| Apr 16, 2012
Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed version of “Alice in Wonderland,” danced by the National Ballet of Canada, plus an array of repertory programs by Alvin Ailey, the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre are among the the highlights...
| Apr 17, 2011
Arthur Rimbaud, translated from the French by John Ashbery
W.W. Norton: 165 pp., $24.95
This may be the most beautiful book in the world — lighted from within and somehow embodying all forms of literature at the same time. The 44...
| Jul 27, 2009
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| Aug 30, 2009
It is early afternoon at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. On the fourth floor, a woman in a black leotard dances in a large studio with high ceilings and great views of the Hudson River. She hardly pauses as the most famous dancer of them all stops at the...
| Oct 18, 2009
When ruminating on the recent history and current incarnation of Pilobolus, Jonathan Wolken, an ardent conversationalist, prefers to speak in metaphors and images. These include: Picasso's Blue Period, the plate spinning act employed by circus clowns,...
| Mar 8, 2009
With a dozen high-def cameras and a couple of camcorders, plus pens, notebooks, sketch pads and laptops, more than 40 people spent three recent weeks in a black-box theater on the campus of UC San Diego documenting what was occurring there.
The object of...
| Mar 15, 2009
Karole Armitage is having an intensely busy first week of March, and the stress is showing.
She's a few days away from the opening of an ambitious retrospective -- revivals of several of the barrier-smashing dances that, a generation ago, put her on...
| Dec 20, 2009
Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, impatient dancers, choreographers, critics and audience members all hoped that a new breed of innovators would appear to transform theatrical dance the way that Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev radically...