December 16, 2011

Disco dance party

 Turn out the lights, turn up the lights and turn on the disco ball. We danced hard at last night's Girl Walk // All Day screening. It was glorious.

My life has been full of dance lately, and I've had the chance to see more dance this year than ever in my life. I wanted to share a few performances I've attended or have caught my eye.

+ Pina, the Wim Wenders film about Pina Bausch, the legendary choreography, ballet director and dancer, is coming to IFC Center on December 23rd.
+ Traces is a heart-thumping show combining circus and street theater currently playing at the Union Square Theater. It melds acrobatics, dance, theater, aerials and music for 90 non-stop minutes. JBK took me for my birthday, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
+ Tonight we're headed to Kiss the Air!, choreographed by MacArthur Genius Award winner Elizabeth Streb, another high-flying performance that "incorporates ziplines, ladders, trampolines, hoops and bungee cords" at the Park Avenue Armory. Streb's work looks to stretch the human body to its limits. There are several more performances through Sunday, 12/18 + you can get tickets here.
+ Yvonne Meier's The Shining, originally created for P.S. 122 in 1992, is being recreated at New York Live Arts with a new set of dancers and asks, "how do we hide from fear,  play with thrills and terrors?" I've only read the NY Times review of the piece thus far, but my interest is piqued. Tickets are available for performances through December 18th, and December 20th - 23rd.