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Memory, Identity, Fragmented Masculinity
Photo: Mark Simpson

Memory, Identity, Fragmented Masculinity

In the realm of MEN--Olivier Tarpaga's dazzling work.

Carolyn Merritt
October 20, 2017

Belén Maya’s Romnia—A Searing Homage to Romany Women
Photo: Prisca Briquet

Belén Maya’s Romnia—A Searing Homage to Romany Women

Maya roots her portrayal of Roma women in an ancient past.

Jonathan Stein
October 20, 2017

A Cool Cushion Between Realities
Photo: Bruce Hooke

A Cool Cushion Between Realities

It felt exactly right that a choreographer should be the one to lead this discovery of virtual reality's promise.

Ellen Chenoweth
October 23, 2017

Straight Outta’ Philly: Illuminated, Dancing
Photo: CJ Harris

Straight Outta’ Philly: Illuminated, Dancing

A sweaty, blissful finale brings home the power of Hip-Hop as a uniting force.

Sara Graybeal
October 28, 2017

Gallim’s Feet Skipping Around Solid Stone
Photo: Stephanie Berger

Gallim’s Feet Skipping Around Solid Stone

Andrea Miller is the first ever Artist-in-Residence in dance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
November 9, 2017

Having Fun at the Ballet
Photo: Erin Baiano

Having Fun at the Ballet

When was the last time you actually had fun seeing the ballet?

Lynn Matluck Brooks
November 12, 2017

Absolution in the Witness, in the First Breath
Photo: Lauren Mandilian Huot

Absolution in the Witness, in the First Breath

A single burst of color across a backdrop of white sheets.

Kat Sullivan
November 18, 2017

To Signposts and Light Poles
Image: Artblog

To Signposts and Light Poles

Our 1st Prize Winner in the 2017 New Art Writing Challenge

Nicole Sonsini
November 29, 2017

Toying with Rocks: Jottings on the Ardmore Cairn
Photo: John Muse

Toying with Rocks: Jottings on the Ardmore Cairn

Our Honorable Mention in the 2017 New Art Writing Challenge

Nishat Hossain
November 30, 2017

Hold Still While We Try to Figure This Out Together
Photo: Subcircle

Hold Still While We Try to Figure This Out Together

The piece exposes its own process, inviting the viewer to ask what it means to do this work.

Kirsten Kaschock
December 1, 2017

I Wanted to Love You, Blood Wedding
Photo: Bill Hebert

I Wanted to Love You, Blood Wedding

Their bodies create a sense of enclosing dread, a weight that becomes too heavy without counter.

Jenna Horton
December 12, 2017

Architectures of Time and Space
Photo: Bill Hebert

Architectures of Time and Space

Hellmut and Brenda hold the stage as centers of calm, strength, and wisdom amid BalletX’s young virtuosi.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
December 13, 2017

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