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An Enduring Connection: De Keersmaeker and Reich

Steve Reich Evening (Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, N.Y. / October 22-25, 2008 All told, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's "Steve Reich Evening" had the deep civility of work made for an audience expected to think as well as to look and to listen. Cynthia Loemij and Tale Dolven in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Piano Phase. Photo by Jack Vartoogian. The full article appeared in Voice of Dance (http://www.voiceofdance.org) on October 24, 2008. To read it, click here. … [Read more...]

S.F.’s Laid-Back Balanchine Is Pretty as a Picture

This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on October 14, 2008. Tina LeBlanc takes part in the San Francisco Ballet's production of George Balanchine's "Divertimento No. 15" at New York City Center in New York on Oct. 10, 2008. Performances by the San Francisco Ballet will continue in New York through Oct. 18. Photographer: Erik Tomasson/San Francisco Ballet via Bloomberg News Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Five different couples, one giving way seamlessly to the next, share a sublime Mozart adagio and the effect is … [Read more...]

In the Flesh: Personal Indulgences No. 11

The old French saying is all too true: After a certain age, a woman must choose between her face and her figure. The added flesh that diabolically accretes to one's middle with the passing years will keep the face attractively plumped out. Cut calories to preserve the figure and the face grows pinched and wrinkled. As with so many issues in life, you can't win, but you can choose. I chose the figure without hesitation, having a well proportioned willowy one, with the great legs I inherited from my mother. My face, on the other hand, is … [Read more...]

Wheeldon Group Clowns With Stravinsky, Ruins Reich

This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on October 3, 2008. Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company dancers take part in a performance of Christopher Wheeldon's "Commedia" at the New York City Center in New York, Oct. 1, 2008. Photographer: Erin Baiano/Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company via Bloomberg News Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company is still a dance troupe in the making. At the New York City Center through Sunday, it features a cluster of international stars moonlighting to support Christopher … [Read more...]

Bill T. Jones, in Giddy Mood, Unveils Comic `Pair’

This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on October 2, 2008. Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bill T. Jones, most often given to raving and ranting about the world's downside, does a welcome, if ironic, about-face with ``A Quarreling Pair,'' featuring the gaiety, verve, and sometime vulgarity of vaudeville. Tracy Ann Johnson plays two sisters, adventurous Rhoda, seen here, and timid Harriet, during a performance of Bill T. Jones's "A Quarreling Pair" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival in New York, … [Read more...]

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