The critically acclaimed documentary “Rize” claims to be about a new form of hip hop dancing, called “krumping,” that transcends commercialism. By Debra Cash The commercial calculation of MTV, smoggy and as near at hand as central LA, lurks in the margins of the new critically admired hip hop dance documentary, “Rize.” The film examines […]
A festival dedicated to 19th century choreographer August Bournonville packed a wallop.
By Debra Cash Tap superstar Savion Glover effortlessly bridges the jazz and rap generations. Improvography is a word coined by the late Gregory Hines. Neologisms are about grabbing the power to make definitions; they assert that language is not specific or expressive enough to make your meaning clear. When tap dancer Savion Glover uses “Improvography” […]
A retrospective chronicles the four-decade career of radical dance giant Yvonne Rainer.
Urban Bush Women go back to the past in the name of a more communal and compassionate future.
The challenge of building a new dance audience lies in presenting, and contextualizing, thought-provoking work
Dance icon Bill T. Jones confounds expectations about race and the power of stereotypes in two new dance pieces. “Reading, Mercy and the Artificial Nigger” and “Mercy 10×8 On a Circle” by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company By Debra Cash Bill T. Jones would no doubt take umbrage at being compared to the white […]
A new dance show by Rennie Harris serves as a valuable response to MTV’s commercialization of hip hop.
Students and audiences of tomorrow deserve exposure to great dances, but they are not always getting them.
The number of solo dance performances is growing, and it is not only because they are cheap to produce.