Noa Rui-Piin Weiss is a dancer, writer, and unlicensed archivist based in Manhattan Valley.
The Master and Form: Ballet is Not BondageBy Noa Weiss
In his description of The Master and Form (2018), Brendan Fernandes claims to queer the illusionistic discipline of ballet by focusing on effort, which would be radical if it werent a few years late.
Living Through History: ABSCONDED #EjectionDay2020By Noa Weiss
As the slow crawl of ballot counting across America began on November 3, Dragonfly/Robin Laverne Wilson performed her own crawl through the streets of New York. Dressed as a statue of fugitive slave Ona Maria Judge Staines, the artist summons the power of a living monument.
Stretching Time in River to River’s 20th SeasonBy Noa Weiss
Over three weekends in June, Movement Research collaborated with River to River to curate a series of processional performances in Battery Park City. I attended Okwui Okpokwasili and Emilý Æyers Procession, which proved to be both simple and challenging.
Subtle Moments on the RoofBy Noa Weiss
Sperbers signature minimalism is, at its core, an exploration of friction and weight. The dancers set limbs against torso, fabric against wind, shoes against roof. These experiments produce movement and sound in equal measure.
Your Attention PleaseBy Noa Weiss
Kelsey Rondeau’s MAIN CHARACTER SYNDROME desperately wants to entertain you.
Tripping on DirtBy Noa Weiss
Dirt Trip is a beautiful blend of tightly researched monologues and manic physical improvisation. Tatarsky explicates esoteric clowning traditions, then riffs on them effortlessly.
VESSEL: Seeing DoubleBy Noa Weiss and Nora Raine Thompson
Two writers wade into the hazy environment of David Thomsons new work to grapple with opacity and transparency, the magical and mundane. Where one sees an M, the other sees a W, yet both come away with a sense of intimacy in the unknown.
Hope after TragedyBy Noa Weiss
Vanessa Anspaughs mourning after mornings offers a sprawl of unruly movement and intergenerational tenderness at New York Live Arts.
A Choreographed Return to TheatersBy Noa Weiss
Dance is back in theaters. The productions are better than ever, but the real choreography is happening in the audience. As we navigate a safe return to indoor space, how do we hold on to the pleasures of attending a show?
Moving Through Grief and Transition: devynn emory’s deadbirdBy Noa Weiss
deadbird + can anybody help me hold this body? is a reflection on devynn emorys time as a COVID-19 hospice nurse and the American aversion to grief, death, and bodies in transition. emory brings their whole self into the piece, exposing the transitional nature of all people, especially those who are dying.