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There Are No Fixed Points in Space: Remembering Merce Cunningham

I spent much of the summer of 2009 locked away studying the visual language of dance notation amongst dancers and choreographers at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Though an abandoned Master’s thesis topic, I loved being a guest in their world of taped toes and fingers, listening to headphones blaring...

Special Sunday "Brunch Break" Video: The Origins of Breakdancing

Saw this the other day on my B-Boy cousin’s Facebook page and had to share. Video highlights include: the first B-Girl crew, early DJ battles, what has to be the first moon walk, Chaplin doing his thing, flying Cossacks, and some amazing women showing their moves, yes, “backwards and in high heels.” Enjoy!

Today's Obsession: Move Around

Move Around is a fascinating piece of sketchbook-like software for dancers by Jeremie Bernheim. It uses a version of augmented reality and gestures to realize an interface in the dancer’s natural space: the entire body. Arms at certain angles access different aspects of the interface, such as older recordings, music files, and basic recording...

Today’s Obsession: Chicago by Efdemin

Released earlier in July, Efdemin’s Chicago is a dense piece of electronic dance that is an amazing work soundtrack. It’s a big, conflicted piece of composition, one referring to a vast city’s many boroughs and neighborhoods, easily reflected in Chicago’s broad, yet claustrophobic spaces—this is an aural tour through wide, partially-ruined streets, our many...