So that the island moves properly

Jennifer Lacey and Rebecca Warner in THE SET UP: I NYOMAN CATRA by Wally Cardona and Lacey, at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival, 120 Wall Street, 2014. Photo: Whitney Browne. : a love letter to Jennifer Lacey   but of course it doesn/t because of course

Impractical reality, romance

By In Kyung Lee On June 21 at Robert R. Wagner Jr. Park, I saw Trisha Brown Dance Company’s seven creatures dressed in white. Following my life routine, I arrived in the area early, and got lost for twenty minutes until I found the little nook by Pier A, where

On the Boards

I’m serving as writer in residence at On the Boards in Seattle this season… This is how OtB’s artistic director Lane Czaplinski puts it: We asked Claudia La Rocco to be our writer-in-residence because a) she’s as much of an artist as she is a critic, b) her critical faculties

My brain on Jon Kinzel

Omagbitse Omagbemi & Jon Kinzel in Kinzel’s COWHAND CON MAN at Gibney Dance. Additional performers: Nico Brown, Simon Courchel & EmmaGrace Skove-Epes​. Photo: Scott Shaw.   We’ll be slow & then fast The buildings are all around us Everything will depend on weight Lover, lie down No, get up. Please

October Interrogation

One of my favorite outings during the first iteration of this club was a private event: a work-in-progress showing of a new piece Annie-B Parson was creating for OtherShore, followed by a discussion with the artists that felt so much better than most of the formal post-performance talks out there

sand: a review*

Do you know a means of addressing betrayal? I’ve known people that lived in bubbles. Go to Google and type “creeks” in to the little bubble… …It’ll be the best Google Search you’ll do in your whole life. But has he thought it through? Or is he going with the

Ooldstres Meet the Pumpkin King

Big Dance Theater’s “Ich, Kürbisgeist.” L-R: Eric Dyer, Kourtney Rutherford, Paul Lazar, Molly Hickok. Photo by Paula Court by Christine Shan Shan Hou Gertrude Stein once said in a radio interview: “if you enjoy it, you understand it.” I return to this statement every now and again, like a lucky

A Little Light Reading

hi everyone. so, well, i kind of fell down on the job these past two weeks. end of semester, moved apartments, holiday craziness, dog ate my homework …. all that stuff. the death star will be fully operational once again in 2012 (until the world ends, at any rate). meantime,