December – 2023 – Danspace Project

December 2023

Remembering the Spirit of Dance by Anh Vo

In a hazy and shadowy lighting, three black femme dancers are placed on the altar steps. Leslie is seated on her knees with an arm outstretched to the ground. Paloma, in the middle, is standing crouched, also with her right arm outstretched toward the ground. Tenisha walks facing away from the group.

Please read choreographer Anh Vo’s reflections on Leslie Parker’s NYC premiere of Divination Tools: imagine home, the latest iteration of Parker’s multi-year project, Call to Remember. In this essay, Vo brings their background in shamanistic ritual and performance practice into… Read more

“You” by Koma Otake: Choreographer’s Notes

Two side-by-side images of Koma Otake. The sepia image on the left is of a young Koma (1981), shirtless with a red chili pepper necklace. On the right, is an image of an older Koma (2023) shirtless and covered in white chalky make-up, wearing the same chili pepper necklace.

Koma Otake brings his latest solo, You, to Danspace Project. “In dancing this trilogy, I engage and converse with various You but one at a time. Friends, parents, siblings, spirits, streets, fields, and objects with personal memories all inspire and… Read more

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