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Angie, The Crafty Burlesque Dancer

Thursday, March 04, 2010

By night, Angie Pontani is a burlesque dancer. By day, she's a craft-obsessed homebody, whose passions include crochet, stitching and stain removal.

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Performance Club

Censored at P.S. 1

Monday, March 01, 2010

Ann Liv Young is known for her raunchy performances.  What did P.S. 1 expect when she performed this weekend?  And did they shut the show down?

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Performance Club

The Wooster Group's "North Atlantic" Sets Sail

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Wooster Group’s 1982 work “North Atlantic."

The opening season of the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Jerome Robbins Theater.

And us!

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The Arts File

What's Next for the Dance Troupe Morphoses?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Some answers from WNYC's cultural critic, Claudia La Rocco.

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Performance Club

'Single Ladies' Dominate YouTube

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.

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Performance Club

Performance Club: What We Saw at the Armory

Monday, February 22, 2010

There's nothing like debating the nuances of a show beneath the moldering head of a taxidermied wolverine.

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Performance Club

Farewell Ohio

Monday, February 22, 2010

Well, folks, it’s official. The Ohio Theater has received written notification that the landlord at 66 Wooster Street, the Ohio's longtime home, is triggering the termination clause in its lease as of August 31, 2010.

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Performance Club

Sehgal and Maxwell's Cannonballs

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.

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Performance Club

Inside the Armory

Friday, January 29, 2010

Be a part of an exclusive dress rehearsal for a new show at the Armory. Sign up here.

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Studio 360

Nobody Puts Jane Austen in a Corner

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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 ...

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Performance Club

Performance Club: Get Yourself Downtown

Friday, January 22, 2010

Smutty, sexy, smart.  The downtown performance scene is as hot as ever. Watch a performance from a recent party.

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Studio 360

Can Art and Football Mix?

Monday, January 18, 2010

George Plimpton famously combined letters and football when he took a break from his day job as editor-in-chief of The Paris Review to try out for the Detroit Lions - as a 36-year-old rookie quarterback.  He documented the sobering experience in his classic book, Paper Lion.  ...

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Performance Club

Under the Radar Underwhelms

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.

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Performance Club

2010 Wish List: Riots, Risks and Lady Gaga

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Writing January wish lists is much more fun than trying to sum up the past decade. Here are 10 things that will never happen in 2010:

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WQXR News

How Does a Ballet Dancer Become an Étoile?

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.

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Features

Holiday Weekend Roundup, Dec. 25-27

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, Dec. 25
11:30am-4pm // Upper East Side

The Jewish Museum hosts A Family Celebration, a day-long event featuring a Klezmer concert, tours and kid-friendly activities.

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Studio 360

Carmen Miranda: O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem

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.

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Features

The Good Dance

Friday, December 18, 2009

Brooklyn choreographer Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba of Senegal have been collaborators for seven years.  Their newest work, The Good Dance — dakar/brooklyn, stretches from the Congo River to the Mississippi Delta.

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Performance Club

Crashing Downtown's Definitive Bash

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

That's right, folks: our December outing will also mark our one-year anniversary (nothing like the paper anniversary for an online club...).

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Performance Club

Zero-Gravity Catwalk

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

P. Club organizer Claudia La Rocco reports back on two recent Performa events: a problematic panel discussion called "Writing Live" and Christian Tomaszewski and Joanna Malinowska's Soviet sci-fi fashion show.

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