The problem with being a trailblazer is that you, er, blaze trails. When Pilobolus was founded in 1971, its approach of collaborative, athletic choreography was totally fresh.
It comes as no surprise that Iraqi women have remained invisible in the war and its aftermath. Like women in previous wars, they are both silent victims and heroines.
Six actors play 15 roles. Trendy, thrifty props like an old red wagon and funky picnic baskets abound. The costumes range from a second-hand Dickies jumpsuit with old-school Adidas to a mismatched striped crinoline dress with antique pumps.
The weekend was shaping up nicely for France. On Friday, Dominique de Villepin made a poetic and very well-received speech at the U.N. On Saturday, protesters the world over gave popular credence to France's vocal opposition to the potential war on Iraq. Then came Sunday.
In Körper (Bodies), there are, well, a lot of bodies: nude bodies, clothed bodies, bodies standing, bodies lying, bodies suspended from the ceiling, and bodies trying to get underneath the floorboards.
Leave it to a molecular biologist to choreograph an unmanageably complex dance.
And leave it to a Frenchman to turn dance into a philosophical exploration.
When the accompanist in Francis Patrelleís Ballet V class
launched into ìWaltz of the Flowersî this Tuesday, Patrelleís eyes
bulged and his body froze. He has a rule: no ìWaltz of the Flowersî
in class between October and December. After eight weeks of
To keep the houses full, Off-Broadway shows such as Metamorphoses, The Shape of Things, Reefer Madness, and Havana Is Waiting have begun a cooperative cheap ticket scheme.
In Times Square, it looks like the lights are on but nobody's home. A flag flies at half-staff on 44th, surrounded by candles, flowers, and photos of missing loved ones. A few tourists click their shutters half-heartedly.
Resident Alien is based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp, a somewhat obscure homosexual figure of pop culture born in 1908 in England. After a few failed jobs as a commercial artist, Crisp published several autobiographies and other books and moved to Manhattan in 1981.
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