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Camille Brown and Juel D. Lane in "Been There Done That" | Photo Christopher Duggan Camille Brown and Juel D. Lane in "Been There Done That" | Photo Christopher Duggan

PREVIEW: Focus 2013 and Dance Gotham

To kick off 2013, New York City will once again turn its full attention to the performing arts. The annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference joins hundreds of performing artists with presenters from all over the world in hopes of forging connections and fostering plans for future engagements. It’s…

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Kidd Pivot's "Tempest Replica" | Photo Jorg Baumann Kidd Pivot's "Tempest Replica" | Photo Jorg Baumann

REVIEW: Kidd Pivot’s “The Tempest Replica” at the Joyce Theater

Rock-star choreographer. Shakespeare. Cool, full-body costumes that turn top-notch dancers into chalk-white mannequins. On the surface, Kidd Pivot’s “Tempest Replica,” which ran at the Joyce last week, was replete with intriguing ingredients. Unfortunately, however, they didn’t combine as successfully as promised. True to its name, “Tempest Replica” distills the Bard’s…

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Ballet Next in "Tintinnabuli" | Photo Paul B. Goode Ballet Next in "Tintinnabuli" | Photo Paul B. Goode

REVIEW: Ballet Next at the Joyce Theater

Ballet Next opened its season at the Joyce Theater Tuesday with Alison Cook Beatty’s premier of “Tinntinnabuli.” Set to Arvo Part’s “Tabula Rasa”. The piece begins on a solemn note. The audience is peering in on a dark and fearful hour. Michele Wiles prays desperately into a beam of light…

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Hofesh Shechter Company in "Political Mother"| Photo Julieta Cervantes Hofesh Shechter Company in "Political Mother" | Photo Julieta Cervantes

REVIEW: Hofesh Shechter’s ‘Political Mother’ at BAM

It is rare that a viewer can describe a dance performance as a full-bodied experience, but that is exactly what occurred for those seated in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, during Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother. Israeli born, British based musician turned choreographer, Hofesh Shechter, engulfs viewers with…

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