Review the Review : -Roger Catlin’s WP review of Tia Nina at Cap Fringe

Preface: It’s no understatement to say dance garners few reviews in DC. It’s pleasing to see initiatives appearing to help rectify this, but what’s even more unseen is reviews themselves being, well, reviewed! -and before we even get started, let us remember this great quote from Eleanor Roosevelt; Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss… More Review the Review : -Roger Catlin’s WP review of Tia Nina at Cap Fringe

DORRANCE DANCE AT BACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FIESTY, FACILE, FUNKY, FLUID: MICHELLE DORRANCE’S EXPLORATIONS AND EXPANSIONS OF THE TAP GENRE Dorrance Dance BackRock Center for the Arts Germantown, Maryland May 14-15, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Virtuoso tap claimed the Main Stage at BlackRock Center for the Arts on a recent Saturday night. Michelle Dorrance – winner of numerous awards and fellowships… More DORRANCE DANCE AT BACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Big Dance Theater at ADI by Luella Christopher

BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM (STICK, SLED, SLIPPERS, HEARTH, BOOK, BUNDLE, BALL) Big Dance Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Wild, wacky and wonderful to such a degree that it’s hard to decide where to focus. Big Dance Theater gleans inspiration from “disciplines of the concise”:… More Big Dance Theater at ADI by Luella Christopher

Company E at the John F. Kennedy Center by Luella Christopher

GENERATIONS: POLAND – FOUR GENERATIONS OF DANCE AND MUSIC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. March 16-18, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Quirky, somber, provocative and epic. These terms describe, respectively, the four works – “Who Let the Dogs Out?”, “Dirge”, “Didi and Gogo”, and “Air” – presented by Company /… More Company E at the John F. Kennedy Center by Luella Christopher

Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher

MEMORABLE MOTIONLESSNESS: WHY PATTERNS/RECESS BY JONAH BOKAER American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. 20850 February 26-27, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Jonah Bokaer is a revolutionary choreographer in the best possible way. As relayed to New York Social Diary on July 18, 2008, the many titles of Bokaer’s pieces over the last decade deal with subtraction… More Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher