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Working From Home

Mark Morris Dance Group / James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY / March 17-27, 2011 There Is Nothing Like a Dame: Amber Star Merkens (c.) and women of the Mark Morris Dance Group in Morris's Petrichor Photo: Brian Snyder Where does Mark Morris make his artistic home in New York? At the David H. Koch Theater? It has showcased L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, often cited as his masterpiece, no fewer than four times and housed the premiere and a return run of his Mozart Dances. At the … [Read more...]

Modern Times

Doug Varone and Dancers / Joyce Theater, NYC / March 15 - 20, 2011 Trisha Brown Dance Company / Dance Theater Workshop, NYC / March 16 - 26, 2011 Martha Graham Dance Company / Rose Theater, NYC / March 15 - 20, 2011 Doug Varone's ambitious program-length work, Chapters From a Broken Novel, had its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater on March 15 and ran through the 20th. On opening night, though, I felt as if I were watching a culmination, rather than a birth. In a series of informal studio showings at the 92nd Street Y, rakishly called … [Read more...]

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