Dance Matters attended this event as its 3rd outing in 2023. Many of our members were struck by the theme of embattled political candidates fraught with confusing platforms of issues up until they rattled the stage with disparate dance vocabulary. The show that took place on City Center’s stage in the dead of winter was well attended by members of Congress as well as school students from the Bronx.
Oh what a joy to see this show! Dancing Matters was out once again in its March outing to see “Another Placeholder,” a tribute to contemporary dance brought on by seasoned dancer Tyler Peck along with Urban Legend, Princess Lockerooo– the unlikely duet paired the graceful movements of Peck’s ballet arabesque along with Princess Lockerooo’s fierce waacking gestures.
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Each year Dance USA sponsors “Dancer Forum” and this year marked the first return to the conference after 3 pandemic postponements. The much anticipated performances featured a fairly diverse range of genres, however, Dance Matters did note that a majority of the members feel that the Dancer Forum could have been better represented with folkloric and urban forms which were lacking.