Since I can remember, I have been dancing, and since being introduced to dance criticism and writing over 10 years ago, I have remained an active, passionate participant as a performer, choreographer, writer, and fundraiser. For these reasons, I am thrilled to continue my participation in the field of dance as an editor for the Brooklyn Rail.
Inspired by the revolutionary activity of Weather Underground during the 60s and 70s, Dorfmans latest work, Underground, emphasizes the persistence of the daily, moment-to-moment act of choosing your politics through a kind of kinetic diplomacy.
Rarely do I see a performance that is clean and well crafted, without being pretentious and contrived. Lionel Popkins premiere of Miniature Fantasies, an evening-length trio inspired and shaped by Indian Miniature Painting and presented by Danspace Project at St. Marks Church in November, was just that, an accomplished rarity.
Claude Wamplers Performance (career ender) is one of those shows that comes along every once in a great while and makes you reassess the whole nature and purpose of performance. It is as aesthetically and experientially provocative as it is grounded in performance and media theory. Its the stuff of dissertations.