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Ballet: What is the Matter?
Photo: Lynn Brooks

Ballet: What is the Matter?

Jennifer Fisher's new book, a memoir-as-ethnographic study

Lynn Matluck Brooks
June 22, 2019

Milka Djordjevich’s Anthemic Opus
Photo: Gema Galiana

Milka Djordjevich’s Anthemic Opus

It makes sense somehow, as postmodern gumbo usually does.

Mira Treatman
July 5, 2019

Fresh Juice Fest: Attending to Time and Space
Photo: Evan Dawson

Fresh Juice Fest: Attending to Time and Space

Featuring works both improvised and composed, the performance asks me to bring my attention to time and to space.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
July 9, 2019

Marie Geneviève Van Goethem, aka "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"
Photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Marie Geneviève Van Goethem, aka "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"

Like a sculptor aiming for a semblance of life, the author adjusts her sights beyond the facts, on Marie Van Goethem’s soul.

Carolyn Merritt
July 9, 2019

Minors: A Musical Ripped from the Headlines
Photo: Mark Garvin

Minors: A Musical Ripped from the Headlines

This musical brings light to the 2009 “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County, PA.

Preeti Pathak
July 21, 2019

The Lotus in the Mud
Photo: Mark Garvin

The Lotus in the Mud

Morisseau, a Tony Award nominee and MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, writes with poetic clarity.

Kat Sullivan
July 23, 2019

Dancing the Blue Road:  Reflections on our Subcircle Farm Residency
Photo: Tori Lawrence

Dancing the Blue Road: Reflections on our Subcircle Farm Residency

Throwing the dancer into the unexpected, to routes in the body that haven’t been traveled.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
July 25, 2019

Open Invitation At Asian Arts Initiative
Photo: Louis Kang and Asian Arts Initiative

Open Invitation At Asian Arts Initiative

When Cat announces that time is up and the piece is over, we scoot our chairs in further, hungry to keep the conversation going.

Maddie Hopfield
July 30, 2019

An Electrifying Choreopoem from Moor Mother
Photo: Johanna Austin

An Electrifying Choreopoem from Moor Mother

The cast returns for bows. Ayewa is beaming. They went to war, they have their drums.

Mira Treatman
July 31, 2019

The Community’s King Lear
Photo: Kyle Cassidy

The Community’s King Lear

The audience at Clark Park went all the way with the old King, to the tragic end.

Barbora Příhodová
August 1, 2019

Rise Up, Speak Out, Heal
Photo: Documentation and Research Center of Leftist Cultures

Rise Up, Speak Out, Heal

A Review of Moving Otherwise: Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires.

Amelia Rose Estrada
August 8, 2019

The People Have Spoken: A Day of Compositional Improvisation in NYC
Photo: Katie Vason

The People Have Spoken: A Day of Compositional Improvisation in NYC

Assumptions can be so juicy.

Kat Sullivan
August 13, 2019

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