"Trisha Brown" tag
Wiley Naman Strasser in Manifesting.© Margo Moritz. (Click image for larger version)

Hope Mohr Dance – Manifesting (premiere) – San Francisco

★★★✰✰   What is the purpose of an artist’s manifesto? When does a defined creative vision ossify into a rigid, limiting doctrine?

Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. Photographed by Pak Han at the Halprin Dance Deck. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. (Click image for larger version)

Ally: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

Instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni in collaboration with choreographer, theatre, and community artist Anna Halprin and choreographer Stephen Petronio, Ally is a series of works combining sculpture, installation, film and performance.

Jaqlin Medlock, Joshua Tuason, Davalois Fearon and Nicholas Sciscione in MiddleSexGorge.© Yi-Chun Wu. (Click image for larger version)

Stephen Petronio Company – Glacial Decoy, Big Daddy (Deluxe), MiddleSexGorge – New York

★★★★✰ A former member of Trisha Brown’s troupe, Petronio staged Glacial as the second effort in his “Bloodlines” project, a series honouring his key influences…

Jamie Scott and Cecily Campbell in Newark (Niweweorce).© Stephanie Berger. (Click image for larger version)

Trisha Brown Dance Company – Set and Reset, Present Tense, Newark (Niweweorce) – New York

★★★★✰ “One of the things I admire most about these works is the degree to which men and women are interchangeable. Brown’s movement has no maleness or femaleness attached to it…”

GERALDCASELDANCE in Splinters in Our Ankles.© Robbie Sweeny. (Click image for larger version)

GERALDCASELDANCE – Splinters in Our Ankles – San Francisco

Choreographer Gerald Casel describes his new work, Splinters in Our Ankles, as an exploration of the tinikling, a lively folk dance of the Philippines.

Julie Loria andTakafumi Watanabe in The Beast and Beauty.© David Herrero. (Click image for larger version)

Cannes Dance Festival – Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse: The Beast and Beauty, Lyon Opera Ballet: Kylian bill – Cannes

For the festival Brigitte Lefèvre chose an eclectic mixture of popular and audacious programmes from twelve different companies – mainly regional French companies… some smaller independent groups and international companies from Korea, Argentina and Spain.

Claire Westby in Glacier.© Johanna Austin. (Click image for larger version)

Liz Gerring Dance Company – Glacier – New York

There are dances that grip you from the first moment, and others that get under your skin, little by little, drop by drop. Liz Gerring’s Glacier is the latter…

Candoco Dance Company in Jerome Bel’s The Show Must Go On.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Candoco Dance Company – The Show Must Go On – London

The Sadler’s audience loved this and gave the performers a standing ovation. It was fascinating to see the mix of people that Candoco had recruited…

Theo Clinkard dancers in Ordinary Courage.© Pari Naderi. (Click image for larger version)

Theo Clinkard – Accumulation, Ordinary Courage – London

Theo Clinkard Accumulation, Ordinary Courage London, Laban Theatre 28 January 2014 www.theoclinkard.com www.trinitylaban.ac.uk At just a few minutes long, the first piece of this double bill – Trisha Brown’s wonderfully wry Accumulation –…

Candoco in Two for C by Javier de Frutos.© Pedro Machado. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at Latitude 2014 – Spotlight on Candoco and Sonia Sabri

Latitude Festival opens next week (17th July) and features lots of interesting dance – Lise Smith catches up with 2 companies preparing their open air shows…

Trisha Brown Company in Set and Reset.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014: Trisha Brown, Akram Khan, Pina Bausch, Jockey Club Series

The 2014 Arts Festival offered contemporary dance from established international masters along with new wave work from Asia, Scandinavia and Hong Kong itself.

Theo Clinkard dancers in Ordinary Courage.© Pari Naderi. (Click image for larger version)

Theo Clinkard – Accumulation, Ordinary Courage – London

Clinkard’s ability to draw together an integrated theatrical experience that engages bespoke live music and a clever lighting design shows a sure touch of class.

Darrin M. Wright, Luke Miller, Ching-I Chang, Christopher Adams and Kristin Clotfelter in Play/Pause.© Stephanie Berger. (Click image for larger version)

Susan Marshall & Company – Play/Pause – New York

The gulf between commercial dance – the kind one sees in TV ads, music videos, and on shows like So You Think You Can Dance – and theatrical dance is disconcerting….

Trisha Brown Dance Company in I'm Going To Toss My Arms - If You Catch Them They're Yours. © Laurent Phillipe. (Click image for larger version)

Trisha Brown Dance Company – Proscenium Works, 1979-2001 – London

One of the leading innovators of postmodern dance, New York-based choreographer Trisha Brown, has been making work that equally challenges her dancers, her audiences and our underlying assumptions about dance for almost four decades…

Thinking with the Body.© Ravi Deepres. (Click image for larger version)

Wayne McGregor – Thinking with the Body exhibition & EChO Seminar – London

Persevere and you will discover an exhibition (Thinking with the Body) that is genuinely provocative, multi-layered, visually and aurally – and as cerebrally demanding as any McGregor stage work.

The Dance Odysseys poster image.© Graham Wylie. (Click image for larger version)

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival – 4 days of total dance immersion with Scottish Ballet and others…

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with reviews on 20 dance works by Scottish Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, James Cousins and Rosie Kay. Also thoughts on 4 rare films and links to much video material and many other reviews. It’s big!

Jennifer Nugent and LaMichael Leonard in Story/.© Paul B. Goode. (Click image for larger version)

Bill T. Jones – Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? and Story/ – New York

It takes a certain amount of nerve to build a dance season around some of the great masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. It’s not simply a matter of status in the musical canon; these pieces are strong, they produce emotions, they command attention for themselves. But Bill T Jones is not a timid artist…

Yasuko Yokoshi in Bell.© Ian Douglas. (Click image for larger version)

Yasuko Yokoshi – Bell – New York

Some experiments sound better on paper – especially when one admires the artist behind them – than they turn out to be in reality.

Mikhail Baryshnikov.© Annie Leibowitz. (Click image for larger version)

Mikhail Baryshnikov – the Art Collector

What one does not see much of, at least at first glance, is nostalgia for the motherland. “I never had nostalgia about anything,” Baryshnikov says.

Ludmila Pagliero and Karl Paquette in Don Quixote.© Julien Benhamou. (Click image for larger version)

Paris Opera Ballet – Don Quixote – Paris

It’s not every day Petipa’s carefree Don Quixote comes with a health and safety warning. …Injuries played havoc with the casting throughout November and December…

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