LaMama Moves: Mavericks in Motion

The fifth LaMama Moves Festival is well underway, people. With over two weeks of programming, over 50 artists, and showtimes ranging from 2 to 10pm, there’s little reason to not catch something, be it The Power of Hula, a Jack Ferver curated Cabaret Evening, or a Movement Studies Research Studies Project on Improvisational Practice.  Last … Continue reading

Stretch it! Flaunt It! LaMaMa takes Tisch around the corner for fun and profundity

Stretch. And be smart about it.

Translate into Latin (Tendo, Quod operor is purpureus?), and that might become a motto for NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Program.

In the Studio with Phantom Limb Company

Starting January 6th you can see THE DEVIL YOU KNOW at LaMama.  This show marks the first collaboration between the legendary Ping Chong and the increasingly renowned Phantom Limb Company.  On a recent snowy Sunday, Jessica and Erik from Phantom Limb invited Culturebot into the studio for an interview. [BTW – Culturebot’s former intern Meryl … Continue reading

Haggadah Rocks.

Okay. So long story short. Some of you saw my lecture at JTS (I will post the video soon) where I demonstrated how The Wooster Group’s Hamlet was more Jewish than The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre’s staging of Gimpel Tam. Trust me, it makes sense. Basically, the idea is that the Talmud (see picture below) is … Continue reading


Purim just ended and it’s already time to prepare for Passover! Bust out your matzoh and your mandel bread and sweep out that kitchen good because Dan Safer and his evil band of co-conspirators at Witness Relocation are taking on Passover, The Ten Commandments, Plagues, Cecil B. DeMille, Metallica, and more in: HAGGADAH (or THE … Continue reading


TONIGHT!!! FRiDAY THE 13th! LA MAMA E.T.C. 10PM PERFORMANCES BY: JOHN JESURUN with Black-Eyed Susan and Ben Forester WU INGRID TSANG BARB LANCIERS THE NONSENSE COMPANY RACHEL MASON & A SPECIAL TEASER FROM DYKE DIVISION’S ROOM FOR CREAM Bringing artists who have been working for 30-plus years into dialogue with those who have been working … Continue reading

LaMama Moves

I’ve been meaning to post about this and totally spaced. Kudos to Nicky Paraiso and the gang at LaMama for putting together this fantastic dance festival, LaMama Moves! There’s a great line-up of events all month long (sorry I missed a week or so!) also particularly cool is the “Dancing for Micki” celebration Micki Wesson … Continue reading

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