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Christopher Williams's Epic of Martyred Men

If you’re going to demand three hours from your audience, you had better give them something good. The Golden Legend, a new work by Christopher Williams, pulled out all the stops May 12–16 at Dance Theater Workshop.

Sacred or Sensually Profane? Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet’s Dust and Light and Rasa at the Joyce, May 5-10

In a post-show interview on May 6th, Alonzo King made two short but definitive statements. The first was technical: his dancers focus on two goals: “more” and “better.”

“Dance in the Body You Have:” An Interview with Kitty Lunn

On a May afternoon at the New 42nd Street Studios in Times Square, dancer and choreographer Kitty Lunn was rehearsing a piece that required her to push herself up off the floor into a standing position.

Digression: A Dance Writer Looks at Whitman Undressed

Jeremy Bloom follows Walt Whitman’s declaration literally. His “Leaves of Grass,” a nude staging of “Song of Myself,” received an invite-only viewing at the Cell Theater in May, with future engagements for the public to be announced.

Aynsley Vandenbroucke Movement Group: 3 Dancers, 4 Chairs, But Still Only Two Dimensions

Aynsley Vandenbroucke Movement Group (AVMG) formed five years ago and has danced at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Joyce SoHo, among others—so they are not the newest of newcomers.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2009

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