Dancing with a stranger on Zoom was something I didn’t think I needed until I was doing it: Nichole Canuso’s ‘Being/With’

SHEBOYGAN, WI — To describe what happened last Tuesday evening feels a little like a betrayal of trust. I was one of two audience members…

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Film review: ‘TFW No GF’ mines quasi-empathy for bored and ignored millennial trolls

TFW No GF was released on Valentine’s Day. As a cruel joke? Or in ironic solidarity with the film’s subjects? Both, I hope. Alex Lee…

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Thirteen Days in Durban

*Note: This piece appears in the JOMBA! Khuluma Digital, a magazine summarizing the 20th annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. Five students at the University of…

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Blame it on the rain: Three dances impacted, though not inspired by a spring rain in Durban

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with…

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‘Udodana’ lays bare personal and political identities of Musa Hlatshwayo

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with…

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‘You Don’t Own Me’ more than just a soundtrack at JOMBA! On the Edge

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with…

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Legends and Legacy: Anita Ratnam’s take on a Hindu goddess locates women here and now

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with…

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Highs and lows of the human condition in MIDM JOMBA! opening

20th year of JOMBA! kicks off with a dance about human trafficking, and a journey to the moon and back

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Making Visible: An interview with Okwui Okpokwasili

NEW YORK / CHICAGO — I saw Okwui Okpokwasili’s piece Poor People’s TV Room when it premiered at New York Lives Arts last spring and was struck…

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Juneteenth and Navigating Dublin: both are complicated

During a five week study abroad program in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago and University College Dublin, during the summer of 2015,…

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