• July 2018 Round up: CUNY Dance Initiative artists at The Pillow, The Yard, and The Quarry

    CUNY Dance Initiative artists have been commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, The Yard, ADF, and a slew of other summer festivals and venues. Here’s where to catch them onstage and in the studio in July. PERFORMANCES June 28 – July 1: Sidra Bell Dance New York at New York Live Arts (NYC) June 29 – July 1: Urban Bush Women […]

  • Happening now! CDI artists are all around town in June

      Pull out your calendars! The CUNY Dance Initiative has provided residencies for 92(!) NYC-based choreographers and dance companies since the program started in 2014. Here’s where to see our current and former resident artists this June — up, down, and all around town. PERFORMANCES June 7 & 8: Jason Samuels Smith & Les Ballets Trockadero […]

  • Falling in Love with the Socialization of Dance: Johnnie Cruise Mercer

    Jaime Shearn Coan interviewed CDI artist Johnnie Cruise Mercer live as part of Writing About Performance, an undergraduate class Coan is teaching at Queens College this semester. Mercer has been in residence at York College’s Performing Arts Center in 2017-18, and will be presenting on the action of black&white there on May 11. Some excerpts […]

  • kris seto + shoey sun |vessels

    Choreographic duo |vessels| finds Neutral Ground

    Kris Seto and Shoey Sun, the creative and choreographic duo |vessels|, are storytellers who merge dance with different worlds. They’re premiering Neutral Ground, a personal reflection on growing up Asian-Pacific American and the awkwardness of being part of the so-called “model minority,” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at the end of April.  How did your collaboration start? Are […]

  • Andrew Nemr: Tap Stories

  • al Blackstone

    Al Blackstone on choreographing for the camera and an umbrella

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