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2008 Stories by Keisha Franklin

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  • BREAKIN' LOOSE

    published November 12, 2008

    The ladies of Decadancetheatre aren't into the type of pansy moves often found in a Pussycat Dolls show. With a feminine edge, they retain... More >>

  • TWISTED SISTERS

    published September 23, 2008

    Kicking off its 25th-anniversary season, the eternally bold Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company presents A Quarreling Pair, a playful... More >>

  • AILEY 101

    published August 5, 2008

    Almost everyone wishes they could move like an Ailey dancer. Unfortunately, not everybody can be as lithe as the movers who make up the... More >>

  • GOT THE 311?

    published July 2, 2008

    Rants about Mayor Bloomberg and the general inefficacy of city government typically take the form of angry protests outside City Hall. But... More >>

  • COVERT ACTION

    published June 3, 2008

    Pavel Zustiak wants you to experience the world as if for the first—or the last—time. The award-winning choreographer’s Blind... More >>

  • BIG BANG

    published May 20, 2008

    Each year, BAM’s annual DanceAfrica Festival is a damn good reason to stay in town over... More >>

  • STEP OFF

    published May 13, 2008

    Last year’s first annual Dance Parade was a nice reminder of the spunk we still have in this town. Created to unify the dance... More >>

  • DIVINE MADNESS

    published May 6, 2008

    What leads people to madness? For thousands of years, love—or rather the lack of it—has often been to blame. In its daring world... More >>

  • SHAKE YOUR BODY

    published May 6, 2008

    If you’ve ever wanted to twirl like a flamenco dancer or tap your feet like Fred Astaire, National Dance Week is the perfect time for... More >>

  • A BEAUTIFUL MIND

    published April 29, 2008

    Lyrical dance can come off as very corny if it’s choreographed with too much of a heavy... More >>

  • FOREVER YOUNG

    published April 22, 2008

    Where would the dance world be without its next generation of brilliant dancers bidding fair to be the next Baryshnikov, Nijinsky, or Pavlova? The... More >>

  • ISLAND LIFE

    published April 22, 2008

    Jamaica is much more than a great travel destination where you can sit in the sun and maybe, ahem, buy a little ganja on the sly: It’s a... More >>

  • SECOND THAT EMOTION

    published April 15, 2008

    Choreographer Zvi Gotheiner’s work can go from the deeply personal (without seeming too self-centered) to humorous in a matter of seconds. In... More >>

  • FIRE-STARTERS

    published April 15, 2008

    Even in the world of modern dance, where women have made substantial contributions (Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, Doris Humphrey, etc.), male... More >>

  • STEP RIGHT UP!

    published April 8, 2008

    We dare you to look behind the curtain, because Miss Azure Barton has a few tricks she’d like to share. They’re more than tricks,... More >>

  • POLE POSITION

    published April 1, 2008

    Choreographer Eliot Feld is remarkable at what he does: Not only are his dances respected around the world, but he’s also the mastermind... More >>

  • METHOD MAN

    published March 25, 2008

    Choreographer Stephen Petronio is like the punk kid in high school that everyone wants to hang out with. The innovator is eternally edgy,... More >>

  • ABOVE THE CUT

    published March 25, 2008

    Brazil might be hot, but not every dance troupe based there can represent an impeccable fusion of the region’s fiery moves (we’re not... More >>

  • LADY MIX-A-LOT

    published March 18, 2008

    Dancing with rhythm and balance while belting out notes on cue is a hell of a lot harder than people like Janet Jackson and Madonna make it look.... More >>

  • YEE-HAAW!

    published March 11, 2008

    City attitudes getting on your nerves? Feel like you might go postal any minute? Maybe it’s time for a little Southern comfort (and we... More >>

  • GET FRESH CREW

    published March 4, 2008

    Right when you think this city’s underground scene has lost all its flavor, Tamango’s Urban Tap arrives to remind us that some... More >>

  • PASS THE SYRUP

    published March 4, 2008

    Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a party and hear something other than played-out songs by Justin Timberlake and Rihanna? Seriously, how many... More >>

  • CARIBBEAN TANGO

    published February 26, 2008

    Haiti and the Dominican Republic’s feudal tendencies are notoriously historic, so it’s rare to see anything that brings both sets of... More >>

  • SKY’S THE LIMIT

    published February 26, 2008

    By this time of year, we’re all longing for those summer nights of dancing under the stars. Fortunately, tonight’s One Step... More >>

  • RUMP SHAKERS

    published February 19, 2008

    Remember when Mark Wahlberg was the lead of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch; Hammer pants were actually taken seriously; Cher was asking if you... More >>

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