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Remembering Tobi Tobias

Deborah Jowitt has written an appreciation of Tobi on her DanceBeat blog: "Like many dance writers, she came into prominence when the field began to flourish, not long after President Lyndon Johnson established the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965, and choreographers received government funding for the first time. When it turned out that dance merited—needed— enlightened criticism, the NEA helped make it possible for dance critics from all over the United States (and some from abroad) to attend summer workshops, either in the … [Read more...]

Tobi Tobias Has Passed Away

We are sad to report that Tobi has passed away on February 13, 2020. More later. … [Read more...]

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STAR TREK

First Sight: The Performance An extraordinary dancer doesn't need to be discovered. He's apparent. I had my first, startling, sight of Danny Tidwell last spring in one of the Guggenheim Museum’s show-and-tell Works & Process programs. The subject of the evening was ballet competitions. American Ballet Theatre, which harbors many a medalist, sent a bunch of them out to perform their winning numbers and then, without pause for breath, to chat about the competition phenomenon with John Meehan. Meehan heads the ABT Studio Company—a dozen … [Read more...]

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