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Ellen Robbins #SpeakingInDance
01/23/2019
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “It’s is almost like I’m spinning into a storm,” Bianca Berman said of this solo that she choreographed and will perform Jan. 26 and 27 as part of Ellen Robbins’s “Dances by Very Young Choreographers,” at @nylivearts. “Then there’s a dropping down and a force that...

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Students work with dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
01/15/2019
YaleNews
Current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will work this semester with an ensemble of Yale dancers on a re-staging of Jones’ seminal work “D-Man in the Waters” (1989), set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Octet in E Flat Major.” The collaboration is the ninth spring...

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Berkeley Rep’s new musical ‘Paradise Square’ involving and overwhelming
01/14/2019
San Francisco Examiner
“Paradise Square,” the world-premiere musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is so emotionally involving, so beautifully designed, directed (by Moisés Kaufman) and performed, that to suggest it’s too much of a good thing feels like denial of the extent to which it’s effective on so many levels. But with dozens of performers...

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Ambitious ‘Paradise Square’ dances into life at Berkeley Rep
01/14/2019
Berkeleyside
Paradise Square, an innovative, ambitious and multilayered world premiere musical about the companionable life of Irish immigrants and free blacks in the Five Points slum of New York in 1863, opened on Jan. 10 at the Berkeley Rep to an audience more enthusiastic than was this reviewer. An abundance of talent...

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5 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
01/10/2019
The New York Times
‘PHYSICS AND DANCE’: AN OPEN READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH EMILY COATES AND SARAH DEMERS at New York Live Arts (Jan. 17, 7 p.m.). Coates, a former member of New York City Ballet, and Demers, a CERN particle physicist, have written a soon-to-be-released book about...

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Making and Shaping Work as Artists and as a Cohort
01/09/2019
Culturebot
One version of the artist’s fantasy is to have complete creative control over the context of how a work is shared with a public – for dance, this could include the venue, date, time, audience engagement, pre-show music, etc. With programs like New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks, a fair amount...

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Bill T. Jones on Slumming, Stephen Foster, and Trump’s Second Term
12/14/2018

Bill T. Jones, Tony-winning choreographer of Spring Awakening and Fela! and artistic director of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, next lends his talents to Paradise Square, a new musical with a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan and the music of...

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DANCENOISE makes some noise on West 19th
12/13/2018
Infinite Body
There’s no business like show business, and the best in the biz know how to zing you with surprises here and there. So, the only thing I’ll say about the opening of DANCENOISE’s Lock ’em Up is some advice. Keep your coat on and your cellphone camera ready. Night’s are cold, and there’s so...

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Bjorn Amelan: Portrait of the Artist
11/09/2018
WyoFile
Bjorn Amelan, a sculptor, set designer, painter and artistic director took up his brush in Wyoming last month. The creative director of New York Live Arts, he visited Jackson Hole with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which is based at Live Arts. Members of the Jones/Zane...

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Review: The power of memory shines through in Bill T. Jones’ remembrance of things past and present
11/05/2018
The Los Angeles Times
“The sun has an appointment with the moon.” That is how a Jewish Belgian teenager, Dora Amelan, described her world turned upside down by the invasion by Nazi Germany in 1940. It is also, in one way or another, the essence of displacement felt by emigrants, for whom memories of one...

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