Posts Tagged ‘daniel burkholder’

ToDo ToDay: Michael Mayer! Pi Day!

UPDATE: Due to medical issues, Michael Mayer's performance at U Street Music Hall has been canceled. Huxley, Beautiful Swimmers, and Brian Billion will perform instead.
Michael Mayer has been embedded in Cologne’s electronic-music scene for the better part of 20 years, helping shape one of Germany’s most  influential record labels, Kompakt. Yet he hasn’t given as [...]

Dancing on Their Own

Outside of Sidney Harman Hall last Thursday evening, Keira Hart Mendoza’s company UpRooted Dance was releasing balloons into the sky.
Titled “What Goes Up Must Come Down,” her piece transformed the sidewalk into a windswept stage, while dancers with balloons clipped to their bodies and hair floated into the Harman’s foyer. It was a delightful, thoughtful exploration [...]

Smooth Moves: Two Improv Masters Perform “Sightlines”

Dance Place is the region’s most reliable spot for local and touring modern dance, yes. But it’s also famous for its years-long loyalty to specific choreographers.
Daniel Burkholder and Sharon Mansur are two examples. This weekend, the Brookland venue hosts the duo's two-person show, "Sightlines." The dancers, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary of collaborating together, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Russian Barons and Italian Punx

A Russian billionaire! Money laundering! Oil squandering! A nation hung up on Soviet-era political power games! Khodorkovsky is German director Cyril Tuschi’s largely flattering account of Mikhail Khodorkovsky—once the richest oligarch in Russia, but now just a guy who’s done time in Siberian and Finnish work camps. Khodorkovsky’s crimes? Fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and oil [...]

Improvisation and Intense Physicality This Weekend

Improvisation done well is an underappreciated art form. In performance, an improvised composition might come across to an audience as pretty similar to other pre-planned pieces, but any musician will tell you that it’s a hell of a lot easier to read notes off a page than to figure out, in the moment, what sounds [...]