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Chris Dohse

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  • 11 years ago

    Valerie Green channels feminine power. Two solos showcased her articulate, fearless, intelligent dancing. In Naked Heart, a collaboration with Mariko Tanabe, Green threw herself into intricacies of phrase variation. Whipping her Pre-Raphaelite hai...

  • 15 years ago

    Restlessness led me to the labyrinth. My daily routine of sitting meditation felt stagnant, too static for my dancer's body. During a workshop in Barbara Dilley's Contemplative Dance Practice, I realized that the images dancers hold in their minds...

  • 15 years ago

    Downtown dance persists with the tenacity of the carnival game Whack-a-Mole. Outside forces hammer it with raised rents and zoning restrictions, but the wily varmint keeps on keeping on. Four spaces have popped up to confirm that dance's basement ...

  • 16 years ago

    A tiny ad in the dance section of the April 6 Voice invites choreographers to "present their work in Austria, France, Guatemala, Lithuania." I call the number, which has a Kentucky area code. The application materials that arrive look like a packa...

  • 17 years ago

    Yanira Castro, Maura Nguyen Donohue, and Mei-Yin Ng all arrived on these shores in 1993 or 1994. Their concert "Bare" (La MaMa, closed) suggests that's the only thing they have in common. Castro's work is intellectual (Vulgar is inspired by Kierke...

  • 17 years ago

    The first section of Murray Louis's new dance, Millennium Loop, looks like a tribute to his late partner, Alwin Nikolais. Dancers sheathed in translucent unitards manipulate modular segments of a metallic fence before a polka-dotted scrim. They lu...