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  • Dance

    published December 28, 2004

    David Toole has no legs, but he's walked away with two of the decade's best dance films. The second, Lloyd Newson's 34-minute The Cost of... More >>

  • Despondent Diva

    published December 28, 2004

    Sarah Michelson is a dance world star. But she's tired of being broke. She's tired of not having enough money to take care of her body. And she's... More >>

  • Online Resolutions

    published December 28, 2004

    Stacy Horn (right) founded the online community Echo in 1989 as New York's answer to California's pioneering Well. She opened it to the... More >>

  • Film

    published December 28, 2004

    Spend January 7 at the Walter Reade; you'll take an amazing spin through the dance film universe, beginning with a staid 1952 doc shot in Bali by... More >>

  • Diva Takes a Dive: Sarah Michelson Injured

    published December 28, 2004

    Five days before the scheduled Thursday opening of her new Daylight at P.S.122 (see " More >>

  • Dance

    published December 14, 2004

    Postmodern, minimalist, Arte Povera: All these terms apply to David Parker's new Nut/Cracked, in which 10 experienced dancers and 11... More >>

  • Getting To Abs

    published December 14, 2004

    Radical career shifts come naturally to chef and personal trainer Bryan Arce. His Mexican-born father started out as a race car driver, became an... More >>

  • Death-Defying Dance and Dancers Baptize Montclair's New House

    published December 7, 2004

    Belgium's Ultima Vez stole into New Jersey with the year-old, two-hour Blush, created by Wim Vandekeybus and his international gang of... More >>

  • At Home with Bearden, Brahms, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lebo M

    published December 7, 2004

    Alvin Ailey mated modern dance with the glitz and sexual thrust of Broadway jazz; Garth Fagan, by contrast, infuses the modern genre with... More >>

  • Dance

    published November 2, 2004

    The 27th version of New York's homegrown one-ring circus, Picturesque, has moments of jaw-dropping loveliness, especially from female hand... More >>

  • Asians in the Diaspora: The Journey, Not the Destination

    published November 2, 2004

    A longtime copy editor at the Voice and a teacher at NYU, Luis H. Francia, a Filipino, puts forth Museum of Absences, a volume of... More >>

  • Dance

    published October 26, 2004

    New York's in the grip of méxicoNOW, a festival of film, theater, music, visual art, and dance, including an exhibition of photos and... More >>

  • Dance

    published October 19, 2004

    Patsy Tarr's been watching dance so long that she sees the world through a choreographic lens, she tells us in the introduction to this sleek... More >>

  • After a Long Drought, Wieland Provides the Shock of the New

    published October 19, 2004

    In the sterile white box that Diane von Furstenberg makes available to dancers, Johannes Wieland riveted a huge crowd with four works—three... More >>

  • Poetry, Hebrew Prayers, and a Tangoid Ode on Feet and Wheels

    published October 19, 2004

    If you're in a wheelchair, and you run a dance company in which you perform, it's a good idea to book a theater where viewers look down at the... More >>

  • Through Various Lenses, Dancers and Musicians From Across the Globe

    published September 21, 2004

    Jack Vartoogian, Linda Vartoogian, and Ira Landgarten have spent years documenting performances presented by the World Music Institute; their... More >>

  • Dance

    published September 21, 2004

    Molissa Fenley graduated from Mills College in 1975 and still goes there, spending every spring on the Oakland, California, campus, living in a... More >>

  • Body Building

    published September 14, 2004

    The blocky, six-story structure at the southwest corner of Broadway and 11th Street has a name—the St. Denis—and two addresses, 80 East... More >>

  • Choreographer Reclaims Traumatic Images From His Roots

    published September 7, 2004

    Ralph Lemon, an African American "removed by many generations from any obvious African culture," folded his 10-year-old modern-dance company in... More >>

  • Dueling Swamp Things Splash Around the Plaza at Lincoln Center

    published September 7, 2004

    The Frogs, Nathan Lane's adaptation of Burt Shevelove's take on Aristophanes' ancient political comedy (with music and lyrics by Stephen... More >>

  • Double-Digit Dance Festival Takes Eight Miles of Manhattan

    published August 24, 2004

    Displaying the work of 160 choreographers in a 10-day period (they're taking 9-11 off), the organizers of the 10th annual Dancenow/NYC marathon... More >>

  • Dance Deluge

    published August 24, 2004

    If the dance world had an All-Star game, this month's Fall for Dance festival, opening at New York City Center September 28, would be it. But... More >>

  • Color Lines

    published August 10, 2004

    Susan Manning, a professor of English, theater, and performance studies at Northwestern University, is a hell of a historian. In Modern Dance,... More >>

  • The City as Spa

    published August 3, 2004

    Political commentator Joyce Purnick recently sneered in The New York Times at reports that visiting journalists covering the Republican... More >>

  • Under the Gun

    published August 3, 2004

    The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, sponsor of six different site-specific works this summer, was hit hard by the events of September 11, 2001.... More >>

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