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IMPRESSIONS: Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson in "another piece apart" at New York Live Arts
10/29/2018
The Dance Enthusiast
Onto a stage shrouded in silence and shadows, Jennifer Nugent walks slowly, as if listening to the space with her whole body. Paul Matteson enters, equally receptive, and together they embark on a journey of splintered togetherness and intricate partnership. Nugent and Matteson display a captivating connection, a soulful awareness of each other that...

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'A Letter to My Nephew' asks the audience to read Detroit between the lines
10/29/2018
Detroit Metro Times
Think of a postcard. A snapshot of a city meant to capture a tourist’s experience. The few sentences on the back, banal at best; “Wish you were here.” Bill T. Jones’ recent Michigan Opera Theatre presentation at the Detroit Opera House describes A Letter to My Nephew as a series of postcards,...

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another piece apart: two parts as a whole
10/11/2018
The Brooklyn Rail
Watching choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson discuss their creative process and personal rapport during one of New York Live Arts’ signature “Stay Late Conversations,” spoken language seems a limited vehicle to convey the intricacies of their decades-long artistic partnership. But, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then...

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Review: Sit Still and Watch the Dance Revolve
09/28/2018
The New York Times
Now and again, a complex bit of choreography can provoke a desire for instant replay, another chance to notice more. In “Y,” the RoseAnne Spradlin work that had its debut at New York Live Arts on Thursday, that desire is fulfilled abundantly. The opening section is repeated no...

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An 8-Sided Dance
09/26/2018
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “I’m thinking about how to let the audience in,” said the dancer @cashcon, of performing this section of “Y,” a new work by @roseannespradlin. “I’m really trying to see the whole tone of the whole room of the whole piece in that moment.” “Y,”...

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Bill T. Jones Is Making Room in Dance for More Than Dance
09/18/2018
The New York Times
Pure dance no longer holds the allure it once did for Bill T. Jones. So what’s this award-winning choreographer to do? For one thing, he has removed the word “dance” from his company’s name. “We’re a contemporary performance ensemble,” he said on a recent afternoon. His ensemble,...

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Netta Yerushalmy’s Cabinet of Dance Curiosities
08/06/2018
The New York Times
The choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has invented a recipe for her latest work, “Paramodernities”: Take six classic dances. Chop them up. Then tear open the modern canon, with equal parts love and fury. For her ambitious project, which opens on Aug. 8 at Jacob’s Pillow, Ms. Yerushalmy, 40, has...

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Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’
06/27/2018
The New York Times
In its own way, this production is as primal and breathlessly seductive as the great director Peter Brook’s “La Tragédie de Carmen” (seen at Lincoln Center in 1983), which set Bizet’s opera in a bull ring. No voyeuristic detachment is allowed in this “Carmen Jones,” which has been electrically choreographed...

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Review: A Boat Ride in the Bronx With Ancestral Spirits
06/25/2018
The New York Times
As we floated along the river in boats, we passed figures on the shore dressed in costumes from some other time, each absorbed in a riverine activity. Prepped by messages from a loudspeaker at the beginning of the journey, we could almost have been on a theme park ride, like...

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New Arts Community Launches in Ossining
05/10/2018
Ossining Patch
Bethany Arts Community is a new space and environment based at 40 Somerstown Road whose founders hope the many forms of art can be learned, produced and flourish. BAC is pleased to announce a four week residency, this May, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a world-class dance-theater...

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