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December 2009

Letter from New York, 12-18: Seeing red
La Danse, as debased at L'Opéra and elevated by 'Red Shoes'
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By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

Letter from Central Europe, 12-9: If you could see them now
Slovak National Dance Theater pops Warhol; Prague National Theater Ballet does Kylian and hip-hop; Brown re-set in Vienna
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By Marisa C. Hayes
Copyright 2009 Marisa C. Hayes

Flash Review, 12-04: Casting
Lincoln, as proposed by Jones
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By Melinda Lee
Copyright 2009 Melinda Lee

November 2009

Letter from New York, 11-25: Autumn Colors
O'Connor's Beckettian existentialism, Armitage's African pastiche, and Complexions's contemporary ballet with African roots
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By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2009 Gus Solomons jr

Letter from London, 11-20: Out of the past, out of Africa
Okach shifts the center; Clark stands still
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By Josephine Leask
Copyright 2009 Josephine Leask

Letter from New York, 11-20: BAMix
Monk ascends; Armitage blends
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By Philip W. Sandstrom
Copyright 2009 Philip W. Sandstrom

Flash Review, 11-12: A Christmas pantomime/b>
Better than 'Nutcracker': Royal's 'Sleeping Beauty'
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By Victoria Watts
Copyright 2009 Victoria Watts

Flash Review 2, 11-12: Craning
A last glance at Merce on film
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By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

The Dance Insider Interview, 11-9: Uwe Scholz
'I am interested in dance which makes my heart rotate'
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By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2007, 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 11-9: Participation Metaphor
Schussing the Korper with Sasha Waltz
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By Nancy Dalva
Copyright 2002, 2009 Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 11-9: Rinse, Lather, Repeat
Bausch's New, Older Version of "Kontakthof"
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By Rosa Mei
Copyright 2002, 2009 Rosa Mei

Flash Review, 11-4: Shifting focus
Vaporous Vo-Dinh
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By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

October 2009

Flash Review, 10-23: Wind your body
Cynthia Oliver's Rigidigidim rupture
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By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Friday Flashback, 10-23: Viva la Diva!
Oliver delivers the icons
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By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2003, 2009 Gus Solomons jr

Letter from New York, 10-19: Autumn in NY
Fall for Diaghilev; an ABT intensive
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By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green
Photography by Paul Kolnik, Rosalie O'Connor, & Gene Schiavone

Flash Review, 10-16: Split decision
Deconstructed by Forsythe's "Decreation"
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By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Friday Flashback, 10-16: Art in Fact
William Forsythe's sounds of science
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By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2002, 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

A meandering "Mayerling" at the Royal
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By Victoria Watts
Copyright 2009 Victoria Watts

Friday Flashback: It's the dancer
Let us Now Praise Modern Dancers
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By Veronica Dittman
Copyright 2000, 2009 Veronica Dittman

Letter from New York, 10-6: A pair of structuralists
Right side up with Lucy Guerin; looking for James Dean with Miguel Gutierrez
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By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2009 Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review, 10-2: Just FAB
DanceNow goes to a Bowery Block Party
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By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review, 10-1: Classic contemporary
De Keersmaeker & Sisters reprise 'Rosas danst Rosas'
By Josephine Leask
Copyright 2009 Josephine Leask

September 2009

Flash Review, 9-29: Pump down the jam
Munisteri mines; Dendy studies; I reach for my earplugs
By Philip W. Sandstrom
Copyright 2009 Philip W. Sandstrom

Flash Reminiscences, 9-28: After Francis, what?
Stories of the great Mason
By Matthew Brookoff, Alicia Chesser, Stephan Laurent, & Paul Ben-Itzak
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Letter from New York, 9-17: Curtain Calls
A ballerina bids farewell, a corps takes a Royal bow, and more tales from busy Springs at ABT & City Ballet
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

The Donohue Blog, 9-11: Got a dance Jones
DanceNOW Day 3: Addicted to Mahdahn
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

The Donohue Blog, 9-10: A New York Pastorale, Smeared
Who am I to stand in the way of The People and The Dance with my hoity-toity 2nd-wave feminazi, multiculti, experimental agenda?
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

The Donohue Blog, 9-9-09: Day 1
10 for DanceNOW [NYC] at 15
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Letter from New York, 9-3: Tall in Tulsa
Serious Ballet from America's Heartland
By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2009 Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review, 9-3: Move us, members, move us!
Ailey at 50: Searching for a whole lotta soul that's been lost
By Marisa C. Hayes
Copyright 2009 Marisa C. Hayes

August 2009

Merce, Historical
'The whole man is in it every time'
By Jill Johnston
Copyright Jill Johnston

Letter from New York, 8-6: Watching the scene go by
Speed demons from McIntyre; Simultaneous vision from Ratmansky and more at ABT
By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2009 Gus Solomons jr

 

July 2009

Letter from New York, 7-16: Civil wars, civil rites
Moving beyond John Brown with David Dorfman & Camille A. Brown
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review, 7-16: Spectres
The Ballets Russians are coming back, and the English are bringing them
By Josephine Leask
Copyright 2009 Josephine Leask

The Buzz, 7-9: Bring back Rockwell
Macaulay spits on Pina's grave
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Letter from New York, 7-9: Galarama
Superstars & premieres from ABT & NYCB
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

In Memorium, 7-1: For the children of today and tomorrow
PINA BAUSCH DEAD AT 68
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Illustration by Robin Hoffman

June 2009

Out of the Fog, 6-18: Farewell variations
LeBlanc adieu a perfect portrait
By Aimée Ts’ao
Copyright 2009 Aimée Ts’ao

