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Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia in And Still You Must Swing.© AK47 Division. (Click image for larger version)

Dormeshia – And Still You Must Swing – streamed recording

★★★★★   Dormeshia’s And Still You Must Swing is the first online dance that made me want to write about it. I knew it would be good…

Bijayini Satpathy in the Kalpana bill.© Anubhava. (Click image for larger version)

Some Memorable Performances of 2019 – New York

I don’t really believe in lists, but it’s admittedly fun to look back over the year and reflect on moments that have stayed with me. So here they are, in no particular order…

Dormeshia.© Eduardo Patino. (Click image for larger version)

Dormeshia – And Still You Must Swing – New York

★★★★✰   Some have called Dormeshia the greatest tapper of her generation. I’m wary of such titles, but what I can say is that she is a dancer of enormous sophistication, finesse, variety, and subtlety.

Chitresh Das Dance Company in Shiva.© Margo Moritz. (Click image for larger version)

Chitresh Das Dance Company – Shiva – San Francisco

★★★✰✰ Death was long on Pandit Chitresh Das’ mind. Over the past decade, the world-renowned kathak master prompted his San Francisco–based dance company to consider “What will you do when I am no longer here?”

Charlotte Moraga and Joanna Meinl in Darbar. Background musicians L to R: Ben Kunin, Pandit Chitresh Das, Jayanta Banerjee, Abhijit Banerjee. © Margo Moritz. (Click image for larger version)

Chitresh Das Dance Company – Darbar – San Francisco

San Francisco is reputedly the second-largest dance community in the United States after New York. What SF lacks in the number of ballet and modern dance companies, it makes up for in the sheer variety of ethnic dance troupes…

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