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Vital Signs

    @lulawashington “I’ll Facebook message you my Twitter name.” Ten years ago, this sentence would have been meaningless. Today, however, we use social networking sites on a daily basis. Lula Washington explores this theme in her newest piece, WWW.CONNECTING.2010, which the Lula Washington Dance Theatre will debut at Peak Performances in Montclair, NJ, from […]

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 […]


  Deaths Pina Bausch (1940–2009) One of the giants of contemporary dance, Pina Bausch has influenced artists the world over. Her astonishing imagination, insights into human behavior, and innovative choreography have attracted audiences beyond the dance field.   Bausch understood the depths of despair as well as the laughter of absur­dity. In the early years […]

Vital Signs

    Ride the Momentum Four of the Twin Cities’ experimental dance artists come together for two weekends at The Southern Theater’s series, Momentum: New Dance Works. The choreographers all reveal glimpses into human behavior in one way or another. Vanessa Voskuil’s en masse explores gestural movements; Sachiko Nishiuchi’s piece, The Apple Tree, offers a […]

Star Glow

PNB ballerina Louise Nadeau imbues her roles with passionate energy.     There is a moment in Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane when Louise Nadeau, as the Wife, realizes she’s been betrayed. Her hands wrap around her face. As she slowly turns to the audience, Nadeau conveys the terror, the vulnerability, and the determination with which […]

Pacific Northwest Ballet – Fall '02

Kaori Nakamura as Valencienne and Christopher Maraval as Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow. Angela Sterling, courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet Pacific Northwest Ballet Mercer Arts Arena Seattle, Washington September 26?October 5, 2002 Reviewed by Gigi Berardi Pacific Northwest Ballet’s thirtieth-season opener was a glamorous rendition of The Merry Widow?beautiful not just in the company’s […]

Pacific Northwest Ballet 2001

Pacific Northwest Ballet dances the patriotic Stars and Stripes, per the dancers’ request. Photo by Angela Stirling, courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle Opera House Seattle, Washington September 20?30, 2001 Reviewed by Martha Ullman West Francia Russell and Kent Stowell, co-artistic directors of Pacific Northwest Ballet, like to look back before they move […]

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