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Culture, The Exhibitionist Making It Rite: <i>Rite of Spring</i> by Bill T. Jones and SITI

Making It Rite: Rite of Spring by Bill T. Jones and SITI

Bill T. Jones is making the dances everyone wishes they were making. Multi-ethnic, intergenerational, international, interdisciplinary, and collaborative -- all these they certainly are. Covering the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's monumental Rite of Spring: check. Yet all of these,…
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Calendar, Night&Day rite of passage

rite of passage

In a year with an overabundance of interpretations of Igor Stravinsky's monumental The Rite of Spring, in its centennial year, autumn brings us yet one more. New York City's Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company brings A Rite to…
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Culture, Stage

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A version of Shakespeare's great dream play by Anne Bogart is, by definition, a major event, and the only serious question is how gracefully Bogart's actors pull off her multilayered idea. Bogart is a New York director who's pioneered a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dream a SITI Dream

Dream a SITI Dream

A satirical forest farce about blind love, plotting fairies, and humankind's silliness, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the Bard's most popular works. In it, a love triangle goes from bad to worse when four young Athenians find…
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Culture, Stage The Pimp  of Drama

The Pimp of Drama

I think I've found the source of inspiration for Mark Jackson's new play, I Am Hamlet, and I apologize in advance if this review sounds wonkish. (All I can say is that Jackson drove me to it.) One of W.H.…
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Culture, Stage Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer

It may seem wrong to quote Philip Roth in a review that deals with Virginia Woolf, but I can't help it. "When he went to see a production of Waiting for Godot," writes Roth about the novelist Nathan Zuckerman, "he…
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Night+Day

wednesday may 7 Digging the Scene With a Quantum Lean Over the course of an evening's cocktails, characters in Going, Going, Gone begin to find that everything's relative. Sparked by physicist Stephen Hawking's assertion that recent discoveries in quantum and…
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Culture, Stage

Mixed Messages

"All media work us over completely," said Marshall McLuhan, the social philosopher best known for his pioneering exploration into the effects of electronic media on the human psyche. As conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, and presented by the New…
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Night+Day

wednesday april 26 Grow Your Own Eden Now that spring has officially sprung, a handful of the country's best gardeners are in town showing off what a deep green thumb can coax out of the mud. In addition to 18…
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