Fear of Men in Tights

When Victoria Morgan first arrived in Cincinnati nine years ago as artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet, she heard an eye-opening comment at a luncheon after she introduced herself to the wife of a well-known public figure seated next to her. “She said, ‘Oh, I am just so uncomfortable watching men in tights,’ ” relates Morgan, […]

Whoa! Whiteness in Dance?

In our nation, black, white, and brown peoples inherit a mixed, shared culture. This is what makes the U.S.A. what it is. Each generation seeks new ways of dealing with old problems. American race relations in the new century are not the same as they were 100 years ago, and new ways of thinking about […]

Douglas Dunn & Dancers

Douglas Dunn & Dancers Douglas Dunn & Dancers Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery New York, New York June 20?July 2, 2000 By Gus Solomons jr Good-natured curmudgeon Douglas Dunn has been defying conventionality with tongue-in-cheek since dancing with Merce Cunningham, Yvonne Rainer and the improvisational collective Grand Union in the 1970s. He’s still at […]

Tau Dance Theater

Carissa Coleman, center, in a luminous portrayal of Queen Lili’uokalani, with Peter Rockford Espiritu and Holly Chung in E Lili’u E. Photo: Peter Yee, courtesy of Tau Dance Theater Tau Dance Theater Hawai’i Theatre Honolulu, Hawaii June 25­26, 1999 Rreviewed by Paula Durbin Since founding Tau Dance Theater three years ago, director Peter Rockford Espiritu […]