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2006 Stories by Deborah Jowitt

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  • Struggle in Peace

    published October 24, 2006

    We spectators might be sitting around a boxing ring, except that there are only two rows of us on each of its four sides. We're also on the same... More >>

  • Hustle and Glow

    published October 17, 2006

    Here comes Herman Cornejo with Misty Copeland! Or is that Renata Pavam? Who's that with Cornejo at the back of the stage? Probably Sascha... More >>

  • She Can Dream, Can't She?

    published October 17, 2006

    "Curioser and curioser," Lewis Carroll's Alice was wont to remark during the adventures following her tumble down a rabbit hole or passage... More >>

  • It Takes Dedication

    published October 17, 2006

    Garth Fagan is one of the few choreographers working today whose aesthetic and process have much in common with those of modern dance pioneers... More >>

  • In Memoriam

    published October 17, 2006

    When the Kansas City Ballet performed in Manhattan this past summer, a leading dancer's injury prevented the company from performing Todd... More >>

  • The Dance of Chance

    published October 10, 2006

    Merce Cunningham and John Cage were using chance procedures to shuffle music and dance sequences before Steve Jobs was born. With Cunningham's new... More >>

  • Big Star, Tranquil Glow

    published October 10, 2006

    As Sylvie Guillem begins to perform Solo, made for her by British choreographer-dancer Russell Maliphant, she unfurls one leg skyward as... More >>

  • Watch Out!

    published October 3, 2006

    We worry—not quite enough—about global warming. Should we also be thinking ahead to a second Ice Age? I wondered about this while I was... More >>

  • Growing Things

    published October 3, 2006

    Odile Duboc roams the Florence Gould Hall stage as if sniffing out new territory. Yet she seems less interested in what this place is than in how... More >>

  • Settling Old Scores

    published October 3, 2006

    When Steve Reich celebrates a major birthday, a simple party won't do. The whole town turns out for a festival: "Steve Reich @ 70," staged by BAM,... More >>

  • Springing Into Action

    published September 26, 2006

    Almost all of the many choreographers who've tackled Igor Stravinsky's monumental Le Sacre du Printemps have acknowledged in some way the... More >>

  • Hard Hit

    published September 26, 2006

    Say you're a choreographer- dancer-musician and decide to seek out similarly talented colleagues, who've been gigging with small bands that have... More >>

  • See How They Move!

    published September 26, 2006

    In New York City, it's not just gaudy leaves that usher in autumn; it's Fall for Dance, a bonanza for dance lovers short of cash, as well... More >>

  • Body Power

    published September 19, 2006

    The people in Elisa Monte's choreographed worlds don't have an easy time. They're suspicious of one another and whatever lurks beyond the confines... More >>

  • Take Me Out

    published September 19, 2006

    At their best, site-specific pieces create a kind of palimpsest, leaving behind images that forever alter the landscape for audience members.... More >>

  • Urban Sprawling

    published September 12, 2006

    Anyone who saw Jeremy Nelson's Accent Elimination at Danspace in 2004 might notice that it looks different at Dance Theater Workshop. DTW's... More >>

  • Local Heroes

    published September 12, 2006

    For 22 years, the handing out of the New York Dance & Performance Awards, a.k.a. the Bessies, has ushered in the Fall season. At the 2006 event,... More >>

  • In Sight of Heaven

    published September 5, 2006

    An egg-yolk moon rises over Battery Park for the opening night of Evening Stars' eighth season presenting free dance events in the River to River... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published September 5, 2006

    If you attended all nine performances in the 12th annual DancenOw/NYC festival, including the DancemOpolitan cabaret of events at Joe's pub that... More >>

  • Wolfgang and Friends

    published August 15, 2006

    Back in 1988, Mark Morris was wary of joining forces with Mozart, saying he often found the composer's structures "too fragile, too sophisticated... More >>

  • Living in Violence

    published August 1, 2006

    Last week, The New York Times published a photo of a few citizens watching a movie in a Beirut theater. Even when bombs fall and buildings... More >>

  • Dancing Death

    published August 1, 2006

    It takes a brave choreographer to tackle the subject of dying. Dance is essentially active. Fading away goes against the grain of its... More >>

  • Aim for the Target

    published July 25, 2006

    Arrows fly in Mark Morris's 2004 Sylvia, as they have in every version of the ballet from Louis Mérante's 1876 premiere through... More >>

  • Book Sorcery

    published July 25, 2006

    The spines of books hold pages together. Fan the pages out, and stories, waiting to be read, seem to awaken and breathe. The human spine anchors... More >>

  • Out of Darkness

    published July 25, 2006

    Tero Saarinen's Borrowed Light is one of those rare dances that make the world seem a better place. Musically, choreographically, and... More >>

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