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2001 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • Agenda Item: Keeping the Arts Alive

    published December 25, 2001

    Downtown artists, avid practitioners of America's vaunted "freedom of expression," have perhaps the most to lose in the more restricted... More >>

  • Bang On

    published December 18, 2001

    David Parker choreographs for the Bang Group, a trio of dancers who can act but have the wisdom to keep their mouths shut—unless, of... More >>

  • Marriage and War

    published October 23, 2001

    Lar Lubovitch understands profoundly the irreducible essence of dance: bodies propelled through designs in space and time. His recent, too brief... More >>

  • Ikuko's Wild Ride

    published September 18, 2001

    Argentine Erico Villanueva's Ikuko's Alter Ego (Flea Theater, Tuesdays at 10) draws on his ballet and acrobatics background, juxtaposing... More >>

  • Man, Man, Horse, Woman

    published September 4, 2001

    Andalusia, says Spanish theater artist Salvador Távora, is "where Europe ends and Africa commences." It's the site of the Rock of... More >>

  • Dance Track

    published September 4, 2001

    Autumn brings a barrage of festivals, first with troupes from Quebec, then from Australia. Not to mention Spanish flamenco, Belgian postmodernist... More >>

  • Queer as Folk Dance

    published August 28, 2001

    That movement is political goes almost without saying: Why else would the Khmer Rouge regime have killed, or banished to stoop labor, more than 90... More >>

  • Art Embraces Life

    published August 21, 2001

    Jamie Cunningham and Tina Croll, broadly experienced choreographers, developed an elegant structure for letting veteran dancers share their gifts,... More >>

  • Lighten Up the Joint

    published August 21, 2001

    Even in her elevator sneakers, Paula Abdul is the shortest person present. But she's clearly in charge, rehearsing her dances for Reefer... More >>

  • Ballet Is (Dead) Woman

    published August 14, 2001

    In 1984, in Seoul, Korea, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his wife founded the Universal Ballet for Julia Moon, the fiancée of their son... More >>

  • Playing Themselves

    published August 7, 2001

    When you leave a dance concert humming the scenery, you know the choreographer's got trouble. Nacho Duato's Bach: Multiplicity, performed... More >>

  • Royal Treatment

    published June 26, 2001

    Watching London's Royal Ballet, you're in the presence of eternal ballet verities. Delicate, precise, almost prim, excellent dancers performing... More >>

  • Thoroughly Postmodern Misha

    published May 29, 2001

    How does a ballet dancer of 53, a major player in the athletic sweepstakes that transformed ballet from something prissy into a universe of sleek... More >>

  • Motion Tabled

    published May 22, 2001

    The first dictionary definition of the word tattoo is "a rapid rhythmic rapping," and that sense dominates Pat Graney's magical Tattoo... More >>

  • Flesh and Spirit

    published May 8, 2001

    Two veterans of the downtown scene opened shows April 25 at HERE. Karen Bernard's Ya Ya, a brief... More >>

  • Profiles in Outrage

    published April 24, 2001

    In 1965, the federal government authorized the National Endowment for the Arts; hard on its heels came a dance boom that launched hundreds of... More >>

  • Matters of Life

    published April 3, 2001

    The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (popularly known as BAX, and originally the Gowanus Art Exchange) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a gala Friday... More >>

  • Migrant Cultural Workers

    published March 6, 2001

    Choreographers from the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Cyprus, and the U.S. make big splashes in a tiny space at Dance Theater Workshop's "Fresh... More >>

  • Space Race

    published February 27, 2001

    Space for dance—for creating, rehearsing, performing—continues to disappear, but pioneers like Cora Cahan hold back the tide, recycling... More >>

  • Tema del Basso

    published February 6, 2001

    There is no such thing (touch me again) as love. Love is no thing But a damned (your hand... More >>

  • Listings

    published January 30, 2001

    The World Famous Pontani Sisters can be found, wearing relatively little but changing it frequently, at several downtown watering holes. The most... More >>

  • Bomba Away

    published January 9, 2001

    English, Dutch, and Canadian government agencies lead the way in nurturing collaborations between filmmakers and choreographers, if "Dance on... More >>

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