Dancing on the Rail: May Brooklyn-based and BeyondBy Vanessa Manko
May offers a chance to see both works honed in Brooklyn neighborhoods and other works by choreographers far outside of New YorkAustralia to be exact.
Trisha Brown with Vanessa Manko
The Trisha Brown Dance Company, formed in 1970, celebrated its 35th anniversary season in April with two programs at Lincoln Centers Rose Theater.
Feedback at the FleaBy Emily Larocque
For the uninitiated, there are often two common responses to dance: bafflement or boredom. Reasons for these reactions vary from work to work. Some choreographers create works with a narrative or theme that either doesn’t quite communicate or one that has gone too far beyond any level of comprehension. A dance doesn’t have to be intellectual to be good, but like any other art form, dance isn’t very forgiving of artistic laziness or a lack of clarity and thematic structure. This is perhaps more true of dance, which relies on movement, or the nonverbal, as a means of expression.
Memories of the RevolutionBy Nicole Pope
Chinas Yellow River (also known as Chinas Sorrow) has made at least five major course changes since 602 B.C. During these tumults, the river destroyed everything in its path, causing major floods and killing hundreds of thousands of people.