Pilobolus

Dancers as birds in flesh-toned leotards. Sculptures brought to life on a pedestal. Kaleidoscopic videos of dancers in real time. Misfit characters dancing with tiny chairs. An audience in awe as summer rain held off last Thursday evening and the phenomenonal dance troupe called Pilobus reigned supreme from the bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Just…

The Hunger

Someone once told me that you can tell how fantastic a music festival is if the number of bands you wished you could have seen is equally as long as the groups you did get to see. This rule certainly applies to the BAM Next Wave Festival. The list of what I wish I could…

Martin Creed: The Back Door

I had a fun, if not slightly unnerving romp around the Park Avenue Armory with friends last night. Artist Martin Creed took over the entire first floor of the Armory, creating an exhibition entitled The Back Door. He has been working over 20 years, and is known for his minimalist style. This interactive exhibition presented…

The Spinning Wheel Festival, Part I

Dig it, man! On Friday night at BRIC, I was thrilled to attend the opening of both the interactive exhibition and the multimedia performance of The Spinning Wheel, based on the life of steve ben israel and The Living Theater.  The Spinning Wheel Festival was brilliantly conceived by steve’s son, hip hop theater artist Baba Israel….

Abacus

I could not remember what Abacus was about because I see so many shows and I sometimes forget what inspired me to choose them. Therefore, I walked in to the show at BAM’s Fisher Building having no idea what was about to unfold. I am glad for that because this show really made me see the world…