#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…

#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.

#ArtsAdvocacy2013

Make your voice heard!  Americans for the Arts has amazing resources for you to show your support.  Check out these 10reasons why the arts matter.

#MuseumMadness

Exhibitions to check out: Flamenco: 100 Years of Flamenco in New York NYPL hosts this small, but jam-packed exhibit filled with photos, video, and memorabilia weaving together the storied history of flamenco.  Free! NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star Haven’t made it to this yet, but dying to go!!  Free on Thursday…

#Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010

For Black Friday, quite a few museums offered free admission which allowed my friend and former fellow performer with the Flying High Circus to tour “Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010” at Bard Graduate Center. This was the perfect exhibit for us – tracing our family tree in a way.  Apparently it attracted other…

#ThePerformanceClub: From Within the Field

http://theperformanceclub.org/ So excited to have found this; especially in light of the intense dialogue of Saturday’s Conversations Without Walls at Danspace re: Deborah Hay and her recent presentation Blues at MOMA, Kathy Wasik, niv Acosta, race, class, hierarchy, and fairness. I will not attempt to reiterate the fast-flowing, contentious conversation but I will say I…

Roommate Date: #FreeweekendattheMet

I’ve been in a bit of slump.  I drag myself to work, then the gym, then home where I watch the Real Housewives.  My roommates come and go while I cuddle with the couch in front of the AC. The heat wave is killing me.  I take cold showers, I sleep on top of the…

Alonzo King’s LINES, #wheredotheycomefrom

LINES Ballet’s recent season at The Joyce Theater presented two works, Scheherazade and Resin.  In creating works, Mr. King delves into his concept entirely by exploring the history, cultural heritage, and ethnomusicology to build rich yet abstract works.  Scheherazade, with its exploration of 1,001 Arabian Nights, underscored a topic I explored previously in dance history…

MOMA Culture #FreeFridays

It’s only been in the last couple years that I actually learned to enjoy a museum.  I finally realized that I don’t have look at every single thing, love every single thing, or understand any single thing.  I still tend to get visual overload, but I’m learning to let myself have a time-out from examining…