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Arrests of panhandlers and subway performers has risen by 271% since police commissioner Bill Bratton has taken over, Business Insider reports. Bratton thinks that getting rid of illegal performers is somehow linked to crime prevention, but the young UK filmmaker Scott Carthy disagrees. Watch his short documentary above. As they practice on a Brooklyn rooftop, their dancing […]

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New Orleans-born, New York-based artist Rashaad Newsome‘s practice is varied, ranging from video, sound and installation to a shade-inspired performance series that gets more polished every year. This is the latest incarnation of his vogue series. FIVE (The Drawing Center), as profiled by ARTnews, features several dancers whose dyed hair, nails, eyebrows and color contact lenses represent the […]

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For all you boring assholes who complain about the guys who dance on the subway: perhaps you are just jealous. For its annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue (Reason #4: “Because “It’s Showtime, Ladies and Gentlemen!”), New York magazine gave a helmet GoPro to dancer Geovanni Byas and had him do his thing on a […]

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How many twerkers does it take to break a world record? 250, according to the Guinness World Record judge, but New Orleans musician and the Queen of Bounce Big Freedia got 358 people to twerk simultaneously in Herald Square. We were to capture the magical moment. “It would open a lot of doors and set history for […]

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During the famously riotous 1913 debut performance of the Rite of Spring, the crowd clamored as much over Vaslav Nijinsky’s physical, erratic choreography as they did over Igor Stravinsky’s thunderous score. It’s something that’s lost in contemporary performances of the Rite: the work is often performed in symphony halls, without dancers, and when the ballet is staged it inevitably […]

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“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Brooklyn’s Octo Octa–a producer who makes lush, dreamy, deliciously hi-fi dance music–compiled this week’s “Listen In,” a tour through mellow, funky house music of the ’80s and ’90s. And while the mix’s opening […]

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Dungeonesse’s music owes an unabashed debt to the dance-pop of the 1990s–everything from C+C Music Factory to, like, Jennifer Paige shows up on the group’s self-titled debut, released last month. It’s hard to imagine any dancefloor-friendly act to come out of Baltimore without paying some kind of homage to that city’s ubiquitous club music, however, and though none […]

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Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. Today, we’re reaching way back to The Flamingos’ 1959 hit “I Only Have Eyes You,” which provided the basis for The Fugees’ classic “Zealots” as well as minimal electronic […]

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Calling all fly girls and fly boys. We wanna know your name, your game and that booty. How’d I do? Ok, fine. I’ll stop. But everyone with a love for 90’s hip hop, fly style and the moves, the moves should come out to Cantina Royal tomorrow night (Feb. 16) and enter the Be My […]

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Either the New Museum is trying to up its street cred or the entire staff has been body-snatched by nostalgia loving teenagers. On top of announcing NYC: 1993 exhibit, the above video loaded with old school dance moves popped up on their  Facebook page. The video, somewhat appropriately titled “Night At The Museum,” features a […]

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