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2004 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • Worlds Apart

    published March 9, 2004

    A woman in a black silk Edwardian gown drags a white cloth bearing a lit candle across a table at a funereal pace. White cloths drape the... More >>

  • Pauline Gospels

    published March 2, 2004

    In his formidable 1980 Sacre du Printemps, Paul Taylor cocked an astute eye at the Diaghilev era of ballet history, the theme of sacrifice,... More >>

  • Mad For Beauty

    published February 24, 2004

    Vaslav Nijinsky's madness is as much a part of his legend as his enormous leap. Studying Baron de Meyer's photographs to try to divine the great... More >>

  • Delicious Colliding

    published February 17, 2004

    In the 1960s, at Judson Dance Theater, Deborah Hay was one of those who experimented with task and game structures as a way of putting pieces... More >>

  • O.D.'ing on Beauty

    published February 10, 2004

    As I watch the Balanchine Centennial revival of Jewels with its new sets by Peter Harvey (a soft-focus, gem-draped glade for "Emeralds,"... More >>

  • Striving for Grace

    published February 3, 2004

    I think of Bill T. Jones's theater work of the last decade in part as a search for grace—in the sense of understanding, acceptance, and a... More >>

  • Thumb in Mouth

    published January 27, 2004

    A few reasons to see Double Feature, Susan Stroman's take on silent films, at New York City Ballet this week: chorus girls, dressed in... More >>

  • Having Taken Flight

    published January 20, 2004

    James Sewell is smart as a choreographer and smart to have moved out of New York in 1993 after years of studying, performing (most memorably with... More >>

  • Tale of a Ruined Face

    published January 13, 2004

    In 1955, 25 young Japanese women, horribly disfigured when the U.S.A. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, were brought to this country for... More >>

  • O For a Muse of Fire

    published January 6, 2004

    Confession of a Henry V junkie: Smitten in the eighth grade with Laurence Olivier's film, Shakespeare, and Olivier himself, I saw the movie... More >>

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