For a moment, Okpokwasilis ruminations on the transformative power of poetry transport me to a visceral experience of my own. Last June, I ventured out to Governors Island to witness an iteration of her current work, presented as part of the River To River Festival.
February 28 marked the New York premiere of Some of a Thousand Words at the Joyce Theater, and another point in Wendy Whelan’s trajectory from New York City Ballet principal to contemporary dance collaborator.
While the Oscars took center stage on laptops and TV screens across Brooklyn, Emi, Amy and Mimi, the Celebrated Love Partners, and their Bicycle Emi Nomo commanded the intimate space of Triskelion Arts.
Dear Trisha, Remember that time you danced for me and only me, with Carolyn Lucas playing Bob's score on a cassette recorder? It was 1994, and you were about to premiere "If you couldn't see me," so I went to the studio to talk to you about it. (I think I must have been writing about it for "Goings on About Town.")