Thursday, February 25, 2010
I totally spaced putting Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as the "most important pop culture dance development" on my 2009 list. Better late than never, especially as "Single Ladies" continues to be a force.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
While waiting to experience Tino Sehgal's Guggenheim project, P. Club organizer Claudia La Rocco is checking out Richard Maxwell's "Ads" this weekend -- and has arranged a discount for Performance Club members.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
By Jess Jiang
It's Friday night, and I'm sweating on the dance floor. Am I at some chic nightclub? Not exactly. Instead of a techno beat, the sounds of fiddles, guitars, recorder, dulcimer, and banjo hang in the air.
Okay, I confess: I love Contra dancing. It's a rowdy mix ...
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Under the Radar, Mark Russell’s international festival of contemporary theater, is now in its sixth year, and it’s bigger than ever: 20 shows over 12 days through January 17th, spread out at spaces around the city in addition to its home base, the Public Theater.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The New York Times reports that Karl Paquette, 33, a dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet, was promoted to étoile (star) dancer at the company’s New Year’s Eve performance of Rudolf Nureyev’s Nutcracker.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This samba was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace — with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.