Communities Coming Together: A Dance for Social Change Review

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Dance for Social Change festival. The mission for Dance for Social Change was to bring artists, activists and community members together to inspire dialogue and action about the key issues confronting the city of New Orleans. The inaugural festival took place on September 21, 2014 on … More Communities Coming Together: A Dance for Social Change Review

A Night at the Movies: A Review of Avatar Movement Company

Over the weekend I moseyed on down to the Marigny Opera House for Avatar Movement Company’s annual choreographer’s showcase. It’s been awhile since I’ve attended dance concert so I was uber excited.  This year’s theme was ” A Night at the Movies.” The company performed 13 pieces inspired by popular films, such as; Dreamgirls, Never … More A Night at the Movies: A Review of Avatar Movement Company

An Evening of Dance: Newcomb Dance Co. Performance

Last Saturday, february 8th, I made my way to Tulane to watch the FREE performance of Newcomb Dance Company’s An Evening of Dance.  It was a delightful performance that incorporated both beautiful classics and brand new pieces.   My quick thoughts:  1. It was extremely cute to watch dancers, Claire Escher and Lara Murray, recreate Wade Madsen’s, … More An Evening of Dance: Newcomb Dance Co. Performance

Review: Scottish Ballet’s “Streetcar Named Desire”

Last friday night The New Orleans Ballet Association presented the North American premiere of Scottish Ballet’s “Streetcar Named Desire,” at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. I had the privilege of going and It was amazing. Watching this ballet I saw the future of an artform I love so much. Director Nancy Meckler and choreographer Annabelle Lopez … More Review: Scottish Ballet’s “Streetcar Named Desire”

Review: Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival 2013

Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival took place September 26th- 29th. I went to the Friday and Saturday night shows in order to view both programs. Here’s a few thoughts on each piece. PROGRAM 1 Tsunami Dance : “Holding Chaos” Choreographer: Kettye Voltz Tsunami Dance demonstrated that there is strength in simplicity.  The piece started with  dancers … More Review: Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival 2013

Review: Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 6

This weekend I had the opportunity to indulge in my first real New Orleans dance event, Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 6. The annual three-day choreography festival is the brainchild of D’Project, INC. founders: Artistic Director, Eddy Villalta and Executive Producer, John Stockwell. In it’s sixth season at the Contemporary Arts Center, Southern Voices showcased … More Review: Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 6