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2005 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • The Complexity of Simplicity

    published March 1, 2005

    Paul Taylor's three-week season at City Center honors his 50 years of making dances that are loved around the world. One reason for the... More >>

  • To Fall or Not To Fall

    published February 22, 2005

    Keigwin + Company opened the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center's spring season on a bright note. Bright as in smart. A piece, 10th Floor,... More >>

  • Victor Castelli

    published February 15, 2005

    Victor Castelli was too young and much too vital to the dance community to die of cancer at 52, with only a few months' warning. A former... More >>

  • Take a Trip

    published February 15, 2005

    The body of the extraordinary South African dancer-choreographer Vincent Mantsoe harbors a cross-cultural lexicon of movement traditions: rituals... More >>

  • Black-and-White and Scary

    published February 8, 2005

    Midway through Édouard Lock's Amelia, performed by his Montreal-based La La La Human Steps, I began to envision it as ballet... More >>

  • It's Raining Ballets

    published February 1, 2005

    Before the cheers begin for Christopher Wheeldon's new After the Rain, I sense from the audience a mild, collective exhalation, as if we've... More >>

  • Tangling Lines

    published January 25, 2005

    Keely Garfield used to call her company Sinister Slapstick, but in her works, wit falls into cracks made by uncertainty, anxiety, and pain. Her... More >>

  • In Translation

    published January 18, 2005

    Karinne Keithley, in addition to choreographing, performing, and composing, is also a writer and an English teacher. Her dances make postmodern... More >>

  • So Near Yet So Far

    published January 11, 2005

    It's astonishing—not to say ironic—how unfamiliar the naked adult human body can look. Dressed in itself, it still seems to be wearing a... More >>

  • The Cunningham Aesthetic

    published January 4, 2005

    Roger Copeland writes about Merce Cunningham with the zeal of a cultural polymath and an enthusiasm that has remained undiminished since Copeland... More >>

  • Magic Feet

    published January 4, 2005

    Savion Glover now sports a registered trademark after his name. As if any other tap dancer could pass for him. In his tremendous new program,... More >>

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