The Buzz, 6-18: Divine Guidance
Respecting Bernhardt's legacy at her theater
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Perspective, 6-11: Reach
Does Martha Graham appeal to young people?
By Kelly Centrelli
Copyright 2009 Kelly Centrelli
Photography by and copyright Julie Lemberger

Flash Review, 6-4: 'Twenty to Eight' and under an hour
Moving in with Sasha Waltz
By Jordan Winer
Copyright 2009 Jordan Winer

Flash Dispatch, 6-4: Pourquoi?
Living in the real world with Salia ni Seydou
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

May 2009

Flash Review, 5-28: Spectres
The Ballet Russians are coming back to Chatelet! On film.
By Catherine Monnig Levine
Copyright 2009 Catherine Monnig Levine

Retroflash Review, 5-28: Pina does Pina
...but "Bamboo Blues" just scratches the surface
By Melinda Lee
Copyright 2009 Melinda Lee

Letter from New York, 5-21: New steps for thought
Out with the washes of women, in with the washes of ideas
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review, 5-21: Welcome to Babylon
Brussels Sprouts from Peeping Tom's 'Garden'
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 5-14: Don't look back
Lost and found with Marie Chouinard
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

London Calling, 5-14: Interactive Billy
Sadler's Wells & friends throw a city-wide party for Forsythe's 60th
By Josephine Leask
Copyright 2009 Josephine Leask

Flash Review 2, 5-14: Watch the decoy
Dance & Order: Feeling Good Unit, starring Trisha Brown
By Alison D'Amato
Copyright 2009 Alison D'Amato

 

April 2009

Flash Report, 4-30: Black Sunshine
Dunham, and children, feted in France
By Catherine Monnig Levine
Copyright 2009 Catherine Monnig Levine

Flash Review, 4-30: Lights! Sets! Scrims! Dance?
Degrees of Separation: Merce at 90
By Philip W. Sandstrom
Copyright 2009 Philip W. Sandstrom

Flash Flashback, 4-23: Grave Matters
TAGLIONI'S NOT IN MONTMARTRE
By The Dance Insider
Copyright 2004 The Dance Insider

Vignette, 4-23: Taglioni's Shoe
Memory & Memorabilia

By Tobi Tobias
Copyright 2003 Tobi Tobias

Letter from New York 1, 4-16: Reality Checks
Hovering with Barnett; lined in by Garfield
By Maura Nguyen Donohue
Copyright 2009 Maura Nguyen Donohue

Letter from New York 2, 4-16: Taylorama
Promethean season: 19 works in 19 days
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

Flash Flashback, 4-16: Scorning me softly with his song
Bel's ball-less ball
By Chris Dohse
Copyright 2005, 2009 Chris Dohse

Letter from London, 4-2: Triplets
Gender-hopping with Guillem & Co.; "Destino"'s Children
By Josephine Leask
Copyright 2009 Josephine Leask

 

March 2009

Out of the Fog, 3-26: Legacies
Kochetkova highlights new SFB 'Swan' and Isadora awards
By Aimée Ts’ao
Copyright 2009 Aimée Ts’ao

Letter from New York, 3-20: Simply Satisfying
Debuts and Depth from City Ballet
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

Flash Review, 3-20: Return of the Narrative
Story-time with David Rousseve
By Philip W. Sandstrom
Copyright 2009 Philip W. Sandstrom

Flash Flashback, 3-20: Just Chatting
Gumbo a la Rousseve
By Karinne Keithley
Copyright 2001, 2009 Karinne Keithley

Flash Lesson, 3-10: Every class is a prayer
'The contraction is Martha's great gift to dance
By Pearl Lang
Copyright 1991, 2002 Marian Horosko

In Memorium, 3-10: Deaths and Entrances
The Beauty of Pearl Lang
By Stuart Hodes
Copyright 2009 Stuart Hodes

Flash Flashback, 3-10: The Throwback
Pearl Lang's Classic Themes
By Melanie Futorian
Copyright 2000, 2009 Melanie Futorian

 

February 2009

The Dance Insider Illustration, 2-26: A Pina Mandala
"Bamboo Blues" at BAM
By Robin Hoffman
Copyright 2009 Robin Hoffman

Flash Review Journal, 2-19: Same time next season
Paris & Pina Fete 30-year love affair
By Marisa C. Hayes
Copyright 2009 Marisa C. Hayes

Letter from New York, 2-19: On your toes
At City Ballet, themes and variations
By Gus Solomons jr
Copyright 2009 Gus Solomons jr

Letter from New York, 2-12: Miami 5, New York 2
Martins's City Ballet out-Balanchined by visiting Villella team
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

Winter of Wuppertal, 2-12: No Sacrifice
Paris Opera Ballet gets down to Earth for Bausch's "Sacre du Printemps"
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2002, 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

 

January 2009

Flash Review Journal, 1-29: One for Rosella
Tulsa uses Duato, Kylian & Taylor to reveal the language of dance
By Alicia Chesser
Copyright 2009 Alicia Chesser

Flash week-end pick: Dancing in the light
Dance film trek, the next generation
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Letter from New York, 1-22: Reunions & new unions
All-Star alumni help SAB fete 75th; Debuts galore for City Ballet opening
By Harris Green
Copyright 2009 Harris Green

Flash News, 1-15: Interlude
LeBlanc to Retire
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2009 Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash News 2, 1-15: Do you know the way to DC?
NJ Troupe hops Love Train to Washington to dance for Mandela and Obama
By Dance Insider Staff
Copyright 2009 The Dance Insider

 

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