Monday, November 29, 2010

Hinterland etc.

I hope everyone had an amazingly Happy Thanksgiving!
I wasn't in town this past weekend, so I didn't catch the show, but here's Cynthia Perry's review in of Luminocity's presentation of Hinterland. And here's a photo slideshow of the same in Creative Loafing by Tara-Lynne Pixley.
Otherwise, how are the Nutcracker's going around town? Other holiday shows out there? Having fun?

Monday, November 22, 2010

About last weekend

So to update from over the weekend, here are some (p)reviews of things that happened around town (that I mentioned in my last post).
  • A preview of the Emory Dance Company show by Collin Kelly on Atlanta INtown online.
  • A review of the Kennesaw State University dance program's show by Andrew Alexander on Creative Loafing online.
  • A review of CORE Performance Company in Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) also by Andrew Alexander.
  • Another review of Corazón Abriendo by Cynthia Perry on
If I missed any other articles, please let me know. And of course, always interested in what you guys saw this weekend, or performed in, and how it went!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dance this weekend

So not surprisingly for it's being the last weekend before Thanksgiving, several of the college departments are doing their fall shows (Kennesaw, Emory and Spelman), and CORE Performance Company's performing Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) at the Balzer. About upcoming shows:
Preview of Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening) from Creative Loafing's Andrew Alexander
A piece on Kennesaw State University's dance program director Ivan Pulinkala in the Sunday Paper
And about recent shows:
Review of Blackbird by Brooks & Company dance from Cynthia Perry
Preview and review of the same by Creative Loafing's Andrew Alexander

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Dance Buddies"

In case you didn't read down to the very end of the most recent DanceATL email, a recent thought spurred by conversations with a couple of other art-interested folks who said "I would love to come, but I have a hard time finding someone to go with me" is to make a DanceATL program called something like "dance buddies" (suggestions for the name?) Folks who're flying solo to a show can meet up at the dance table in the lobby of the performance before the show, during intermission and even afterward. Nothing formal, just a way to go alone without being alone. I know I've had friends with whom I regularly go see shows (pre-baby!), but there are always times when you can't find anybody or end up going too last minute etc.
Should we have a meet up ahead of time? Or after? Should we wear buttons that let each other know who we are? Eventually try to get tickets together? (much more complicated, that.) There's potential for a whole group of dance enthusiasts to form that gets together for shows all around town. But no expectations of that at this point. Right now, we'll just if anybody likes the idea? The concept is still in formation and we'd be happy to hear your thoughts on making it work!

Of course, we'd love it if the reality were that people who have a problem finding folks to come with them manage to strong-arm their significant other or friends into going and then the friends find that they actually kinda like that dance stuff and turn into huge fans as a result. But, in the absence of that happening (I certainly seem to have the luck that the things I take my husband to are guaranteed to be, um, challenging? in a variety of ways) this is a way to at least let the people who ARE interested be able to make it.
And by the way, if you're not on the DanceATL elist but you'd like to be, please contact me to be added at And please send submissions for the enews to the same address. I can't promise exactly when the next one will go out, unfortunately, but maybe in mid-December? The next meeting will be December 5 in the afternoon. I'll do another post soon with details!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Catching up

So it's been a while, I apologize. There's been a lot going on! And personally I've been busy partly because I've been dancing more, so I can't complain.
Here we go with a bunch of links here to try to catch up on the last couple of weeks.
The 1st ever "we didn't have time to make it pretty" DanceATL enews went out and here's a link so you can read it if you aren't on the mailing list. And if you're not on the list but you'd like to be, please email and we'll get you added!
And on the (p)review front for this week:
  • Dance Canvas preview and review from Creative Loafing's Andrew Alexander