★★★★✰ Power is a work borne of reimagining what Black Shaker worship was like in all its amazing complexity. The piece was inspired by Wilson’s enduring curiosity about the Shakers and his discovery of Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson, a black woman spiritual leader...
Author - Karen Greenspan
Karen Greenspan is a New York City-based dance journalist and frequent contributor to Natural History Magazine, Ballet Review, and Tricycle. She is also the author of Footfalls from the Land of Happiness: A Journey into the Dances of Bhutan, published in 2019. You can check out more of her writing at: www.karengreenspan.com.
★★★★✰ Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Kudos to Japan Society for making last-minute (Covid-19) adaptations rather than cancelling their "2022 Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia" program.
★★★★★ "Bijayini Satpathy premieres 'Abhipsaa – A Seeking': An Artist’s Journey into and out of Solitude" says Karen Greenspan who saw Satpathy's deeply impressive triple bill at Duke Performances.
★★★★★ "I was particularly taken with... 'Woman with a Parrot', both for its restrained composition and for the remarkable performance given by Odissi dancer and scholar Kaustavi Sarkar."
★★★★★ "ZviDance’s The Art of Fugue multiplies the beauty and complexity of Bach’s creative genius onto multiple platforms with inspired intelligence and sensitivity..."
Martha Graham Dance Company – Diversion of Angels, Immediate Tragedy, Scavengers, Appalachian Spring – New York
★★★★✰ The opening night program of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s current New York City season at the Joyce Theater served up generous and satisfying nourishment for the human soul.
Andrea Miller at the Martha Graham Dance Company & an Introduction to the 2021-22 Graham Studio Series
The first Graham Studio Series event of 2021/22 was a working rehearsal of Andrea Miller's new work, "Scavengers", which will be premiered at the Joyce Theatre on the 26 October 2021. Karen Greenspan on the first of a fascinating series of events...
★★★✰✰ Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy are the Ragamala mother-daughter partnership that shares the responsibilities of artistic direction, creation, and choreography for the Bharatanatyam-trained company based in Minnesota. The idea for this dance grew from the death of Ranee’s father...