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Last updated on Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, NY


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Dance Essays

We are very fortunate to have had excellent Dance writers such as Francine L. Trevens, Ernestine Stodell and Jane Sherman as well as numerous guest writers:
Dawn Lille
, trained in ballet, modern dance and labanalysis, has been a performer, rehearsal director, teacher and adminstrator. She headed a graduate program in dance at City College/CUNY and taught for 14 years at Juilliard and is our primary Dance writer.

Most Recent:
Is Ballet Blanc for Whites Only? — Women of Color in Ballet Dawn Lille (March 13, 2018)
How One of the World’s Most Important Flamenco Festivals Found Itself at the Brink of Extinction and Bounced Back Justine Bayod Espoz (December 10, 2917)
/peh-LO-tah/Dawn Lille (November 16, 2017)
Fringe 2017 Justine Bayod Espoz (September 29, 2017)
The Here/ Now Festival at New York City Ballet Dawn Lille (August 22, 2017)
In The Box 2; Miki Orihara and Friends at LA MAMA Dawn Lille (July 26, 2017)
Edinburgh Fringe turns 50 Justine Bayod Espoz (July 4, 2017)
Striking a Balletic Balance: Christopher Hampson’s plan for the Scottish Ballet and its dancers
Justine Bayod Espoz (June 2, 2017)
Winter Memories Dawn Lille (May 29, 2017)
Picabia and Dance Dawn Lille (March 17, 2017)
Dance as Catalyst: Three at BAM Dawn Lille (Dec 23, 2016)
Madrid Shows Some Skin at the Edinburgh Fringe Justine Bayod Espoz (November 2016)
Incognito: Physical Theater from London— All Quiet On The Western Front
Dawn Lille (November 2016)
Flamenco The Antonio Gades Way
Dawn Lille (Oct 1, 2016)
A Matter of Scope: International Festival V. Fringe Justine Bayod Espoz (Sept. 15, 2016)
Dancing through the Summer
Dawn Lille (August 1 2016 online)
An Impressive Four: McGuire, Brown, Smith, Masilo
Dawn Lille (Summer 2016)
Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance
Dawn Lille (May 2016 online)
Dance/ NYC Symposium. What is Equity?
Dawn Lille (April 2016 online)
Clark Center
Jennifer Dunning (Spring 2016)
Two Asian Troupes: Sankai Juko and U-Theater
Dawn Lille (Jan/ Feb 2016 online)
Philadanco and Joan Myers Brown: A Forceful Combination
Dawn Lille (Winter 2015)
The Hartt School Dance Division: a hidden gem
Dawn Lille (Fall 2015 )
Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center
Dawn Lille (August 2015 online)
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, An American in Paris on Broadway

Dawn Lille (July 2015 online)
Three at The Joyce: Evidence, Malpaso, Compagnie CNDC-Angiers
Dawn Lille (Summer 2015)
Jose Carlos Martinez Justine Bayod Espoz
(Summer 2015)
Ballet: Mixing Tradition and Modern Dance
Dawn Lille (April 2015 online)
Dance and Fashion Dawn Lille (Spring 2015 )
Performing Arts and Presenters Dawn Lille (February 2015 online)
Batsheva at 50 and the premiere of Sade21
Dawn Lille (Winter 2014)
Navarra Nickemil and the Cedar Dance Company
Phyllis Goldman (Winter 2014 )
A Baroque Spectacle: The Gods of Egypt
Dawn Lille (November 2014 online)
The Bolshoi Ballet at Lincoln Center
Dawn Lille (October 2014 online)
Michel Platnic: Moves through space
Dawn Lille (Fall 2014)
Michel Platnic Talks About Movement And Its Influence On His Work
Micael Platnic (Fall 2014)
Speaking without Words— Part 2: The intersection of dance and social issues:  using dance as a language in the architecture of bullying and domestic/dating violence education
