Review: Investigation and engagement in Dalton Alexander’s solo debut, “#whitenoise – A Neologism”

This piece, #whitenoise – A Neologism, is about America’s current political state and our fixation on the news. News stories played from Dalton’s phone. Newscasters speaking of Donald Trump and North Korea played over the speakers. Even people in the crowd were talking about the presidency while Dalton painstakingly readied the stage.

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Review: Ritualistic Femininity and Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” in Sasha Waltz’s new creation “Women”

From the start, it’s clear that Waltz aims to highlight distinctions amongst the all-female ensemble, particularly in their movement qualities. In the many moments of unison ensemble work each dancer submits their own distinctive translation of the choreography; conveying the idea “woman” with her own arms, hands, head, feet, gaze, and so on.

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Sublime Uncertainty and the Search for a Sweet Spot: Jen Rosenblit’s “Swivel Spot” at the Every Body Festival

May 18th-21st The Sophiensaele in Berlin hosted “The Every Body Festival” focused on dance artists whose work challenges the conventional notion of the dancing body and what it can be. Jen Rosenblit, an American choreographer based in New York and Berlin, was one of the artists invited to present work in the festival.
“What if there is no future, what if we swivel on the same spot, mistaking it for change?”

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Review: Didy Veldman’s new production researches the nuts and bolts of this human obsession that is Happiness

What happiness is cannot be condensed in one sole answer, mainly because there isn’t a universal way to it but there are infinite. Renowned choreographer Didy Veldman presents ‘The Happiness Project’ as the cover letter to introduce her own new company Umanoove.

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Review: Aurora a Choreography by Meytal Blanaru

As part of “An Artistic Identity Swap” between Les Brigittines and beursschouwburg, Meytal Blanaru performed her deeply researched solo, Aurora, on April 20, 2017, which had originally premiered in 2014.

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Review: Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour by Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez

Mockumentary deals with death, love, limbo, sex, and ritual – often calling on the audience to question their own purpose within the work as well as the world. It continually questions the idea of God, taking the viewer on a journey of revelations.

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