“Barnard/Columbia Dances” weaves silence and spoken word into contemporary dance at New York Live Arts
“6, A, A, A, A, A, B, 3, D2, C, 9,” a voice called out.
‘-3RSSSS - (L-S)RSS + RS - π(R) = 0 where π(R) = 4-3 P/ AQR = -(2-3/A)dhui/DR’, better known as the ponytail equation, is a mathematical equation that models the swelling of a ponytail as the hair interacts with atmospheric forces. It’s also the title of a choreographed dance by Adrienne Truscott, which was second in the lineup performed by the Barnard/Columbia Dance Troupe at New York Live Arts....
It's 6:30 on a Friday, and it's already dark outside. Six people sit around a long table—not a bad turnout for a muggy day like today. They have gathered at the West Harlem Skills Training Center, a little black awning on the corner of 134th and Amsterdam, for a workshop about obtaining street vendor permits....
At “Barnard/Columbia Dances @ Miller Theatre,” dancers explored a range of human emotions and interactions through narrative dance.
“It’s about more than just dancing,” Gabri Christa, choreographer and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard, said about her creation for “Barnard/Columbia Dances at Miller Theatre,” the Barnard Department of Dance’s annual spring concert. “It’s about strength.”...
Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts showcases contemporary choreography, student performances
At what point does dance spill over into theater, comedy, or poetry?
The Barnard/Columbia Dances, which will take place on May 2 and 3 at Miller Theatre, will feature works from master choreographer Mark Morris, along with pieces by Jodi Melnick, Diane Coburn Bruning, and John Heginbotham....
David Su, CC '14 and drummer for Dances, needed to think about what the name of his band's new EP, "Whiter Sands," means to him. After a pause, he said the name draws on the idea of relief through contrast—an idea that translates extremely well to its overall sound. Despite its brevity—the EP is only four tracks long—there is a sweetness to each song's melody that crests into some surprisingly edgy psych-rock guitar hooks. Dances, which consists of Trevor Vaz, CC '11, Sam Stoeltje, and Su, released "Whiter Sands" on iTunes and cassette last week. Spectator talked to Su about his background and the band's experience recording....