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To Signposts and Light Poles
Image: Artblog

To Signposts and Light Poles

Our 1st Prize Winner in the 2017 New Art Writing Challenge

Nicole Sonsini
November 29, 2017

Toying with Rocks: Jottings on the Ardmore Cairn
Photo: John Muse

Toying with Rocks: Jottings on the Ardmore Cairn

Our Honorable Mention in the 2017 New Art Writing Challenge

Nishat Hossain
November 30, 2017

Hold Still While We Try to Figure This Out Together
Photo: Subcircle

Hold Still While We Try to Figure This Out Together

The piece exposes its own process, inviting the viewer to ask what it means to do this work.

Kirsten Kaschock
December 1, 2017

I Wanted to Love You, Blood Wedding
Photo: Bill Hebert

I Wanted to Love You, Blood Wedding

Their bodies create a sense of enclosing dread, a weight that becomes too heavy without counter.

Jenna Horton
December 12, 2017

Architectures of Time and Space
Photo: Bill Hebert

Architectures of Time and Space

Hellmut and Brenda hold the stage as centers of calm, strength, and wisdom amid BalletX’s young virtuosi.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
December 13, 2017

Summoning and Embodying Black Ancestry
Photo: Kailey Prior

Summoning and Embodying Black Ancestry

Kosoko's shapeshifting performance summons and witnesses radical thinkers.

Thomas Choinacky
December 16, 2017

Heads Together; Feet in the Snow
Photo: Darcy Lyons

Heads Together; Feet in the Snow

Lyons’ choreography sits over this duo’s relationship like an Instagram filter: they’re themselves, but a slightly different color.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
December 18, 2017

The People Speak: Belle Alvarez & ILL DOOTS
Photo: The Painted Bride

The People Speak: Belle Alvarez & ILL DOOTS

The questions remain: are you watching or doing, welcoming or rejecting, giving or taking?

Rhonda Moore
December 23, 2017

The Future of the Bride Affects Us All

The Future of the Bride Affects Us All

An open letter from Rick Snyderman to the board of the Painted Bride.

Rick Snyderman
December 27, 2017

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: Dancing Through the Spirit

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: Dancing Through the Spirit

Brown's choreography comes from a place of faith.

Rhonda Moore
December 29, 2017

Electric Okwui
Photo: Paula Court

Electric Okwui

Okpokwasili outshines everyone and everything else on stage; her performance is worth the price of admission.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
January 17, 2018

The Book is Always Better
Image courtesy of the artist.

The Book is Always Better

Reading and seeing at American Realness.

Thomas Choinacky
January 21, 2018

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