#NightattheMuseum: Alarm Will Sound with Dance Heginbotham

Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham turned movement and the music of Aphex Twin, Tyondai Braxton and Edgard Varèse upside down in their collaboration at The Met on Thursday, February 20th for Twinned, the third performance of Alarm Will Sound’s work as Artist in Residence.  The orchestra appeared to fall away into the reflecting pool…

#CollateralDamage: It’s what you don’t know

Melia recently shared this spoken word/poetry at an Open Mic night through friends of C3 Manhattan at The Penny Farthing.  Thanks to Danielle Velkoff of Purple Threads Ensemble for organizing and emceeing the diverse roster of artists! Originally two different works, Melia combined the two as they parallel a search for identity and affirmation.  As she…

The Grass is always Greener…in Ireland

Snowstorm Hercules brought some special snow deals for Broadway shows on Friday, January 3rd.  For $50, I enjoyed a fifth row seat to Manhattan Theatre Club’s opening preview performance of Outside Mullingar in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, directed by Doug Hughes.  Small screen veteran Debra Messing headlined with Brian F. O’Byrne. Outside Mullingar presents…

Martha Clarke’s Cheri: Majestic Melancholy

Martha Clarke’s Chéri brought me to the Signature Theatre for the first time – what a delightful place!  Smiling, energetic ushers greeted me each step of the way, right up to the bar for a quick pre-show snack.  I enjoyed my hummus pita pack with a glass of Malbec on a big cushy chair accompanied…

#fallfun: what to see

    Things I’m excited to see & do this Fall (arts-wise!): Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Martha Clarke’s Cheri American Museum of Natural History Butterfly Exhibit Smash spin-off story Hitlist at 54 Below But this “wicked awesome” Autumn Sangria is pretty awesome, too.

#likeateenager: Playwriting 101

This weekend I pursued a personal interest of mine: writing.  I’ve wanted to develop all the ideas constantly swirling in my head for plays and ballets but felt I didn’t have the skills or capacity to work it out.  I know how to produce performances but I’m interested in working more conceptually on a story/narrative….

#FallforDance: In Love

Well, I managed to “get lucky” and won the online lottery through The Public Theater for New York City Center’s Fall for Dance It was also my city-taste of Jacob’s Pillow outdoor stage since I couldn’t make it there during the summer.  The Delacorte placed dancers in luxurious oasis.  The bare stage created the illusion…

#FrenchAmour: Oui Danse at Danspace

“Bon soir, my name is Josephine,” said a smoky-eyed girl as I entered the hall at Danspace Saturday night to see the latest show joining the immersive theater cadre, French Amour directed by Brice Mousset. “Can you help me with these buttons, beautiful?” said a sweaty young man. As I fumbled with the buttons on…

#theshowmustgoon: 9/11

Around this time in 2001 I was nervously rehearsing my lines for a performance and even when I heard the news on the radio thought, “this must be a joke or something, no one would do that.” And then my family and I waited hours to hear from my aunt working at the Pentagon. And…

#thingsmightgetmessy: won’t you have some spaghetti?

Alice Gosti requests the honour of your presence for an evening of dining.  Dress comfortably, things might get messy. My first encounter with Gosti involved spaghetti-slinging and the slurping of wine.  No, we weren’t out to dinner together.  Well, I guess we were.  She sat on stage (with two other dancers nestled at a table…