Brian Seibert

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  • 4 years ago

    A Fender Stratocaster lies next to a bank of stage lights. When someone turns the guitar on, it buzzes. No one fixes the buzzing, and the noise persists as a needling undertone for much of what follows. This is not a rock concert. It’s an art...

  • 4 years ago

    Savion Glover’s annual multiple-week encampment at the Joyce can often seem like a battle between two sides of a guy who’s been told he’s a genius since he was a kid. You might call them What He Does and What Could He Be Thinking. W...

  • 5 years ago

    When it premiered 40 years ago, Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece was one of those simple yet radical dance ideas that came out of the ’60s. One of those why-hasn’t-someone-done-this-before notions. It was a children’s game, really, a ...

  • 5 years ago

    Dean Moss's intriguing but frustrating Nameless forest (at the Kitchen through May 28) begins with a series of choices. The six performers, four men and two women, choose audience members to seat onstage; those they pick choose whether to accept. ...

  • 5 years ago

    After the Ballet Nacional de Cuba finishes its run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, June 8 to 11, the question won’t only be “When will these dancers return?” but also “Which of these dancers might stay here?” The last ti...

  • 5 years ago

    Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans is a notoriously unread book. 500,000 words and so many of them the same. What book that repeats as much goes on so long? The normally responsible critic Edmund Wilson boasted that he had not read it a...


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