Tag Archives: Pina Bausch

Palm Springs Film Festival, With a Stop at Cabazon

I spent this past weekend with my dad in Palm Springs. He came down with a group and invited me to meet them, which, now that I’m in L.A., was pretty easy. It was the last weekend of the two … Continue reading

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Maira Kalman at the Jewish Museum

Last week my friend, Alyssa, who’s an independent art curator, invited me to an art / law celebration at the Jewish Museum. The Jewish Museum really knows how to put on a party! They had the most splendid array of … Continue reading

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SINCE SEEING WISEMAN'S "LA DANSE" I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET LAETITIA PUJOL OUT OF MY MIND

(photo taken from here) Since seeing Frederick Wiseman’s excellent film La Danse a couple days ago — a documentary about the Paris Opera Ballet — I have not been able to get the fascinating etoile (star, highest level of dancer … 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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PROKOFIEV AND CLASSICAL BALLET ON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

Photo of Pina Bausch’s Orfeo ed Euridice by Ursula Kaufman from NYTimes. Well, I am sad and surprised that Nigel Lythgoe did not give any kind of tribute to Pina Bausch last night, the way he did Michael Jackson, Farrah … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE AND VERONIKA PART IN ABT'S SWAN LAKE

Photo of Bolle taken from here, where there are many many more! It’s kind of hard for me to be my usual enthusiastic self after hearing about the death of Pina Bausch earlier today, but I’m getting too far behind … Continue reading

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PINA BAUSCH DIES OF CANCER

Oh my gosh you guys, I just heard about this on PinballPeople. I’m so shocked. I didn’t even know she was sick (apparently she was only diagnosed with cancer days ago). I’m so upset. We’re never going to have any … Continue reading

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Pina Bausch's Sensuous, Mysterious, Funny, Sexy, Playful, Violent "Bamboo Blues"

(photo taken from here). Last night I went to see Pina Bausch’s Bamboo Blues at Brooklyn Academy of Music. This was my first time seeing something by Bausch live (I’d only ever seen her work in film and on YouTube, … Continue reading

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Happy Happy Night Tonight At Alvin Ailey

Okay, here is what I was writing last night when my internet crashed: I’m always so happy when I come out of an AA performance; I could just dance home! Tonight was Maurice Bejart’s Firebird, which was more breathtaking than … Continue reading

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Complexions @ Joyce Chelsea & Foniadakis's Rite of Spring @ Joyce SoHo

(photo by Andrea Mohin, NYTimes, of Desmond Richardson and S. Epatha Merkerson, in “I Will Not Be Broken”) Sorry, am very behind again on my review posts — so busy with all manner of stuff to get done before Thanksgiving! … Continue reading

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Danny Tidwell and David Hallberg (and CounterCritic) in the Same Room(!): Cedar Lake Ballet Blogger Shindig

Fun fun night! Big understatement! I didn’t even need to get drunk Please excuse the Gawkerish, 15-year-old voice of this post. I waited until this morning to blog in hopes that the euphoria would dissipate and Kristin Sloan might post … Continue reading

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My First Pina Bausch Experience, Dance On Camera, and Writing (Slightly) Negative Reviews

(image linked from here) Just quickly before I go out to meet Ariel (who’s now living in NY ), here’s my review of “Rhythm of Love” on Explore Dance. Basically the same as what I said here on my blog, … Continue reading

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