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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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Six Artists Revisit Their Work From the Early '80s
04/26/2018
The New York Times Style Magazine
How strong is the temptation to tinker with a published piece? T asked artists including Bill T. Jones, Laurie Anderson and Ntozake Shange to reconsider their celebrated 1980s works.

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Review: Dancing Their Friends and Heroes (and My Little Pony)
04/05/2018
The New York Times
It’s hard not to be instantly won over by Jack Ferver’s “Everything Is Imaginable,” which opened with a bespangled bang on Wednesday night as James Whiteside, the American Ballet Theater principal, lip synced and tap danced in heeled jazz shoes and a shimmering dress to Judy Garland’s rendition of “I...

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Who Made Them Feel Mighty Real?
04/03/2018
The New York Times
In Jack Ferver’s new work, dancers perform solos about their inspirations: Judy Garland, Brian Boitano, Martha Graham and — wait for it — My Little Pony.

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JACK FERVER with Ivan Talijancic
04/03/2018
BOMB Magazine
In his newest work, Everything is Imaginable, which premiered last month at New York Live Arts, Jack Ferver and his committed coterie of stunning performers (James Whiteside, Garen Scribner, Lloyd Knight, and Reid Bartelme) collectively exhume their personal queer histories and celebrate their childhood icons: Judy Garland, Brian Boitano, Martha Graham...

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Joanna Kotze #SpeakInDance segment
03/28/2018
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “What’s possible in a room?” said the choreographer Joanna Kotze (@jrkotze) of her new multidisciplinary collaboration with the dancer @nettayerushalmy, the visual artist @jonathanallenstudio and the composer Ryan Seaton (@riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine). In “What will we be like when we get there,” which opens...

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