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Nancy “Bannon: “It’s a Cruel, Cruel Summer”; Henning Rübsam’s Sensedance

Nightswimming casts Limón veteran Nina Watt as-of all things-a tree viciously cut down. [The] exquisitely calibrated choreography details the disruption of the thrumming systems that constitute botanical life, while Watt embodies a mute consciousness of the fatal attack-a kind of biological shock and grief-that offered profound ramifications. (Bannon) [The] ambitious new Garden . . . set to traditional Iraqi music . . . does a good job of suggesting an intricate cultural community inhabited by tillers of the soil and odalisques, fiery demons and beneficent goddesses. (Rübsam) Village Voice 07/09/03

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