Thursday, July 29, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Deborah Jowitt

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I entered the dance world as a performer, moving from my native California to New York to become a member of the company run by Harriette Ann Gray. During the 1950s, few modern dance companies functioned full-time.

Horses and Humans Together

When I was about eleven years old, my family moved into a house on a Southern California palisade overlooking a country club that included...

Dancing the Flu Away

Here I go, repeating myself again: Dancers can’t not dance. Their bodies—their instruments—need to be kept in shape. Strategies emerge. Must they practice battements...

Red on Green

Let’s hear it for dancers! They can’t not dance. And they all have i-phones or the equivalent—and maybe obliging friends to operate these. However,...

Four by Morris

I’ve seen Mark Morris’s work for many years, starting in 1980. I remember him dancing half naked with a mane of black curls in...

Alone Together

I have never been in Philip Johnson’s immense second-floor lobby in the New York State Theater when it was empty of audience members. I’m...