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Maria Hassabi

Maria Hassabi P.S. 122, NYC November 7–10, 2007 Reviewed by Eva Yaa Asantewaa Maria Hassabi and Hristoula Harakas—two of the most exciting contemporary dance artists in New York—exist alone together in Gloria, Hassabi’s latest work. Originally conceived as a trio of solos (with David Adamo), the piece unfolds as two physically separate but temporally overlapping […]

New York Notebook

Astral Traveling The opening image of Trisha Brown’s Astral Converted is one of the most stunning of any postmodern piece. Are the silvery figures on the floor fish? Are they mechanics? Are they angels lined up in a row? In any case, each move they make is detected by motion sensors on Robert Rauschenberg’s industrial […]

Lots of Our Faves Won Bessies Last Night

“I love awards,” declared the inimitable Judith Jamison last night at the Bessies. “But then I’ve had a lot of practice.” Presenting alongside Amar Ramasar—who couldn’t help giggling at her—Jamison lit up the entire theater with her enthusiasm. Awards are always great when they’re going to the people you love and admire most. And last […]

Meet Three Freelance Stars of the Experimental Scene

On a Saturday in October, Omagbitse Omagbemi performed in Jon Kinzel’s COWHAND CON MAN, for the eighth time in two weeks, at Gibney Dance in Lower Manhattan. Three days later and a few miles uptown, she was lighting up a new role in Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room at The Kitchen. With cool delicacy in one […]

New York Notebook

The Pils Get Tied Up   The latest Pilobolus premieres could either be super-fun or go off the rails. With ropes (courtesy choreographer Trish Sie; see “When the Camera Is Your Partner,” April 2012) and chains (courtesy Penn & Teller, in escape-artist mode), they wade into dangerous territory—physically and taste-wise. The lineup will, of course, […]

Vital Signs

Physics, Poetry, Performance Science and art collide in a work as explosive as the Big Bang when Liz Lerman Dance Exchange premieres The Matter of Origins. The University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center hosts the multidisciplinary interrogation of the beginning of life as we know it. Inspired by Lerman’s research on developments in […]

Awards and Grants

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has named the inaugural 21 Doris Duke Artists, each of whom will receive a multi-year cash grant of $225,000, plus up to $50,000 more for audience development and retirement funding. The selected artists were chosen in the fields of contemporary dance, theater, and jazz, via an anonymous peer review They […]

Comings & Goings

BalletMet Columbus artistic director Gerard Charles will become the ballet master of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago this July. Charles served as the head of BalletMet for over a decade and has been with the company for 26 years. He will continue to work with BalletMet in order to launch its 2012–13 season this August. […]