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No Give Back’s: The Appropriation of Contemporary Dance in Pop Culture

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The appropriation of contemporary dance into pop culture both strengthens and weakens our form. We love the exposure but feel angry that those benefitting from our hard-won aesthetics and practices are not the true owners. Tourists not citizens. We don’t see bigger audiences at Revelations because of a twirled umbrella in Formation. Read more

Joel Bray on Shira Eviatar’s Rising

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Shira and Anat Amrani took the beauty and virtuosity of two adamantly non-European forms – belly-dancing and Yemenite folk dance – and stripped them back of decoration, historicity and cultural context. They used what was left to craft a truly brilliant piece of contemporary performanceRead more

CW Goes to School

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In a very thought-provoking meeting with Neta Pulvermacher’s 3rd year students at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance , we talked about what it means to be a professional audience. What questions do we ask ourselves when taking in performance? What do we hope to gain from seeing shows?Read more

Amir Castro on Multi by Anat Katz and Erez Maayan

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*english follows מספר מחשבות שעלו לי תוך כדי הצפייה במופע מולטי/ענת כ”ץ וארז מעין מעניין לדעת כמה מופעים שעלו כאן כותבים בברושור / פלאייר / דף ערב שלהם את צמד המילים “ניסוי בימתי”. וכמה מהם באמת מבצעים ניסוי כנה על עצמם וקהלם. במולטי, גם אם לא כתוב כך במפורש, היתה בהחלט תחושה של סיור במעבדה.Read more