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Blakeley White-McGuire in Martha Graham’s ‘Chronicle’ | Photo Michele Ballantini Blakeley White-McGuire in Martha Graham’s ‘Chronicle’ | Photo Michele Ballantini

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival 2012 at New York City Center: Program 2

Program 2 Juilliard Dance American Ballet Theater The Hong Kong Ballet Martha Graham Dance Company It was a night for classics at New York City Center’s Program 2 of Fall For Dance Festival. The spectrum of work illuminated the deep historical tradition of codified technique and striking discipline. Juilliard’s senior…

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Jonah Bokaer and Anthony McCall "ECLIPSE" | Photo Stephanie Berger Jonah Bokaer and Anthony McCall "ECLIPSE" | Photo Stephanie Berger

REVIEW: Jonah Bokaer’s ECLIPSE at BAM

Editor’s note: DancePulp would like to welcome Rick Herron, guest contributor and contemporary arts curator. We are thrilled to have him in the ongoing conversation of dance. The heat having finally broken, New Yorkers are back in town, getting down to business and starting a new season. New York Fashion…

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Fred Astaire 1952 | Photo Getty Images Fred Astaire 1952 | Photo Getty Images

Looking Back: A Dance Icon Video Tour

Editor’s note: DancePulp would like to welcome Leah O’Donnell to our Guest contributors. We are excited to share Leah’s experienced voice with you. Every dancer has an idol. Even our idols can trace their own influences through history. As far as our family trees can be traced, so can our…

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"CURTAIN" SACD Performance Jonah Bokaer; Installation Daniel Arsham; Costume by Richard Chai | Photo Pascal Gely "CURTAIN" SACD; Photo by Pascal Gely

Dance Is Not Forever, and He’ll Prove it

One year ago, visual artist Daniel Arsham proposed a set design for choreographer Jonah Bokaer’s new work CURTAIN: “The stage design will be composed of a non-Newtonian substance that I have developed over the last year,” Arsham wrote. “It is a material that has properties of both a solid and of…

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Yin Yue Dance at Current Sessions | Photo Alexis Convento Yin Yue Dance at Current Sessions | Photo Alexis Convento

REVIEW: Current Sessions 2012 at The Wild Project

Alexis Convento and Brandon Cournay created the Current Sessions in 2011 because they wanted to see emerging choreographers take creative risks in a supportive environment. They felt that the most interesting and provocative work could emerge from a working period of only six short weeks. Last weekend, 18 choreographers showed…

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‘Classtivity’ Makes Going to Class Simple

Have you ever missed a class because it was too complicated to find what you wanted online? Classtivity.com, a brand new online database of over 2,000 classes in New York, could potentially solve these problems once and for all. Founded by MIT brainiac (and professional dancer!) Payal Kadakia, “Classtivity” strives…

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Keigwin + Co in "12 Chairs" | Photo Matthew Murphy Keigwin + Co in "12 Chairs" | Photo Matthew Murphy

Keigwin + Company at the Joyce 2012

Larry Keigwin, known for his wit and electricity, returned to the Joyce this week for the company’s fifth home season.The mix of old and brand new works presented expected pizzazz but perhaps also a more studious side of the hip choreographer. The evening opens with 12 Chairs. They (the chairs…

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BODYTRAFFIC | Photo Ruby Washington BODYTRAFFIC | Photo Ruby Washington

REVIEW: BODYTRAFFIC at Gotham Dance Festival 2012

This Wednesday night the Gotham Dance Festival went cross-coastal with L.A. based BODYTRAFFIC, resulting in some serious fun. In the work of three international choreographers, Barak Marshall, Stjin Celis and Richard Siegel, BODYTRAFFIC displayed their strong capacity for technique, theatrics and overall exuberance. First introduced to the culturally critical dances…

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Brian Brooks Moving Company | Photo Matthew Murphy Brian Brooks Moving Company | Photo Matthew Murphy

REVIEW: Brian Brooks Moving Co. At Gotham Dance Festival 2012

When it comes to Brian Brooks Moving Company, endurance is an understatement.  In the opening of the Joyce’s Gotham Dance Festival, the company commanded attention with smooth, seamless movement and an ability to take and give weight with ease.  In its New York premiere, the company’s most recent work Big City mirrored the constant…

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