New York Notebook

January 21, 2007

Stephan Koplowitz’s collaboration with Vietnamese improviser Dao Anh Khanh, A Walk Between Two Worlds, is the culmination of three years of work they’ve done in Vietnam. The two worlds of the title, said Koplowitz, could be art and life, East and West, or real and virtual. The piece includes a video Koplowitz shot in Vietnam of Khanh choreographing for the camera. Khanh, a visual artist as well as a dancer, builds huge installations. “He’ll put himself in the middle of it and create a performance inside,” said Koplowitz. “He is making a set for this piece, and I have no idea what it’s going to be.’’ May 4–7 at Dance Theater Workshop. See —Wendy Perron



The Boogie-Down Bronx

The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts hosts In Our Blood…A Legacy of Dance in the Bronx on May 21. Urban Bush Women, Chuck Davis Dance Ensemble, Eddie Torres Latin Dance Company (below), and the Rock Steady Crew will headline the event. Executive director Eva Bornstein hopes the performance will shift media focus from crime to the artistic talent of this diverse community. “Bronx dance is urban and grassroots,” said Bornstein. “The community needs to see a mirror onstage.” —Lauren Kay


Watch Your Heels

Richard Move, that naughty Martha Graham impersonator with impeccable timing, presents his performance piece The Show (Achilles Heels) April 27–May 6 at The Kitchen. The all-star cast includes Rasta Thomas as Achilles (a part originated by Baryshnikov in 2002), Roger C. Jeffrey, Katherine Crockett of Graham company fame, and—are you ready?—Deborah Harry of the band Blondie as Athena. A madcap multimedia update on the story of Achilles and his fate, this Show is co-sponsored by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation and MoveOpolis! See —W.P.