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Studio Visit: Atelier de Geste
Beau Rhee has worked as a professional dancer in NYC for years (apprenticing with Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane), but in a superhuman feat, also found time to work for art galleries and fashion showrooms. Forever attracted to the visual, Rhee—a double...
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Majid Jordan: A Place Like This With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake's heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single "Hold On, We're Going Home," Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati...
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Sonzeira: Aquarela do Brasil (Mark E Remix) Recognized by the BBC as the "Best Singer of the Millennium," legendary Brazilian chanteuse Elza Soares is an essential contributor to Gilles Peterson's new concept album Brasil Bam Bam Bam. Peterson tapped...
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Queen of the Night
75 years after its initial opening, the Paramount Hotel's former vaudeville theater, the Diamond Horseshoe Club, opened its doors once more on 31 December 2013. There—with magic, majesty, surprise and splendor—"Queen of The Night," an immersive theatrical...
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Veal
Opening tonight, 7 February 2013, at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, "Veal" is a multidisciplinary performance that marries unlikely traditions from opera to industrial design. Thematically, the show plays off of the notion of the "industrial animal...
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Interview: Jeremy Shaw
Working out of Berlin and Vancouver, multimedia artist Jeremy Shaw is a busy man supplying both cities with his highly involved works. Currently, Shaw is exhibiting in Berlin alongside artists such as Yoko Ono and Geoffrey Farmer, in the conceptual...
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Hel Yes! Stockholm
On 7th February Stockholm welcomes design lovers as the annual Stockholm Design Week kicks off again. Timed to run alongside the Furniture & Light Fair, Finnish concept restaurant Hel Yes! will set up a special space on Skeppsholmen Island in the...
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Why Patterns
On a black stage a singular ping-pong ball triggers four dancers, followed by thousands more balls dropping, rolling and flooding the scene in controlled chaos. This is "Why Patterns." Making its U.S. debut next week, the performance piece is a collaboration...
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Histoire du Soldat
Meant to be "played, danced and read," one of Igor Stravinsky's most ambitious pieces, "Histoire du Soldat"—penned in the frenzy of post-World War I reconstruction—delves into themes of chaos and absurdity. Tackling the powerful message...
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Black Swan
Having already made a strong debut at the Venice Film Festival and ran as a sneak preview at Telluride this past weekend (where I saw it), Darren Aronofsky's new picture Black Swan virtuosically mixes ballet, dark psychological drama and a standout...
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Let's Dance
To help motivate Britons who might've indulged a little too heavily over winter, we rounded up three London gyms that make fitness more fun with dance-inspired classes—geared toward anyone who's ever had jazz-hands fantasies. Frame Aware...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Diesel:U:Music Tour 2009
by Gregory Mitnick Invited by Diesel to check out the Miami stop of their annual Diesel:U:Music Tour last month, we shot a video taking it back to rock and roll basics with headliners Kid Cudi and Santigold. Talking to them about how the genre influences...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Rye Rye
by Gregory MitnickChecking in with M.I.A. protege Rye Rye, this video visits the rising star in the studio working on her as-yet unreleased album and at a WWD Daily photo shoot. The 18-year-old Baltimore native shares the story of how she came up...
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Mare139: B-Line B-Boy Drawings and Sculpture
With a discerning eye Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez deconstructs the kinesthetic of the b-boy in a new series of work on display at the 58 Gallery in New Jersey through this month. (See details below.) The show...
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La Noche en Blanco: The Deambulants
This past weekend at Madrid's annual La Noche en Blanco, a city-wide, all-night arts and culture festival, I watched the Deambulants defy the laws of gravity at 00:30 in the Real Madrid stadium. The floor became the walls and the walls became...
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Sutra: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui + The Shaolin Monks
Sutra, the latest and most daring work by Belgian/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui premiered at Sadlers Wells in London earlier this week. Best known for his celebrated performance with Akram Kahn in Zero Degrees, Larbi continues the collaborative...
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LVHRD: DNCHRD
We hope you've been dusting off those dance moves for tonight's LVHRD event, DNCHRD (aka "Dance Hard"). The concept is a dance party fueled by live music, color-coordinated dance crews, choreographed moves and an interactive art...
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Modeselektor
Long the de facto home of techno music, it's no surprise that Berlin is bursting at the seams with electronic music. But it is a rare feat when one of these artists transcends the club scene like Modeselektor. A staple of the German capital...
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Wild Style: DVD and Book Giveaway
Wooden acting and choppy production quality aside (we think it's part of its charm), when "Wild Style" was produced in 1982 the movie-going public was barely aware of the burgeoning hip hop scene sprouting up in the decaying urban centers...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: R-16
With hundreds of the best b-boys and b-girls representing 16 crews from 14 different countries, R-16, Seoul's second annual international breakdancing championship, is an unparalleled event. Episode 88 packs the two days of competitions into a kinetic...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Seoul, South Korea
Shot over the course of five days, in mostly the central, "old town" of Seoul, episode 87 is a tour of the streets and sights of the city. We visit an outdoor market called Nam Dae Mun, watch the changing of the guards ritual at Deoyksung Palace...
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Slow Dancing
Last Thursday David Michalek's " Slow Dancing," an outdoor installation of 40-foot video screens featuring 43 dancers, premiered at the Lincoln Center in New York. Running nightly from 9pm-1am until 29 July 2007, projected images of...
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Hess is More Open
Broken up like a tennis tournament, the Hess is More Open began in New York 1 June 2007 with a live performance by Cool Hunting favorite, Hess is More. A trio, Mikkel Hess, Nikolaj Hess and Jens Bjornkjaer, will be performing new and original live...
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