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1999 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • Major Motion Pictures

    published December 7, 1999

    One of the loveliest performances I've seen in months, Chamecki/Lerner's i mutantes, switches gears midway from magic lyricism to silly... More >>

  • Art and Industry

    published November 16, 1999

    Call Garth Fagan the anti-Ailey. He started a company in Rochester 29 years ago, and it's still looking good. Where the New York­based Ailey... More >>

  • Woman on the Wilder Shores

    published November 2, 1999

    Are we looking at the kitchen table in Anne Frank's hideout, or the Hollywood studio canteen where Veronica Lake relaxed between takes? In Andrea... More >>

  • Soho Becomes Eclectic

    published September 14, 1999

    From 500 applicants the folks at Colloquium Contemporary Dance Exchange chose 125, scattering them onto concert programs over 11 days. If you... More >>

  • A Mistress and a Mattress

    published August 31, 1999

    A felicitous accident of programming links Molly Hickok's Mary Chestnut's Bone Cage to Paule Turner, Duchess's She's Out of Her... More >>

  • Black Bouquet

    published August 17, 1999

    Call them the fourth generation. Some of their inspiring elders—Alvin Ailey, Ulysses Dove—are dead. Others, like Donald McKayle and Joan... More >>

  • A Life in Motion

    published August 17, 1999

    Ian Brownell and Webb Wilcoxen's A Time To Dance (Anthology, August 19–22 and 27–29) is a family affair, initiated by a young man whose... More >>

  • Baryshnikov Projects a Sharper Image

    published August 17, 1999

    In the New Victory Theater, a former XXX-rated porn-movie house restored to pristine condition by The New 42nd Street Inc. under the leadership of... More >>

  • Lite Show

    published August 10, 1999

    Lighting designer Michael Mazzola walked away with James Canfield's cq (short for "charmed quark") at the Joyce last week, when Canfield's... More >>

  • Dialed Down

    published June 15, 1999

    The company Elisa Monte started with David Brown in 1981 has finally added his name to its title, and several of his new dances to its roster.... More >>

  • Girl Groove

    published June 8, 1999

    Jordana Toback, who could pass for a brunette Janis Joplin, combines coruscating portraits of women—alone and in bawdy, blustering... More >>

  • Follow the Money

    published April 27, 1999

    Public funds for dance depend on which way political winds are blowing. During the Cold War, Republican and Democratic administrations found it... More >>

  • Tiny Town

    published April 20, 1999

    Are economic woes or just a lack of inspiration responsible for the four flawed solos in this spring's "Fresh Tracks" six-item bill? Of the lot,... More >>

  • Girl Group

    published April 13, 1999

    The Seattle-based ensemble 33 Fainting Spells, which showed Maria the Storm Cloud at Dance Theater Workshop, has its finger on the cultural... More >>

  • To Dance Is To Live

    published March 23, 1999

    When José Limón died in 1972, he left a world from which most of his ideals seemed to have evaporated, and a memoir written in... More >>

  • Tales Told

    published March 16, 1999

    Apart from the maturity of the artists, the components of "Together Again," a concert by James Cunningham, Jane Comfort, and Tina Croll (Dance... More >>

  • Lap Dances

    published March 9, 1999

    On its face, Keely Garfield's choreography looks like a lot of tumbling around, with little direct relationship to the music accompanying it. On... More >>

  • Taylor Made

    published March 2, 1999

    The most interesting thing about Matthew Diamond's Oscar-nominated documentary on choreographer Paul Taylor is not its incisive portrait of... More >>

  • The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

    published February 2, 1999

    For want of an antipsychotic, the world in 1919 lost its best male dancer, its first contemporary choreographer. After a breakdown at 30, during... More >>

  • Sterling Silvers

    published January 26, 1999

    Watching Sally Silvers & Dancers, you're never quite sure what year it is, or where you are. The three dances they show at "Altogether Different"... More >>

  • Time Steps

    published January 26, 1999

    Laraine Goodman's "Vaudeville 2000" (La MaMa Annex, Thursday through Sunday) is a triumph of product placement. Goodman founded Pedicabs of New... More >>

  • Face Time

    published January 19, 1999

    APAP is the auto show of the arts," snorts Downtown dancer Aaron Landsman, describing the marathon event sponsored by the Association of... More >>

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