[…] It’s Showtime NYC’s Festival of dreams was created by two international choreographers: Moya Michael from South Africa and Faustin Linyekula from the Congo worked in collaboration with the dancers. Both are primarily contemporary dance artists, and perhaps not the most obvious choice for a group rooted in NYC subway and street dance. Also in the blend is spoken word artist Nasiyr Abdullah, whose performance reckons with the historical and ongoing racial trauma of America. The successful cohesion of this mix is a statement in itself: white supremacy is a global force, but so is the black art that resists it. […]Read More
Out of nowhere, the clang of armor and the beat of hip-hop music boomed through a gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tourists who had been peering at filigreed shields and wrought-iron broadswords swung toward the sound.
There, beside a cluster of horse statues in armor, a dancer moved into a handstand — one-handed by necessity. On his free hand, he wore a gleaming silver gauntlet, which he shimmied off and placed on the floor so that it stood upright like the disembodied hand of a knight.
Above the medieval-style metal glove, he spun, he kicked, he flipped.Read More