The Voice Also Covers Dance!


And now a word from our arts editor, Brian Parks. . .

The Cedar Lake cast of Didy Veldman’s “frame of view,” photo by Julieta Cervantes

Deborah Jowitt leaps vigorously into the new dance year with expansive coverage of a broad range of New York shows, as well as this year’s “Dance on Camera” film festival at Lincoln Center–which features films about the highs and lows of a career in ballet, from glorious comebacks after injury to the unpleasant spectacle of aspiring 10-year-old girls being humiliated at Russian’s Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Check out the Voice‘s online dance section for Jowitt’s reviews of Sugar Salon’s enigmatic program at the Baryshnikov Arts Center; David Parsons’s roistering at the Joyce; the off-kilter, classy work of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; and Yoshiko Chuma and Shirotama Hitsujiya’s combo of politics and wackiness. Jowitt also remembers the late choreographer and dancer Daniel Nagrin, who has died at age 91 after a long and varied career in dance.

For the remaining screenings in the “Dance on Camera” fest, jeté yourself over here.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2009

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