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2003 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • The Body Speaks

    published July 8, 2003

    When I think of National Historic Landmarks, I envision a docent guiding visitors around a site populated primarily by ghosts. At Jacob's Pillow... More >>

  • Expecting the Expected

    published July 1, 2003

    Some things you can count on. Pilobolus will have a summer season at the Joyce, and in work after work, dancers will appear to grow out of one... More >>

  • Ballet at the Barricades

    published June 24, 2003

    Christopher Wheeldon is a phenomenon in a world parched for classically oriented ballet choreographers. Thirty years old and enormously gifted, he... More >>

  • Social Studies

    published June 17, 2003

    For reasons I won't go into, I'm sworn not to reveal the locale of SX Street, Magnetic Laboratorium's "interdisciplinary event." Suffice it... More >>

  • Points of View

    published June 10, 2003

    What perceptual habits and inner turbulence affect our vision of one another? The brilliant, disturbing just two dancers, created and... More >>

  • Lost and Found

    published May 13, 2003

    The enormously gifted choreographer Yasmeen Godder, who divides her time between Israel and the U.S., brought Hall to the Kitchen last... More >>

  • Fitting the Shoe

    published May 6, 2003

    What if Cinderella didn't wear glass slippers but went barefoot to the ball, her feet masked only by glitter? This vexingly complicated message... More >>

  • Dancing on Strings

    published April 29, 2003

    Part surreal vaudeville, part circus, and part toy store after midnight: That's Oyster, brought by the Inbal Pinto Dance Company to the... More >>

  • Take It Off

    published April 22, 2003

    Watch naked people dance, and you become a voyeur. The sight isn't common, and it's hard to avoid focusing overmuch on the one male body part that... More >>

  • The Moving Camera Writes

    published April 22, 2003

    How did I teach dance history or lecture about dance before videotaping became commonplace? I think I waved my arms a lot and hoped my words would... More >>

  • Pick Your Community

    published April 15, 2003

    I prefer Boris Eifman's spectacle-ballets when he's doing a psychological number on the driven heroes and heroines of Russian history and... More >>

  • House-to-House Sighting

    published April 8, 2003

    Just because you saw Part 1 of Sarah Michelson's Shadowmann at the Kitchen doesn't mean that you can predict what will ensue in Part 2 at... More >>

  • They Contain Multitudes

    published April 1, 2003

    Mark Morris is a master of surprises—not so much the rabbits-out-of-hats kind, but the gentler ones that arise from his diverse choices of... More >>

  • From Player Piano to Steadicam

    published March 25, 2003

    When Eliot Feld gets keen on an idea or a composer, several dances in the same vein may turn up in the repertory of his Ballet Tech. Having... More >>

  • Tell Me About It

    published March 18, 2003

    What a nice little girl she says she was! And what an understanding woman! But as Elizabeth Burritt sits at a table before a camera, sending to a... More >>

  • Sunshine and Shadows

    published March 11, 2003

    As usual, Paul Taylor's City Center season (through Sunday) entices us with vistas of heaven and hell. But part of what makes him a great... More >>

  • Colliding Worlds

    published March 4, 2003

    I used to wish someone would give Twyla Tharp a good-sized company and a theater and a lot of money, so she could whip up marvelous dances year in... More >>

  • Traveling Through

    published February 25, 2003

    How comforting is this: David Neumann's weirdly witty Sentence was partly inspired by an eight-page Donald Barthelme sentence. I can forget... More >>

  • Good Things in Black Boxes

    published February 18, 2003

    In Jean-Paul Sartre's 1944 play No Exit, hell was a drawing room in which two women and a man replayed their wrangles for eternity. With a... More >>

  • All in the Feet

    published February 11, 2003

    To see the revivals of Peter Martins's Eight Easy Pieces and Eight More during the New York City Ballet's winter season at the State... More >>

  • Once and Future Dancers

    published February 4, 2003

    For years, Lori Belilove has been teaching and performing Isadora Duncan's dances with fervor and dedication, bringing to life the lovely, simple... More >>

  • Graham Redivivus

    published January 28, 2003

    No one makes dances like Martha Graham anymore. That's as it should be; autres temps, autres moeurs. But thanks to a court decision we can... More >>

  • Wine, Spring Water, Tea

    published January 21, 2003

    Every once in a while, the New York City Ballet gets dolled up, as if to say to its loving audience, "Haven't we all had enough of tights and... More >>

  • Fear and Loving

    published January 14, 2003

    You don't want to go there. I don't mean that you shouldn't see Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner's Visible Content, the terrifying piece... More >>

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