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JACK FERVER with Ivan Talijancic
04/03/2018
BOMB Magazine
In his newest work, Everything is Imaginable, which premiered last month at New York Live Arts, Jack Ferver and his committed coterie of stunning performers (James Whiteside, Garen Scribner, Lloyd Knight, and Reid Bartelme) collectively exhume their personal queer histories and celebrate their childhood icons: Judy Garland, Brian Boitano, Martha Graham...

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Joanna Kotze #SpeakInDance segment
03/28/2018
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “What’s possible in a room?” said the choreographer Joanna Kotze (@jrkotze) of her new multidisciplinary collaboration with the dancer @nettayerushalmy, the visual artist @jonathanallenstudio and the composer Ryan Seaton (@riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine). In “What will we be like when we get there,” which opens...

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Making Connections: Joanna Kotze and Jonathan Allen Interviewed by Zachary Fabri
03/12/2018
BOMB Magazine
In 2015, I collaborated with the choreographer Joanna Kotze and visual artist Jonathan Allen on an evening-length performance, FIND YOURSELF HERE. I recently interviewed Joanna and Jonathan over email about their upcoming work—a multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition of new paintings—at New York Live Arts, and how their...

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Getting Into the Room With 2 Choreographers
02/27/2018
The New York Times
Is there a way to widen the aperture? This appears to be the goal of the “The Making Room,” a project led by the veteran choreographer Bebe Miller. At New York Live Arts last week, she and her esteemed colleague 

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Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst Re-Make Room for Contemporary American Dance
02/22/2018
The Village Voice
Sitting beside me at New York Live Arts was a bewildered young man from Long Island, a student at Queensborough Community College who’d been assigned to review the concert by Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst. He took a lot of notes, but confessed that he didn’t understand what he was...

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones’ Literary Inspiration and Continuous Innovation
01/31/2018
CityArts
“When we move away from the thematic, there’s something about the form of contemporary performance. It’s important to look at questions of what does time mean in Ambrose, in Lance and in Dora? What does history mean in Ambrose, in Lance and in Dora? How does sexuality work in Ambrose, Lance and Dora. What is the movement like? When Arnie Zane and...

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Bill T. Jones Combines Immersive Dance and Storytelling in Lance: Pretty
01/03/2018
Miami New Times
“I liked so much the feeling of embodying an oral history that I took the same technique when I was dealing with my nephew, Lance Theodore Briggs, who was very ill at that time,” [Bill] says. Lance was a performer in the ‘90s club scene who faced drug addiction, prostitution,...

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IMPRESSIONS: zoe | juniper's "Clear & Sweet" at New York Live Arts
12/21/2017
The Dance Enthusiast
zoe | juniper’s attention to detail is apparent. A majestic chandelier, seemingly comprised of thousands of white silk strings, hangs from the ceiling. Shifting projections give life to the prop, causing it to flicker, dance, and change color. A circle of light with smudged beams of color radiating outward mimics...

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On the Quest for Spiritual Spaces: zoe | juniper Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
12/12/2017
BOMB Magazine
Dancer and choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual/media artist Juniper Shuey have been creating serious stage magic under the moniker zoe | juniper for the past thirteen years. Based in Seattle, they are familiar to New York audiences, thanks to regular performances at progressive venues. As they gear up...

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IMPRESSIONS: Marjani Forté’s “Memoir of a... Unicorn” at the Collapsable Hole
11/27/2017
The Dance Enthusiast
While walking through Marjani Forté’s performance installation at the Collapsable Hole, a basement art gallery in Westbeth, literary magical realism comes to mind. (Later, I learn this connection more accurately reflects Forté’s fascination with Afrofuturism and science fiction). Memoir of a . . ....

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