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2004 Stories by Elizabeth Zimmer

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  • Dance

    published July 27, 2004

    Adriana Castaños directs the Mexican contemporary dance troupe La Lágrima, making its New York debut in this season's Latino... More >>

  • Tango Twice Removed

    published July 27, 2004

    Tango, which originated among slave populations in Argentinean slums in the 1860s and was often danced by male couples, migrated across... More >>

  • Dance

    published July 6, 2004

    Late last month, Mark Russell removed the last souvenirs from his cramped office at P.S.122; the board of directors there is replacing him with... More >>

  • Dance

    published June 22, 2004

    "Dancing is the drug that really gets you high," say various subjects in this stimulating Australian film, completed last year, that occupies... More >>

  • Film

    published June 15, 2004

    Ghostlight inhabits territory all its own: Call it "schlock doc." Christopher Herrmann, a former associate of the Martha Graham Dance... More >>

  • East Village Artists Create Global Neighborhood Warming

    published May 18, 2004

    They're gentrifying the East Village, and the fancy lounges have established beachheads all the way to Avenue D, but the neighborhood's essential... More >>

  • Opera in the Air in a DUMBO Basement

    published May 4, 2004

    In a dungeon-like barroom under a DUMBO restaurant, a plucky troupe of circus performers, augmented by five fine young opera singers, brings life... More >>

  • Dance

    published May 4, 2004

    'AMERICAN LIVING ROOM 2004' July 22-September 2, HERE Arts... More >>

  • Homer Avila 1955–2004

    published April 27, 2004

    "The best possible preparation for being an amputee," Homer Avila told me recently, "is being a dancer." Twenty-five years into his dance career,... More >>

  • Moving Words

    published April 6, 2004

    As New York City Ballet revs up for its spring season at the New York State Theater (April 27 through June 27), we get word that the Saratoga... More >>

  • Dance

    published March 23, 2004

    A Russian visitor recently noted a tendency among downtowners to "choreograph the rhythm, not the melody." He's right; it's an epidemic, infecting... More >>

  • Dance

    published March 16, 2004

    Katherine Profeta takes Elevator Repair Service's eloquently understated tactics deeper into dance with 131, which at 45 minutes lasts just... More >>

  • Rent-Poor Choreographer Proposes

    published March 9, 2004

    A cry from the heart of Williamsburg artist Christopher Caines. Nice place you have here. I'm proud of it, did much of the work... More >>

  • Vive la Danse

    published February 24, 2004

    Dances by three Francophone artists stud the spring season, varying in temperament from heavy to light, in venues ranging from the baroque Howard... More >>

  • Dance

    published February 10, 2004

    Brenda Dixon Gottschild's The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool (Palgrave Macmillan, 332 pp., $29.29) is a curious... More >>

  • Sexual healing: The rise and fall and rise of women's libido

    published February 3, 2004

    Warm up for Valentine's Day! You know you've been seeking an excuse to visit the Museum of Sex, and here's one that will improve your mind while... More >>

  • Dance

    published January 27, 2004

    New York's only resident classical Indian Odissi company, this ensemble of eight women—two of them African American, the rest of South Asian... More >>

  • Ongoing

    published January 20, 2004

    Downtown dance is a kind of confidence game: The artists have confidence, and the audience is game. Miguel Gutierrez's new dAMNATION rOAD... More >>

  • Dance

    published January 13, 2004

    Wonder what became of Douglas Wright, a star Paul Taylor dancer in the '80s? One day, at the peak of his work with Taylor, he lay down on the... More >>

  • Post-War Puppets

    published January 6, 2004

    "This is what I should have been doing all along," says Dan Hurlin about Hiroshima Maiden, the first of his theater pieces in which he does... More >>

  • Solos With Co-Pilots

    published January 6, 2004

    Dance is an intensely social, labor-intensive art form, except when you're a choreographer generating movement for yourself. Two's a crowd when it... More >>

  • Dance

    published January 6, 2004

    Since their beginnings in September 1999 at Williamsburg's Galapagos, Terry Dean Bartlett's dance shows, curated in partnership first with Lisa... More >>

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