Alvin Ailey created Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) in 1958 to celebrate the black experience, but also to transcend it in order to bring audiences to a higher place.
Get out! Get out get out! GET OUT! Hes yelling this right next to me, in a bathroom at full capacity with a just handful of people inside.
Has any dance in history been so bastardized as belly? The western translation of what is known in the Middle East as raqs sharqi (literally Oriental dance), belly dancing was introduced to American popular culture in several late 1800s worlds fairs, where it instantly gained celebritythough its midriff-baring and hip-swiveling elements just as quickly made it misunderstood as a scandalous act of exhibitionism rather than a social dance performed for fun and celebration by men and women of all ages.
Throughout The School of Hard Knocks/Root Cultures Not About Romanian Cinema: Poonarc (an acronym for: Page out of order not about Romanian cinema) at Danspace Project in June, I made out the sounds of a train (which actually were, I would find, the sounds of writing on a blackboard), and rain.
In an interview, choreographers Rebecca Stenn and Ben Munisteri compare their remixing of each others choreography to digital audio remixing.
When Trey McIntyres young Boise, Idaho-based dance company Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) made its New York City debut at the Joyce Theater in June, the works they brought to life gave a welcome nod to the fact that New York by no means has an exclusive hold on dance.
A friend emails after seeing a Québécois choreographer in San Francisco: No irony, just good old fashioned Modernism, the way God intended.