Zimmer on Dance: NYC Pride Week Wonders

Zimmer on Dance: NYC Pride Week Wonders

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Dance With Us, June 25-27 | “I don’t make Gay Art. I make art. The metaphors of resilience, pride, strength, and community are central to my art-making. All is shaped inherently by a lived queerness.” Gwirtzman, a master teacher from Washington Heights currently on the faculty at Ithaca College, […]

The 300 Worst Clichés in Modern Speech: Unlearn Them Now!

The 300 Worst Clichés in Modern Speech: Unlearn Them Now!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO There’s nothing more tired than a cliché, and if “tired” happens to be a cliche itself, then my bad—another cliché! But those are nowhere near as irritating as “amazing,” “awesome,” “icon,” “legend,” “artist,” “edgy,” “Not a problem,” and “It is what it is.” Cliches are easy to lean on because they readily […]

Stonewall’s Meaning, Frozen in Time for Boomers, Bends to Meet Needs of New Generations

Stonewall’s Meaning, Frozen in Time for Boomers, Bends to Meet Needs of New Generations

BY GUY KETTELHACK | The meaning of epochal events, as often as not made dysmorphic over time by social change and the scatterings of fate, almost always undergoes a metamorphosis. After 52 years the insurrection which marked the Stonewall Uprising (not a rebellion, not a riot) of June 28-July 1, 1969 may seem to the growing majority […]

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Performance Mix Festival, June 10-13 | This venerable fete celebrates its 35th anniversary with four days of in-person outdoor performances, live stream, installations, and screenings, featuring work by queer artists from across North America. On opening night at 8:30pm, Anh Vo presents a live performance of non-binary pussy, a “revolutionary concert, fusing […]