"Think of The Festival as a surprise end-of-summer cocktail: you don’t know what the twist will be,
but the next “Fräulein Maria” could be waiting in the wings."
The New York Times - 2012
"Half the fun of smorgasbord events like DANCENOWNYC is going in blind and walking out with
a new artistic crush." The New York Times
"Speed-dating for dancegoers.” Dance View Times
"Visionary and whimsical." NYC Go
"A worthy challenge for choreographers: how to say more with less " Dancing Perfectly Free
“DanceNOW's visionary bravado and generosity is paying off." The Dance Insider
"An Annual Triumph of Vision Over Common Sense" Rosyln Sulcus, The New York Times
"A message of inclusiveness." Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
"Always Stellar" New York Magazine
"Only Getting Better with age" Quinn Batson, OffOffOff.com
"A stunningly full-range program of modern dance in NYC" Brian McCormick, Gay City News
"If it’s Autumn in New York, then it must be DanceNOW" The Dance Insider
"A Model of Imaginative, Knowledgeable and Sleek Production" The New York Times
“It’s great that the presenter, DanceNOW (in partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater) mixed the generations for their Dancemopolitan series.”
“Nick Leichter and Monstah Black brought it Home – as in there’s no place like it – in DanceNOW’s most recent full-length modern dance musical, The Whiz.”
“When the piece ends, with a group reprise of There’s No Business Like Show Business, it’s over too soon. And then it isn’t. Mr. Parker appears and, with Jeffrey Kazin, offers a “bonus track”— a marvelous rendition of Old-Fashioned Wedding, complete with tap routine. Then you really don’t want it to be over. And it is.”
The New York Times
"Finding ways to breach the "closed system" of the Downtown dance community has been a specialty of DanceNOW [NYC] since its founding in 1995. "Dance Mojito," the sparkling and most recent installment of Dancemopolitan presented this past weekend at Joe's Pub demonstrates just how successful its strategies are. "
Elizabeth Zimmer, Gay City News
"Establishes a level of playful informality that implies the work will tend towards levity and brevity, and thereby perhaps not profundity or deep investment. This is the series’ strength, though. Dancemopolitan is where one can take a dance novitiate, where work is accessible without being dumbed down."
Maura Donahue, The Dance Insider
"Doug Elkins’ Fräulein Maria could easily become a holiday ritual for hipsters of all ages."
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
"What finer message for a happy crowd to take out onto the Christmas ready streets than one of diversity and freedom cohabiting with group harmony?"
Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
"Life is a Cabaret ... This is the greatest development"
"DanceNOW [NYC] aims to cultivate a more diverse audience than dance usually draws, in part by using unusual venues. During the shows at Joe’s Pub you can Get a cosmo with your Choreography"
Alicia Zuckerman, New York Magazine
"The events at Joe's Pub have proven to be an excellent showcase for dance as intimate or cabaret entertainment and will spawn an ongoing series of evenings. There is definitely something about a space like Joe's Pub that lends itself equally to ethereal, transcendent, quiet beauty and raucous, irreverent, broadstroked insanity, usually comic."
Quinn Batson, OffOffOff.com
"Perfectly timed .... and perfectly located in Joe’s Pub"
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Voice