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  • Dance on Camera Festival 2006

    published December 27, 2005

    Merce Cunningham can hardly move now—he's 87—so in Charles Atlas's marvelous 90-minute Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance he... More >>

  • Classics at Generation Gap

    published December 27, 2005

    "When the playwright is dead," observes pioneer postmodernist David Gordon, "the director can do anything he wants with the script." His new... More >>

  • 'Naked in Ashes'

    published November 8, 2005

    Imagine Burning Man happening in India, and a Los Angeles filmmaker, a practicing Buddhist, documenting the festival, and you'll grasp the flavor... More >>

  • Ongoing

    published October 25, 2005

    Money can buy happiness, but so far it hasn't bought Nancy Walton Laurie a dance company ready for prime time. Cedar Lake, funded by the... More >>

  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    published September 13, 2005

    The 21st New York Dance and Performance Awards, familiarly known as the Bessies after influential composition teacher Bessie Schönberg made... More >>

  • The Kitchen Cooks Up a Hearty Art Fair in West Chelsea

    published September 6, 2005

    If you can't stand the heat—or if it rains—go into the Kitchen; otherwise stay outside and enjoy the west Chelsea arts center's seventh... More >>

  • Dance Encounters

    published August 30, 2005

    Never underestimate the lust of New Yorkers for dance that's first-rate, accessible, and affordable. When the $10 tickets for the first Fall for... More >>

  • Dance

    published August 23, 2005

    Half a century ago, a rangy young dancer wrote her first criticism for Louis Horst's Dance Observer. Four years later, what she calls "the... More >>

  • The World at Our Feet

    published August 23, 2005

    Our leader may want to pull up the drawbridge and hurtle us back into the 19th century, but our arts presenters keep foraging abroad. This fall's... More >>

  • Theater

    published August 16, 2005

    What we have here is a failure to communicate. Pretty boy Kevin (Asa Somers), the lead in this rock musical, plays in a wedding combo run by his... More >>

  • Chosen People

    published August 9, 2005

    George Balanchine, a Russian born in 1904 who adopted the United States in the 1930s, remade ballet to conform to his ideal of leggy American... More >>

  • Dance

    published August 2, 2005

    Ballroom dancing is having a cultural moment, with the runaway success of Mad Hot Ballroom and two prime-time series. Could touch dancing... More >>

  • Dance

    published July 26, 2005

    A dance repertory company is like a cover band, collecting "greatest hits" and making them available in places rock stars—read, top-flight... More >>

  • Dance

    published July 19, 2005

    Riding a wave of enthusiasm for spelling champions, Cristina Septien and her four-year-old South Pleasant Company have mounted a delicate piece of... More >>

  • Dance

    published July 5, 2005

    At not quite 37, Alexei Ratmansky has danced on three continents, choreographed "something like 30 ballets," married, and had a son. Now he's... More >>

  • Another op’nin’, another show: Dances without story don’t cut it

    published June 21, 2005

    Sen Curran's new Art/Song/Dance consists of 12 songs plus an overture and would work better at half that. Composer Ricky Ian Gordon, who... More >>

  • Dance

    published June 21, 2005

    Terpsichore is alive and well in America," said Jacqueline Davis, executive director of the Library for the Performing Arts, at the opening of... More >>

  • Dance

    published June 14, 2005

    Rain, Cirque Éloize's gentle meditation, is really a dream, or a visual poem. This circus has no animals, no brash ringmaster, and... More >>

  • Six in a Bunker Try Vainly to Communicate

    published May 17, 2005

    When I was a teenage babysitter, I used to struggle to stay awake. It was my job. Parents were paying me to keep their kids safe. Sleeping was an... More >>

  • Bathed in Golden Light, the 50th Obies Are a Family Affair

    published May 10, 2005

    You gotta hand it to a city in which the mayor, proclaiming Monday, May 16, "Village Voice Obie Awards Day," quotes Oscar Wilde, who said... More >>

  • Dance

    published May 3, 2005

    If you arrive early for Dean Moss's 40-minute Figures on a Field, you'll see the choreographer hanging high on the Kitchen's back wall,... More >>

  • The Tradition of the New

    published May 3, 2005

    New York City Ballet's spring season at the New York State Theater opened like a piñata, with a shower of surprises. They ranged from the... More >>

  • Dance

    published April 26, 2005

    BARD SUMMERSCAPE Richard B. Fisher Center, 60 Manor Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 845-758-7900, More >>

  • Trisha Brown's Dance With Electrons Arrives at Lincoln Center

    published April 5, 2005

    "Let's calibrate," says soft-spoken choreographer Trisha Brown, and the "wired" subset of her nine-member New York-based troupe spills onto the... More >>

  • Dance

    published March 8, 2005

    In Chelsea's burgeoning gallery district, a building previously occupied by photographer Annie Leibowitz is morphing into a theater. Underwritten... More >>

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