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Arts Watch: Talking With Mark Dendy, Prepping to Premiere “Labyrinth” at Abrons

Throughout Mark Dendy's career, he has steadily defied expectations to work in defined categories. He is a choreographer/director/writer/dancer/performer. Or, as he puts it, “I have been working in this way--going back and forth between pure dance and opera and theater

Arts Watch: Dancer/Choreographer Lance Gries’ FIFTY Project @ La MaMa

Pivotal marks in life are always worth noting.  Former Trisha Brown dancer and Bessie-nominated choreographer Lance Gries has found an exceptional way to celebrate his 50th birthday. He invited fifty New York and European colleagues from his 25 year...

TLD Interveiw: Abrons New Director of Education, Robert La Fosse

Henry Street Settlement opened its doors this past weekend for a festive open house and introduction to their new Director of Education, esteemed dancer and choreographer Robert La Fosse. La Fosse was a long time Principal Dancer with the...

Danspace Premieres New Work by Yvonne Rainer

Renowned dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer, a seminal member of the highly influential avant-garde Judson Dance Theater of the 1960s, and improvisational dance collective Grand Union of the 1970s, brings three works to Danspace Project this week.  Performances will...

A Few More Weekend Events

Local businesses are dusting themselves off and opening back up for the weekend.  Here are a few of the happenings: Taylor 2, Paul Taylor's internationally acclaimed dance troupe, is performing a free concert at Abrons Arts Center on Sunday at...

TLD Interview: Principal Dancer Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor Dance Company

We spoke with Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Michael Trusnovec as he was preparing for the New York season at Lincoln Center. As a principal dancer for the company, Trusnovec moves gracefully, fully and with emotion, no matter the role....

Jody Oberfelder Examines the Heart With THROB

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder loves to stretch the boundaries of physicality in her work, often combining an array of highly athletic and expressive choreography with ample doses of humor and humanity. Her latest piece, THROB, comes to the Abrons Arts Center this...

A Night of “Black Dance” With Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Leave it to choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to jump-start one big spontaneous improv dance party during her “Black Jam” evening last night at Danspace Project (as part of the Platforms 2012: Parallels series). My iPhone camera could only...

Taylor 2 – Free Performance at Abrons Today

Paul Taylor's Taylor 2 dance company will perform two classic pieces at Abrons Arts Center today.  They write: Taylor 2 will perform Funny Papers and Airs. "Airs" is part of Paul Taylor’s celebrated collection of dances set to baroque...

Weekend Arts – LES Highlights

The Artichoke Dance Company is currently at the University Settlement with Lynn Neuman’s “Recession Dances, and so can you!”. The performances draw from dance styles of previous U.S. 20th Century recession eras, such as the Lindy Hop (Great Depression) and...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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