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2001 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • Ring Around Desire

    published June 5, 2001

    Remember program notes and telling quotes from poets? Common during modern dance's drama-infatuated middle period (the 1940s into the 1950s), they... More >>

  • Tripping Around

    published May 29, 2001

    You may remember from your school days that Robert Browning's folktale poem, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," is about two important journeys. The... More >>

  • Backstage Bonanza

    published May 22, 2001

    Christopher Wheeldon's new Variations Sérieuses has a music-based name, just like the Balanchine works that grace the New York City... More >>

  • Beyond Child’s Play

    published May 15, 2001

    It would be a mistake to speculate about French contemporary dance on the basis of the companies that performed here as part of "France Moves,"... More >>

  • Darkness Into Light

    published May 8, 2001

    At American Ballet Theatre's opening-night gala last week, Paul Taylor's new Black Tuesday followed the sweeping Prokofiev waltz from Ben... More >>

  • Bienvenue!

    published May 1, 2001

    Walking from the Joyce after Compagnie Josef Nadj at seven to the Kitchen to catch Boris Charmatz at nine, you could almost believe "France Moves"... More >>

  • It's Been Strange

    published April 24, 2001

    If Scott Heron and Chris Cochrane were 14 years old, you'd say, "These guys may really make it someday!" But of course, what's endearing about... More >>

  • Who Cares?

    published April 24, 2001

    Ann Rosenthal and Cathy Zimmerman, executive director and codirector respectively of MultiArts Projects & Productions (MAPP), are outraged that... More >>

  • Undertow

    published April 24, 2001

    In Tere O'Connor's tragic and hilarious Hi Everybody (1999), a woman talks about her late husband, an artist-scientist who wanted to... More >>

  • Brilliant Tranquillity

    published April 10, 2001

    Merce Cunningham's new Way Station is aptly titled. His 16 remarkable dancers populate it sparsely. As in the 1958 Summerspace... More >>

  • Chop Me Up a Story

    published April 3, 2001

    Chopping a classic narrative into bits and rearranging them in winsome and provocative ways works best when the audience knows the story.... More >>

  • Leaving Traces

    published March 27, 2001

    Choreographer Amy Sue Rosen and artist Derek Bernstein have been collaborating since 1981, creating unified worlds out of dance and visual design.... More >>

  • Prepare for Saints

    published March 20, 2001

    An opera like the 1928 Virgil Thomson–Gertrude Stein Four Saints in Three Acts, whose third line is "It makes it well fish," begs... More >>

  • Prepare to Be Surprised

    published March 13, 2001

    "I love the way Mark Morris uses music," says a woman to her companion in the lobby at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "It's just what I... More >>

  • Social Dancing

    published March 6, 2001

    We who flock to Paul Taylor's City Center season (through March 11) to catch the local premieres may notice that when the dancers in Fiends... More >>

  • Speak to Me!

    published February 27, 2001

    Text has haunted postmodern dance—in ways both provocative and deadly—for long enough to foment satire. Dean Moss, who curated two... More >>

  • Hit the Deck

    published February 20, 2001

    No longer can you expect that a tap event will be an unassuming display of foot skills. Urban Tap's Caravane, at the New Victory through... More >>

  • Flying Blind Into Brooklyn

    published February 13, 2001

    In the former Sunday school of Brooklyn's Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Twyla Tharp wraps up a press conference by getting some suits... More >>

  • Shape-Shifting

    published February 6, 2001

    Behind a screen, a shadow Adam and Eve bite into a hanging apple and keep right on biting until they merge into a single undulating shape. A woman... More >>

  • Identities on the Move

    published January 30, 2001

    Four women, identically clad in plain black frocks by Narciso Rodriguez, their hair concealed under black bandannas, cross the Joyce stage one by... More >>

  • Three Guys

    published January 23, 2001

    The "Altogether Different" festival is in full cry at the Joyce through January 28, and I'll resist trying to define "different" (as in "different... More >>

  • Counterpoints

    published January 16, 2001

    Christopher Wheeldon has named his new work for New York City Ballet (at the State Theater through February 25) Polyphonia, as if polyphony... More >>

  • What Price Daring?

    published January 9, 2001

    Since the 1970s, when a handful of intrepid choreographers began to define virtuosity as risk, the ante has been upped. While ballet dancers edged... More >>

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