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Whose Island / Who is Island

For BOFFO’s inaugural Fire Island Performance Festival, curators Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez invited a group of choreographers, performance artists, and musicians to spend a week in residence, creating or adapting works responding to “the dramatic landscapes and social histories of Fire Island.” BOFFO, led by Executive Director Faris Al-Shathir, serves as one of two artist residencies on the island, along with the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) in Cherry Grove.

Five on the Black Hand Side / Dapline!

André M. Zachery thrives in collaborative settings. Back in June I saw Wildcat! Assembly, his collaboration with Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Eleni Zaharopoulos, at JACK.

Hierarchy, Hedonism, and Hemlines in Walter Dundervill’s Arena

Walter Dundervill chews gum. The sleeves of his button-down shirt are ripped as if he has tested his wingspan one too many times. He has a sheet of bobby pins in his back pocket. He paces, purposeful, among a group of stone-still dancers. He is the most powerful man in the room.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2015

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