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2002 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • What Is It Anyway?

    published March 26, 2002

    I'm usually laid-back about what's dance and what isn't. But I'm pretty sure Yoshiko Chuma's π = 3.14 . . . (at La MaMa through March... More >>

  • Sitting Down to Dance

    published March 19, 2002

    You can't dance with Trisha Brown for 10 years and not feel a bone-deep influence in your own choreography. The three pieces Wil Swanson showed at... More >>

  • Strolls on the Wild Side

    published March 12, 2002

    Being comtesse for an evening can be a heady experience. The New York Baroque Dance Company celebrated its 25th-anniversary season with a... More >>

  • Spring Vintage

    published March 5, 2002

    When starting a new work, one thing Paul Taylor considers is what his repertory needs. Clearly, he viewed a tart-sweet trifle as the latest lack.... More >>

  • Retooling Tradition

    published February 26, 2002

    Martha Graham is a hard act to follow. She taught her dancers that they were chosen people, vessels for rapture and revelation. Their bodies... More >>

  • Found . . . and Gone

    published February 19, 2002

    You've parked your pickup. Johnny Cash is singing on the jukebox. Why not belly up to the bar and grab a beer? Well, you can't. David Neumann and... More >>

  • Aging Into Wisdom

    published February 12, 2002

    In the summer of 1992, I was talking to Bill T. Jones. Having created a number of angry solos and the highly political Last Supper at Uncle... More >>

  • Black on White

    published February 5, 2002

    On January 22, Hugo Fiorato led the New York City Ballet orchestra in "Happy Birthday" to George Balanchine, and as usual, the company (at the New... More >>

  • Dances in a Groove

    published January 22, 2002

    Since 1990, Dan Froot and David Dorfman have created three wise and witty duets in which we see them as buddies, rivals carrying the baggage of... More >>

  • Home Front Action

    published January 15, 2002

    Radical New York choreographers of the '60s enjoyed conflating process and product and showing how context alters perception. David Gordon has... More >>

  • In With the New

    published January 8, 2002

    Since 1986, the Joyce's "Altogether Different Festival" has swept in with the new year. Paradigm, Gus Solomons jr's trio with Carmen de Lavallade... More >>

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