Andrew Carroll (August 2014 online)
Speaking without Words— Part 1: The intersection of dance and medicine: using dance as a language in the architecture of medical education Andrew Carroll (July 2014 online)
The Paul Taylor Dance Company At 60.  Wow! Dawn Lille (Summer 2014)
Dance: Past and Present
Dawn Lille (January 2014 online)
Judson Church is Still Preaching the Arts Dawn Lille (Winter 2013)
The Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance by Matthew Bourne
Phyllis Goldman (November 2013 online)
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates their 45th Anniversary at the Joyce Theatre, NYC
Linda Diamond (November 2013 online)
Baryshnikov the Commencement Speaker
Dawn Lille (July 2013)
Extraordinary Talents in Ballet's Future
by Francine L. Trevens (Summer 2013)
MMDG = Mark Morris Dance Group
by Dawn Lille( Summer 2013)
Spring 2013 Dance events
by Francine L. Trevens (May online 2013)
Dance From Aesthetics to Athletics
by Francine L. Trevens (April online 2013)
Off Stage Support for Dancers and More
by Francine L. Trevens (Spring 2013)
The Equus Projects: OnSite NYC Without Horses
by Dawn Lille( Spring 2013)
Farewell & Greetings
by Francine L. Trevens (January/ February 2013)
Sharon Lockhart/ Noa Eshkol— Eshkol's dances as seen by Lockhart
by Dawn Lille( January/ February 2013)
Mark Stuart Dance Theatre
by Francine L. Trevens (November/ December 2012)
REQUIEM from John-Mark Owen and Dance Events for Autumn
by Francine L. Trevens( October online 2012)
Rock 'n Roll Dances of the 1950's by Lisa Jo Sagolla and Martha Graham in Love and War by Mark Franko
by Francine L. Trevens (Sept/ Oct 2012)
International Dance Awards by Youth of America Grand Prix
by Francine L. Trevens Jul/ Aug 2012
Cuba a Dancing Island by Dawn Lille (Jul/ Aug 2012)
Spring — Season for A Surge of Young Dancers — And the Progress of a Avi Scher
by Francine L. Trevens (May/ June 2012)
William Isaac and Kymera Dance by Francine L. Trevens (April online 2012)
Nostalgia for Dance Past
by Francine L. Trevens (March/ April 2012)
A Sampler of Dance: Stam-Pede
by Francine L. Trevens (February online 2012)
Labors for Loves Lost, the Clive Barnes Foundation
by Francine L. Trevens (Jan/ Feb 2012)
A Great Start for the Holiday Dance Season
by Francine L. Trevens (Dec online 2011)
Table of Silence Project and Dance Gallery Festival
by Francine L. Trevens ( Nov/ Dec 2011)
What Dance Styles say about Us
by Francine L. Trevens ( Sept/ Oct 2011)
René Blum, the Ballets Russes and Artistic Morals
by Dawn Lille ( Sept/ Oct 2011)
Women's Place in Today's Dance World by Francine L. Trevens ( July/ August 2011)
A Smorgasbord of Dance Events — Too Much to Digest!
by Francine L. Trevens ( June online 2011)
Tony Waag: Artistic Director American Tap Dance Founcation Inc.
by Francine L. Trevens (May/ June 2011)
Nijinska, Stravinsky, Les Noces, Juillardby Dawn Lille (May/ June 2011)
Milo Magliore and the New Chamber Ballet
by Francine L. Trevens (Mar/ April 2011)
Politics and Dance – Tenth Year of Freedom
by Francine L. Trevens (Feb online 2011)
Creating at the Baryshnikov Arts Center
by Dawn Lille (Jan/ Feb 2011)
Armenia – Presented in Multi-Media and Many Mood
by Francine L. Trevens (Dec online 2010)
Lane Harwell: a Man Who Understands the Power of Timing
by Francine L. Trevens (Nov/ Dec 2010)
Judanna Lynn for whom Cloth Dances!
