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Free in NYC: Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell

Free shows in NYC this week include:   Wednesday, July 3; Friday, July 5; and Saturday, July 6 Partners in life and in work—and part of our 25 to Watch in 2013—former Cunningham dancers Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell perform r e v e a l, a site-specific piece that draws from a laundry list […]

Why I Dance: Rashaun Mitchell

A resilient dancer with a calming focus, Rashaun Mitchell was called “the most riveting dancer” in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company by New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay. Mitchell grew up in Atlanta and started dancing at the Concord Academy in Massachusetts, where he studied with former Joffrey and Tharp dancer Richard Colton. […]

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30 Over 30: Dance Pros Who Prove Success Can Happen at Any Age

Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]

Blending Butoh, Cunningham and Her Own Enigmatic Style: Mina Nishimura

Mina Nishimura crawls inchworm style across weathered wood panels. Then, as she cycles through a series of gestural phrases, her facial muscles transform along with her body. Wearing loose sweatpants and brightly colored sneakers, her movement is at once whimsical and structured, playful and abstract. As the five-minute film set to Miles Davis’ “Black Satin” […]

Contemporary Dancer Cori Kresge Uses Dance and Poetry to Make Sense of Life

Plenty of people have described dance as “poetry in motion.” But for Cori Kresge, the relationship between poetry and dance goes deeper. When not in a pandemic, Kresge performs with a number of contemporary artists, like Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Rebecca Lazier and Xavier Cha. A former member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy […]