Category Archives: BAM

William Forsythe’s “Sider” at BAM

There are very few dance works more frustrating than those of choreographer William Forsythe. More often than not, I find his work irritatingly complex, leaving me with more questions than answers (I don’t believe in outer space was moving, but … Continue reading

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Lucy Guerin: Untrained

Professional dancers are often noticeable for their posture and carriage.  So when four men walked onto the stage at the BAM Fishman Space, it was easy to tell which two were trained and which were untrained.  As each man took … Continue reading

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Writing About Gaga for BAM

BAM asked me to share some thoughts on Gaga, the movement language created by Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director Ohad Naharin, in anticipation of the company’s performances next month at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. I was happy to … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Cunningham

One of my college professors told me that letting your eyes focus in different ways while watching dance can offer endless enlightenment. Zoom in on something, then zoom out, or let everything blur together and then come into focus.  I … Continue reading

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I Believe in Forsythe’s “Outer Space”

I’m still processing William Forsythe’s I don’t believe in outer space, which opened at BAM on Wednesday evening.  For the first twenty minutes or so, I worried that it was going to be a repeat of Decreation, which I reviewed … Continue reading

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