Four dancers rehearse for the New Traditions Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean!

Dance Caribbean Collective strengthens “New Traditions” with second annual Festival

On a Sunday afternoon, 15 dancers and choreographers gather in a Brooklyn dance studio to share their works in progress under the careful eye of Candace Thompson, the founding Executive Director of Dance Caribbean Collective. Together, they are preparing for DCC’s second annual New Traditions Festival, a performance series that celebrates Caribbean diasporic dance traditions…

What To See This Weekend: May 6-10, 2015

Speaking Up for the Community: Marjani Forté performs at GibneyThe final part of a three-year-long project, “being Here…this time” is Marjani Forté’s investigation into the intersection of mental illness, addiction, and systemic poverty. Forté is known for her projects that bridge performance and community activism, and this time around she has partnered with composer and…

Looking back and moving ahead – Trainor Dance premieres “Faux Pas” at MMAC this weekend

With a flourish of long, colorful skirts, the members of Trainor Dance take their places for the day’s last run-through of their newly finished piece. The company will open its fourth performance season this weekend at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and though the seven dancers are undoubtedly tired, they betray no fatigue as they kneel and place their heads…

Marc Kirschner’s 2014 To-Do List for the Performing Arts

Following the 57th annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference last weekend, dance writer and TenduTV founder Marc Kirschner wrote up a list of six things he hopes the conference attendees will address throughout 2014. From expanding health care options to gracefully announcing a company’s last season, dance professionals have a lot on their…