Classical ballet, modern dance, and spoken word collided on the opening night of the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s return to New York City. The graceful and elegant movements of the dancers mesmerized the audience from beginning to end. Having never seen ballet before, I did not know what to expect from this performance. The performers captured my attention right away, with classic pieces of dance from Swan Lake and Agon. [click to continue….]
The 2012 Whitney Biennial is the place to be for fans of American modern art. Running until May 27th the public is welcomed to see great works, ranging from cinema to prints to sculptures and performance art there is something for everyone at the Biennial. The young and lesser known artists that have pieces in this event were all asked to create art for the event. Artists like Sam Lewitt, Elaine Reichek, Dawn Kaspar, and many others created for this remarkable event. [click to continue….]
Click to watch Eisa's performance of "What's Left" at Symphony Space
Recently at Symphony Space, Eisa Davis literally lit up the stage with her golden dress and her shining personality, during a preview of Flowers Are Sleeping. She radiated a joy and an enthusiasm that entertainers seem to have lost in recent years. Her informality with the other performers, Charles Burnham playing the violin, Chris Eddleton beating his drums, bassist and cello player Keith Witty, and Jon Spurney playing the guitar and keyboard, and the audience created a positive and friendly vibe in the theater.
Not only was she a pleasure to watch, but she performed beautifully. Her songs really spoke to me; they all seemed to address the way people interact with each other which I find fascinating. Davis’s songs were very jazzy, but managed to incorporate very difficult words. In fact one of her songs was titled, “Invariably,” and she managed to use this word frequently in this song without sounding silly. Along with her excellent voice, Davis invited a variety of singers come and perform with her, like vocalist Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kelly McCreary, which really added to the friendly and light hearted atmosphere. Along with the guest vocalist, there was a surprise dance performance [click to continue….]