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The DanceView Times, New York edition

      Volume 2,  Number 11    March 15, 2004           The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

Mindy Aloff's

Letter from New York

Paul Taylor Dance Company



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Instinct and Process

Dialogue & Program A
Nederlands Dans Theater
Rose Cinema 2 & Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York, NY
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
by George Jackson


Paul  Taylor Dance Company

In the Beginning, Houston to New York

In the Beginning
Paul Taylor Dance Company
City Center
New York, NY
Tuesday, March 9, 2004
by George Jackson





Paul Taylor's Sunset

Sunset, Dreamgirls, Promethean Fire
City Center,
New York, NY
March 5, 2004
by Nancy Dalva



Fiddling with Tradition

Fiddler on the Roof
Minskoff Theatre
New York, NY
March 3, 2004
by Susan Reiter


The Theater of the Mundane

Jonathan Burrows/Matteo Fargion
New York, NY
March 12, 2004
by Leigh Witchel


A Witty Debut

Joyce Theater
New York, NY
March 14, 2004
by Susan Reite







What's On This Week?

Balanchine 100th Birthday Events:

March 16-April 24 (Opened December 10)
The Enduring Legacy of George Balanchin
A multi-media exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Balanchine. It features photographs, designs, manuscript music and correspondence, costumes, set pieces, and models, along with showings of videotaped performances and rehearsals. On 3/4 at 6pm,
Charles M. Joseph gives a lecture, Poetry in Motion: Stravinsky and Balanchine's Musical Bond.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Donald and Mary
Oenslager Gallery 40 Lincoln Center Plaza 212-870-1630

March 20
Wall to Wall Balanchine

A day-long celebration of George Balanchine in honor of the
centennial of his birth featuring 12 hours of performances and discussions. The program includes productions of Apollo, by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Renard, by the Kansas City Ballet, and appearances by dancers from New York City Ballet, including Alexandra Ansanelli, Charles Askegard, Maria Kowroski, Jennie Somogyi, and others. Isaiah Sheffer coordinates the marathon. Stars at 11am.
Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street

Ballet and Dance Events:

March 15
Movement Research at the Judson Church

This week's forum for experimentation and works-in-progress features
Mei-be Whatever, Treaders in the Snow, and Goran Bogdanovski and Dejan Srhoj. At 8pm
55 Washington Square South at Thompson Street

March 15
Body Blend

Ara Fitzgerald, Susan Hefner and Dancers, the Kinesis Project, and
Summer and Company are showcased in this dance series.
Dixon Place at University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street at Rivington Street

March 16-21
Peter Boal and Company

The elegant principal dancer of the New York City Ballet is known for
straying away from Lincoln Center to do solo projects. Now, he's taking a few dancers from the company with him for this new venture. Boal is joined by Wendy Whelan, Sean Suozzi and Carla Korbes as they perform works by William Forsythe (the pas de deux from Herman Shmerman) and Twyla Tharp (Pergolosi), and world premieres by Marco Goecke and John Alleyne. 3/16-20 at 8pm, 3/21 at 2pm and 7:30pm.
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. 212-242-0880 www.joyce.

March 16-31
David Parker and the Bang Group

During a three-week residency, the company will create an urban folk dance out of the movements and actions observed on-site at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden by bringing professional dancers together with people from the WFC community in a celebration of the power and vitality of Lower Manhattan. 3/16 and 23, 3/18 and 25 at 1 pm, Q&A with David Parker 3/17 and 24 at 1pm, World Premiere 3/31 at
Winter Garden, World Financial Center
220 Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street 212-945-0505

March 17, 18, and 26, 27
New York City choreographer Maura Nguyen Donohue collaborates with
Hanoi-based choreographer Le Vu Long for the world premiere of Enemy/Territory. Two companies, creating work on separate continents, negotiate a shared space in performance in a contest of choreographic turf warfare in a work that investigates hostile environments. At 7pm.
Dance Theater Workshop
219 West 19th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues

March 17
Wally Cardona Quartet

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Project continues with a performance
of three interconnected world premieres by Cardona, Him, There, Them.
The Duke on 42nd Street 229 West 42nd Street between Seventh and
Eighth Avenues 212-239-6200

March 18-21
Charles Linehan Company

British choreographer Charles Linehan - in his New York debut -
presents New Quartet and Grand Junction in a Danspace Project showcase.
St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
Second Avenue at 10th Street

March 18-21
Work and Show Festiva
In this annual festival of dance, theater and music, Ellis Wood,
Christine Suarez, Richard Rivera and Kraig Patterson present works.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street at Greenwich and Duane Streets

March 18-28
Elevator Repair Service

Colliding Beethoven's string quartet Opus 131 and the videogame Dance
Dance Revolution, Katherine Profeta's 131 explores events in Beethoven’s life during the time he wrote the quartet-- in particular his cantankerous relationship with his nephew and adopted son, whom he eventually drove to a failed attempt at suicide.
P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue at 9th Street

March 18-20
Lydia Johnson

Two new works with music by Henryk Gorecki and J.S. Bach are shown.
Dicapo Opera Theatre
184 East 76th Street

March 19-20
Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theate
Danza Moderna is performed. 3/19 at 8pm, 3/20 at 3pm and 8pm.
Martin Theatre
108 East 89th Street

March 19-21
Leslie Satin and Dancer
Choreographer Leslie Satin collaborates with video artist Andrew
Gurian, lighting designer Chris Hudacs, and an ensemble of dancers in a new work probing the quiet pleasures of moving bodies, lines, and points.
Joyce Soho
155 Mercer Street between Houston and Prince Streets

— Dale Brauner




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