Dress the Dress: After & During Big Dance Theater

I attended the dress rehearsal of Big Dance Theater’s new production, Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This is some of what happened to me and some of what I heard, as written only while in the Harvey Theater, for 80 minutes of a Tuesday afternoon: It tak...
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The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 2

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 2

The Bureau is into antiquated forms of archiving 1. I used to really believe in improvisation These days I’m not so sure It seems to involve a lot of aimless, awkward fumbling I think life is awkward fumbling It’s only better to be the person who can get a urinary tract infection (you know) before ...
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The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 1

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 1

12:56 p.m. May 25, Sunday, Governors Island, LMCC Open Studios Four bodies in a room two in sneakers two in socks what is the difference between a rehearsal and a performance When is a fourth wall in a rehearsal What are the rules here is there more than one set The mirrors are covered. No ...
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Way In

Rashaun Mitchell, Claudia La Rocco, Silas Riener and Davison Scandrett in “Way In,” a site-specific performance at Danspace Project by Mitchell and Riener, in collaboration with La Rocco and Scandrett. Photo: Paula Lobo. the athlete is off center The arms make an infinity. They stand very still, wrapped...
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A spider hangs her thread by launching

A spider hangs her thread by launching

“Another Tree Dance” by Karinne Keithley Syers, at The Chocolate Factory. Photo: Brian Rogers. There was this diagonal There was you Everything just so; that’s how the reader proceeds But what if you leave the page The diagonal bleeds out Heat lamps Hand finds hip If you could not be gesture, what would...
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