Deborah Jowitt

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  • 3 years ago

    American Ballet Theatre October 16–20 Agnes de Mille's ballet Rodeo makes feminists bare their teeth. Its heroine, who likes to ride with the cowboys, can't get more than a patronizing pat on the back from the ranch's head wrangler and its c...

  • 3 years ago

    New York City Ballet June 5 through 10 American Ballet Theatre June 21 through 23 What better ballet to see in June—preferably with a lover—than one based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and set to Mendelssohn's exquisite ov...

  • 4 years ago

    Yvonne Rainer and The Village Voice go way back. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater, the iconoclastic, obstreperous, and deeply smart bunch of artists—Rainer prominent among them—who set the course for postmodernis...

  • 4 years ago

    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company September 16–18, 20–25 Perhaps you’re too young to have seen three memorable duets made and performed by Bill T. Jones and his partner, Arnie Zane: Monkey Run Road (1979), Blauvelt Mountain, an...

  • 4 years ago

    A choreographer dies; the work lives on. Or does it? And if the artist in question has created and maintained a company devoted to the performance of his/her dances, what then? In the final decades of the 20th century, we lost José Lim&oacu...

  • 4 years ago

    The year: 1985. The place: Dance Theater Workshop. A man and a woman stand shoulder to shoulder, close to the audience, to perform Susan Marshall’s Arms. The two dancers simply swing their arms around, but the act is freighted. The implied em...


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