Smelling Green

Move over Chanel No. 5: artist and chemist create money fragrance Mike Bouchet’s latest “sculpture” fills all 45,000 cubic feet of the white-walled, concrete-floored Marlborough Chelsea art gallery. There’s nothing to see. But don’t let the bare walls confuse you: the art is the smell. For his latest exhibition, entitled “Tender,” Bouchet has created the … Continue reading Smelling Green

Ice Cream & Choreography: Robin Cantrell Connects With Audiences Like None Other

Just a few minutes before she leapt onto the Astroturf stage dressed as a bumblebee with bright red lipstick, Robin Cantrell, artistic director of Indelible Dance, was dressed in pre-show clothing--sweats, a shirt, some thick socks--and giving her audience members a quick PSA. Besides welcoming everyone to Indelible Dance's annual show, Cantrell explained to the audience … Continue reading Ice Cream & Choreography: Robin Cantrell Connects With Audiences Like None Other

New York City dancers get creative to find funding

Sophie Sotsky, the artistic director and founder of the modern dance company, TYKE DANCE, is familiar with the trope of the “starving artist.” “Everybody has a Kickstarter every week. It’s like, ‘Okay everyone, give your $15 to this person, then the next week it’s this person.’ And it’s the same dollar bill that’s just going … Continue reading New York City dancers get creative to find funding

Putting Your Heart On Stage: NYU Professor Carla Flores Sees Movement and Dance in Everyday Life.

It’s the ballerina equivalent of a showdown. For 25 minutes and all three movements of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins,” 11 dancers duel in perfect synchronization with the battling tones of the two baroque violins. Eight of the 11 dancers, dressed in pristine white leotards and skirts with their hair pulled back in … Continue reading Putting Your Heart On Stage: NYU Professor Carla Flores Sees Movement and Dance in Everyday Life.

National Geographic Photographer Jodi Cobb Reveals Secretive World of Human Trafficking Through Photographs

Renowned National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb brought the taboo and secretive world of human trafficking to light through the lens of her camera during a speech at NYU last Wednesday. “Twenty-seven million people are bought and sold against their will, held captive, brutalized, and exploited for profit,” said Cobb as she paused on a photograph … Continue reading National Geographic Photographer Jodi Cobb Reveals Secretive World of Human Trafficking Through Photographs