E-Moves 15, Program B
New York, NY
April 5, 2014
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman
The “E” in E-Moves stands for emerging and evolving choreography. But the energy and eclecticism of the festival, now in its 15th season, also deserve nods. It crams as much in as possible: two alternating programs (A and B), each included three dance excerpts by emerging choreographers who have benefited from coaching by more experienced artists; two hip-hop performers; and a full work to close. With so many different forms, and so many artists included, part of the message here is: Pay Attention. It’s a heartening one. The festival spotlights African-American dance artists, and there are many to choose from, both those who are coming up, and those who are here to teach, coach, and support.