by Francine L. Trevens (Sept/ Oct 2010)
A Non Dancing Ballet Career at Ballet Academy East by Francine L. Trevens (August Online 2010)
Amy Marshall Dancers: Going for the Gold in Tenth Year by Francine L. Trevens (July/ August 2010)
Two for Tango, Tango for Millions by Dawn Lille (May/ June 2010)
Brian Lucky Skillen Swing Dancer and Instructor by Francine L. Trevens (April 2010 online)
Stam-Pede: a Buffet of Dance Companies by Francine L. Trevens (Mar/ Apr 2010)
Three Tastes of Dance by Dawn Lille (Mar Apr 2010)
Spain and the Ballets Russes by Dawn Lille (Jan/ Feb 2010)
Merce Cunningham by Dawn Lille (Dec 2009 online)
Billy Elliot: This Holiday Season see a Phenomenon
Francine L. Trevens (Nov/ Dec 2009)
Diaghilev, the Ballets Russes & the 20th Century by Dawn Lille (Sept/ Oct 2009)
Anachronistic Mixes
byFrancine L. Trevens (October Online 2009)
Avichai Scher : Dreams Embodied byFrancine L. Trevens (August Online 2009)
What you didn't Know Might Have Helped: Charles B. McCraw and Jack Wrangler byFrancine L. Trevens (July/August 2009)
A Take on Take (tah-kay) Dance Company Francine L. Trevens (June 2009)
A Contented Choreographer Who Has Arrived and an Up-and-Coming One Francine L. Trevens (May 2009)
A Small Chamber Ballet; A Large Presence Dawn Lille (April 2009)
What Next for a Broadway Baby? Francine L. Trevens
(March 2009)
Memories of Clive Barnes Francine L. Trevens (Jan/Feb 09)
Passionate Publicists Francine L. Trevens ( December '08)
An Indian Jewel Dawn Lille (November '08)
Television & Dance ~ Good or Bad Partnership? Francine L. Trevens ( October '08)
Merce Cunningham, Serra And Space Dawn Lille (September '08)
Dance Benefits YOU! Francine L. Trevens (July/ August '08)
Down Under Tops in Dance Francine L. Trevens (June '08
Jerome Robbins and His World Dawn Lille (May '08)
Caps off to Dance Captains Francine L. Trevens (April '08)
Dance on Camera Dawn Lille (March '08)
A Century of selected Dancers Francine L. Trevens ( March '08)
Lincoln Kirstein: a Towering Figure in the Arts Dawn Lille (Jan/Feb '08)
Clothes Make the Man…Do they Unmake Dancers? Francine L. Trevens (Jan Feb '08)
From the Mouths of Babes… Francine L. Trevens (December 2007)
Sometimes a Fall is Worth It Dawn Lille (November 2007)
Happy 25th Anniversary, Joyce Theater Foundation! Thou too Sail on, Oh Ship of Dance Francine L Trevens (October 2007)
Dancing with Mega Stars Francine L Trevens (Sept. 2007)
Even Dance Soloists Needn't Go It Alone
Francine L Trevens (Jul/Aug 2007)
Opera Choreography- Different as Oils and Watercolor Francine L Trevens (June 2007)
Dance is…? Francine L Trevens (May 2007)
Broadway “Ain't What It Used To Be” Francine L Trevens (April 2007)
Words for a Champion Francine L Trevens (March 2007)
Mambo Madness Dawn Lille (Jan/Feb 2007)
Nuts about the Nutcracker Francine L. Trevens (December 2006)
Pilobolus: the Mouth Full Mind Boggler Francine L. Trevens (November 2006)
Life At Lincoln Center Out of Doors Dawn Lille (October 2006)
Digital Media & Dance: The Sound and the Sight Dawn Lille (September 2006)
Drama Desk Pays Tribute to Dance Francine L Trevens (July/August 2006)
Twenty-First Century Dance Facilities from A to V
Francine L Trevens (June 2006)
Spain, Nationalism & The Sardana Dawn Lille (May 2006)
Wanna Dance! Francine L Trevens (March 2006)
How Various Choreographers Spent Their Holidays Francine L Trevens (Jan / Feb 2006)
Rules of Engagement: Dancers & Horse Dawn Lille(December 2005)
A Gypsy What? Francine L. Trevens (November 2005)
Two Little Maids who Dance Francine L. Trevens (September 2005)
A Final Farewell to the Late Great Gregory Hines (Feb 14, 1946-Aug 9, 2002) Francine L. Trevens (Aug, 2005)
Choreographers: Swimming with the current or against it? Francine L. Trevens (June, 2005)
Fifty Years of the Paul Taylor Dance Company Dawn Lille (May, 2005)
After Rockettes - Rocky Bottom or High Tor Francine L. Trevens (April, 2005)
Noguchi and Graham: A Pas de Deux Dawn Lille (March, 2005)
Colombia Dances, Too Dawn Lille (Jan/Feb, 2005)
Step Dancing: From Terpsichore's Step Child to Broadway's Baby Francine L. Trevens (Dec, 2004)
Pittsburgh: There is an Explosion of Dance Dawn Lille (Jun, 2004)
A Life Dedicated to the Arts Dawn Lille (Jan/Feb, 2004)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Dawn Lille (Dec, 2003)
Israel From the Inside Dawn Lille (Sept, 2003)
Flamenco and Passion Dawn Lille (May, 2003)
Martha Graham's Legacy Dawn Lille (April, 2003)
Denishawn Dances On! Jane Sherman (March, 2003)
Gesture as a Human Indicator Dawn Lille (December, 2002)
Contemporary Creation: Contradictory Forces Dawn Lille (November, 2002)
A Baroque Ball Nourishes Fantasy Dawn Lille (June, 2002)
Renovation and Creation Dawn Lille (March, 2001)
Singapore Through Old Eyes vs. New (Memoir) Jane Sherman March 2001)