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A CHANCE TO DANCE Premieres on Ovation August 17

A few weekends ago, I was invited to participate (via Skype) on a Dance Critics Association panel about dance on television (read a detailed write-up in Dance Magazine). Moderator Lisa Traiger mentioned this new show, A Chance to Dance, produced … Continue reading

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MORE ON DANNY TIDWELL (AND OTHERS) IN FIRE ISLAND

Here are a couple more breathtaking pics of Danny Tidwell dancing at the Fire Island Dance Festival last weekend, taken by photographer Fred Hecker who graciously sent me a link to them. Visit his full flickr album of the Festival … Continue reading

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ROMEO HAS LEFT THE BUILDING: ROBERTO BOLLE AND IRINA DVOROVENKO CLOSE OUT ABT'S MET SEASON, LEAVING FANS DEVASTATED!

Because there aren’t nearly enough pictures of Roberto Bolle online, let me just post one more… So, it all ended Saturday night with Roberto Bolle and Irina Dvorovenko dancing the leads once again in Romeo and Juliet. I’d already seen … Continue reading

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MARCELO GOMES STILL MY FAVORITE!

(headshot by Jade Young) I had an insane weekend (out from early evening until not so early next morning both Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn ballroom competition, with ABT Saturday matinee of Sylvia sandwiched in between. Then spent all day … Continue reading

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AVI SCHER & DANCERS

Photo by Matthew Murphy, of Avi Scher & Dancers when they performed recently up at Jacob’s Pillow. Choreographer and artistic director Scher is at the front of the group. All photos are taken by Matt Murphy and used with his … Continue reading

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HAUNTING "LAMENTATION" VARIATIONS AT MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

(Photo of Martha Graham’s Lamentation by Petra Bober, from TONY) Saturday afternoon my friend Alyssa and I went to the second of Martha Graham Dance Company’s programs this season: this one including several of her works spanning her 70-year career. … Continue reading

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NORA IS A GORGEOUS FILM!

So, NORA, which I wrote a little about here, ended up being an absolutely gorgeous film — totally inventive, wholly original, told completely through dance. Honestly, I see A LOT of films and this was one of the most brilliant. … Continue reading

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AFRICA AND CATALONIA IN NEW YORK

(photo of Nora Chipaumire from NYAFF website) Today begins the New York African Film Festival, at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. I love New York for things like this — particularly the Walter Reade, which most often hosts … Continue reading

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Jacob's Pillow's Summer 2009 Calendar Is Up

Here. Looks exciting — Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jason Samuels Smith (in pic above), Rennie Harris, Cedar Lake, Doug Varone, Merce, etc. etc. I hope I can make it up there for a day or two. Or three or four. So … Continue reading

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