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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 30 2013

A few years ago, I inadvertently joined a mosh pit during a Suburbs show in Minneapolis. At first I didn't get it: I'd been on crowded dance floors before, but this one was out of hand. I got mad and started shoving back. Then I realized how fun it was, unleashing anger, being part of the wave. It was a group effort. Sometimes others even protected me. Atalee Judy gets moshing. In the early 80s, at the age of 12—a few months after her father died—she ran away from her Texas home and found a new one in Lower Manhattan's hardcore punk scene, befriending the Cro-Mags. Years later, after training in dance, Judy devised her bodyslam technique, grown in the petri dish of the mosh pit. Less like dance than like the Hawks crashing into the boards, it's been her calling card ever since she founded Breakbone DanceCo., now BONEdanse, in 1997. Continue reading >>

Price: $12-$20

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