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Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney Neil Greenberg's "This" at NYLA | Photo Frank Mullaney

REVIEW: Neil Greenberg’s “This” at NYLA

In discussing This, the work which premiered at New York Live Arts last week, Neil Greenberg makes it clear that the dancers were a very integral and very early part of the creative process. We, too, will start with them: Omagbitse Omagbemi: resolute, inquisitive, confident; Molly Lieber: frank and sculptural,…

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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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zoe|juniper in A Crack In Everything | Photo Christopher Duggan zoe|juniper in A Crack In Everything | Photo Christopher Duggan

REVIEW: zoe|juniper’s “A Crack in Everything” At New York Live Arts

A projected wall of leaves ripples in the wind on stage and I can already sense the visual mastery at work in zoe | juniper’s New York Premiere of A Crack in Everything at New York Live Arts. The house lights dim and we are welcomed to a peculiar new realm, where dancers in patches of gold perform behind a giant glass wall on the front of the stage. Zoe Scofield’s powerful movement vocabulary owns the stage behind the protective layer in front of us. It’s an interesting new angle to see the fourth wall constructed physically. As the show continues, it becomes increasingly clear that the audience’s perspective will remain in constant flux and rarely visit the comfort zone.

Batsheva Dancers Speak Out: Project 5

The Batsheva Dance Company’s male cast (Shachar Biniamini, Matan David, Doug Letheren, Ian Robinson, and Tom Weinberger) performing Project 5 is definitely something to see if you have not already had the pleasure and if you have, well, Project 5 is worth seeing again.  During a recent engagement at the Joyce Theater, Batsheva showcased alternating casts—a female and male cast—performing Project 5:  a collection of pieces of various put together—similar to Decadance (2007)—into an hour-long, enticing buffet of sights, sounds, and, of course, emotions.

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