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Dance

A SHORT TRIP, UNPLANNED
Rebeca Medina’s Paraíso

There are a lot of distinct, personal touches to Rebeca Medina’s latest evening-length work, Paraíso, at Five Myles gallery in Crown Heights. There are details that indicate hospitality, like free snacks before the performance, or the personal, face-to-face greeting from Medina to audience members.

“I’M KIND OF FUCKED SHARING THIS”
Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room

Remember choose-your-own-adventure books? As a child, I felt overwhelmed knowing that there was always another version—it somehow made the story seem less sturdy, lent the imagination a transparent quality.

BALLETCOLLECTIVE
The Group as Power Source

In this era of crowd-sourcing, a sharing economy, and a Socialist garnering widespread support as a presidential candidate, BalletCollective makes sense. This ballet troupe is not leaderless—Troy Schumacher is the director and choreographer, and Ellis Ludwig-Leone is composer and music director.

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DEC 15-JAN 16

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