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DancePulp at Dance On Camera 2015 DancePulp at Dance On Camera 2015

A Conversation on Dance On Camera 2015

Following the 2015 Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center last week, Anna Rogovoy and I engaged in a lengthy email chain on what we saw and experienced. Sit in on our conversation, and share your own reactions with us in the comments: EF:  The content is so well rounded at Dance…

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Still from "All That Jazz" | Directed by Bob Fosse | 1979 Still from "All That Jazz" | Directed by Bob Fosse | 1979

Films for Every Fancy

As dance flits from the stage to the street, the museum, the abandoned building, and even the iPad, an enduring trend is the Dance on Camera festival at Lincoln Center (a co-presentation with Dance Films Association). The 43rd edition of this series opens January 30 and runs through February 3, with…

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Movie Poster for Documentary Film "First Position" Movie Poster for Documentary Film "First Position"

FILM PREVIEW: First Position

First Position is a documentary tracking young ballet dancers in competition for the the annual Youth America Grand Prix. Outsiders of the dance world often marvel at the discipline, commitment and sheer tenacity of those trying to be professionals in the business. Dancers however, never think twice about what it…

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Sylvie Guillem in "Bye" | Photo Bill Cooper Sylvie Guillem in "Bye" | Photo Bill Cooper

REVIEW: Sylvie Guillem’s “6000 Miles Away” at Lincoln Center

Sylvie Guillem presents something of a conundrum for dance criticism. Typically, it’s possible to separate the dancer from the dance — to distinguish the merits of the choreography itself, from how the dancer executes it and brings it to life.

The 47-year-old Guillem has performed so many roles and styles over her long career that this would seem to be an easy task. And yet, watching her inhabit tailor-made works in “6000 Miles Away,” it was hard to imagine anyone else performing them — for she is one of those rare artists whose instrument alone expands the boundaries of what dance can express.

In the program recently staged by The Joyce at Lincoln Center, Sylvie’s instrument was in the hands of William Forsythe and Mats Ek, from whom the ballerina commissioned two original works to flank an excerpt from Jiří Kylián’s explosive “27’52”.”

For both Forsythe and Ek, classical ballet provides as much a foundation as a subject for artistic commentary. That is about where the similarities between the two choreographers end, however. Whereas Forsythe’s steely “Rearray” puts Guillem’s exceptional technique under a microscope, Ek gives it a back seat in “Bye” — a work that, best it can, portrays Sylvie as a normal human being.

Lincoln Center Festival Ticket Giveaway!

In an exciting return to the US, Mariinsky Ballet, under the direction of Valery Gergiev will be performing Ratmansky’s Little Humpbacked Horse as part of their engagement with Lincoln Center Festival.Dance Pulp is giving away two free tickets! We want to give them to you! Read on to find out how you can win!

Dance on Camera: Angles for Consideration

Each year, Dance Film Association, in partnership with The Film Society of Lincoln Center compiles a diverse and colorful selection of films to present at their Dance on Camera festival. This year (the 39th for DFA) was no different at participating New York City venues Baryshnikov Arts Center, Lincoln Center, Big Screen Project and the Beacon School.  Dance on Camera offered film screenings, photo installations, lectures and exhibitions during from January 25 thru February 1.

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