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Netta Yerushalmy’s Rites of Modern Dance
03/13/2019
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “There’s no build to the dance, so it’s a challenge from the very first step,” said Marc Crousillat of this reimagined version of Nijinsky’s “Rite of Spring” conceived by the choreographer Netta Yerushalmy. Part of Netta’s “Paramodernities” project — an ambitious deconstruction of works by 6 choreographers...

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To Nudity, Physical and Emotional, a Dance Duo Now Adds Words
03/05/2019
The New York Times
The dance duets that Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been creating for themselves since 2006 are intensely intimate. Moving together through positions of sculptural beauty that might make you think of Rodin or Degas, the two women seem to exist in a world shrunk down to two. Without overt...

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Envisioning Inclusive, Soulful Spaces for Artists
03/01/2019
Hyperallergic
Watching Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum of Harlem, swaying to the blues of Toshi Reagon’s BIGLovely in a crowded room at the Park Avenue Armory, felt like a fitting end to a symposium called “Interrogations of Form: Culture in a Changing America.” Wearing...

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Dance: An Inseparable Duo in Manhattan
03/01/2019
The New York Times
In the works of Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, there is no hierarchy between dancer and dance-maker. Collaborators and friends for over a decade, they choreograph and perform together, contributing equally to the process. Perhaps because of their commitment to the duet form, each new piece seems less...

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Five Choreographers Carry on Martha Graham's Legacy
02/27/2019
Garage Magazine
Martha Graham was a radical. In the 1920s and ’30s, she devoted herself to experimentation in order to create her own angular, raw, and ultimately groundbreaking modern-dance technique. But since then, choreographers have typically regarded Graham with more respect than reverence. That seems to be changing, as dancemakers, working tirelessly...

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New York Live Arts presents Westwater's "Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part"
02/15/2019
Infinite Body
It is our universal capacity for pain, and our histories of pain, that offer us hope of ever giving a damn about another being–or even just recognizing the value of doing so. Created by Kathy Westwater and her dancers, Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part, deliberately inflicts nearly unrelenting discomfort and disorder....

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones Brings Exploration Of Trauma And Oral History To ICA
02/11/2019
The ARTery
Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones craves more than just mastery of movement on stage. He wants to tell stories, to explore trauma and memory, to challenge the audience to question its privilege. At Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art from Thursday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 17, Jones’ dance company will present a...

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6 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
02/07/2019
The New York Times
KATHY WESTWATER at New York Live Arts (Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.). This contemporary choreographer, who has been experimenting in dance since 1996, presents “Rambler, Worlds Worlds a Part,” a joint production of Live Arts and Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts. The recipient...

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Bill T. Jones connects three disparate lives in his ‘Analogy’ trilogy
02/06/2019
The Boston Globe
Bill T. Jones has never wanted for ambition. Formed in 1982, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company addressed racism, gender politics, and dance as a performance art that’s not necessarily silent. Zane died in 1988, but Jones has since become a MacArthur Fellow, a Kennedy Center honoree, a two-time Tony...

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The Producer Has a History. So Does This Civil War-Era Musical.
02/01/2019
The New York Times
Now a show he began crafting a decade ago, depicting a multiracial community bound together by misery and music, has become a full-fledged stage production, “Paradise Square,” where it is the costliest musical that the nonprofit Berkeley Repertory Theater has ever mounted.

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