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2002 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • Stephanie Reinhart 1944–2002

    published October 1, 2002

    Stephanie Reinhart joined her husband, Charles, at the helm of the American Dance Festival in 1977, just before it left Connecticut College for... More >>

  • Crossover Dreams

    published September 24, 2002

    Of 30 citations presented at September 20's New York Dance and Performance Awards, 11 went to working artists whose residence or base of support... More >>

  • It Happened One Night

    published September 10, 2002

    In a cab last Thursday at dusk—rushing between a panel at the Joyce Soho on the future of dance and the opening event of the "dancenow/NYC... More >>

  • Branching Out

    published September 3, 2002

    Beginning in the mid '70s, Bill T. Jones was the rebel king of downtown dance. Now performers who graced his troupe for various stretches, like... More >>

  • Trocks Transcendent

    published August 20, 2002

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, whose antic approach to classic dances continues at the Joyce through Saturday, provides more than a lot of... More >>

  • Sacred Spaces

    published July 23, 2002

    At first glance, the bulky object on the Belvedere at Battery Park looks like a dumpster rendered in black papier-mâché. But as time... More >>

  • Slow Fix

    published July 16, 2002

    The laying on of hands has long been central to healing; in Ayurveda, a 2000-year-old holistic health care system that originated in India,... More >>

  • Bridging the Divide

    published July 9, 2002

    Committing the "lively arts" to film is crucial to their survival, but fraught with hazards. Dance resists electronic recording, which favors... More >>

  • Dangling Men

    published July 9, 2002

    Pilobolus, offering three premieres and repertory at the Joyce through July 20, appears becalmed. Founded by Dartmouth undergraduates in 1971, it... More >>

  • Spring Brings Many Things

    published June 18, 2002

    Last week, Bill T. Jones publicly celebrated his 50th birthday for the second time, with a star-studded performance at the New Victory Theater.... More >>

  • Trestling Match

    published June 4, 2002

    The same questing intelligence that earned Elizabeth Streb a MacArthur "genius" award five years ago made her sit up and notice the difference... More >>

  • Wet and Wild

    published May 28, 2002

    Intimate Speyer Hall at University Settlement could barely contain the fearless whoosh of energy flying from Eva Silverstein's... More >>

  • Absent Minded

    published May 28, 2002

    No film exists of Vaslav Nijinsky dancing. The only records of his brief but astonishing career are a few photographs, eyewitness accounts, and... More >>

  • The Do-Tell Hotel

    published May 28, 2002

    The National Theater of the United States' Placebo Sunrise takes place in a resort hotel (or maybe a cruise ship) where the unctuous staff,... More >>

  • Dance

    published May 28, 2002

    'AMERICAN LIVING ROOM FESTIVAL' HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, 647-0202, More >>

  • Power Plays

    published May 21, 2002

    Three films made in Africa complement the 25th-anniversary celebration of DanceAfrica at BAM. Sia, the Dream of the Python and Nelio's... More >>

  • One-Man Show

    published April 23, 2002

    Christopher Williams is not a shrinking violet. When he's onstage dancing, you find yourself thinking, This is what Nijinsky must have... More >>

  • Opening to Yoga

    published March 12, 2002

    On page 36 of Valerie Jeremijenko's wonderful new anthology, How We Live Our Yoga, begins an essay by Adrian M.S. Piper. Yes, that... More >>

  • Now and Later

    published March 5, 2002

    After snagging three Bessies in the wake of its 2001 Joyce run, Rennie Harris's Rome & Jewels finally makes it to Brooklyn. A hip-hop... More >>

  • Slivers & Strobes

    published February 26, 2002

    To pair Sally Silvers's Strike Me Lightning (P.S. 122, closed)—an extravaganza if ever there was one—with yet another dance... More >>

  • The Money Trail

    published January 29, 2002

    Just how severely was the city's arts community hit by the September 11 disaster? The losses, both managers and artists report, are difficult to... More >>

  • The Body Artists

    published January 8, 2002

    This year's "Dance on Camera Festival" is heavy on explorations of character and psychic states. It embraces a starchy Canadian biopic about... More >>

  • House Gifts

    published January 8, 2002

    A middle-aged man who looks and sounds like a college kid. A limber dancer in a heavy, itchy felt suit. A bespectacled figure ruminating amid a... More >>

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