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Longing for Two Art Forms to Touch
Image: Casual Fifth

Longing for Two Art Forms to Touch

I still find myself waiting for it: when do the taiko and the dance come together?

Maddie Hopfield
September 29, 2020

Together, yet still alone
Photo: Courtesy of OhOK

Together, yet still alone

What would normally be touch now looks like hands absorbing one another.

Kristen Shahverdian
September 30, 2020

Fringe Festival Brings Kangaroo Zulu Dancers to the Virtual Stage
Screenshot: Annielille "Ani" Gavino

Fringe Festival Brings Kangaroo Zulu Dancers to the Virtual Stage

The performers break down the barriers of inequality, highlighting our shared humanity.

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
October 1, 2020

Reservoirs of Presence
Photo courtesy of FringeArts

Reservoirs of Presence

Aquifer of the Ducts, a meditative sound and colorscape with a single dancing figure, invites viewers to drop deeper

Christina Catanese
October 1, 2020

Coming Undone and Becoming Again
Photo: EMPAC

Coming Undone and Becoming Again

The shape-shifting American Chameleon navigates grief with care.

Emma Cohen
October 2, 2020

Travel Beyond Our Boundaries
Photo: Die-Cast

Travel Beyond Our Boundaries

Can't travel? Try a 'vicurious' theater trip.

Kristen Shahverdian
October 3, 2020

Staying Passionate About Dance
Photo: Aidan Un

Staying Passionate About Dance

Flamenco company Pasión y Arte turns to sevillana to stay connected.

Kristi Yeung
October 5, 2020

Distanced, But Not Far
Photo: Steve Pacek

Distanced, But Not Far

Though physically distant, the video reflects their feelings of closeness, as if daydreaming in synchrony.

Whitney Weinstein
October 6, 2020

Staff Tackle Culture and Policy at the Performance Garage
Photo: Terrell Halsey

Staff Tackle Culture and Policy at the Performance Garage

Given the reckoning around race and the recent #MeToo movement, I expected more response from dance leaders and dancers.

Kristen Shahverdian
October 7, 2020

Making Use of Empty Space
Photo: Courtesy of the Annenberg Center

Making Use of Empty Space

Pam Tanowitz takes advantage of an audience-free Annenberg Center to stage dances in new spaces.

Christina Catanese
October 20, 2020

Of an Era, Of a Moment, Of a Lifetime
Photo: Daniel Madoff

Of an Era, Of a Moment, Of a Lifetime

Seventy dancers celebrate Jasper Johns on a virtual platform—a true and gorgeous example of the new alone-together normal.

Emilee Lord
October 20, 2020

Black Dance Stories, Episode 16
Photo: Margo Tamizé

Black Dance Stories, Episode 16

Up close and personal with artists Olivier Tarpaga and Jasmine Hearn, who pull back the curtain on their unique stories.

Darcy Grabenstein
October 22, 2020

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