroads am…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

in the waking: Tommy DeFrantz (American Realness) & David Thomson (COIL) by Maura Donohue

“Double consciousness is knowing the particularity of the white world in the face of its enforced claim to universality... Double consciousness, in other words, is knowing a lie while livi…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Accomplices in the Realness: Rosy Simas, Nora Chipaumire & NIC Kay by Maura Donohue

The age of the ally is over, let's be accomplices. Maura on Rosy Simas, Nora Chipaumire and NIC Kay at American Realness 2018.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Getting Real #1: Michelle Ellsworth’s “The Rehearsal Artist” for American Realness by Maura Donohue

Michelle Ellsworth brings a real head trip to American Realness 2018.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

In the sublime of Kota Yamazaki’s “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination” by Maura Donohue

I would have this piece on an endless loop that I might wander through it like a cherry blossom viewing "hanami" stroll or soak in like a yuzu scented hinoki bath in the woods. Joanna Kotze …

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

in spite of safety and comfort: Perforations Festival round up by Maura Donohue

Perforations Festival brings us into direct responsibility for the execution of artistic ideas and challenges the passive stasis of sideline observation in a mostly successful series of perf…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Rip It Open: “Perforations Festival” is coming back to NYC by Maura Donohue

Maura and Eugene de Poogene yelled over really loud music with Croatian curator and producer Zvonimir Dobrovic about his "Perforations Festival" - opening Friday.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Together in the Fierce Tender – notes from October ’17 by Maura Donohue

Maura covers The Bessies, MR AoCC Studies Project, AmericanAF, Jasmine Hearn & Mariana Valencia, and Cynthia Oliver's world premiere of "Virago-Man Dem"

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Refusing to Bow Down: Dorothée Munyaneza’ speaks about “Unwanted” by Maura Donohue

Maura interviews Dorothée Munyaneza. Her "Unwanted" has its New York premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center TONIGHT (September 21-22). Her "Samedi Détente" at Under the Radar Festival in ear…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance returns home to Brooklyn by Maura Donohue

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance (Cumbe) returns to Brooklyn with a new home at RestorationART. Maura interviews Jimena Martinez, Cumbe's Executive Director.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Maria Bauman talks about “dying and dying and dying” by Maura Donohue

Maura talks to Maria about her upcoming premiere of "dying and dying and dying" at Gibney Dance Center this week.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

’round the bend: Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show) by Maura Donohue

An effective seduction, there is enough truth in the tall tales to keep us believing and bound to the ride.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Remake The World: La MaMa Moves! by Maura Donohue

In these perilous, challenging and unpredictable times in our country and in the world, we can look to the performing arts for some clues as to how we might respond and continue to live our …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“You are you even before you…” – Will Rawls & Claudia Rankine at Bard College by Maura Donohue

Wily, genre-busting Will Rawls collaborates with poetic genius, Claudia Rankine, for their premire of "What Remains" at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

“Poor People’s TV Room” – Interview with Okwui Okpokwasili by Maura Donohue

Okwui Okpokwasili. Multiple Bessie Award-winning performer and maker. NYLA’s Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned Artist. Mother. Human. Electromagnetic Force. She premieres her newest…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mobilizing Bodies: Dance & Disability at 92Y, Petronio at The Joyce, & Work Up 3.1 at Gibney by Maura Donohue

3 shows from this past week: Edisa Weeks curates at 92nd St. Y Fridays at Noon, Stephen Petronio's 3rd season of Bloodlines, and Gibney's emerging artist program

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Downtown Icons, Non-Consenual Relationships with Ghosts, & Passages by Maura Donohue

Someday, if the Earth survives this oligarchy’s drive to suck the life out of her and us, historians, archivists, and survivors will share stories of the work being made in “thi…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rupture this: Artists Co-Creating Real Equity, Create NYC, Eiko, The Bureau for the Future of Choreography by Maura Donohue

2 workshops, 2 shows - White Organizational Cultures, Equity, Eiko and the Senate

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

“And,” an interview with Aynsley Vandenbroucke by Maura Donohue

Aynsley premieres “And” at Abrons on 3/30. “And” is an evening-length solo performance/monologue using experimental literary devices to create a series of live essays that hold mult…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We Could Be Heroes: Nickyland & One-in-Themselves by Maura Donohue

Springtime in Nickyland and One-in-Themselves at La MaMa

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Dump (or Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest): He’s Our President, He’s Our Problem at La MaMa by Maura Donohue

On Presidents Day in The Club at La MaMa, Nicky Paraiso gathered a packed house of artists and audience members for an evening of protest, stories, songs, dances, reveries and resistance as …

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

“Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Sci-Fi” – CultureHub’s “risky and fragile research project” at La MaMa by Maura Donohue

CultureHub's "Hi-Fi, Wi-FI, Sci-Fi," a collection of plays by iconic playwright Robert Patrick opens Thursday at La MaMa’s Downstairs Theater. This production connects us with an expansive…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Freely expressing in January: Day 6 Dispatch (AR Talk, Jen Rosenblit, Bessies honor Judy Hussie-Taylor) by Maura Donohue

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and M. Lamar are Incomprehensible, Jen Rosenblit claps hands, and Lucy Sexton, Lisa Kron, Yvonne Rainer and The Bessies celebrate Judy Hussie-Taylor, Rockette Phoebe Pe…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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