Tag Archives: Merce Cunningham

Angelenos Boo Merce!: L.A. Dance Project’s Dramatic Premiere

This past weekend marked the premiere of L.A. Dance Project at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. Of course this is the event – the full-evening debut of Benjamin Millepied’s new LA-based company – that all dance-going Angelenos … Continue reading

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ABT is Coming to Orange County with Ratmansky’s New FIREBIRD

How excited am I! This Thursday through Sunday, my beloved ABT will be performing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. They’re premiering Ratmansky’s new Firebird – and none other than SLSG faves Marcelo Gomes and Natalia … Continue reading

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DANCE AND ART IN WILLIAMSBURG THIS WEEKEND

My friend Alyssa is an independent arts curator and she has a show this Friday and Saturday night in Williamsburg that may be of interest to my NY-based dance peeps. It’s a collaboration between artist Sarah Olson and choreographer  Cori … Continue reading

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MOVEMENT RESEARCH AT THE JUDSON CHURCH

Reviewed by Christopher Atamian The four pieces presented on January 11 by Movement Research at the Judson Church, all possessed a visible seriousness of purpose and integrity, though some moved slower and less successfully than others. The highlight of the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEWS WITH SONYA TAYEH AND BILLY BELL

Okay, here are the interviews I did with Sonya Tayeh and Billy Bell last week at the DeMa Dance Company rehearsal. (Bell and Tayeh are most known for their work on So You Think You Can Dance, if you don’t … Continue reading

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UPCOMING: BURN THE FLOOR, TAKE DANCE, PASCAL RIOULT IN THE PARK, AND MERCE

Photo by Mary Ann Moy, of TAKE Dance Company in Footsteps in the Snow. A few things to do this week and next if you’re suffering post-ballet season boredom: This Thursday evening, TAKE Dance Company, a small modern company I … Continue reading

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MERCE CUNNINGHAM HAS DIED

My friend Deborah just alerted me to this horrible news. One of the world’s great pioneer choreographers has just died (last night; the news was released this morning). We all knew this was coming at some point; he was 90 … Continue reading

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MARTHA GRAHAM'S CLYTEMNESTRA

(image, of Fang -Yi Sheu as Clytemnestra, by Dominic Bracco Li from Washington Post) Last night Martha Graham Dance Company, the oldest dance company in the U.S. — and one of the most esteemed — opened at Skirball Center at … Continue reading

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MERCE AT 90

(Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, and photographer Mark Seliger at a celebration last year for Baryshnikov’s series of photographs, Merce My Way, photo taken from here) So, this weekend marked choreographer Merce Cunningham‘s 90th birthday, with celebrations and performances of his … Continue reading

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BARYSHNIKOV TALK GOOD BUT I AM PISSED AT BARNES & NOBLE

Last night at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Square, Mikhail Baryshnikov talked briefly with New Yorker dance critic Joan Acocella about his new book of photos of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Merce My Way. (I love the title, by the … Continue reading

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BARYSHNIKOV, JOAN ACOCELLA, BILL T. JONES

Please excuse the blurry photo; I took it on the escalator last night at Barnes and Noble, where I went after Paul Taylor (review soon!) Thankfully I decided to visit the bookstore; I hadn’t known about this, even though I’m … 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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