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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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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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